I decided to make DIY diatomaceous earth toothpaste. I will explain why I used diatomaceous earth as the main ingredient in a bit. But before that, I would like to talk about why I decided to make my own homemade toothpaste.
Well, there are few reasons. The most important one is, commercial toothpastes generally don’t have strong mineralising properties. And I know that our teeth needs minerals.
Without these minerals, it is possible to experience cavities. I also hate dentist and filling my cavities. For that reason, I want to protect my teeth from all external damages.
Another reason is I hate reading labels when I am out there shopping. Recently, whenever I go shopping, I am reading all these labels to see what I am buying. This is extremely tiring. I also need to make a research about those ingredients in commercial products. I was sick and tired of that so I decided to make my healthy DIY diatomaceous earth toothpaste.
You can easily find all these ingredients from your local shops or online shops. What is more, these ingredients are super safe. So, let’s begin.
This ingredient is amazing for remineralising your teeth. Naturally, you may ask what does that mean? Our teeth have high amount of minerals. Over time, we lose these minerals. When we lose the minerals on our teeth, our teeth becomes less durable. So, we need to give that mineral content back to our teeth.
The best way to do that is using a toothpaste with diatomaceous earth.
Normal commercial toothpaste lack this mineralising properties. For that reason, when you make your own toothpaste at home, you can add property you like. We need minerals like fluoride. This amazing diatomaceous earth is full of fluoride that will protect your teeth.
Diatomaceous Earth Toothpaste Ingredients
- 4 table spoons of food grade diatomaceous earth
- 2 table spoons of baking soda
- 2 table spoons of bentonite clay – if you don’t have bentonite clay at home, you can replace this ingredient with the same amount of baking soda.
- 1/4 tea spoon of green stevia powder or 2 tea spoons of xylitol*
- 15 drops of peppermint essential oil, cinnamon essential oil, lemon essential oil, or orange essential oil – you can go for the essential oil you like. **
- 5 drops of trace minerals (optional)
- 6 table spoons of coconut oil***
How to Make DIY Diatomaceous Earth Toothpaste
Combine diatomaceous earth, baking soda, bentonite clay, green stevia powder, essential oil, trace minerals and coconut oil inside a bowl. You need to be careful about the bowl you are using. Avoid using metal bowl or metal utensils to mix all these ingredients. Clay may react with metal and this is undesirable. Instead of metal bowl and metal utensils, just use wooden bowl and wooden utensils.
Just transfer this mixture into a clean container. A container like a cream box will be ideal to store your toothpaste. This way, you can easily use the diatomaceous earth toothpaste.
You can use this amazing toothpaste for couple of months. Remember to store the toothpaste in a cool and dry environment.
How to Use DIY Diatomaceous Earth Toothpaste
You can use this diatomaceous earth toothpaste like any other toothpaste. Apply the toothpaste on your brush and brush your teeth normally. After that, rinse you mouth and complete your oral care with DIY mouthwash.
However, there is one thing you need to be careful about when you are using this diatomaceous earth toothpaste. When this toothpaste gets wet, it may be hard to store it. For this reason, try to take the toothpaste with a small spoon. Tea spoon will do the job.
I love making all my skin care and oral care products myself. I believe it is more natural and healthier way of taking care of yourself. For this reason, in addition to making my own toothpaste, I also make my own mouthwash. This way, I can have a complete oral care with all natural DIY cosmetic products.
Tips for DIY Toothpaste
You can always play with the recipe. I decided to use peppermint essential oil for this one. But you can always go for other essential oil options as well. Cinnamon essential oil is amazing if you want to have a sweet taste in your toothpaste.
Also, orange essential oil is good for taste as well. You can use the essential oil you have at home.
If your kid will also use this diatomaceous earth toothpaste, peppermint essential oil can have a bit strong taste. Instead of peppermint essential oil, you can choose orange essential oil. This way, you kid will easily brush his/her teeth. And your kids will want to brush their teeth all the time. You can also try other flavours like strawberry as well.
You may also ask why I use coconut oil. Actually, coconut oil is the number one ingredient in most of the DIY products. And this ingredient is also important for oral care.
Coconut oil has amazing anti-bacterial properties. This way, all the bacteria inside your mouth will be cleaned with this amazing oil.
Another reason is I am using coconut oil as the carrier. This way I can achieve the consistency I like. If your diatomaceous earth toothpaste is too liquid, just add more coconut oil to make it creamy.
When you are making your own cosmetic products, just have fun. This is an amazing experience. Once you start making your own diatomaceous earth toothpaste, you will always want more.
Then, you can try other cosmetics like your own mouthwash, tonic, cleanser, or any other skin care product you can think of. Have fun and play with this recipe to make your own recipe.