Toothpaste looks like charcoal paste, it’s kinda’ salty, it rocks
I grew tired of buying toothpaste in plastic tubes, and then turned to tooth powders. This was an improvement, but too many powders also came in plastic tubs. I made my own powder, but didn’t like the texture. So I started making my own toothpaste, and will never return to the land of tubes and tubs. This toothpaste uses activated charcoal, and as a result it is black. Don’t worry! The charcoal won’t stain your teeth. In fact, since it is mildly abrasive, it helps remove stains.
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 2 teaspoons bentonite clay
- 1 teaspoon activated charcoal
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons organic vegetable oil
- 20 drops essential oil, such as peppermint or clove (or several different oils, altogether amounting to about 20 drops)
Mix the baking soda, clay, charcoal and salt in a glass jar. Melt the coconut oil and add it gradually, mixing it to a paste. Add the vegetable oil and continue mixing. Add the essential oils, and blend. If the toothpaste hardens shortly after blending, that is because the coconut oil firmed up. To keep it more like a paste, just add more vegetable oil to the toothpaste.