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Great Tasting Homemade Toothpaste Recipe (DIY Earthpaste)

This homemade toothpaste (that tastes just like Earthpaste) is my and my children’s favorite! It has a smooth texture, pleasant refreshing taste. It is free from glycerin, fluoride, SLS, and other toxic ingredients too! This DIY toothpaste contains only natural ingredients which help with teeth remineralization.

Most kinds of toothpaste that are promoted as healthy, surprisingly contain glycerin. Glycerin is not toxic by itself, but it is not a good idea to put it on teeth. Glycerin creates a film on teeth and may prevent teeth remineralization. It takes about 27 rinses to remove it from teeth.

This homemade toothpaste can be a great substitute to the Earthpaste toothpaste. Earthpaste was enjoyed by all of my family members, but I was not sure about the safety of the plastic tube which was in contact with the clay paste. I wanted my clay paste in a glass to have a total peace of mind.

So I finally made my homemade paste and loved the results. I also loved that I could change the flavors and could add some extra ingredients as I wish. My homemade clay paste was enjoyed by my kids and adults as well. You can make it without essential oils for children.

Also, I saved some bucks in the long term by making my own toothpaste. Win-win situation!

homemade toothpaste
Homemade Toothpaste

About the ingredients in this Homemade Toothpaste

Bentonite clay.

Calcium bentonite clay has detoxifying and very mild abrasive properties. It absorbs toxins and gently polishes teeth when used in oral care. Some people had experienced teeth remineralization with the help of calcium bentonite clay, however, it is not proven by science yet.

Bentonite clay should not come into contact with metals (except non-reactive stainless steel) and plastic when mixed with water. Use only glass, wood, ceramics or quality stainless steel when working with clays.

Bentonite clay-based toothpaste is safe to swallow and it is good for digestive tract too. It makes this bentonite clay-based toothpaste perfect for children too.


Use filtered or distilled water. Boil the water and let cool.

Xylitol or Stevia

Xylitol and stevia are both used for it’s sweetening properties in this toothpastes and they do not cause cavities.

UPDATE: Xylitol is not recommended anymore. Shane Ellison, Organic Chemist: “Xylitol will rip up your insides, namely the digestive tract. It’s being touted as a natural product, most likely so that it can bypass regulation. Thus, very little studies exist on its side effects.”

Essential Oils

You can use peppermint, spearmint, cinnamon, orange, lemon, tea tree oils in this toothpaste.

Sea salt is used for taste and added minerals.

Trace Minerals help with teeth remineralization. Optional.

diy homemade earthpaste recipe - clay toothpaste

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe

(Makes about 3 oz)



  1. Boil and cool the filtered water.
  2. Put 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) of Bentonite clay into a glass or ceramic bowl. Add water mixture. Add salt and trace minerals. Blend everything with an immersion blender with a stainless steel head. Scrape off the clay from the blender blades carefully when done blending.
  3. Add essential oils to the clay mixture and mix with a stainless steel spoon.
  4. You can transfer the paste to 4 oz glass jar or 4 oz silicone tube.

Enjoy your natural and non-toxic homemade toothpaste!

UPDATE: Xylitol is not recommended anymore. Shane Ellison, Organic Chemist: “Xylitol will rip up your insides, namely the digestive tract. It’s being touted as a natural product, most likely so that it can bypass regulation. Thus, very little studies exist on its side effects.”



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  1. Ginger Clark says:

    I’m excited to try this! Making it now.
    I’m curious why the recipe states 4 Tbs of bentonite instead of 1/4 cup and 8 Tbs of water instead of 1/2 cup? It seems tedious to measure out 8 Tbs when 1/2 cup is the same thing.

    1. organicbiomama says:

      Lol. Yes, you are right. It is easier to measure in cups. Thank you for the input!:-)
      I am so glad you liked the recipe! Let me know how it turned out.

  2. Amy Thomas says:

    I thought that bentonite clay coming into contact with metal was not good? It absorbs metals and shouldn’t be stored in a metal container or even stirred with a metal spoon. Emersion blenders have metal blades. Great recipe though!

    1. organicbiomama says:

      Hi, Amy! As I know stainless steel is okay to use with bentonite clay, but other metals are not okay. We also need to make sure that the clay has been mined through stainless steel mining equipment only as this method doesn’t allow the metallic ions to attach to the clay. Otherwise, the clay becomes useless for health benefits. I am glad you liked the recipe. I make it often and we really enjoy this toothpaste.

  3. MariCarol says:

    You could use stevia (green leaf powder) in place of the xylitol, I believe. Mountain Rose Herbs has it sometimes.

    1. MariCarol says:

      Never mind, I see you list that in the recipe. Sorry!

      1. MariCarol says:

        Oops, I meant in the ingredient descriptions before the recipe. Maybe time to take a nap? lol

        1. organicbiomama says:

          We moms all need a good nap 😀

    2. organicbiomama says:

      Yes, Stevia would be better than Xylitol, definitely!:) My only concern is that green stevia leaf powder can go bad pretty fast as the recipe contains water.

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