This is such a great and simple toothpaste recipe! I have tried a few, some with baking soda and coconut oil, and they were disgusting, let me tell you!
This toothpaste recipe however, is not off putting at all, and very similar to store bought toothpaste's texture and flavor.
It leaves your mouth clean and fresh with peppermint essential oil. Its slightly sweet with the xylitol added in there. Xylitol is not only a sweetener, but excellent for gum health!
We have been to the dentist many times since switching to this, and the dentist has nothing but good things to say about our teeth!
Don't let any metal come into contact with the clay as it will deactivate it!
30 drops of peppermint is a great balance for us adults and children, but feel free to add more or less.
Using plastic or silicone measuring utensils and bowls, add your bentonite clay, xylitol, and salt into your bowl. Using a wooden, plastic, or silicone whisk or spoon (NO METAL!) mix until combined. Slowly add your water little by little, mixing well before adding more, until the clay is moist and looking like loose mud. It will absorb more water as it sits in its jar.
Then mix in your peppermint essential oil well. Add to your jar or squeeze tube.
I use an 8 oz mason jar. This makes about two 8 oz jars, enough for my family of 5 to last us over a month!