Homemade Bentonite Clay Toothpaste

I have been making my own toothpaste with basically the same recipe for years now. When I received bentonite clay at Christmas though, I decided I wanted to experiment with it. First I made the Bentonite Clay Face Mask, and then I wanted to try adding it to my toothpaste. This new homemade Bentonite Clay Toothpaste recipe is still natural and uses just a few ingredients, and it turns out I much prefer it to my old recipe. Check it out below.

Homemade Natural Bentonite Clay Toothpaste DIY Recipe

Bentonite Clay Toothpaste

3 tbsp distilled water

2 tbsp bentonite clay

2 tbsp coconut oil

1/2 tsp baking soda

8-10 drops cinnamon essential oil


Slightly warm coconut oil and stir to combine with the rest of the ingredients.

(Do not use metal utensils when working with bentonite clay.)

Store in an airtight container and place in a cupboard or drawer to keep it out of the light.


To use, put about a pea sized amount on your toothbrush and brush as usual.


This toothpaste may not have many ingredients, but each one packs a punch for your oral hygiene. When bentonite clay comes into contact with liquid, it produces an electrical charge which then draws out toxins from whatever it is applied to. Coconut oil is antimicrobial so it fights against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Baking soda removes stains and can help whiten teeth. (I like that this recipe uses less baking soda than my old one which makes it less abrasive.) And cinnamon essential oil helps kills the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease.


If you also want some additional tooth whitening power, click over to my post on using activated charcoal to do just that.


What have you used bentonite clay for? do you make your own toothpaste?


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Homemade Natural Bentonite Clay Toothpaste DIY Recipe

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4 Comment

  1. Reply
    March 17, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Once my current toothpaste is used up, I’ll have to give your “recipe” a try! It looks like a lovely creamy consistency. When I use coconut oil as the base for my toothpastes, it tends to get solid until I put it in my mouth – where it gets very runny so I have to be careful not to ruin my shirts 😀

    Do you have any advice for me?!


    1. Reply
      March 17, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Yes, the consistency of this toothpaste is really nice. That’s one of the big improvements I noticed compared to my old recipe. I used to find that issue with the coconut oil as well, haha. It doesn’t seem to happen as bad in this recipe when it’s with the bentonite clay. Maybe you’ll find the same thing.

  2. Reply
    March 22, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    This looks interesting. WHat flavour can you sense most? Coconut or cinnamon?

    1. Reply
      March 22, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      Hmm, I would say that cinnamon is the stronger flavour in my toothpaste. However, I know that different brands of coconut oil have different strengths of flavour as well.

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