Monday, December 30, 2013

Remineralizing Toothpaste and Mouth Wash

Homemade Remineralizing Toothpaste Ingredients:

§  1 part Diatomaceous Earth (optional- contains trace minerals and silica. UPDATE: A reader noted that DE can be abrasive and is not needed with the baking soda, so if you don’t have DE… no worries!)

§  2 parts Baking Soda

§  3 parts Xylitol Powder- This ingredient is not completely necessary, but just keeps it from tasting bitter.

§  3-5 parts coconut oil to get desired texture

§  Optional ingredients: Essential oils for flavor (mint, cinnamon, and orange are all good), Grapefruit Seed Extract, Myrrh and Trace Minerals,

Because I have to do it my way.  I mixed all the powered ingredients and then just used enough to make maybe 2 oz.  Mixing it with coconut oil and the trace minerals. I also used about 1/2 the xylitol it called for. 

[Note: To keep things simple, I just use a teaspoon or tablespoon, depending on the size batch I'm making, so the above recipe would read 5 TBSP calcium powder, 2 TBSP Baking Soda, etc.]

How To Make Natural Remineralizing Toothpaste

1. Mix all powdered ingredients (calcium, Baking Soda, Xylitol) well in a bowl. If you are starting with calcium tablets, powder them in a food processor. If you are starting with capsules, dump them out into the bowl.

2. Add Coconut Oil one part at a time until you get desired consistency.

3. Add any optional ingredients, including Essential Oils for flavor (my favorite is Peppermint Orange)
4. Store in small container like 1/2 pint glass jar. To use, either dip clean toothbrush into it, or use Popsicle stick or spoon to put on toothbrush.

How to Make Homemade Mouthwash that Whitens and Remineralizes


 Oils I used: 3 On Guard, 1Melaleuca, 3 Myrrh, 3 Peppermint, 2 Basil, 1 Oregano  I filled a travel size plastic bottle, (2 oz. maybe) then added above oils and amounts.   I also had the DE out so I added a spoon full of that to the mix.


  1. In a large glass mixing cup, stir together the calcium powder and xylitol crystals.
  2. Add liquid minerals and essential oils.
  3. Add water and stir.
  4. Pour mixture into a glass bottle (I reused an old apple cider vinegar bottle).
  5. Close the lid tightly and shake ingredients together for about 30-60 seconds so the xylitol dissolves.
  6. Shake well before using.
  7. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Why These Ingredients?

Calcium carbonate powder: for remineralizing teeth

Xylitol crystals: for sweetness and cavity protection

Concentrated trace minerals liquid: for remineralizing teeth

Peppermint essential oil: for flavor and fresh breath

Lemon essential oil: for whiter, brighter teeth

Spearmint essential oil: for flavor and fresh breath

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