Homemade Toothpaste

Our store bought toothpaste started to run low, and since we were using an all-natural clay based toothpaste anyways I thought I’d try to duplicate it. Good thing it’s easy, the store bought stuff was pricey! I’ll be making my own toothpaste from now on, and so can you.


Here are the reasons why we chose the ingredients we did for our toothpaste.


Food Grade Clay: Helps remove toxins from the mouth because of the anti-bacterial properties it has.

Tea Tree Oil: The anti-fungal and antiseptic qualities kill bacteria. Tea tree oil also helps prevent bad breath.

Lemon Essential Oil: Citrus has antibacterial properties. Plus, I love lemon toothpaste!

Himalayan Salt: to provide a simple abrasive cleaning scrub.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil naturally contains antimicrobial properties which helps clean the mouth.

Distilled water: To bind with the clay to pull out toxins and to provide the right consistency.

Xylitol: This helps fight cavities, remineralizes teeth, gets rid of bacteria, and sweetens the toothpaste.

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It will look like you’ve added too much water at first but give the clay a chance to soak it all up.

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I piped the toothpaste into my bottle using a sandwich bag with the tip cut off.


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I love this bottle because it keeps the toothpaste from drying out even if we forget to close the lid!

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Homemade Toothpaste

Rating: 51

Yield: 3 ounces


  • 4 tablespoons food grade clay
  • 4 drops tea tree oil
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil*
  • 5 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 1 pinch finely ground pink Himalayan salt
  • 3 teaspoons melted coconut oil
  • 6 tablespoons distilled water*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Xylitol


  1. In a small bowl combine the clay, tea tree oil, essential oil, salt, and xylitol together.
  2. Melt coconut oil in a separate bowl. Stir into the clay mixture.
  3. Pour distilled water into mixture a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Mix well.


*This toothpaste is very lemony! I suggest you start with 10-15 drops of essential oil and taste test along the way. You can add more or less distilled water to achieve the desired consistency.