toothpasteI think I’ve tried just about every natural toothpaste out there. SLS-free, fluoride-free, mint, wintergreen, baking soda, whitening…everything except cinnamon.

I really liked Earthpaste for its clean ingredient list: Redmond clay, salt, essential oils, and xylitol. But I just can’t justify paying $5-6 for a tube of something I can make myself, for way cheaper, in about 10 minutes. This homemade toothpaste recipe lasts me about a month, with two tooth brushings per day.

If you’ve never used mud toothpaste, it does take some getting used to. It doesn’t foam up, and you do have to make sure you rinse your mouth really well to prevent feeling residual grittiness on the back of your teeth. But I LOVE how clean and smooth my teeth feel after using it. And you don’t need very much—just a dab will do.



  • 2 Tbsp. clay I prefer bentonite
  • 2 Tbsp. distilled water
  • 4 drops stevia liquid
  • 15 drops essential oils I used wintergreen & tea tree
  • Small pinch sea salt


  • Measure out the clay into a small bowl. Use wood or plastic utensils—the clay shouldn't touch metal.
  • Slowly mix in the water until a yogurt-like paste forms (add more or less water as needed).
  • Mix in stevia, essential oils and salt.
  • Transfer to a small jar, cover and store in the cabinet. If the toothpaste begins to dry out, add a few drops of water and mix again.
  • Scoop a pea-size amount of toothpaste onto your toothbrush and brush away!