The information provided in this post is for information purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. It is not a substitute for your doctor’s care plan or advice.
1/2 – 3/4 cup of coconut oil (less or more depending on your preferred consistency) (For top quality coconut oil, I use and recommend this one. For all my many years of research on coconut oil production and quality see this post.)
5 tablespoons of calcium carbonate
2 tablespoon of bentonite clay (less or more depending on your preferred consistency) (Always make sure you are using Food Grade Quality bentonite clay.)
3 tablespoons of erythritol (You can use xylitol if you prefer, though I choose erythritol based on research that show it is more effective at dental caries prevention.)
10 drops of tea tree/melaleuca essential oil (for adults only)
10 drops of spearmint essential oil (I use spearmint oil because is gentler on the gums than peppermint oil, and it is safe to use with younger children, unlike peppermint oil.)
You can use other essential oils at your preference at a total of 20 drops of essential oil per batch. Be sure you are using age appropriate essential oils for your children, as well as proper dilution rations.
Sometimes, I will add up to 1 tablespoon of baking soda if I want more of a whitening paste for a short time. I never use this for my kiddos, and I never use it on a regular daily basis. Baking soda is very abrasive on the enamel of the teeth.
Sometimes, I add a bit of sea salt, I use fair trade Pink Himalayan Salt from Solay Wellness, which can be found here, for a more abrasive cleaner. I never add this for my kiddos, and, again, I never use it on a regular daily basis. Salt is obviously abrasive and can harm the enamel of the teeth over time.
Other things you can add, even for the kiddos are:
up to 1 tablespoon of quality probiotic powder
This is very customizable. Play with it and find the consistency that you prefer.
When making your toothpaste, stir to soften and melt the coconut oil, or heat on very low only till melted and let cool before adding the remainder of ingredients.
This is my own personal formulation from many trials of other recipes over the past 4 years.