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DIY Recipe NEW Mint Remineralising Toothpaste Recipe - please print yourself

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NEW Minty Remineralising Toothpaste Recipe
You will need:
  • 100g bentonite clay
  • 170g purified water (boil and then cool to room temp)
  • 50g calcium carbonate
  • 60g bicarb (you may wish to add more or less bicarb to taste)
  • 40g xylitol (or to taste)(not just for sweetness, xylitol is actually good for your teeth as mentioned in the link below)
  • 2 drops organic peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops organic spearmint essential oil
  • 4 x 120ml amber glass jars
  1. Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl (can use Thermomix) and mix well.
  2. Add half of the water and mix, then slowly add the rest until the desired consistency is reached (you may need more or less water).  The bentonite clay will absorb more water overnight after making and thicken a little more.
  3. Add two drops of peppermint essential oil and 4 drops of spearmint essential oil and mix well.  Taste before adding more spearmint a few drops at a time.  You don't want to put too much spearmint in at once as there is no going back if you overdo it.  Make a note of how many drops you like for next time you make it.
  4. If you whip it really well (by hand or Thermomix) you can achieve a mousse like consistency with little air bubbles in it once it rests overnight.
  5. Transfer toothpaste to jars.  Leave a little room for expansion in the top of the jars.  This recipe should fit in 4 of the 120ml Amber Glass Jars.  Amber jars protect the essential oils from deterioration which actually lessens the taste as well.  
Scoop out a tiny bit of toothpaste each time you brush your teeth. If sharing this toothpaste with multiple people, you may want to have a designated toothpaste scoop so multiple brushes do not contaminate the toothpaste or put the toothpaste into separate jars for each user. Also, be careful not to get water into your toothpaste, as that can encourage bacterial growth. 
This article is written by a dentist giving you reasons to make your own toothpaste as well as ingredients you should add and the ones you should avoid.  It doesn't actually have a recipe but I found it helpful.
Just for your info, I tentatively told my dentist that I'd stopped using commercial toothpaste and braced myself for a lecture on why we need fluoride.  He was actually really supportive and the only concern he had was that I was missing out on the remineralising properties of fluoride.  When I told him that I add Bentonite Clay to my toothpaste for that purpose he was satisfied that my teeth were getting what they needed.  He said my teeth have never looked better and I've noticed that they're much whiter. Unfortunately, the public dentist was not very supportive of the change for my kids.