Homemade almond clay toothpaste is easy to make and promotes healthy teeth. Flavored with almond extract, this fluoride-free and SLS-free homemade toothpaste also tastes good!
Homemade Almond Flavored Clay Toothpaste
This homemade toothpaste is inspired by Earthpaste, a favorite toothpaste brand of ours. Being DIY-obsessed, OF COURSE I had to make my own!
Homemade clay toothpaste is made with Redmond clay, which is bentonite clay, and is very beneficial and effective for cleaning teeth.
Health Benefits of Bentonite Clay for Teeth
Bentonite clay also helps to remineralize teeth, as it contains essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and silica. These minerals will help strengthen teeth and prevent various issues.
(Fun fact: Did you know a study found that bentonite was effective at killing MRSA, E. Coli, and other infections? This is promising news because scientists have found that bacteria may not be able to become resistant to bentonite clay.)
How to Make Homemade Clay Toothpaste
We talked about bentonite clay, but this toothpaste recipe also contains xylitol, which is a natural sweetener that helps to prevent tooth decay and does not harm teeth like other sweeteners, a little Himalayan pink salt, and organic almond extract for unique flavoring.
If you don’t have almond extract on hand or dislike the flavor, you can also use vanilla extract, orange extract, or even essential oils. If you opt to use essential oils, I would recommend not using this toothpaste on young children as essential oils are not safe to be ingested. We are sticking with extracts in our toothpaste to stay on the safe side! (The Pistachio Project gave me the idea to use extracts with her yummy Kid-Friendly Strawberry Toothpaste recipe!)
It’s important to mix the bentonite clay with hot water and mix very well to create a smooth consistency.
Important note: Always use glass, plastic, or wooden utensils and bowls while working with bentonite clay. Using metal pieces may cause the bentonite clay to absorb toxic metals.
Homemade Almond Clay Toothpaste
Mix together the clay, hot water, and xylitol.
Mix in the salt and almond extract.
Store in a jar and scoop some onto your toothbrush when it's teeth brushin' time!
Because this recipe calls for almond extract, which contains alcohol, use your own discretion on whether or not to allow your children to use this. Though, it is a very small amount. If you'd prefer, Frontier carries a non-alcoholic almond flavor!