Specials: Bentonite Clay Toothpaste Kit

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We NO LONGER CARRY this Special Kit. However, we have posted the toothpaste making guidelines below, and still offer all the herbal ingredients for separate purchase. Thank you!

Bentonite Clay Toothpaste is based on the concept that we can’t just scrape our teeth clean with harsh chemicals. Instead we must clean our teeth in a way that will gently remove the build up of plaque, and other bacteria harboring substances, while naturally supporting a healthy mouth.

Our whitening toothpaste kit includes a half pound of each:

Bentonite Clay Powder
This naturally occurring volcanic ash, has a slight coarseness that helps to scrub and polish your teeth. More importantly, it gives your teeth and enamel the minerals needed to harden and whiten. Bentonite clay is like a sponge that absorbs all harmful bacteria and infection, replacing it with the minerals that you need for a healthy, vibrant smile.

Light Grey Celtic Sea Salt
Celtic Sea Salt is a powerful antibacterial. Salt is a crucial ingredient as it also helps keep your gums healthy.

Organic Cinnamon Sticks
Cinnamon adds a fantastic flavor to our toothpaste! It is another potent antibacterial that freshens breath and keeps cavities at bay. It is even good for digestion and perfect for using right after meals.

Organic Whole Cloves
Cloves are antiseptic as well as antimicrobial, and are often used to relieve toothaches. This pain relieving herb combats strong breath and the underlying infections that cause it.

1 oz. Organic Stevia Herb
Stevia is a natural sweetener that will not leave your teeth coated like glycerin and sugar do. Instead, stevia gives our toothpaste the desired sweet flavor without becoming a potential plaque farm.

Bentonite Clay Toothpaste Recipe

(1 recipe makes 2 - 2 1/2 cups of toothpaste.)

3 Cups Water

1 Tablespoon Stevia Herb

1 1/2 Cups Cinnamon Sticks

4 Tablespoons Whole Cloves

1 Tablespoons Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt

1 - 1 1/2 Cups Bentonite Clay Powder

1. Mix the first four ingredients in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Once it boils reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. If the water boils away too much, add more as needed. You want to end up with about half the amount you started out with. While that’s heating, mix 1 tablespoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt and set aside.

2. Next place 1 cup of Bentonite Clay into a glass bowl. Note: it is important to use a glass bowl and wooden spoon because when the Bentonite Clay gets wet, it sets up an electromagnetic reaction which will absorb the particles inside of a metal bowl, or the toxins out of a plastic one.

3. Remove saucepan from heat and strain off herbs, catching the liquid in a glass bowl. Slowly add the salt and baking soda mixture. Expect it to foam and bubble. This is the cinnamon and the baking soda reacting to each other. While it is still frothing, pour the liquid mixture into the bowl of Bentonite Clay, and whisk briskly. The foam will start to settle down and a smooth paste should start to form. Continue adding the remains of Bentonite Clay until the desired consistency is reached. Store in glass jars and avoid any contact with absorbable metals. Brush once a day, and if you notice any gum sensitivities, remove the baking soda and salt from the recipe.

That’s it! You’ve just made natural, organic toothpaste. We want to hear about your amazing results! Write to us and subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter for more free recipes and herbal remedies.


Customer Reviews

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storage
by Mary on Jan 17, 2014

i have a silicone tube is that a safe storage
vessel for this toothpaste,?

    Re: storage
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 20, 2014

    Hello,
    That would be just fine. Thanks!

Is Bentonite safe for someone with a stent?
by Marianne on Jan 17, 2014

I had a metal stent implanted and wonder if I can safely make the Bentonite Clay Toothpaste or use Bentonite Clay internally or will it move my stent?

    Re: Is Bentonite safe for someone with a stent?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 20, 2014

    Hello, if you are just using it in your mouth and not for internal use you shouldn't have any problem. However we are not licensed practitioners and if you have any questions please consult your healthcare provider. Thanks!

Safe for dog to swallow
by Shin on Nov 24, 2013

Hi. I'd like to use this recipe as a base to make toothpaste for my dog if the clay is safe to swallow as dogs cannot spit.

IS BENTONITE CLAY SAFE FOR DOGS TO SWALLOW?

I would probably just combine the clay & celtic sea salt & leave out the cinnamon, clove, & stevia as to avoid stomach upset & end up with just a tooth powder.

Or I could use coconut oil as a binding agent to make a paste as I know coconut oil is safe for dogs to swallow. So it would just be Bentonite clay + Celtic sea salt + coconut oil.

I currently use 2 parts coconut oil + 1 part baking soda mixed together in a glass jar to brush my dog's teeth, but am willing to try the clay if it is safe & can be beneficial for my dog.

    Re: Safe for dog to swallow
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 25, 2013

    Hello!
    Yes, you could use this for your dogs teeth! Bentonite Clay is safe for internal and external use. Thanks!

Safe for people who have fillings?
by Shelley M. on Nov 19, 2013

Hi! I noticed that the bentonite clay is not supposed to come in contact with metal or plastic. So, I was wondering if it would be a problem to use this toothpaste since I have fillings in my teeth.
(Sorry if this seems like a silly question but I thought I'd rather be safe than sorry.)

:)

    Re: Safe for people who have fillings?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 19, 2013

    Hello!
    We recommend not using contact with metal for an extended period of time. Just to use the bentonite clay as a toothpaste or a tooth powder would not maintain a long enough contact to the fillings to pull any metal out of them. It actually would be beneficial because it will absorb any toxins that the fillings may be leaking into your mouth.

coconut oil
by Travena on Sep 25, 2013

I recently read that coconut Oil Also Helps. Can You Add It To This Recipe?

    Re: coconut oil
    by Bulk Herb Store on Sep 27, 2013

    Hello,
    Yes! Go for it! Thanks.

Storage and use
by ShellyAnn on Sep 16, 2013

Hello,
I just want to say my family LOVES this toothpaste! Before we started using all my children had chronic bad breath!Now no bad breath our teeth are very clean and Oops! But we use it 2x a day and I can't imagine using anything else! I am curious, I have been storing the toothpaste in glass spice jars individually labeled for each person with plastic lids is that okay?
Thanks Shelly-Ann

    Re: Storage and use
    by Bulk Herb store on Sep 17, 2013

    Hello!
    Yes, it's a great idea! Just as long as the toothpaste doesn't sit on the plastic. Thanks!

Mouthwash??
by Heather on Sep 11, 2013

First of all, I LOVE this toothpaste recipe. So happy I purchased the kit. When I made the toothpaste I ended up w/ left-over liquid I did not use in the toothpaste. I dont want to throw it away. Can this be saved and used as a mouthwash or as a natural after-meal breath spray?

    Re: Mouthwash??
    by Bulk Herb Store on Sep 12, 2013

    Hello,
    I don't know of anyone that has done this but you could definitely try it! Thanks!

Aluminum free baking soda?
by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2013

Is it important to use aluminum-free baking soda, or is standard ok?

    Re: Aluminum free baking soda?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Sep 3, 2013

    Hello,
    Baking soda does not contain aluminum. A lot of people get confused with baking soda and baking powder. baking soda is a pure product with no additives. Baking powder is a mixture of chemicals used as leavening in countless baking products.
    Thanks!

Black Walnut Hull
by Southwest Mom on Aug 21, 2013

Dear Shoshanna, For using black walnut hull to help heal cavities, is it added to the toothpaste, or is it boiled with the herbs before straining them out?

    Re: Black Walnut Hull
    by Bulk Herb Store on Sep 2, 2013

    Hello,
    The best way would be to encapsulate, but you can also just add it to your toothpaste. Thanks!

honey for stevia
by Justin on Aug 16, 2013

could I substitute honey in place of the stevia in this recipe?

    Re: honey for stevia
    by Bulk Herb Store on Aug 19, 2013

    Hello,
    Its better to just use stevia. Even though it's natural, honey still has sugar and we don't advise brushing your teeth with it.

Help it's too runny
by Kristin on Aug 14, 2013

I followed the instructions carefully but I don't think my water boiled down enough and now my toothpaste is extremely runny!!! What should I do? Can I keep it in a mason jar with the metal top as long as the mixture doesn't touch the lid?

    Re: Help it's too runny
    by Bulk Herb Store on Aug 15, 2013

    Hello!
    You can always try heating it back up and adding more Bentonite Clay Powder. Also, you can use a metal top as long as it does not touch the toothpaste. Thanks!

Use once a day?
by Nancy on Aug 9, 2013

Hi,

You mentioned you use this toothpaste once a day - do you prefer using it morning or night? - why?
And, what do you brush with when you don't use this toothpaste?

Thanks!

    Re: Use once a day?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Aug 12, 2013

    Hello,
    Whether you use it in the morning is preferable. But we recommend once a day because you could make your gums sore if you use more than once a day. Here is a recipe you can use in between too.
    1 Tbs. Xylitol
    1 Tbs. Baking Soda
    1 Tbs. Bentonite Clay (we added for extra whitening power)
    12 Drops Peppermint Oil or
    6 Drops myrrh oil or
    6 Drops clove oil
    Mix ingredients together, dampen toothbrush w/ peroxide, dip in tooth powder and brush as usual. (If you have sensitive gums, we recommend using the tooth powder without peroxide.)

Question
by Kristine Nolan on Jul 25, 2013

Hi,
How long does this keep and is there much risk of contamination through use? I am keeping it in a glass jar and keeping a popsicles stick in it to scoop it out into a small cup for use. Also, mine did not foam while mixing it. Is this ok?
THanks!

    Re: Question
    by Bulk Herb Store on Aug 2, 2013

    Hello!
    It sounds like you're doing it the best way to keep it uncontaminated! It should for around 3 months. And yes, not foaming is normal.

Sensitive teeth...
by Susannah on Jul 2, 2013

I recently had all 10 of my amalgam filling replaced by a biologic dentist and am mostly thrilled with the results. The one issue I am having is extreme sensitivity to cold and heat. As the fillings were in all four quadrants of my mouth, there is no safe place to chew or drink. Dentist said this was normal given the amount of drilling done to remove old fillings and cavities underneath them (yuck!) and that it should pass. I am making first batch of bentonite clay toothpaste today and am hopeful that will help. Anyone have any experience with this issue and resolving it? Thanks!

    Re: Sensitive teeth...
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jul 16, 2013

    Hello,
    This toothpaste helps to strengthen your teeth. Also, black walnut hull powder has been known to heal cavities. Thank you!

baking soda amount
by colleen on Jun 25, 2013

The recipe says 1 tbsp. of baking soda and in the video you stated 4 tbsp. just wondering which is correct?

    Re: baking soda amount
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jul 12, 2013

    Hello! We cut the recipe down to just one tbsp. so it would be more gentle on the gums. So I tbsp. is correct. Thank you!

Stevia
by Shelby on Jun 24, 2013

Is it okay to use liquid stevia?

    Re: Stevia
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jul 12, 2013

    Hello! Yes, you can use liquid Stevia. Thank you!

Toothpaste for kids with braces
by LR on Jun 20, 2013

Since this can not come into contact with metal, do you have an alternate recipe that is suited for teens that have metal braces??

    Re: Toothpaste for kids with braces
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jun 27, 2013

    It is OK to use on metal braces as it will capture any metals that may be floating around in the mouth from the braces, you just don't want to store it in a metal container as it would start pulling out metals from the container and would then be contaminated before using.

How much does this make?
by Stephanie Hicks on Jun 15, 2013

I was wondering how economical this toothpaste kit is .... how much does it make, maybe let's say compared with a regular size tube of toothpaste from the store? Or how long would this recipe last for a family of 6?

    Re: How much does this make?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jun 17, 2013

    It depends on how much you use it, but 1 batch should make at-least 2 cups of toothpaste, plus you would have enough of the herbs left over to make an additional batch or 2 except for the bentonite clay.

Bentonite clay toothpaste
by Morganne on Jun 13, 2013

Love this product! My family has been using it for several months now. My 7year old continually comments on how white her teeth are! Personally my gums have gotten healthier and my tooth sensitivity has decreased... Yay! And my teeth were whiter within a week. As for leftover herbs, here is what we do..... I add 3 more tbs of cloves to the pot and some more stevia to taste. Then I add 3 cups of water and boil. Voila! You now have an awesome mouthwash! Wonderful for morning breath, or just to refresh your mouth during the day! I keep some in the fridge and some in the bathroom. Thanks Shoshanna and family!

Bentonite Clay Toothpaste
by Melissa on Jun 13, 2013

How long will this keep after making the toothpaste??

    Re: Bentonite Clay Toothpaste
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jun 13, 2013

    It should be good for 3 months or longer.

dry toothpaste?
by Laura L on Jun 6, 2013

Can this recipe be used dry if I were to grind it up in a coffee/spice grinder ?

    Re: dry toothpaste?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jun 6, 2013

    Yes, it should be fine to use it dry.

great product!
by Arielle on Jun 2, 2013

Thank you for this great product! The kit is very economical and there were lots of left over ingredients for me to use in other ways! We reduced the amount of baking soda and sea salt to half the amount suggested because we have sensitive mouths. I also reduced the amount of stevia because I don't like things too sweet. Since I've been using it I don't get canker sores (I used to get them all the time) and it has helped resolve my sensitive teeth issue that I had to use expensive special toothpaste for. I really like the flavor of the cinnamon and cloves!!Many blessings to you and your staff for coming up with ways to help us moms give our families healthy alternatives to stuff in the store!!

blistered lips?
by ps on May 30, 2013

anyone else start getting blistered lips after using this? kind of like a bad sunburn on your lips? i am wondering if i am detoxing or something.

    Re: blistered lips?
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 31, 2013

    We have not heard of anyone getting blistered lips before. It might be from detoxing or an allergic reaction or sensitivities.

first time making
by mrs jef on May 29, 2013

My daughter & i made the toothpaste today & i didn't have a glass measuring cup so i eyeballed what i thought was the right amount of clay. when it stayed runny i kept adding & ended up using the whole bag which i was unsure o that being the right amount because it says 1-1 1/2 cups. but the consistency is fine. my question is: if i have bad gums as it it, will it help them get better? and it's interesting to try the first time, to say the least.

    Re: first time making
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 30, 2013

    I would try it for bad gums if it was me!

Missed steps
by T on May 28, 2013

So I just made toothpaste and I followed the instructions to make tea properly. However, after that I got a little ahead of myself...I mixed all dry ingredients except for stevia (added to tea)in a glass bowl while tea was brewing and then I poured tea over dry mix. I didn't realize my mistake until everything was done. Is my toothpaste mix still useful?

    Re: Missed steps
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 28, 2013

    It should still be fine! I don't see why it wouldn't work! Thanks!

Xylitol
by Megan on May 17, 2013

I wondered what your thoughts are on using xylitol instead of stevia?
Will using xylitol affect the shelf life or stability?
Thank you!

    Re: Xylitol
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 20, 2013

    I have never tried it but I don't see why it should affect the shelf life or stability. I would suggest trying it on a small batch first and see how it turns out first if I was to try it!

swallowing question
by Sharon on May 14, 2013

This might be a strange question to some, but I've been wanting to ask, so here goes! Since this toothpaste is safe to swallow, and bentonite clay is great for detoxing, does anyone swallow their toothpaste after brushing so they can "kill two birds with one stone"? Or is the clay "used up" from the brushing? Just wondering!

I love the toothpaste by the way!

    Re: swallowing question
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 15, 2013

    You can swallow it if you want. I don't know how much the amount you would use would benefit as a detox, but it wouldn't hurt anything to swallow it as far as that goes!

Stevia
by Jenny on Apr 27, 2013

I really really dislike stevia so I made it without. It came out tasty and still plenty sweet. I have never liked regular toothpast due to its sweetness. It is nice to have somthing to use instead of pure baking soda!

One more thing to add
by Rebecca Albanese on Apr 24, 2013

Ever think about adding cardamom? I drink a chai with cardamom and I have very little plaque or tartar and my dental health is grately improved.

    Re: One more thing to add
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 2, 2013

    That is interesting to know!

Mouth sores with this toothpaste
by Lana Chalifoux on Apr 16, 2013

I made and used this toothpaste quite awhile ago and found that it was giving me mouth sores. I used it until I ran out and then I took a break. My mouth sores went away and so I made another batch and now I have mouth sores again! What could it be in this toothpaste that is giving me the sores? Do you have any ideas? Would I be using too much of any one ingredient for my particular mouth???

    Re: Mouth sores with this toothpaste
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 1, 2013

    Some people are more sensitive to the salt and baking soda in it, so you may need to cut back on those two. Also we only brush once a day with this toothpaste.

extra ingredient
by Angela on Apr 16, 2013

I was short on clove for this recipe, so I added a couple tablespoons of anise. The flavor is subtle, but I like it. Do you have any feedback on anise and whether or not it's a good option?

    Re: extra ingredient
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 1, 2013

    I have not heard of anybody using it before, but I don't see why you couldn't as it seems to have antibacterial properties as does the cloves.

Kit amounts?
by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2013

Hi to all at Bulk Herbs! So love all the products I have tried so far! Just wanted to know is the kit just enough of each item to make one batch?

    Re: Kit amounts?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 30, 2013

    Just enough clay for one batch but there are some leftover of the other herbs.

substitutions?
by CJ on Apr 1, 2013

Can the ground equivalents of clove and cinnamon be used instead of the whole; and would the making process be different? Thanks

    Re: substitutions?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 30, 2013

    Yes, you can use the ground instead but you still will want to use the same amount of water and make sure its heated as well.

Gums trouble
by Kelly on Mar 30, 2013

I'm enjoying your toothpaste! Some friends and I got together and made some toothpaste recently. It was really fun! I have been using this toothpaste each night and in the morning after oil pulling, and after a few days I've noticed my gums have become sore and red in a few areas. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this as well? I'm thinking maybe it has to get worse before it getd better? Maybe there are a lot of toxins in my body that thry are being pulled out really quickly? I have 2 mercury fillings and a few other cavities that I'm hoping to heal so I don't have to visit the dentist again. Thanks for any help and suggestions you can give.

    Re: Gums trouble
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 30, 2013

    It could be pulling out toxins but if it does not stop you may want to make a new batch with less baking soda and less salt.

Diabetic Parents
by Cindee on Mar 23, 2013

My my parents are diabectic. I know cinanamon helps with blood sugar regulation,great! Wondering how great this would be to try to keep their teeth and mouth free from getting sores. Is it safe to use. They have very old fillings and I can only see good out of this !

    Re: Diabetic Parents
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 26, 2013

    I would give it a try if it was me, since the herbs in the toothpaste help balance the ph in your mouth.

Ingredients amounts
by Nancy G. on Mar 22, 2013

The ingredient list calls for 1 Tablespoons Baking Soda and 1 Teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt, but the instructions say "... mix 4 tablespoons baking soda and 1 tablespoon Celtic Sea Salt..." Which is the correct amounts?

    Re: Ingredients amounts
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 26, 2013

    It's supposed to be 1 Tbsp. Baking Soda and 1 Tsp. Celtic Sea Salt. Sorry for the contradiction, it has been fixed!

I'm in love...
by Kimberly on Mar 21, 2013

...with toothpaste!! I LOVE how fresh and clean my mouth feels! I just made the toothpaste today and its been several hours (and a serving of popcorn) since I used it, and I still have that squeeky clean feeling! It is a bit salty, but next time I'll just go easy on the sea salt and/or baking soda, unless I just get used to the idea before then. I'm planning on sharing with friends and family this weekend! Thank you Shoshanna for always having awesome recipes for us to try! Oh, and just a side note: I put the strained herbs into a pitcher, added a sliced apple & filled it with water, and man is that a refreshing drink to sip on throughout the day! ;)

Plastic Tube
by Christy on Mar 16, 2013

I've been using this for about a month, and really like it. I'm about to make individual containers for all my kids, and I know others have asked about metal containers, but I didn't see an answer for the plastic tubes. I know glass is best, but would it be harmful to put the toothpaste in a squeezable plastic bottle?
Thanks!

    Re: Plastic Tube
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 25, 2013

    Hi! No, you do not want to store the toothpaste in plastic as the bentonite is activated after it gets wet and will then absorb the plastic!

Am I overbrushing?
by Wendy G on Mar 15, 2013

Is it possible to brush your teeth too often with this toothpaste? I have used it faithfully for 1 1/2 weeks and just noticed yesterday that my gums are swollen.

I am in the habit of brushing 3-4 times a day and thought maybe that is too often with this toothpaste. Any thoughts?

    Re: Am I overbrushing?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 25, 2013

    It is very possible it comes from brushing too much or too hard, and it can also be from too much baking soda and salt. We usually only brush once a day (or twice at the most) with this toothpaste! You can cut back on the salt and baking soda next time if you think your gums are sensitive to it!

Enamel?
by Cindi on Mar 7, 2013

Just made my first batch :-)! One question...is this abrasive...meaning will it wear the enamel down on our teeth? Thanks!

    Re: Enamel?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 19, 2013

    As far as we know, it is non-abrasive and we haven't noticed or heard of it doing that before!

Stevia powder?
by Holly Shaw on Mar 6, 2013

I am wanting to make this and we only have Stevia powder on hand; will that work instead of the herb? Maybe in a smaller quanity?

    Re: Stevia powder?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 23, 2013

    I don't see why it shouldn't work! I would just use a smaller amount.

Question
by Marcia on Mar 6, 2013

Hey! Just made the toothpaste and I needed to check with you on something. If I time it when my water starts boiling my water runs out! This happened so I added more water and while I love the consistency etc. it is not at all strong tasting. Should it be and what am I doing wrong with the boiling? Thanks so very much!

    Re: Question
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 19, 2013

    Sometimes the water just boils away faster depending on what kind of stove you have! It helps to have a lid on while you simmer it. It doesn't normally taste very strong so you can add more cinnamon and cloves if you want!

sore gums
by Heidi on Mar 6, 2013

We have been using the toothpaste for a month or so and love it but the whole family has experienced sore gums while using it. Do you know what would be causing that?

    Re: sore gums
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 19, 2013

    Some people develop sore gums from the baking soda and salt, so you might want to cut back on those.

Use with braces?
by Rhonda Driver on Mar 3, 2013

I've read here how wonderful this toothpaste is however I also noticed that you don't want the mixture to touch metal. Why is that? What happens when it touches metal? I have a permanent metal retainer, so can I use the mixture? I'm really loving this site and about to make my first order. Thanks, Rhonda

    Re: Use with braces?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 19, 2013

    When it comes in contact with metal it will pull out the heavy metals in it so you don't want it full of the metals before using it! Yes you can use it and it shouldn't hurt your braces a all.

bentonite toothpaste
by Christine M. on Mar 2, 2013

we love it!! My son calls it catfish bait :)

cinnamon in toothpaste
by Laura on Mar 2, 2013

cinnamon burns my mouth and tongue. is there another flavor that might work in the toothpaste?

    Re: cinnamon in toothpaste
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 19, 2013

    You can try peppermint!

Substitue to Cinnamon
by Tabitha on Mar 1, 2013

My boy is allergic to cinnamon so we don't use it. Is there something else I could use in it's place? Thank you!

    Re: Substitue to Cinnamon
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 19, 2013

    You can try peppermint!

Infection
by Danielle on Feb 27, 2013

Both my husband and I were told our gums were infected last dentist appointment. Will making/using this help?!

    Re: Infection
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 19, 2013

    I would try it if I was in that situation!

Cinnamon Question...
by Hannah on Feb 22, 2013

What substitute for the cinnamon could be used for a child with a cinnamon allergy?

    Re: Cinnamon Question...
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 19, 2013

    You could try peppermint if they like peppermint!

Is it safe with appliances in your mouth
by Paschal on Feb 11, 2013

some of us have braces and other metal appliances in our mouths. you said in the video it acts as a magnet and takes metal out of your mouth. is it safe?

    Re: Is it safe with appliances in your mouth
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 17, 2013

    Yes, it is perfectly safe to use with braces or any fillings! It will actually capture any toxic metals that may be floating around in your mouth!

Love it
by Kathy on Feb 9, 2013

I just made my first batch, put it in a squat pint Ball jar, and used a white Ball plastic cap for the lid (you can buy a box of them anywhere canning supplies are sold).

The toothpaste worked, great, even on my veneers! I am a coffee drinker and the stains came right off. This will be my forever toothpaste. Thanks!

toothpaste for little ones
by Rachel on Feb 6, 2013

Is this toothpaste safe to use for young children who don't know how to spit it out? I've made some but didn't know if it was safe to swallow. Thanks for the help!

    Re: toothpaste for little ones
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 12, 2013

    Yes, the toothpaste is safe to swallow and is therefore safe for children!

Amount
by Mary on Feb 5, 2013

Just wondering how much toothpaste you can make from this package?

    Re: Amount
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 12, 2013

    You should get at-least 2-2 1/2 cups of toothpaste from 1 package. You will have some of the herbs left over but you would need more bentonite clay for a second batch!

Braces and Clay
by Chai on Feb 3, 2013

Hi, I am wearing ceramic clear braces, but it has metal wires. Would the clay affect the metal? Would I be able to use it? or any alternatives? Thank you!

    Re: Braces and Clay
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 12, 2013

    Yes, the toothpaste is perfectly safe to use with any braces or fillings!

love the toothpaste
by Nancy on Jan 22, 2013

I'm in the middle of making my second batch. I make 1/2 batch at a time. My teeth feel wonderful. My son, who is 10 yrs old even likes it. I tried for years to find the right tooth paste for us. Nothing fit the bill until I found this recipe. I love your site and prducts too.

plastic lids
by Brenda on Jan 17, 2013

Plastic lids can be purchased for canning jars. Just look in the canning / jelly jar section of your store. BALL makes a 8 pk. Box of plastic storage caps in both regular and wide mouth sizes. They are white and BPA free for versatile storage needs. Hope this helps everyone!!!

Too salty!
by Judy on Jan 7, 2013

I made your toothpaste this week and love the cinnamon and clove taste. If I had to do again, I would not put as much salt in it. Maybe it just takes some getting used to but for us, it's just too salty. I think maybe I'll try to thin it out a bit. That might help. Love the way it makes your teeth feel though, very clean and fresh!

Really does whiten!
by Jean on Dec 19, 2012

I admit, I was skeptical. I shy from things that don't taste good. Tinctures I can handle fine, but the thought of salty mud in my mouth, rolling around over my tongue as I brushed my teeth? Yeah, it didn't sound the most appealing. However..... I recently bought some food-grade bentonite clay from BHS, and as I already had the other ingredients in the house I looked up your recipe and made a 1/3rd batch of toothpaste. Less than two weeks later, my husband and I are still using it twice daily, and my teeth are already noticeably whiter! I am quite impressed! Originally from England, I am still in the habit of drinking afternoon tea, strong black stuff with milk, every day and for years I have had to live with the staining my habit produces. Nothing has whitened it short of a professional whitening at the dentist, which my pocket book won't let me try. But this really worked! And I have to admit, it is not nearly as weird-tasting as I had anticipated -- it tastes good enough that even my picky husband is willing to keep using it, too! Thank you for such a great product! We will definitely buy more once I've run out of this tester batch.

Awesome! and none of that poisonous flouride!
by Jody on Dec 16, 2012

I am so impressed! We just made the toothpaste for the first time! At first we were a little concerned because the color didn't look all that appealing but it does look natural! :) While I brushed I noticed that it doesn't have the "lather" the store bought toothpaste has...it was sort of "thin" feeling in my mouth. BUT afterward, my gums felt tingly and stimulated. My teeth felt smooth and clean. It's been a couple of hours now and my mouth still feels fresh! I was buying my kids "Training toothpaste" because I didn't want the flouride...but I knew that wasn't the right answer because all the other junk! So glad to have found the answer to a problem that has bothered me for a long time! I think it's a good value too as it made quite a bit. Thank you!

Love this toothpaste
by Sharon on Dec 12, 2012

I wanted to wait a bit before giving my comments so I could use this over a period of time. I have used it now for 2 weeks and my mouth has never felt this clean and fresh!
I am hoping my hubby and teens will use it in time but for now it's just me and my vote is 5 stars!! It is easy to make,one batch makes alot, and it is cheaper than the health food brand I have been buying for years and lasts longer.
Thank you for creating this product to share with us.

Saw & Felt The Difference
by Beth Anne Hunter on Dec 12, 2012

Both my husband and I felt like we had just left the dentist after a cleaning. You can see a difference in just 2 weeks: Check It Out!

JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR :)
by Miranda on Dec 7, 2012

I agree with you, store bought toothpaste is just horrible. One of my good friends bought this kit and was so gracious to give us a sample and me and my husband are addicted. I am so glad I don't have to buy that store-bought stuff anymore. Thank You!

What should the toothpaste be stored in?
by Melissa L. on Nov 26, 2012

Hi,
I've recently just finished making this fabulous recipe and was wondering in what could it be stored in? I've just placed it in a mason jar, but these come with metal lids, which should not come in contact with the bentonite clay...any suggestions?

thank you

    Re: What should the toothpaste be stored in?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 15, 2013

    You can store it in a mason jar as long as the toothpaste does not touch the lid.

question
by Rachel on Nov 16, 2012

My son is getting braces this week. Can you use this tooth paste with braces?

    Re: question
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 15, 2013

    Yes, but he should probably spit the toothpaste out instead of swallowing it since it will soak up any extra metals floating around in the mouth.

Love it!
by Ayumi on Nov 11, 2012

We haven't used regular toothpaste in years, so making the transition over to this home made toothpaste was easy. We have given it a two week trial and give it two thumbs up=)

First-Timer Questions...
by Leigh Barnard on Nov 8, 2012

I bought this kit and am anxious to make and use it! I just wanted to ask first if its ok to be swallowed? I'd love to use it with my 2 and 4 year olds but they haven't grasped the concept of not swallowing yet, and I know you can ingest the clay but I'm new to herbs and just want to double-check first :) I also wanted to know if its ok to use this toothpaste with a sonicare toothbrush? I wasn't sure if the speed of the brush would be an issue...And how do I get it on the toothbrush and how much should I use? Sorry for the first-timer questions lol. I'm so excited to have found this site!! Thank you!! ~ Leigh Barnard

    Re: First-Timer Questions...
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 15, 2013

    Hello! The toothpaste is safe to swallow. We recommend using wooden Popsicle sticks to dip the toothpaste out with and a pea size of toothpaste should do the trick but you can use more if you'd like!

Another use for it!
by Cortney on Oct 26, 2012

I had to share this, I recently made this and my husband and I have been very happy with the results on our teeth! But I found a new use, we have been living out of hotels due to my husbands job and I think it was the water that cause my face to break out with horrible acne and was so greasy, I wanted to make a mask out of the clay but had none with me so out of desperation I applied to my face and let dry, when I rinsed it off my face was so soft and after 2 applications the acne is gone! Wonderful product!!! :)

bentonite clay toothpaste
by Lianne on Oct 24, 2012

Hi there, I am new to your site, but in love already! I would like to try and make your clay toothpaste, but just curious how long it will last without going bad? Thanks a lot!

    Re: bentonite clay toothpaste
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 14, 2013

    Hello! It is best used within 6 months after being made.

Dentist Visit Results:
by Lorinda on Oct 23, 2012

My family of 4 has been using this toothpaste for 2 months. Today's dental visit resulted in no significant plaque build up or cavities for any of us. Plus, I got to skip the fluoride polishing spin brush because my teeth are pearly white and beautifully smooth! What's even more amazing, we had moved recently and our insurance changed so it had been 16 months since our last visit!!

toddlers
by Sara B on Oct 18, 2012

Hello! I have heard so many good things about this toothpaste: I can't wait to make it next week! My toddler swallows his toothpaste nightly...is this okay for him to do with this toothpaste? I'd assume so, but just thought I'd check! :)

    Re: toddlers
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 14, 2013

    Yes, this toothpaste is safe.

Baby tooth decay
by Blee on Oct 15, 2012

I have four children and my baby is 18 months. We discovered some white along her gum line and I called the "naturally minded" dentists office and made her an appointment. We Breastfeed so I was at a loss at the cause until I realized it was probably her vitamins at bedtime. Anyway the white is an early sign of decay. Would this recipe reverse that decay? I know I can prevent it from spreading. I just hope I can reverse the damage already done. Thanks for any suggestions.

    Re: Baby tooth decay
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 14, 2013

    If I was in this situation I would use the toothpaste but leave the baking soda and salt out.

Quantity Question
by Alison on Oct 14, 2012

Shoshana,
How much will your toothpaste package make? It says you get 1/2 lb of each of the ingredients. How many batches of toothpaste does that make?
Thank you!!

    Re: Quantity Question
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 14, 2013

    The toothpaste kit yields a good 2 1/2 cups of toothpaste!

bentonite clay toothpaste
by Elizabeth on Oct 5, 2012

will this help with gum disease?

    Re: bentonite clay toothpaste
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 14, 2013

    If this was my situation I would use the toothpaste!

toothpaste
by Sheila Moser on Sep 19, 2012

I am boiling the items right now for this toothpaste that I CANNOT wait to begin using!! It smells so heavenly in my kitchen right now; I loved the idea in the comments to save the boiled herbs to reboil just for the lovely aroma. I sure appreciate everything you teach us here, and most importantly that you are trustworthy in your information. Thank you so very much!! Sheila

metal lid
by Valorie on Sep 11, 2012

Mine is actually a question. When you place the toothpaste in a mason jar do you put a metal lid on it?

    Re: metal lid
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 23, 2013

    Yes, you can as long as the lid is not touching the toothpaste it will be just fine.

bentonite clay toothpaste
by kelly jungling on Sep 10, 2012

This is great! I didn't notice a big, drastic difference the way some customers have but I was glad to be using a toothpaste that over-all was better for me. One day, about a month after using the bentonite clay toothpaste, I was in a rush and just grabbed the "regular" toothpaste. That's when I really noticed the difference! My mouth did not feel nearly as clean and what clean there was did not last anywhere near as long! I'm very pleased. I'm not sure how most people store theirs but I was able to pick up a squeeze tube from a camping store (usually used to put peanut butter or things like that in to take backpacking) and I use that. Right now mine is a bit on the stiff side so I plan on using a bit more water on the next batch to see if I can work on the consistency. Thank you for this and SO MANY of your other products! This is my go-to site for herbal information! Thank you!

Toothpaste
by Amy on Sep 5, 2012

Can ground cinnamon be used for this recipe? I have lots of pure ground on hand and would like to use if possible. Thank you

    Re: Toothpaste
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 23, 2013

    Yes, that should work fine.

Great toothpaste!
by Elesha on Sep 3, 2012

My family and I have been using this toothpaste for about a month and have gotten great results. Our teeth are whiter and feel clean. One thing I've noticed several times is that my tongue gets a "burnt" feeling....like I burnt my tongue a few days ago. If I use less and don't scrub my tongue as much it is better. Why is that? Should I use less salt and/or baking soda?

    Re: Great toothpaste!
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 23, 2013

    I'm happy you are having great results! I would suggest next time trying less baking soda and salt. See our new amounts in the recipe on the BCTK page!

Healthy gums
by Candy on Sep 3, 2012

Made my second batch today. When I went for a teeth cleaning two weeks ago the hygienist mentioned how good my gums looked and that I was doing a great job flossing. I know it was the toothpaste that made that all possible . Love it and so do those I have shared it with.

storing
by margie on Aug 28, 2012

i'm about to make a batch of bentonite clay toothpaste, and just wondering, does anyone know of another way of storing it rather than a jar? it just doesn't seem sanitary, or how do you apply it? thanks.

    Re: storing
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 23, 2013

    The best way to store it is actually in a glass jar. It is easiest applied by using a wooden popsicle stick which can be left in it. Thanks for the question!

cover
by lei on Aug 28, 2012

Do you guys use the metal covers to cover the jars? I thought i couldnt use metal so i used a glass cup and covered the top with parchment paper and a rubber band but after a couple of days the glass cracked in half all the way to the top of toothpaste. What do you use as your cover?
Is a baby Food jar okay with the cover to use?

    Re: cover
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 23, 2013

    You can use a metal lid as long as it does not touch the toothpaste.

Bentonite Clay Toothpaste
by Cyndy on Aug 25, 2012

Thank you!! My 3 year old helped me mix this up & he had such fun.
This toothpaste is wonderful & as the other comments said, my teeth feel sooo clean. In fact after I used it just the first time, my teeth felt like they do right after having a cleaning at the dentist! However, my husband was just a little concerned seeing this jar of "brown" stuff in the bathroom?!!?! :)
Oh & it doubled wonderfully as a potpourri, my house smelled so nice for days after making it. I kept the boiled herbs & reboiled them again a few days later just for the nice scent it filled my home with. Just an added bonus to an already great product.

Great Toothpaste
by Tnisha Johnson on Aug 10, 2012

I love this toothpaste. I like how simple the recipe is and how fresh it leaves your mouth. My boys really like.
Thank you for sharing this with us.

bentonite toothpaste
by kari on Aug 10, 2012

I made a batch of Bentonite Clay toothpaste and we LOVE it! Do you have any idea how long it keeps?

    Re: bentonite toothpaste
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 11, 2012

    It is best if used within 6 months.

Cinnamon Sticks
by Kim on Aug 6, 2012

How many cinnamon sticks is in 1 1/2 cups?

    Re: Cinnamon Sticks
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 11, 2012

    I do not know the exact amount but it won't hurt to add a little extra if you don't know for sure.

Bentonite Clay Toothpaste
by Jewelle on Aug 1, 2012

We love this toothpaste, with the stevia I think the flavor is like a buttery cinnamon roll. There are three big improvements I noticed right away from using this: my teeth are whiter even though I drink coffee & tea, my breath is fresh even in the morning (a miracle!), and those little aches and pains have been abated. Thanks for this wonderful toothpaste and all your great recipies!

bentonite clay toothpaste
by Jennifer on Jul 31, 2012

I made your toothpaste and love it. I have been using coconut oil, baking soda and salt. It was working fine but gets rather messy in the summer because it melts. Someone asked about harming braces which you said it won't, what about using this with metal fillings? I have a number of them do to an accident when I was young. Ideally I would like to remove them but it's to costly. Will it compromise the fillings?

    Re: bentonite clay toothpaste
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 11, 2012

    It will not harm the fillings in your mouth it will only catch the harmful metals released by the fillings and rid you of them before they enter your system.

For those with sensitive gums
by Anna on Jul 30, 2012

I absolutely love this toothpaste, my teeth have never felt and been more clean. For those of you with sensitive gums you could add 1-3 TB. of goldenseal powder, it reduces inflammation and fights infection. Please note goldenseal has a bitter taste so you may need to use more Stevia.

question
by Tiffany on Jul 26, 2012

Hi-
I am looking into making toothpaste and have looked at several recipes. Most of the recipes I have found have essential oil in them, peppermint or cinnamon. I was wondering why this one uses the strong tea instead of an essential oil? Is it because essential oils are potent and shouldn't be swallowed? Thank you. :) I'm leaning toward your recipe.

    Re: question
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 11, 2012

    Essential oils are great but they can be a little strong and some are not safe to swallow so in using herbs it is much safer especially for children. Plus it is so much fun to make your own flavoring from scratch!

Storing my toothpaste
by Veronica on Jul 23, 2012

As I said in a previous comment, I love this toothpaste! I do have a question though...how do you recommend storing this toothpaste. I have it in a glass container as the video suggested, but should I refrigerate it or leave it in a cabinet at room temperature. Also how long of a shelf life so you think this has? Thank you for all of your wonderful videos and information.

    Re: Storing my toothpaste
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 11, 2012

    You can store it in the fridge or just in your bathroom. Either way will work. It is best if used within 6 months.

How do you store?
by Stephanie on Jul 22, 2012

So after you put it in the glass jar do you just keep it in the cabinet? Will it go bad?

    Re: How do you store?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 11, 2012

    Bathroom, kitchen, or fridge! Where ever you would like. It is best if used within 6 months.

How long will a batch last?
by Darcy on Jul 22, 2012

Hi there! I am excited to try this! I was just curious as to how long it typically lasts? We have a fairly large family (10 living at home) and I was wondering how long this lasts for the average family. I was just wondering how much to order. Thanks!

    Re: How long will a batch last?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 11, 2012

    It depends on how thick you like your toothpaste but I would recommend 2 kits to start with.

Love the toothpaste!
by Naomi on Jul 21, 2012

I just made 2 batches of the toothpaste using the kit and I think it's great! It's only been 3 days, but I'm already getting great results...I really think my teeth look brighter already!! I wondered if something like a GoTube would be safe to use with this toothpaste (100% silicone, BPA-free)? It would be nice for it to be in something squeezable. Just wondered if you had any info./opinion on this. I'm guessing it probably won't work, but I really don't know about silicone or what the bentonite clay could draw out of it. Thank you :-)

    Re: Love the toothpaste!
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 28, 2013

    Hi! I have not been able to find any information on that so I really don't know what it would do!

After boiled Cinnimon/cloves mixture
by Wendy on Jul 16, 2012

What can I do with the boiled Cinnimon Sticks, Cloves and stevia mixture? Any ideas? Just finished making it.

    Re: After boiled Cinnimon/cloves mixture
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 4, 2012

    Keep boiling them and they will make a wonderful aroma fill your house!

Bentonite toothpaste
by Veronica on Jul 15, 2012

I have been making my own toothpaste for some time now and it worked really well, but today I made your toothpaste recipe and it is fantastic! My teeth looked whiter after the first use and felt so smooth and clean. I will be sticking with this recipe from here on out.

Tea Tree
by Karen on Jul 14, 2012

Can I add a couple of drops of tea tree to this mixture?

    Re: Tea Tree
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 4, 2012

    Yes, you can however you might not want to swallow it!

Toothpaste...
by Megan on Jul 9, 2012

Thanks for the recipe...I actually tried 2 different kinds: yours and one that is peppermint w/ a coconut oil/baking soda base. I like both. BUT, I do have a question. How do you store it? In the fridge or just on the bathroom counter? Does or will it spoil? What about germs...how do you keep it sanitary if more than 1 person is using it. (I've had the same question for our family-tube-of-toothpaste...seems like an easy way to spread someone's cold/sickness around the fam) Just curious! Love, Love BulkHerbStore!! (we love watching the "Shoshanna Videos")

    Re: Toothpaste...
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 4, 2012

    Great question! You can store this toothpaste in the bathroom or in the fridge it doesn't matter. The ingredients keep it sanitary.The cinnamon has strong volatile oils that are a potent antibacterial, salt kills bacteria, sterilizes your mouth, and stimulates your gums to heal the micro abrasions you acquire from brushing, and cloves because it kills the bacteria that causes odor. If your worried about all using it out of one jar then I suggest putting it into separate glass salt shaker jars with wooden popsicle sticks to scoop it out. If made correctly this toothpaste should not go bad, however, it is best if used within six months.

Is this safe for pregnancy/nursing moms?
by Melissa Strong on Jul 7, 2012

Hi! I just ordered a clay toothpaste and then was disappointed to find out I can't use it while pregnant/nursing. Are all your ingredients ok to use while pregnant/nursing?

    Re: Is this safe for pregnancy/nursing moms?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 4, 2012

    Yes, you may use this while pregnant/nursing but just be sure to spit it out instead of swallowing it!

Gets better and better
by Michele on Jun 26, 2012

So I just had to write again to say tell you that I have had sore on my gum line that the dentist called a pregnancy tumor. He tried to give it a lazer treatment, which decreased it's size but it has been there now for a year and a half. I have been using this toothpaste for a month now and the thing is almost completely gone. I didn't even start using it for this reason! This stuff is great!
Just a little tip for ease of use for anyone interested. I store the paste in an old baby food jar and use a craft stick to apply it to my toothbrush, it works great. The rest I just store in the fridge.

just ordered
by rbell on Jun 26, 2012

Hi! I just ordered this kit and I am looking forward to trying it. I am 31 weeks pregnant at this time. do you think this will be OK to use during the rest of my pregnancy? I have been craving something earthy and clay-like! thanks!

    Re: just ordered
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 21, 2012

    Yes! It is completely safe for pregnancy!

Love your recipe!
by Jacqueline on Jun 22, 2012

I recently learned through metal testing that my mercury is elevated, but my barium and gadolinium are through the roof due to a recent MRI using contrast solution. Needless to say I was not happy to realize that not only was I not informed that heavy metals were using in the contrast solution, and that the stuff is still flushing out of my kidneys 3 months later in very high quantities. I was told that it would be gone within a day or two. Not so according to my metals test, which uses iodine as the loading medium. The test results don't lie, and there is only ONE reason why both of these metals would be so high in my system. At any rate, I plan to have all of my amalgam fillings out as soon as possible to get rid of the mercury once and for all. I am convinced that they are the source of some health problems that I have been having, including a thyroid tumor and some eye problems. I have been using the bentonite clay in my baths for a few months now for detox purposes, so I thought I would give your toothpaste recipe a try. I whipped up a quick version using just the clay, some filtered water, a little xylitol, and some powdered cinnamon and essential oil of clove. The taste is just fine, and my teeth and mouth feel clean and fresh. I also love the idea that I am spitting that horrible mercury out with every brushing and that whatever mercury that might still be roaming free in my mouth, I can absorb out with bentonite capsules :) I will definitely be making up the long version of your recipe soon, and pass the recipe along to my friends and family! I wonder if my finicky son would also revel in the idea of brushing with mud like your boys do :)

Mercury Fillings
by Alicia on Jun 21, 2012

Hi, I'm extremely excited about your BCTK. We've been transitioning every aspect of our lives to include more natural products. Will the Bentonite Clay breakdown mercury fillings?

Thank you for your wonderful ministry!

    Re: Mercury Fillings
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 21, 2012

    No. The Bentonite will not hurt fillings but it will catch all the loose metals floating in your mouth from the fillings and when you spit it out the harmful metals will go with it!

toothpaste
by Kathi on Jun 21, 2012

Thanks for the recipe! I made it yesterday, was wondering if it needs refrigeration, and how the shelf life was for it. Thanks so much!

    Re: toothpaste
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 21, 2012

    If it is made just like the recipe then it can be refrigerated or you can let it set out!

Bentonite Clay and Silver Fillings
by Donna on Jun 21, 2012

Hi, I'm curious as to whether it it okay to use this toothpaste when you have fillings in your teeth? If the metal leaches from fillings as some claim, will the Bentonite Clay break them down or cause any other issues with them? Also, what about crowns which are lined with metal? I want to make this toothpaste but am concerned as I have a mouth full of fillings and several crowns.

Another question regarding the flavor - if I want to make Spearmint toothpaste, would I leave the cinnamon sticks out or still use them? What would give it the most Spearmint taste? Thank you.

    Re: Bentonite Clay and Silver Fillings
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 21, 2012

    The bentonite clay will not harm crowns or fillings. However, it will catch the loose particles from the crowns and fillings that can cause harm to your body and when you spit the toothpaste out it will get rid of the bad metals as well. For flavor you do not want to take cinnamon out because that is one of the main anti-bacteria's but for more spearmint flavor add some spearmint essential oil once the toothpaste is made.

Toothpaste quantity
by Tara on Jun 21, 2012

I didn't see anywhere on the page on how much toothpaste can be made. Is it like the same as 2 or 5 tubes that you would buy at the drugstore?

Thanks for all of your GREAT products!
I look forward to my next order.

Thanks for your response.
Many Blessings,
Tara

    Re: Toothpaste quantity
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 28, 2013

    One batch should make 2-2 1/2 cups of toothpaste.

nice toothpaste
by Celina Smith on Jun 15, 2012

Hi, thanks for the great recipe! So, nice to have a "Natural" toothpaste, finally! Anyway, my kids cannot get over the salty taste...Is there anything I can do with the batch I already made to tone it down...And with the next batch I assume to just add less salt? thanks so much!

    Re: nice toothpaste
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 21, 2012

    There's probably not much that can be done about the salty flavor since its already made so yes you will probably just want to add less next time. Happy your enjoying it!

Love all you do!
by Jennifer on Jun 13, 2012

After reading about your toothpaste kit, I went about finding something that would work well for our family. I have been using myrrh essential oil, a couple of drops in with bentonite clay for awhile to help draw toxins out of my mouth. I just now made a tooth powder since I prefer powder over paste with bentonite clay, stevia powder, Celtic sea salts, myrrh gum powder, clove essential oil, and cinnamon leaf essential oil. I'm looking forward to it as it tastes so much sweeter than my previous powder!

Reuse of herbs and storage
by Kari Agnew on Jun 10, 2012

Hi...can you reuse the spices for a second batch? Also, does this need to be stored in the fridge or is room temperature fine?
Thanks
Kari

    Re: Reuse of herbs and storage
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 21, 2012

    You can reuse the spices, however, it will not be quite as strong and it may not last since the spices are the anti-bacterial and if they are mostly used up the first time they may not have as much of an effect the second time. The toothpaste can be stored in the fridge or at room temperature.

Mercury Fillings and Titanium implants
by Cesi on Jun 5, 2012

Here is a question that goes along the same lines as the 'braces' question. My husband has mercury fillings and titanium implants. Will they be affected in anyway or will this toothpaste just help get rid of that toxic waste that comes off of them? Thank you! :)

    Re: Mercury Fillings and Titanium implants
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 21, 2012

    The toothpaste will not harm anything! All it will do is help get rid of the toxic waste that comes off of them as you said!

Loving it but wondering...
by Jennifer on Jun 5, 2012

I Had all the stuff and made a batch ... made alot and i was wondering what is the estimated expiration time.
Thanks for the recipie i did add peppermint and it tastes ok too

    Re: Loving it but wondering...
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 21, 2012

    I'm happy you like it! I would suggest that you use it up within six months at least.

Bentonite Toothpaste
by Molly on Jun 2, 2012

I don't have any pre-existing issues with my mouth, but just liked the idea of using a natural toothpaste as opposed to the stuff one gets from the store. For me personally, the need to brush has gone from 2-3 times a day to only once a day (if I brush at night, I don't wake up with a scuzzy disgusting taste in the mouth). The saltiness is a little strange at first, but after a couple of days of truly clean teeth that lasts I don't mind it anymore. Plus the house smelled amazing while making the clove/cinnamon infusion. ;) I'm trying to convince my brother, who has a tendency towards canker sores and mouth infections, to use this instead of storebought toothpaste...we'll see if he actually does or not!

black walnut
by Bethany on May 30, 2012

I was wondering if it would work to add black walnut since it is supposed to fight and heal cavities and rebuild your teeth. If so, should you add it to the tea or mix it in with the clay? Thanks

    Re: black walnut
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 21, 2012

    You could add black walnut but you might want to test it a little first to make sure it won't color your gums.

Toothpaste quantity?
by amy on May 29, 2012

I've becoming very interested in using herbal products lately, and this toothpaste looks amazing! I was wondering if amalgum fillings are considered an absorbable metal? Also, I have a daughter that is allergic to cinnamon. What would be a good substitute? Also, how much toothpaste does this kit make? Thanks so much for all you do!

    Re: Toothpaste quantity?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 21, 2012

    The toothpaste will not harm your fillings it will just help soak up all of the toxic metal that comes off of them. You can just leave the cinnamon out of the mix but you might want to research and find a good anti-bacterial essential oil to add to the toothpaste. This toothpaste kit if made correctly yields 2 1/2 cups of toothpaste. Hope this helps you!

So clean!
by Michele on May 29, 2012

I just whipped up a batch of the homemade organic toothpaste with my daughter and I think it's great! My husband reluctantly tried it and liked it. We both remarked on how clean and smooth our teeth felt. I just used 2 cups of water with over a cup of clay and liked the consistency that way. No more expensive organic toothpastes! Xylitol would be good sweetener to add also since it has proven plaque resistant properties.

Braces
by Carla Thompson on May 28, 2012

This sounds great! I really want to do it. But you were talking about the bentonite clay with metal. My daughter has braces could she use it too?

    Re: Braces
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 21, 2012

    Yes! It is excellent for people to use especially if they have metal in their mouth! The bentonite will help remove all the toxic metals floating around in the mouth from the braces or fillings as well!

Healthy Mouth
by Jess on May 26, 2012

Ok so, I love this kit! It turned out great! I brushed with all last week and I even use a little cayenne pepper in my water pick that I have and my mouth feels wonderful! I wake up in the morning without that awful hairy feeling which dentists tell you is plaque. My gums are a beautiful pink instead of unhealthy red and bleeding. My teeth are becoming more white as well! I also want to say that I poured more water in my pan and brewed the tea a second time and it worked great with some soap and marshmallow root to make my husband shaving cream! :) I love this kit! Thanks so much Bulk Herb Store!

Hooray for healthy mouth!
by Jess on May 26, 2012

Ok so, I love this kit! First off making the strong tea of cinnamon and cloves made my kitchen smell delicious. When I made it I was going for a more paste type feeling so I added a little more water than the directions said. It turned out great! I brushed with all last week and I even use a little cayenne pepper in my water pick that I have and my mouth feels wonderful! I wake up in the morning without that awful hairy feeling which dentists tell you in plaque. My gums are a beautiful pink instead of unhealthy red and bleeding. My teeth are becoming more white as well! I also want to say that I poured more water in my pan and brewed the tea a second time and it worked great with some soap and marshmallow root to make my husband and shaving cream! :) I love this kit! Thanks so much Bulk Herb Store!

Toothpaste, Wow!!
by Adee on May 26, 2012

I have had the clay and have used it effectively for some time now. Recently when I saw your post for toothpaste I decided to try it. I made a very small batch bringing to a boil a couple of cinnamon sticks with less than a cup of water and a couple of cloves (because I know them to be antiseptic) and only mixed in enough clay to get it pasty with a bit of sea salt (didn't feel I needed the stevia). I had been having really bad gum inflammation on one side of my mouth. I am please to say that after only two mornings and two nights the inflammation is down and the pain minimized and my teeth...looking brighter already! The taste without the stevia is barely noticeable but then again, I enjoy the earthy taste for some awkward reason.
I'm sold! I was using an "organic" non fluoridated brand but will be giving that up in lieu of my own homemade version. Thanks a bunch Shoshanna!

Toothpaste question
by Tricia Powell on May 15, 2012

You mentioned that the Bentonite Clay soaks up the metal, what happens if you have existing fillings?

    Re: Toothpaste question
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 21, 2012

    As I have mentioned in most of my previous answers the clay in the toothpaste will not harm the fillings instead it will only help get rid of the metals the fillings lose and that are floating around in your mouth. Enjoy!

Bentonite Clay Toothpaste Rocks!
by Heather on May 13, 2012

This toothpaste is AMAZING! I just made it, and my husband and I tried it, and we LOVE it! Our teeth and mouth feel so clean! Our boys liked it too...they like the fact that they get to brush with "mud" and it's OK! Thank you Shoshanna...MANY Blessings!!

Additional Flavors
by YemiGreg Brown on May 10, 2012

I have not tried the recipe yet and might be jumping the gun. Is it possible to add mint leaves or orange zest to this for added flavors?
Or is the cinnamon enough?
Also exactly how many cinnamon sticks does one need for the recipe, the conversion is killing me.
Thanks and many blessings

    Re: Additional Flavors
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 21, 2012

    You may add other flavors if you would like and as for the cinnamon sticks you need 1 1/2 cups. Not sure how many that is but just guesstimating I would say 10 - 15. Have fun!

    Re: additions for flovors
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 29, 2012

    I love your adventurous creativity! It's nice to see you experimenting with your own flavors. So, yes! I say go for it and try something new. Also, know that exact amounts on the cinnamon sticks are not crucial. I simply poured sticks until they reached the 1.5 line on my measuring cup. Have fun experimenting and feel free to leave your recipe for others on our Sharing Remedies page.

What fun!!
by Shannon on May 9, 2012

I ordered 2 kits and my order arrived lickity-split and correct as usual. I just finished brewing up a quadruple batch so I can share with my family. It was a fun project to do with my kids and the results were great. I just used the toothpaste and my teeth have never felt so smooth. I can't wait to experience all the other benefits. Thank you for such a wonderful product, website and company. I very recently discovered you guys and I have learned so much in the short time as well as helped my family get healthier easily and safely. I keep passing out catalogs and telling others and they are all so pleased as well. Ya'll are a blessing reminding us of God's genius in His creation!!

Awesome Toothpaste!
by Anonymous on May 9, 2012

I have toyed around for a while with trying to make my own toothpaste, usually with pretty yucky results! But I know that store bought toothpaste is not good for your teeth. I was actually browsing the internet looking for some recipes for toothpaste, when I got your newsletter with this recipe in it. GOD IS SO GOOD!

I actually made this from separate ingredients I had purchased from you guys, before you came out with the kit. We now use this toothpaste every day, and my 2 year old tells me every day how tasty it is! I love how fresh and clean my mouth is, and how smooth my teeth feel.

Thank you so much for all the hard work you guys do!

Toothpaste
by Barbara on May 8, 2012

I love it!!! The recipe that was sent with the kit calls for 1 1/2 C water, it made it too thick, so I added a little water. I have very inflamed gums and they bleed a lot, so I will be interested to see how this works, I've only had it 1 day :). It made my teeth feel squeeky clean. Thanks for all you do.
Barbara

Quantity
by Kim on May 6, 2012

Hi. Does this make one batch of toothpaste or is there enough to make multiple batches? Thank you. Love your products!

    Re: Quantity
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 29, 2012

    The quantity depends on how thick you like your toothpaste. It makes between 3/4 - 1 1/2 of a pint (small glass mason jar).

Absolutely Awesome Toothpaste!
by Amanda Wentz on May 6, 2012

I am so happy that our family of 7 ran out of store bought toothpaste today & I just happened to have all ingredients on hand to make the Bentonite Clay Toothpaste. So we made it (was so easy) & our teeth look like we all had a teeth cleaning today at the dentist! Also, my mom was over & cleaned her false teeth with it (after seeing our pretty white teeth, she had to try it) her false teeth looked new again! Now she wants some of her own! Great recipe, wonderful toothpaste!

toothpaste
by terri on May 5, 2012

i LOVE LOVE this toothpaste!!! i made just a half of a batch and it will last for some time - 2 months at least i would estimate. There's not much flavor but you breathe in the cloves and cinnamon. its very clay like (obviously) but has a truer consistency to typical toothpaste than other recipes I've tried using coconut oil as a base. Its perfect to use bentonite clay as it pulls out toxins from the body. But the best part is that my teeth have never felt cleaner. Try this one, everyone!

Sensitivity?
by Anonymous on May 5, 2012

I have very sensitive teeth. I always have and then about a year ago I had some work done to them (new crowns ans such) and they were worse than ever. When I told my dentist I wanted to try a natural toothpaste, they told me to stay away from the baking soda because it will open the places that are so senstive back up. Is this true? If so, can I make it without? And does the clay do the same thing? I really, truly want to go all natural with this but I am kinda scared. Thanks for any advice!
~Amanda

    Re: Sensitivity?
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 29, 2012

    For those of you with sensitive teeth and gums, I would recommend not using salt and using only half as much baking powder the first time you make it. Use it for a couple of weeks and see how you feel. If your gums are still feeling sensitive, remove all the baking soda. If your teeth are feeling good add the rest of the baking soda and salt. Experiment to find what is best for you. This will heal your gums and it will strengthen your teeth more than any sugar or glycerin filled toothpaste ever could. The bentonite clay is adding the minerals back into your teeth for a natura, whiter smile!

Toothpaste and Braces
by Sarah on May 5, 2012

We love using the toothpaste, especially my daughter. A question...she has braces, does this pose a problem? Metal braces mixed with Bentonite Clay?
Thank you very much!

    Re: Toothpaste and Braces
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 30, 2012


    Thank you for your question on our new Bentonite Clay Toothpaste Kit at the Bulk Herb Store. Although your daughters braces are metal, the Bentonite Clay Toothpaste will do nothing to harm them or break them down. However, if there are any loose metal toxicities already floating around in her mouth due to her braces or other surrounding factors, the Bentonite will productively absorb them, so they can be spit out into the sink, instead of building up in our bodies. I hope that answered your question, and please feel free to let me know if there is anything else I can do for you! Have a great day!

Bentonite Clay Toothpaste
by Lanita on May 5, 2012

I saw your recipe for the Betonite clay toothpaste last week. I checked my pantry and discovered that I had all the ingredients, so I decided to give it a try. For the past 4 years I have been using just baking soda, salt and essential oils as my toothpaste. As I read each ingredient in your toothpaste and the reason for each one, I thought it sounded like a healthy choice. My daughters and I have really loved it. Our teeth and gums feel so much cleaner and our breath is sweeter too. Thank you so much for this recipe.

How much does this make?
by Melissa on May 4, 2012

Can you tell me how many ounces this recipe makes and how many batches I can expect to get out of purchasing one kit?

Bentonite toothpaste
by Donna on May 4, 2012

Looks interesting! How to you and your family get it out of the glass jar and onto the toothbrush?

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