Homemade Cinnamon-Myrrh Toothpaste

It has been ages since I posted about our homemade toothpaste, and it has varied a bit over the years. I’ve updated it a bit with some healthy ingredients, and changed the flavor just for fun.

It’s a bit of a combination between my original recipe and Beth & Stephanie’s.

I kept the coconut oil, since it has wonderful antimicrobial properties and the green-colored, unrefined powdered stevia leaf (it lends a sweetness to the toothpaste, safely). I also included the myrrh gum resin powder again, as it is good for your gum health. Instead of a mint version, I used a cinnamon oil, since we all enjoy that flavor (but used less of it than with mint, to avoid irritation; it can be strong!).

Instead of the baking soda, which can be irritating over time (but is a great whitener for short-term use), I used nourishing Redmond Bentonite Clay, which is full of minerals and can remove toxins. The clay is completely edible, and is a staple in our family’s natural medicine kit box.

The clay is pretty tasteless, and it doesn’t really have a texture-feel in the mouth. Everything blends together smoothly. When you use it, the toothpaste doesn’t really foam up like commercial toothpastes, but does leave your teeth feeling clean!

Homemade Cinnamon-Myrrh Toothpaste

1/4 Cup Redmond Bentonite Clay
1/3 Cup Boiling, Distilled Water
1/4 tsp unrefined, Real Salt
2 Tbl. organic, extra-virgin Coconut Oil
Pinch of unrefined, powdered Stevia Leaf (I get mine from Mountain Rose Herbs.)
5-8 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
1/4 tsp Myrrh Gum Resin Powder (also from Mountain Rose Herbs)

Pour clay into a small mixing bowl, and add salt. Pour in the hot water, and combine well with a mixer. Add in myrrh gum powder, cinnamon essential oil, and stevia. Taste a tiny bit to see if you want to add more stevia or essential oil.

Store in a small jar, and apply to your toothbrush with a small “baby” spoon or popsicle stick.

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4 comments to Homemade Cinnamon-Myrrh Toothpaste

  • This reminds me that I still haven’t posted my new toothpaste recipe. I started using clay in mine last summer. I keep forgetting to take a picture of it. 😉 Great idea with the myrrh. I’ve been adding a few drops of essential clove oil.

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    Michele Reply:

    @Katie, Clove oil is a great idea! It would probably be good to have if anyone is dealing with tooth/gum pain, as well as a nice flavor.

    Thanks!
    Michele

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  • Could you add a small amount of baking soda to this recipe? Would it make a positive difference? I know you said it is better short term. If you were to add baking soda to this recipe, how much would you add? and at what point in the recipe? thank you!

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    Michele Reply:

    You could add the baking soda if you really felt you needed it. Check our the link to my original toothpaste recipe for the suggested amounts. :)

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