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.