Want to get those humic minerals into the mouth without the mess of powders? Here it is! Original recipe was found with Jerica of sustaincreatandflow.com. I’ve added my own adaptations…and yes, this toothpaste is black in color. Its fault is that does mildly stain clothing and (as you’ll see pictured below) does eventually stain the white bristles of your toothbrush. As its dark, rinsing out the bathroom sink after brushing is a good idea!
My husband and I love this toothpaste! Since he reached 20 years of age, he has had at least one cavity that needs drilling and filling each year. We have been using humic mineral toothpaste for two years. This past winter he had a dental check up and this time, returned triumphant. No cavities formed over the past 12 months! Of course, this is due to more than toothpaste and probably has more to do with dietary changes. I can’t help but think this toothpaste played a part!
Humic Mineral’s Toothpaste
- 1/4 C bentonite clay
- 3 Tbs calcium powder or another 3 Tbs C bentonite clay
- 2 Tbs diatomaceous earth
- 1 Tbs humic minerals
- 1 C water
- 4 cloves
- 1 small cinnamon stick
- 1 Tbs loose-leaf peppermint or use essential oil
- 10-15 essential oil peppermint drops (optional)
- 3-5 stevia extract drops
In a glass bowl, combine powders with wooden spoon.
Place 1 C water in a small pot and add cloves, cinnamon stick and peppermint leaves. Lightly simmer 20-25 minutes and set aside to semi-cool.
When lukewarm, combine 7 Tbs tea liquid with powders. Mix well. This recipes starts out clumpy and because bentonite clay should never come into contact with metal when mixed, it takes a bit of time to mix with a wooden spoon! Add essential oil and stevia drops to take the edge off the paste’s flavor.
If unhappy with consistency, slowly add more bentonite clay or calcium powder, mixing until happy with finished texture.
Place pre-made toothpaste into a baggie and squeeze into a tube for use. Tell the kids its chocolate mint and they’ll get used to the dark color. Use as needed. A little bit goes a long way!