This is a favorite recipe in our home! My husband and I are sold on this toothpaste. Since he reached 20 years of age, my man 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 instead of handing out $$$ for drilling, returned triumphant. No cavities formed over the past 12 months!
Please hear me: I don’t claim that this is the magic ingredient to solving dental problems! Your diet has far more to do with that than anything else. But I do believe mineral-rich toothpaste not only feeds our teeth, but as its in our mouth, is also absorbed into our bloodstream. The original recipe was found with Jerica of sustaincreatandflow.com. I’ve adapted to our home, ingredients I’d like to use and our particular taste buds!
Yes, this toothpaste is black in color due to the addition of humic minerals. I first learned of and took this rich source when in the middle of healing from CLD. If you don’t know about the benefits of humic minerals, I’d encourage you to read the post that Katie of wellnessmama.com has a posted encompassing the benefits of fulvic humic minerals!
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!
The down side to this toothpaste is that it does mildly stain if dripped on clothing. Give the article of clothing a few good washings and it should come out. Another thing is that it will build up in your sink much quicker if you fail to rinse the bowl after every brushing. And yes, like normal toothpaste, it does streak and smear if rubbed around.
How does it work with young children? We have yet to find out! I’d love to hear about your experience with it!