Bentonite clay toothpaste recipe

How To Make Bentonite Clay Toothpaste: Recipe

Bentonite clay toothpaste is quick and easy to make and it’s lovely to use, and if you’re looking for an easy recipe for homemade bentonite clay toothpaste you’re in the right place.

I’ve been a big fan of bentonite clay for a lot of years now. I’ve used it for all sorts of health and bodily applications. Here’s a few examples:

  • Detoxing
  • Skin care
  • Verrucas
  • Bites and stings
  • Boils and pimples
  • Splinters
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach upsets
  • and more…

Warning: Always make sure you buy ‘food grade’ bentonite clay! Some clays are contaminated with heavy metals so it’s really important to make sure it actually says on the packet that it’s food grade if you are going to consume it.

I discovered a few years ago how to use bentonite clay in my oral hygiene routine by making my own bentonite clay toothpaste – or to be more precise, tooth powder – and we’ve used it off and on ever since.

Rather buy your bentonite toothpaste ready made? Check out Redmond Earthpaste

Can Bentonite Clay Be Used As Toothpaste?

I was already a fan as I’d been using bentonite clay internally for a while when I read reviews from people using bentonite clay toothpastes and tooth powders, and even bentonite clay teeth whiteners. So I started to become intrigued by all the great reports and decided to give it a go myself.

As I often tend to do with food recipes, I scoured the net to see what sort of ingredients people were using in their bentonite clay tooth pastes & powders, took what made sense to me, and started experimenting…

What I came up with is super simple to make (it literally takes about 2 minutes) AND it works brilliantly!

Why Brush With Bentonite Clay Toothpaste?

For years hubby and I used a great toothpaste made by a company called Neways. This was a toothpaste that once you tried it ruined you forever!… 

What I mean is it changed my understanding about how clean teeth really feel. Toothpaste this good raises your expectations about what a toothpaste should do, and you don’t ever want to go back to the junk they sell in the supermarkets!

The Neways toothpaste made my teeth feel like glass, and it just got a much better result than any other toothpaste I’d ever used before. Plus it was made from safer ingredients:

  • No fluoride
  • No SLS or SLES
  • No nasties

That stuff is important to me!

So we used that toothpaste for close to 15 years.

Now, naturally I didn’t really have any reason to be looking at using anything else to brush my teeth with. I was more than happy with what I was using.

However in my reading up on bentonite clay and the ways in which other people were using it, I just got curious… And then Neways and their toothpaste disappeared! So that was the reason for the experiment and I became a convert.

Bentonite Clay Tooth Powder Is Amazing!

This simple, healthy tooth powder leaves my mouth feeling fresh and clean, and that’s what it’s supposed to do right? After brushing, my teeth honestly feel like porcelain, and my teeth have gradually gotten whiter as well.


And hubby who has mostly false teeth, loves it too. That surprised him! He was resistant to even try it, and it took me a few days to talk him into it. But as soon as he gave it a go he was hooked. This stuff cleans his plate like nothing else and so he’s a happy man.

Bentonite clay toothpaste

What About Bentonite Clay Toothpaste And Amalgam Fillings?

I did wonder about using bentonite clay toothpaste with amalgam fillings because unfortunately I did have four of those ugly black fillings in my mouth (I’ve now had those removed).  So I searched and searched, but couldn’t find any conclusive answers on this one.

In case you’re not sure what the issue is here, bentonite clay binds metals. And so the assumption is that it will gradually erode amalgam fillings. The other big question then is whether that is a bad thing from the mercury toxicity point of view…

Well the conclusion I ended up coming to was that maybe the clay toothpaste will gradually undermine my fillings, but I was happy to use it anyway. I wasn’t too worried because I wanted to get rid of those fillings, and because the clay binds mercury, I figured it was probably reducing my mercury exposure rather than increasing it. I brush my teeth every day and and so anything bound by the clay was being spat down the sink.

So let’s get on with the recipe…

Bentonite clay toothpaste recipe
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Bentonite Clay Toothpaste (Tooth Powder)

This easy recipe is an effective alternative to commercial toothpastes using bentonite clay
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Keyword: Toothpaste
Author: Sue Woledge
Cost: $3



  • Place all ingredients in a small container, put the lid on and shake well.


To use simply wet toothbrush with water, dip into the powder and brush teeth as normal. Rinse mouth with water after to remove any residual clay.

This amount of powder lasts hubby and I about 2 months.

More On The Benefits Of Bentonite Clay

Taking Bentonite Clay Internally

As you’ve just heard in the video above, taking bentonite clay internally has many benefits, from getting rid of parasites and detoxing heavy metals or radiation, to providing additional minerals to your body.

But if you’re going to take bentonite clay internally, always make sure you buy a food grade bentonite such as the one I’ve linked to below. That way you can be sure it’s not contaminated with heavy metals that may just undo what you’re trying to achieve!

Buy food grade liquid Bentonite Clay

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