Homemade Probiotic Toothpaste

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  1. Karis says:

    I brush with bentonite clay (a different recipe), and I like it. Just beware, I understand that coconut oil can leave an oily residue in your sink

  2. Heidi stach says:

    You should never spit coconut oil down any drain. I could clog the drain from build up if it is cold outside. I spit mine in a paper towel and throw in the trash.

  3. Lori says:

    Do you need to refrigerate the toothpaste because of the probiotics?

  4. jennie says:

    I am having trouble clarifying what types of essential oils to use. Do I use regular oils ie: now brand or baking edible essential oils. Please clarify or recommend a brand.

  5. mohammed says:

    I use to chew tobacco and now I have quit but there are lot of red stains on my teeth which I want to remove how do I do tat.

  6. Linda Hedin says:

    Soon I will be interested in the tooth paste……

  7. clint langford says:

    where can you buy the ingredients?

  8. Derya Kucukali says:

    I just purchased Bentonite Clay (Redmond brand) and it says “this product contains trace amounts of clay”. Is this normal?

  9. Sandy says:

    Where do you buy the empty tubes to fill with homemade toothpaste?

  10. Barbara says:

    i would love to know which Brand of EO; you use? Is there a difference in ‘Internal use’ and ‘topical use’ Brands? Thanks, Barbara

  11. Dolly Diaz says:

    I have just been wondering about homemade toothpaste, then I found this. Thank you, Dr. Axe.

  12. Evelyn rios says:

    I would like to try the toothpaste..

  13. Darlena says:

    I don’t understand the concern about coconut oil down the drain. I cook with it, use it as a facial cleanser and moisturizer. I I use it is my smoothies, food, dog food, etc. I have been doing oil pulling for years and have never had a problem. Maybe just running some hot water down the drain will help…….

  14. skw says:

    i use water kefir grain to make my own probiotics. could i use that to replace probiotic from a capsule? it is like a mildly sour carbonated drink.

  15. Aneta says:

    What is that toothbrush on the picture? Thanks

  16. Sam Behr says:

    Hi Dr Axe.
    I am also interested in which Essential Oils to use, especially with regards to Peppermint. I have read a few times to be careful with Peppermint and children. Is this true?
    Many thanks Sam

  17. Denise says:

    Is Benzonite Clay ok to use if you have metal fillings?

  18. Eileen says:

    What is bentonite clay? Where do u get it? & do i have to get a specific type of probiotic capaules? Thx so much for all of your help! Blessings!!

  19. Sharon says:

    does the probiotic help with the bad bacteria that cause bad beath and tooth decay?

  20. Melissa says:

    Hello Dr. Axe,
    I was curious; I currently use Amazing Paste lemon flavor, can I sub the peppermint with the lemon in equal amounts?

  21. Danelle says:

    would this recipe be safe for dogs?

  22. Diana says:

    Love this recipe. Thank you Dr. Axe

  23. Christine F. says:

    Wouldn’t the peppermint oil largely kill the probiotic bacteria in the mixture?

  24. Denny says:

    What are the exact CFU counts in the Live Probiotic…a propriatary blend
    Is vague…..most bacteria are naturally antagonistic, and battle each other inside the capsule causing die off

    How is potency guaranteed if not shipped cold

    Research has shown Sachromyces Boulardi as a yeast producer

    Why use FOS which is a sugar and can feed both good and bad bacteria

    Why are pourous plastic bottles used…..glass would protect bacteria from light, heat , and moisture

  25. Johna says:

    Someone mentioned that clay should be spaced out from supplements and probiotics. Couldn’t the clay ruin the effects of the probiotic?

  26. faith says:

    Is this safe for children?

  27. Fqres says:

    Doas floride contained in this recipe ?!

  28. Julian says:

    The label on the recommended bentonite clay has a warning on trace amounts of lead in the clay which is known to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm. Do you take this into account before consumption? What’s your take on the warning on the label?

  29. Michelle says:

    I’ve read on other blogs that in using bentonite clay you shouldn’t use a metal spoon to mix up any ingredients because the clay would then absorb the metal and diminish the benefits of the clay. Do you agree with that?