Homemade Probiotic Toothpaste

Homemade Probiotic Toothpaste - Dr.Axe

This homemade probiotic toothpaste recipe is one of my all time favorites! (You can add it to the list of ways to prevent and heal tooth decay naturally.) Not only does it thoroughly clean your teeth, but it also helps to detoxify your mouth and finishes with a cooling sensation! Try it today!

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Homemade Probiotic Toothpaste

Total Time: 2 minutes
Serves: 20


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp bentonite clay
  • 2 capsules of organic probiotics
  • 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • Toothpaste tube


  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Put into rubber tube or sealed glass container
  3. Brush teeth for 2 minutes 2-3x daily

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  1. Karis on

    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 on

    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. jennie on

    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.

  4. mohammed on

    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.

  5. Derya Kucukali on

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

  6. Barbara on

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

  7. Darlena on

    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…….

  8. skw on

    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.

  9. Sam Behr on

    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

  10. Eileen on

    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!!

  11. Melissa on

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

  12. Denny on

    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

  13. Johna on

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

  14. Julian on

    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?

  15. Michelle on

    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?

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