Why would anyone think about making homemade toothpaste? Or homemade tooth powder?
Well… There are actually many reasons.
Like questionable ingredients in conventional products and the high price tag on natural alternatives. Not to mention, the satisfaction of doing it yourself, and knowing exactly what you're putting in your mouth.
Are you convinced yet? 😉
Recipes for tooth powders and toothpastes abound. Yet sometimes it's hard to know where to begin.
Today I will share a framework for both tooth powder and toothpaste. Simply use the ingredients you already have on hand. And then brush your teeth with your own personal mix in a matter of minutes!
Why These Ingredients?
Baking soda removes plaque and helps to whiten teeth.
Clay cleanses, polishes, and is full of minerals.
Sea salt whitens and is antibacterial.
Neem is cleansing and antibacterial. Note that it can also act as a contraceptive.
Stevia is for sweetness.
Essential oils can be added for flavor. They also have beneficial properties. Although many feel they are safe to ingest, I personally do not.
Coconut oil heals and is also antibacterial. However, it may be too solid for use during the winter.
Dr. Bronner's is a great cleanser if you can stand the taste. Mix it with herbs and oils to avoid the feeling of “washing your mouth out with soap”.
My Own Recipes
Homemade Herbal Tooth Powder and Toothpaste
Base Ingredients (pick 1, 2, or all 3!)
- baking soda
- finely-ground calcium powder buy calcium tablets and grind yourself!
- Kaolin clay or Bentonite clay
Optional Base Ingredients (use what you have!)
Mix together 2 tablespoons of base ingredients with 3 to 4 teaspoons herbs and add-ins.
Store in a container with a shaker lid (spice jars work well for this!).Toothpaste
Stir together 3 tablespoons of base ingredients with 2 to 4 teaspoons herbs and add-ins.
Next, slowly add enough liquid to make a paste, a little at a time.
*Prepare water-based pastes in small batches to reduce the risk of spoilage
My Favorite Homemade Tooth Powder
Mix together and store in a container with a shaker lid. (Spice jars work well for this!)
I also like this combination: 1 1/2 tablespoons clay, 1/2 tablespoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 1 teaspoon sage, and 1 teaspoon peppermint.
My Favorite Homemade Toothpaste
Stir together base ingredients and add-ins.
Then, slowly add liquids, a little at a time, until you get the right consistency.
Do you make your own homemade tooth powder? What about homemade toothpaste? What are your favorite ingredients?
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