All-natural tooth powder is an excellent alternative to traditional toothpaste. I know you would never want to give up that blue tube of joy and happiness, but if you are looking to eliminate toxins in your oral health care, this tooth powder is easy to make and tastes great too!
My family has been extremely supportive of all of the changes I’ve made in this last year – from diet to cleaning products to health and beauty products. The rule is that they have to try whatever is “new” and if they hate it, they can go back to using their normal product or food. I don’t want to force my all-natural lifestyle on the boys. They are usually reluctant to try, but they are great sports and normally like the new product.
Color me surprised when Hubby asked me one day, “can you make tooth powder?” Hummm…. let me think on that one for a second. Uh… ok…!!!!
How it’s Made
Tooth powder has been around forever, and there are many different versions. The one I like is super simple and basic:
- 2 TBSP Baking Soda
- 2 TBSP Bentonite Clay Powder
- 1 TBSP Sea Salt or Himala Salt
- 20+ Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- Glass Container
Mix all of the ingredients together. Add more baking soda and essential oil drops to your taste preference.
How to Use
I like to keep a small teaspoon to scoop the tooth powder into the palm of my hand. Wet the toothbrush and dip it into the powder. Brush as normal. You will find that you will need to reapply the powder a couple of times during brushing. This is normal. Rinse and enjoy your sparkly clean teeth!
Why Tooth Powder?
I love using all-natural toothpaste – Toms of Maine is a classic and Revitin Prebiotic Toothpaste is my new favorite! But I wanted to share with you some options when it comes to oral health and hygiene.
Fluoride and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) are found in all of the mainstream toothpastes. Fluoride is one of the most toxic substances known to man, and SLS isn’t far behind. If you have any kind of auto-immune or thyroid disorder, it’s worse. Without reinventing the wheel, you can read more about SLS and fluoride from the experts. And no, you don’t need fluoride to clean your teeth.
Sodium Bicarbonate – One of the most all natural cleaners you can find, Sodium Bicarbonate (aka baking soda) is used to deodorize, sooth, clean, whiten and brighten.
Bentonite Clay – First discovered in France, the largest known source of Bentonite Clay is found in Ft. Benton, Wyoming. Bentonite Clay is known for its ability to draw out toxins from your body, but it also known to have an abundance of healing minerals. (source)
Himalayan Salt – While any course sea salt would work, I prefer Himalayan salt. The course salt in the tooth powder is a gentle abrasive for your teeth and gums but Himalayan salt contains 84 trace minerals and elements. So why not go for the healthier option? (source)
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