If you ever look at ingredients that are in commercial toothpastes, you will find that there are ingredients you can’t pronounce or that are unfamiliar. Some of the ingredients, like glycerin, actually coat your teeth and prevent your teeth from naturally remineralizing. Wouldn’t you like to control what is in your toothpaste?
The nice thing about this recipe is that you can customize your tooth powder to your needs. If you have sensitive teeth, then reduce or eliminate the baking soda and sea salt. If you want a whitening tooth powder, add the activated charcoal (but please note, this will make the tooth powder gray or black).
If you would rather have a paste than a powder, you can always add coconut oil and distilled water until you get the consistency you like.
Note: Bentonite clay, activated charcoal, and stevia powder can all be found online or at a local health food store.
- 3 Tbsp. bentonite clay
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. finely ground sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. activated charcoal (optional; this helps whiten teeth but will turn the powder gray/black)
- 1 tsp. unrefined stevia powder
- 4 drops clove essential oil
- 4 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
- 8–10 drops peppermint essential oil
- Coconut oil and/or distilled water (optional; transforms the powder to a paste)
- 2 oz. Plastic Bottle with Snap-top or 2 oz. Glass Salve Jar
- Mix all ingredients together in a glass dish. Transfer to a 2 oz. Plastic Bottle with Snap-top Cap or a 2 oz. Glass Salve Jar.
- To use, sprinkle powder onto a wet toothbrush, or dip wet toothbrush into powder or paste. Brush teeth as normal.