Is oral hygine important to you? Then make your own tooth powder. Yup, it’s easy and inexpensive! Let me show you how simple this tooth powder recipe is to make!
Using simple ingredients, you can put together this tooth powder recipe and flavor in any way you like using your favorite spices and essential oils like this one! The cool part is you can use your own garden herbs to flavor this powder as well! I use this mint from Botanical Interests to flavor my powder… BIG mint lover here. If you haven’t read my post about peppermint oil you can see it here.
I believe mouth care is important and there are simple things you can do to ensure healthy gums and teeth which will provide a beautiful smile and money savings come dentist time!
Simple ingredients, such as bentonite clay and baking soda provide a gentle scrub. IF you’re unfamiliar with bentonite clay – It has the ability to bind and draw out toxins!
According to Dr.Axe:
Bentonite clay benefits your body in several key ways:
It helps to expel toxins and heavy metals.
It has antibacterial properties and fights off various pathogens responsible for disease, such as E. coli and the virus that causes staph infection.
It contains a range of nutrients. Bentonite clay is known to have an abundance of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium.
Here is a step by step tutorial so you can see just how quick and easy this recipe is. I like to put it in a nice container and give as gifts with a recyclable wooden or bamboo toothbrush!
I use this tooth powder in conjunction with an herbal mouth wash rinse that I plan to film in the future. We use soft bristle compostable brushes in our home. No need to tear up your mouth with stiff hard bristles, the powder is what needs to do the job.
Using simple ingredients you can make a healthy and cleansing tooth powder
- 1/4 cup Bentonite Clay
- 3 tbsp Calcium Magnesium Powder
- 1 tbsp Baking Soda
- 2 tbsp Ground Mint optional
- 1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon optional
- 1 tbsp Xylitol (or to taste) optional
- Your Favorite Essential Oil Flavors
Mix all dry ingredients together.
Start by adding 3-5 drops of essential oils to the mix and taste. Add more or reduce as needed.
Store in glass or plastic containers.
That's it! How simple is that?!