The usual tube of toothpaste presents many hazards. Sodium lauryl sulfate is irritating to gums, fluoride is NOT all it’s cracked up to be (and quite a challenge for the body to handle in large amounts), artificial colors/flavors, unpronounce-able chemicals and some toothpaste contains sugar (?!).
Try these recipes for Tooth Powder! They’re cheap and will make you feel quite exotic:
- 3 parts Baking Soda
- 1 part course grind sea salt (Real Salt or Celtic Sea Salt)
- Optional: montmorillonite (french) clay (helps scrub and reduce stains)
- Clove essential oil: gum healing properties
- Tea tree oil: germ-killing
- Myrr powder: germs-killing
- Essential oils: peppermint, cinnamon, fennel, basil… anything you like
SAMPLE DIRECTIONS (your method and ingredients will vary according to your unique tastes)
- Fill a jar 3/4 of the way full with baking soda.
- Add salt to almost fill the jar.
- Add a half teaspoon of clay (optional).
- Pour into a larger jar, add 8 drops cloves and 3-5 drops tea tree.
-4 parts bentonite clay
-1 part baking soda
-1/2 part myrrh gum powder
-1/2 part ground cloves
-1/2 part ground stevia
-essential oils of cloves and cinnamon
1. Add all ingredients to a mason jar. Tightly close the lid and shake jar until well combined.
2. To use, apply a small amount of tooth powder to your tooth brush with a spoon and brush as you normally would.