Tooth Powder

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:

BASE POWDER:

  • 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)

MEDICINAL BITS

  • Clove essential oil: gum healing properties
  • Tea tree oil: germ-killing
  • Myrr powder: germs-killing

FLAVORINGS:

  • Essential oils: peppermint, cinnamon, fennel, basil… anything you like
  • Stevia

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.
  • Shake!
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-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

Directions

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.

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