DIY : Learn How To Make Your Own Tooth Powder – From the Earth – Medium
I haven’t used store bought toothpaste in several years ever since reading the labels on toothpaste. So I started making my own toothpaste and tooth powder. This recipe uses bentonite clay which binds to toxins. Most commercial toothpastes — even many of the “natural” ones — contain fluoride. Unfortunately, a Harvard study recently linked fluoride to lowered IQ in children, while additional research has associated it with weakened bones, thyroid suppression, lowered metabolic function and dementia.
Bentonite clay — This natural clay has the unique ability to bind to toxins in the body. It is especially useful in eliminating toxins from heavy metals in your mouth, like mercury from mercury fillings. This clay will never bind to any of the beneficial elements in your body. Bentonite clay is also rich in minerals that can nourish teeth and gums.
Baking soda — This ingredient has been a trusted tooth cleanser long before it was added to the tubes you’ll see on store shelves. Baking soda gently polishes teeth and naturally whitens your smile. Baking soda is less abrasive than most commercial toothpastes.
Sage — Sage has been recognized by many cultures for its natural tooth-whitening abilities. Known for its astringent properties, sage is perfect for oral health and whitening discolored teeth.
Sea salt — Pure sea salt is full of tooth-nourishing minerals and is especially helpful in healing irritated gums.
Peppermint essential oil — This essential oil has antibacterial, antiseptic, and pain-relieving properties. Peppermint is beneficial for mouth and gum infections. In addition, it adds a cool, minty fresh flavor to this tooth powder. If you don’t like peppermint you can substitute spearmint to create a different minty twist.
2 tablespoons bentonite clay
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon dried, finely ground sage leaf
1 ½ teaspoons unrefined stevia powder
½ tablespoon pure sea salt
15–20 drops peppermint essential oil
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly with a non-metal spoon. Drip essential oils into the mixture and stir well to combine. Transfer to a small container or jar with a tight fitting lid. Particles of the tooth powder are fine enough that a small squirt bottle can also be used as long as you don’t get the squirt-tip wet, which will cause clogging. To brush with tooth powder, simply dip your toothbrush into the powder, or carefully squirt some onto a wet toothbrush. Brush teeth as usual. Follow with homemade mouthwash if desired. Makes ½ cup of tooth powder.
Note: If using the dip method to get powder onto your toothbrush, you may want to consider giving each family member his/her own container.
Note: Bentonite clay loses its beneficial properties when it comes into contact with metal, so it’s best to use plastic or glass when mixing and storing your tooth powder.