Homemade Tooth Powder
Published on March 5th 2016 by Papiya Dutta under DIY
Prepare your own tooth powder at home for healthy gums and teeth. The recipes given below are cheap and offer you respite from the harmful chemicals in commercial tooth powders. That you can add your favorite flavors is an added plus.
1. Natural Remineralizing Tooth Powder
Here is a great recipe that is equally good for adults and babies. Its remineralizing properties that help to regrow enamel make it beneficial for people suffering from cavities.
- 4 tbsp bentonite clay
- 3 tbsp calcium powder
- 2 tbsp powdered mint leaves
- 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tbsp cloves powder
- 1 tbsp Xylitol powder
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- ¾ tsp activated charcoal for teeth whitening (optional; helpful for smokers)
- Essential oils for taste (optional; spearmint, peppermint and cinnamon are good for their antiseptic, anti-bacterial and pain-numbing properties)
- Put all the supplies in a bowl and store in a glass jar with a lid.
- Close the lid and shake well to mix.
The recipe makes about a ¾th cup of tooth powder. Wet your brush before putting it in the tooth powder. It can be used daily.
- If you have sensitive teeth, skip the baking soda.
- You can substitute Xylitol powder with stevia leaf powder
- In case you are suffering from gum problems such as gingivitis or receding gums you can include 2 tbsp myrrh gum powder in the recipe.
- Those who can’t find the clay can replace it with arrowroot powder.
- If you do not like the black color of a charcoal tooth powder need not use it. Just replace the mint leaves with 2 tbsp finely ground dried sage leaves for healthy teeth whitening.
2. How to Make Herbal Neem Tooth Powder
Eliminate bad breath and tooth decay utilizing the cleansing and anti-bacterial qualities of neem with this ayurvedic tooth powder.
- 1 cup organic neem powder
- ¼ cup organic clove powder
- ¼ cup Celtic sea salt
- 10-15 drops of essential oil of your choice
- Mix the neem, clove and sea salt in a clean, dry bowl.
- Add the essential oil. Blend together.
- Store the mixture in a dry glass jar and keep in your bathroom for easy access.
Take a small amount on a dry brush, wet it with a few drops of water and apply on your teeth.
3. DIY Tooth Powder Balls
- 1½ tsp calcium phosphate powder
- ½ tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp bentonite clay
- ⅙ tsp glycerine
- ¼ tsp Xylitol powder for sweetness (optional)
- 10 drops of peppermint essential oil (optional)
- Combine all the dry ingredients together
- Now add the wet ingredients and mix nicely to form a paste.
- With your hand make small balls. The measurements given here should make around 40 tablets.
- Put them on a plate to dry.
Store them in an airtight container. One tablet is enough for one use.
If stored properly, devoid of moisture, the tooth powders can be used within a couple of years. You will love the feel of your squeaky clean teeth after using them.
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