After reading this article on what really is in our toothpaste and how harmful it is (even though we have been using Tom’s brand for years) I decided it was time to start making my own toothpaste and tooth powder. I’ve had a few recipes stashed away for a while and had even purchased the ingredients. What was holding me back?! Well, I finally made some and we are totally thrilled with the results. Here is how I made it, from a recipe by the Wellness Mama that I adapted a bit. Bonus: it also remineralizes your teeth.
If you live near a co-op or Whole Foods, you can find all of these ingredients at those stores. If you are having trouble finding the items, they can be ordered online (I have included links to them…in orange)
- 4 Tablespoons Bentonite Clay
- 3 Tablespoons Calcium Magnesium Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
- 1 tablespoon Cinnamon Powder or Mint Oil, for flavor (optional)
- 1 teaspoon Clove Powder (also optional, as it has a very strong flavor). Clove oil is used for tooth pain, so if you have painful teeth the clove might help
- 1-2 Tablespoons Xylitol Powder
Mix ingredients and put into a jar. We each have our own jars because we dip our toothbrushes into the powder. To give the toothpaste a minty flavor we use Orawellness brushing blend drops, which is an essential oil blend that is specially formulated for tooth and gum health. Wet your toothbrush, add a few drops of the oil blend to the brush, dip in the tooth powder and brush away. It’s just that easy.
I also made a paste which was super easy to do….I added coconut oil to the tooth powder until I achieved the desired consistency….same recipe, same jar. My husband prefers paste to powder.
Everyone is happy, and our smiles show it 🙂