This homemade tooth powder recipe is the answer to your natural toothpaste desires. Read on for the homemade tooth powder recipe that’s easy, natural, and healthy!
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The internet is full of friends, Wildflowers, and I had the pleasure of connecting with Nikki at The Little Farmhouse.
She’s a girl after my own heart; I could tell immediately by her Instagram and her thoughtful, well-written blog posts helping newbies adopt a more healthful life. We are both Laura Ingalls in modern day, basically 🙂
This is Nikki.
When I saw that she made her own homemade tooth powder as a replacement for potentially toxic toothpaste, I asked her to share her recipe for homemade tooth powder with you all. She kindly agreed, and I know you all will enjoy the following recipe.
How To Make Homemade Tooth Powder
I’m Nikki from The Little Farm House, guest posting!
I haven’t used toothpaste in over 9 months! Call me crazy but this tooth powder is magic. When I was switching out my icky filled products in my home I got to my toothpaste, I hit a wall. I wanted something that didn’t contain glycerin, which can prevent remineralization. I found a few brands but they were crazy expensive. I’m all about affordable!
I came across several recipes on Pinterest. I was overwhelmed by all the options you can do! But don’t worry, this recipe is here to help!
I wasn’t sure how this was going to go at first. It took me a few days to get used to it because the texture is of course different from conventional toothpaste. The main difference is it doesn’t foam up like the other toothpaste.
I can say this tooth powder is life changing.
Over the last 9 months I have noticed my teeth are whiter and less sensitive. My mouth just feels cleaner and stays ‘fresher’ longer. It’s hard to put it into words. I always tell people to just try it to get the full experience!
Let’s look at each ingredient and their importance.
Homemade Tooth Powder Ingredients & Their Uses
Bentonite Clay– when this clay gets wet it expands and changes its electrical charge to a negative charge. It becomes like a sponge that can absorb toxins and heavy metals. At the same time it replaces what it takes away with healthy, strengthening, and replenishing minerals such as calcium and magnesium. This is awesome for remineralization (aka rebuilding of the tooth)!
Activated Charcoal– is effective in absorbing plaque. Because it has a negative charge and is super porous it binds to toxins and doesn’t let go, which results in whiter teeth.
Cinnamon– is loaded with antioxidants and works as a highly effective anti-inflammatory agent, so healthy gums! It also has amazing antibacterial, antifungal, an antiviral properties, so no stinky breathe and no cavities!
Turmeric– is another great anti-inflammatory agent that aids in the fight against periodontal disease.
Baking Soda– helps whiten teeth by removing stains. It also contains minerals and is alkaline.
Essential Oils– I (Nikki) use Plant Therapy, DoTERRA, and Young Living. Please do your own research on oils before using them. I like to use peppermint, tea tree, clove, and a protective blend (germ fighter/ OnGuard/ Thieves just depends on what brand you go with).
If you’ve been excited to try essential oils, this is a great recipe to try them with. The Domestic Wildflower suggests DoTerra.
Supplies for Homemade Tooth Powder
- 4 Tablespoons of Bentonite Clay
- 1 teaspoon activated charcoal
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3-5 drops each of the following essential oils: clove, melaluca, OnGuard (protective blend), and peppermint
- Half pint canning jar
Directions for How to Make Homemade Tooth Powder
- Add bentonite clay in the jar.
- Then add your other other powder choices (activated charcoal, baking soda, turmeric, and cinnamon) You can do all or one, whatever you would like!
- Add the essential oils. I add 3-5 drops a piece. You can pick and choose your oils to suit your tastes and needs.
- I normally shake the jar from side to side so the oil drops get covered up. Then I place the cap on and roll and shake it till it looks evenly combined.
- To use I always recommend tapping the water off your tooth brush twice before dipping it in the powder and taking a sip of tap water before brushing. If you don’t have enough moisture in your mouth it will get really dry and no one likes that!
- Brush as normal.
- This little jar lasts me 3-4 months if not longer.
Pro Tip: Once you have the powder made up you can keep it in powder form or to turn it into a paste by adding some filtered water or coconut oil to it. I recommend doing this for the kiddos because accidents tend to happen and you don’t want to try to clean up the fine powder!
Here’s the wooden toothbrush that I love (that my sister always makes fun of me for haha!) to accompany your tooth powder. It’s totally compostable and a great value.
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Happy trails my friends!
Thanks so much to Nikki for this post! I am excited to hear how you all like it!