HOMEMADE TOOTH POWDER: Our Recipe for a Natural Choice

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Happy day to all!  

A little premise about oral hygiene in ancient time: our ancestors used to clean their teeth with powders made of natural ingredients such ashes of ox hooves, myrrh, powdered and burnt eggshells, pumice. Crushed bones and oyster shells were also added as abrasive, as we know today thanks to numerous archaeological finds.

Nowadays commercial toothpaste contain controversial ingredients that many studies have proven as not beneficial at all for us, despite assumed in small quantity. Among these ingredients we find fluoride, artificial sweeteners and colors, sodium lauryl sulfate (once used to clean floor), tryclosan and propylene glycol.

Here a very effortless way that everyone can experiment, based on the use of clay:

INGREDIENTS

  • Superfine green or white clay 
  • Mint or Tea tree essential oil 
  • Salvia or Mint organic dried powder

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Pour some clay in a small glass jar 
  • Add 1-2 drops of your favorite essential oil (higher doses would harm your gums)
  • Add the organic Salvia or Mint powder (1:10 ratio to clay)
  • Stir accurately the ingredients with a non metallic spoon
  • Rinse your mouth and toothbrush with just water firstly
  • Sprinkle little powder on it, and brush your teeth as usual

At first will feel unusual brush your teeth without foam, but I assure you that I am very happy with the outcome and I haven’t been back to commercial toothpaste ever since. Breath is not as fresh as would be using commercial toothpaste, immediately after having brushed your teeth, but the feeling of clean last longer. After having used this recipe for a while, my gums appear more healthy, and the abrasive action is definitely more effective, resulting in cleaner teeth.