Homemade Tooth Powder

I’ve been wanting to make homemade tooth powder ever since my friend Ashleigh emailed me a recipe from a blog she follows. We text pretty frequently about our latest projects and goals for home remedies … so when she told me she was interested in making up a batch, I thought I’d try it out too!

What is Tooth Powder Anyway?

I saw this stuff for the first time on the website of a small family run company, whose soap and deodorant we’ve tried and liked.  A lot of people use it in place of toothpaste. But hey, if you have a great toothpaste that you love, why not use both?

It’s exactly what it sounds like … a powder that you use on your teeth. You put a little on your toothbrush, and scrub scrub scrub. 🙂

Mother watching children brushing teeth

The Problem With Toothpaste

Maybe you’ve noticed that it’s difficult to find a toothpaste that’s not loaded with chemicals and toxic ingredients. Yeah … and remember, of all the products you use on a daily basis, this one’s going into your mouth.

Read the ingredients label on just about any toothpaste in the grocery store and you’ll see things like fluoride, glycerine, sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide … and the list goes on. Not to mention dyes and other chemicals that you probably don’t think twice about but have no idea what they are.

Good Toothpaste

My family has a few toothpastes that we really like. There are better brands out there if you search for them. But in the end you’re going to pay a LOT l to keep your family “brushing clean” on a daily basis {especially if your family tends to be on the larger side as mine is 😉 …}.

I’ve been wanting to make homemade tooth powder ever since my friend Ashleigh emailed me a recipe from a blog she follows. We text pretty frequently about our latest projects and goals for home remedies … so when she told me she was interested in making up a batch, I thought I’d try it out too!

And in the end, this tooth powder is pretty incredible stuff. You can prepare a batch at a fraction of the cost of “good” toothpaste + it’s kid friendly {despite all the AMAZING ingredients that don’t sound very tasty in and of themselves} and not at all offensive. Peppermint leaf, cinnamon, clove, and powdered stevia herb give this recipe a pleasant taste.

Ingredients like Bentonite Clay and Activated Charcoal are cleansing and detoxifying and help to whiten and brighten the teeth plus fight gum disease. Salt helps to remineralize the teeth. Herbs and spices add flavor while supporting oral health and preventing infection.

This recipe is safe for littles as well. If they swallow, no worries! 😀

Homemade Tooth Powder

Adapted from the recipe by Mommypotamus

A little goes a long way!

Store in glass jars with lids and apply a little to a wet toothbrush before brushing.

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