Friday, July 3, 2015

DIY Tooth Powder for Tooth Remineralization

I recently experimented with making my own toothpaste to keep my teeth in tip-top condition.

I've been using flouride-free toothpaste for years now. JASON, Auromere, and Desert Essence are a few brands I've been loyal too. However, lately I've felt the need to create something more beneficial for my teeth.

I've been drinking a lot of Apple Cider Vinegar this past month, and while I've noticed tremendous benefits in my body, my teeth have suffered as a result of the acidic nature of ACV. On top of that, I use a lot of lemon juice in my food and drinks, so yea, you get the jist. My teeth have been prettttty sensitive as a result.

I've made tooth powder before, but that was a fail to say the least. While it worked really well, I made the mistake of adding peppermint leaves, which became a hassle to deal with due to them being so flaky. Since then, I've occasionally used plain baking soda, and though it definitely gets the job done, this time around I wanted to make something that would not only clean my teeth but would heal them as well. Plus, it wouldn't hurt to make it taste better than plain baking soda does LOL.

So I did some digging around the internet and came across this post by Mommypotamus. My recipe is highly inspired by hers, so I definitely recommend checking her post out. She also talks about the benefits of some of these ingredients in more detail then I'm going to here.

Here's my recipe (sorry for the lack of accurate measurements):

3 tablespoons Bentonite Clay
1 tablespoon French Green Clay
2 tablespoons Baking Soda (make sure it's aluminum free)
1 tablespoon Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
1 1/2 teaspoon finely ground Himalayan Pink Salt
1 teaspoon Organic Green Tea Matcha
1 Capsule of Pearl Powder
2 Capsules of Activated Charcoal
10 drops of Peppermint Extract/Essential Oil Blend
A couple dashes of Organic Stevia
A dash of Organic Ground Clove
A generous amount of Organic Ceylon Cinnamon
A few dashes of Organic Cardamom
A couple dashes of Organic Turmeric (optional-- it will stain your toothbrush! Whitens teeth though)

I mixed all of the ingredients together and sifted it through a stainless steel strainer to help work out all the clumps from the coconut oil and the extract/essential oil blend. As you can see in the pictures, the consistency is a powder. To use, I pour a small amount in my hand, wet my toothbrush, and pat some on it. I find it works really, really well! I forgot to add a little tea tree oil, but I will next time. So far I am in love with this stuff! The baking soda and activated charcoal help balance the pH from drinking/eating all those acidic things. Plus this works way better then the brands I was using before! I definitely intend to continue making more. I find myself wanting to brush throughout the day just to use it! It's really fun to play around with natural DIY recipes :)

I hope you found this post useful!

x Roze


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