I’ve seen a few tooth powder recipes out there, and I’m out of tooth paste, so I figured now was a good time to give it a go! I won’t go into all the whys or how making it can be better for remineralizing your teeth because so many other bloggers have done just that (see my list at the bottom of this page). I took a look at their posts and recipes for inspiration, and I ended up with my own little version! I will link those blogs below, as well as why each ingredient is good for a toothpowder. I will say that I prefer to get my powder pretty wet before using it to avoid full granules of salt and baking soda, but otherwise, it’s awesome! I am going to add some peppermint extract later to give it less of a vaguely salty taste, but cinnamon powder seems to be another popular option.
- 1/2 cup baking soda – cleansing teeth via mild abrasion and as an antibacterial; minor whitening
- 1/2 cup xylitol – for taste and to help stabilize the minerals needed for remineralization
- 4 tbsp bentonite clay – cleansing teeth and gums of tartar and bacteria, remineralization
- 2 tbsp calcium carbonate – for remineralization and cleaning off tartar; minor whitening
- 2 tbsp finely ground pink Himalayan salt – for trace minerals and mild abrasion