I’m really excited to share this recipe with you today! My family and I got on the DIY tooth powder train when I panicked and thought my kiddos were getting cavities (despite my obsessive dental hygiene habits). It turns out it was just a couple stains from a liquid iron supplement they were on for a bit, but at the same time my son was getting sore gums and I was noticing trouble spots in his mouth. Also at this same time, my entire family was having insurance issues and unable to visit a dentist for regular cleanings. Now, before I continue with this story, I want to say I fully advocate for regular dentist visits. I had the most wonderful dentist growing up and take my own children regularly now. I ALSO believe our bodies are designed to heal themselves, and do not believe teeth are an exception to that rule. Meaning, our TEETH are also designed to heal. What?! RADICAL I know.
So, I researched the concept of a remineralizing tooth powder and decided to make my own. More budget friendly and I could customize it that way. I played around with the recipe until I was satisfied with performance and results, and, I have to tell you, THIS STUFF IS AMAZING. My kids even love it. I know some people use stevia but I chose not to. I truly have been amazed at the results. I don’t have before and after pictures, because #momlife, but my entire family are amazed at how much whiter, and HEALTHIER, our teeth and mouths are! I dare you to use this and not see an incredible difference! It is VERY important to use glass and NOT anything metal or porous to make and store this powder! Bentonite clay has super absorbing powers and you want it to absorb stains from your teeth, not something from it’s storage container. 😉
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons calcium powder
1-2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon activated charcoal powder
1/4 tsp ancient fine sea salt
5 drops thieves essential oil (or similar oil blend, thieves contains Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils)
2 drops peppermint essential oil
Put all ingredients in a glass jar and shake baby shake! You might need to break up some of the oil clumps with a spoon. EDITED TO ADD: do not store in metal or porous containers, but if you put the powder through a small fine sieve with a spoon the oil clumps will magically blend in!
Wet your toothbrush lightly and dip into powder, gently tapping off excess. Brush, rinse, and spit as usual! Even my kiddos love it, I hope you do too! <3
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