Make homemade toothpowder as an alternative to commercial toothpastes that contain synthetic chemicals and unhealthy sweeteners.

I was pleasantly surprised by the results when I made this homemade toothpowder recipe. The ingredients are inexpensive, it took less than a minute to put together, and I have enough to last me a long time. Best of all, though, I love how it makes my teeth feel- truly clean.

Homemade Toothpowder | Healthy Green Kitchen

Basic Toothpowder Recipe

Ingredients:

*2 parts baking soda
*1 part high quality, all natural salt (such as is Celtic salt or Himalayan salt). Make sure to use a finely ground (not coarse) salt so that it does not damage your enamel)

Directions:

I used 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup of salt. It seemed so plain so I tossed in some ground cinnamon (about 1/2 tsp.), but you could add some peppermint or spearmint essential oil for flavor instead (start with 2-4 drops and add more to taste- I'm going to buy some and add it). Cinnamon essential oil can be used instead of ground cinnamon, as well.

To use, wet your toothbrush and dip it in the toothpowder. If it tastes way too salty, add a bit more baking soda. Brush as usual and you will see how smooth and healthy your teeth feel!

In order to turn it into healthy homemade toothpaste, you can add several tablespoons of vegetable glycerin or liquified coconut oil. Add the liquid slowly and mix well until you get the consistency you desire. (Note that I haven't tried this because I like the toothpowder just fine).

Store your toothpowder or toothpaste in an airtight container in your bathroom. It lasts indefinitely.

 

6 Comments

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    Redhead — January 8, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

    If using essential oils, you want to make sure you store the toothpowder in a dark colored glass jar to protect the oils from breaking down and becoming less effective.

    • Winnie replied: — January 13th, 2013 @ 6:46 pm

      Thanks for this…great advice!

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    Sarah Crowder — July 19, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

    I plan to try this! We use a natural toothpaste and I like the taste better than the super sweet stuff but it doesn’t leave my teeth feeling as clean.

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    Monique Carpentier (Quebec, Canada) — July 23, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    I would keep away from baking soda as, contrary to salt, it does take away the natural shine on your teeth.

    As it is strong enough to melt away rust and dirt like as few household cleaners, I am tempted to say that salt melts away leaving no particles, but baking soda is an abrasive product, is not gentle enough, damaging your teeth.

    I’m aware that some toothpaste contain baking soda but in minimal quantity, a larger amount could be harmfull for your teeth, although it is perfect for dentures. I hold this information from almost 25 years back and believe it is still correct. Better, a dentist would advise soundly.
    I spend relaxing moments going through your blog and delect in a lazy way all your recipies . Long life to you “sweets” alcove. Thank you.

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    Carly — September 6, 2013 @ 11:20 am

    I can concur with above poster. I used baking soda to brush my teeth for years when they got dingy. But it eroded my shine and enamel making my teeth yellow when I did not use it. It is very abrasive and damaging to teeth. What really cleans teeth and makes them white is activated charcoal which also pulls toxins out of teeth and mouth and will,over time, even dissolve any built-up tartar. :)