Updated: Jul 5
Make your own toothpaste and mouthwash – what a great way to green your household even more! I’ve recently stopped using toothpaste and made the switch to tooth powder. I’ve tried two different kinds now and am quite enjoying the healthy feeling it gives my teeth and gums. In lieu of that, I thought I would find some easy oral care recipes for you to make at home. Read on, my lovelies!
Toothpowder is really not hard to make and tastes GREAT!
4 tbsp bentonite clay
1 tbsp Bicarbonate of Soda (optional – I chose to leave this out and it still works brilliantly!)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp- 1tbsp clove (to taste)
1 tbsp xylitol
3 tbsp calcium and magnesium tablets crushed into powder
This is my favourite way to make toothpaste so far! My family used this toothpowder for a year now and we love it.
Mix all ingredients together and use! You can adjust how much xylitol and clove/cinnamon to add to your taste. Tastes really yummy.
Mint Toothpaste Recipe
6 teaspoons baking soda
1/3 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons glycerine
15 drops peppermint or wintergreen extract
Directions: Another effective recipe to make your own toothpaste! Mix thoroughly. Should be a toothpaste consistency. Store in a container. You will be surprised at how fresh your mouth feels.
Lemon Mouthwash Recipe
3/4 cup vodka
20 drops lemon essential oil
1 1/4 cup distilled water
30 drops bergamot essential oil
Directions: Combine the vodka with the essential oils in a bottle, shake well then allow to sit for 1 week. Shake once a day. When ready to use it, dilute the mix with 3 parts water/ 1 part mixture. Use it as a gargle or mouth rinse. Do Not Drink.
Hydrogen peroxide (a few drops)
Directions: Make a paste by combining the two ingredients. Use this paste on your teeth and also gently rub along your gums two times a week.
Rinse your mouth with cooled tea (mint is a perfect choice.)
So there you have it, some novel ways to clean your mouth using natural ingredients! If its easier to have this at hand when making these oral care products, you can click below for a printable copy.