How to make a homemade tooth powder, rather than a paste, that helps remineralise teeth using all-natural ingredients like bentonite clay, calcium powder, baking soda, herbs and spices.
I’ve shared how to make a remineralising toothpaste that not only whitened teeth, but could help re-strengthen teeth from the inside-out! However, if you have a septic system at home, or want to take your toothpaste on your travels with you, it may not be the most practical of products… That’s where this tooth powder comes in.
It’s made with only dry ingredients, so lasts indefinitely, and you can take it away with you without any mess occurring from the oils in DIY toothpastes. This super simple homemade tooth powder will not only help keep teeth clean, but may help remineralise them too!
The main ingredient in this tooth powder recipe is bentonite clay, which binds to and draws out heavy metals and toxins – a big plus for the mouth as it’s a gateway for viruses, pathogens and bacteria to enter the body – delivers a hit of minerals, and alkalises the mouth.
The other ingredients used help support oral health, too:
- Baking soda: Helps remove stains.
- Calcium powder: Provides an extra boost of calcium – essential for healthy teeth – plus helps to whiten.
- Ground cloves: Provides antibacterial properties and gives a more pleasant taste to the tooth powder.
- Cinnamon: Antibacterial and also gives a nice taste.
- Sage: Antimicrobial, so can neutralise microbes that promote dental plaque.
- Mint: Soothing on gums, and provides a nice taste to the powder.
Before we get started in learning how to make this remineralising tooth powder – if you like what you’re seeing, subscribe to my email newsletter at the bottom of the page to keep up to date on the latest recipes, DIYs, gardening and health tips I share!!
Homemade Remineralising Tooth Powder
You can sub in ground herbs and spices instead of essential oils. The powder lasts indefinitely on the counter, as there are no liquid ingredients used, and all the ingredients naturally discourage bacterial growth.
- 2 tbsp bentonite clay (do not use metal spoon when mixing because it interacts with the clay)
- 3 tbsp calcium carbonate powder
- 1 tbsp baking soda (omit if you have sensitive teeth)
- 2 tbsp ground mint or 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- 1/2 tsp ground sage or 4 drops sage essential oil
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon or 4 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 1-2 tsp ground cloves or 5 drops clove essential oil
- 1 tbsp xylitol powder
I rarely add xylitol to my recipes but it can help with taste, especially for kids. It’s an antibacterial and neutralises pH, helping to prevent tooth decay.
Using a non-metal spoon, add all the ingredients to a glass jar and mix well to combine.
Wet your toothbrush, dip into the powder, brush well, and rinse.
DIY remineralising tooth powder tutorial
As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. I am not a doctor. All opinions expressed are my own personal thoughts and feelings of the products mentioned. Check with your doctor or health practitioner if you are uncertain about trying out any of the products, recipes or tips mentioned in this post.
Which do you prefer: toothpaste or tooth powder? Have you used a tooth powder before? Share in the comments below.
Lots of love,