Tooth powder is a great alternative to toothpaste for cleaning teeth! I must admit, I only discovered tooth powder a few months ago, when wandering around Biome store & fangirling over all their low-waste, all natural, plastic-free products 😉
I have shared a remineralising toothpaste recipe in the past (which many of you seemed to love!), but it can leave a residue on sinks and as there’s coconut oil included in the recipe that might pose an issue if you have a septic system.
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), as well as delivers a hit of minerals and alkalises the mouth.
Remineralising tooth powder made with all-natural ingredients.
I sometimes take bentonite clay internally (by mixing it with some water, kinda like a supplement), to help with removing toxins and heavy metals in my body, and it also contains silica, calcium, and magnesium which are all really nourishing for teeth.
The other ingredients used in this recipe help support oral health, too:
- Baking soda – helps remove stains.
- Calcium powder – provides an extra boost calcium (essential mineral for healthy teeth) and also helps to whiten.
- Ground cloves – provides antibacterial properties and gives the tooth powder a more pleasant taste (rather than the taste of clay/mud).
- Cinnamon – another antibacterial agent (helping discourage bacterial growth in the mouth), and also gives the tooth powder a nice taste.
- Mint – is soothing on the gums, and provides a nice taste to the powder.
- Xylitol – this ingredient is optional (I don’t often use it), it adds a sweet taste to the powder.
It’s rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, and silica, all great for nourishing teeth!
Tooth Powder Recipe
This tooth powder is quicker and easier to make than the toothpaste, and you can sub in ground herbs and spices instead of essential oils, which is a great money saver! The powder lasts indefinitely on the counter as there are no liquid ingredients and all of the ingredients used naturally discourage bacterial growth. Also! Feel free to add more cloves, mint and/or cinnamon to the mix for s stronger taste and more concentrated powder.
- 2 tbsp dried mint leaf (or a few drops peppermint essential oil, optional)
- 1/4 cup bentonite clay
- 3 tbsp calcium carbonate powder
- 1 tbsp baking soda (optional)
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1-3 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tbsp xylitol powder (or more to taste, optional)
- essential oils (like peppermint, spearmint, or cinnamon, optional)
- If using the mint leaf, make it into a powder using your food processor, blender, or coffee grinder. Skip this step if using peppermint essential oil.
- Once powdered, mix all ingredients together in a bowl, then store in a small glass jar with a lid.
- To use: wet toothbrush, dip into powder, brush, and rinse.
To use, lightly dampen your toothbrush, dip it in the powder, brush, rinse, and viola!!
Note: You can use just the bentonite clay or baking soda on their own or together as a tooth powder (as another alternative).
This recipe was originally from Wellness Mama.
For a live run-through tutorial of how to make this powder, see my video tutorial below:
Which do you prefer; toothpaste or tooth powder? Have you used a tooth powder before? Share your recipe below! We love getting your suggestions on recipes to try!
Lots of love,