June 3, 2014
With this pregnancy progressing I have tried a lot of different toothpastes since many, especially in the first trimester, made me nauseous. I finally looked up DIY recipes online and modified a couple with what I had in the kitchen and wanted to use for my tooth powder. Just brushed my teeth and have a wonderful fresh breath and my teeth feel squeaky clean. It also increases saliva production, which is beneficial to digestion.
There are many health benefits to the ingredients used in this recipe. Calcium is necessary for development and maintenance of good strong teeth. Magnesium helps neutralize stomach acid and aids with digestion. Potassium helps with tooth sensitivity. Bentonite clay helps with remineralization and detoxication. It also has been linked to hardening and whitening of teeth. Baking soda has been used for many years in commercially prepared toothpastes to clean and whiten teeth. Cardamom has a lot of health benefits including aiding digestion and freshening one’s mouth. Peppermint oil works well to reduce inflammation, tooth pain and freshening of one’s mouth among other benefits.
Here is my recipe:
3 tablets of calcium/magnesium/potassium supplement that I bought and never used.
2 TBS of bentonite clay
1 TBS of non aluminum baking soda
5 cardamom pods
20 drops of pure peppermint essential oil
Crush the calcium/magnesium/potassium tablets into powder. Open the cardamom pods and crush the seeds inside into powder. Combine all powders together and mix. Add peppermint oil and mix again.
I added my ingredients into an old honey container, since I don’t have any small mason jars at home, closed the lid and shook vigorously. Pour a small amount onto your moist toothbrush and brush as usual.
Let me know how you like it!
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