Here’s a few toothpaste recipes collected from various sources that use easy to find ingredients.
- 2/3 cup baking soda
- 4 tsp fine sea salt(optional – gives paste extra scrubbing power, but is okay to leave out if the taste is too salty)
- 1 – 2 tsp peppermint extract according to taste (or add your favorite flavor – spearmint, cinnamon, orange, etc.)
- water (add to desired consistency)
Native Spice and Herb Tooth Powder
Originally from: American Indian Healing Arts by E. Barrie Kavasch
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt or kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. allspice, powdered or ground fine
- 1/2 tsp. sage, ground fine
In a small glass or ceramic dish, measure and blend together all the ingredients. When mixed well, store in a shallow non metal container with a nonmetal, airtight top.
To use this, sprinkle a pinch of the powder on your wet toothbrush. If you prefer, place a dab of fresh aloe gel on your toothbrush first. Brush as normal.
To use as a mouthwash, stir 1 teaspoon of the mixture into a cup of warm water.
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 2 Tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp dried orange or lemon rind
Grind rinds into a fine powder. Add baking soda and salt and grind into a fine powder. Store in an airtight tin or jar. Dip moistened toothbrush into mixture and brush as usual.