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to Make Your Own Toothpaste and Other Oral Care Products
Last updated on April 26, 2011 at 12:00 am EDT by in5d Alternative News
Are you tired of
fluoridated toothpaste? Learn how to make your own, fluoride free
toothpaste right at home!
by Celin Childs
Toothbrushes and toothpaste haven’t always been around. Before there
was dental floss people had to rely on natural entities in order to
keep their pearly whites their whitest. Today many people use
alternative methods of keeping their teeth clean. Natural remedies for
tooth cleaning has been around for centuries and some of them are still
being used today.
I have made a list a quick in home tooth care options. You will be
surprised how many useful tools you can find around the house that will
make your mouth and smile happy.
Baking Soda is a natural substance that is used for household cleaning.
This substance is often times found in toothpaste for extensive teeth
cleaning. If you want to make an excellent toothpaste than baking soda
is definitely a must have. Baking soda helps to freshen your breath as
well as kill germs.
Good ‘O Tooth Powder
2 Tbsp dried lemon or orange rind
1/4 cup baking soda
2 Tsp salt
Place rinds in food processor or blender, grind until peel becomes a
fine powder. Add baking soda and salt then process a few seconds more
until you have a fine powder. Store in an airtight jar or bottle for
best results and lengthened use. Proceed to brush your teeth by dipping
moistened toothbrush into mixture, brush as usual.
1 Tsp of the Old Fashioned Tooth Powder
1/4 Tsp Hydrogen peroxide
Mix into a paste and brush as usual
Food for thought (Hydrogen peroxide is an excellent tooth cleaner as
well. This resource is used as a teeth whitener in many types of
1 Tsp baking soda,
1/4 Tsp hydrogen peroxide
1 drop oil of peppermint
Mix ingredients together to make a paste, apply to toothbrush by
dipping toothbrush into mixture, brush as usual.
Everyone likes to have fresh breath but not all people enjoy chewing
gum or popping a tic tac in their mouth. You will be very surprised at
how a quick piece of fruit or vegetable can freshen up
Fresh parsley can sweeten up your breath in a jiffy.
If you chew on fennel seeds and anise seeds your breath will smell much
Peppermint or spearmint leaves taste wonderful and they will freshen
your breath quickly. You can also drink a delicious cup of peppermint
tea. (This is great after dinners)
If you add one drop of myrrh oil to one cooled cup of tea and then
gargle lie a mouthwash, your breath will be fresher instantly.
Strawberry Flavored Tooth Cleanser
1 Tsp of the above Old Fashioned Tooth Powder
1 Tbsp crushed ripe strawberries
Mix strawberries and powder into a paste and brush as usual.
Lemon Clove Tooth Cleanser
Tiny amount of finely powdered sage
1 ounce of finely powdered myrrh
1 pound powdered arrowroot
3 ounces powdered orrisroot
20 drops oil of lemon
10 drops oil of cloves
12 drops oil of bergamot
Rub oils into the powdered ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Dip your
toothpaste in mixture and began brushing.
2 1/2 cups of mineral or distilled water
1 tsp fresh mint leaves
1tsp rosemary leaves
1 tsp anise seeds
Boil the water, add herbs and seeds, cook for up to 20 minutes. Cool,
strain and use the water as a gargle/mouthwash. Add 1 tsp of tincture
of myrrh as a natural preservative.
God-willing I hope that these simple recipes will be of a great
significance for you. Please use at your own discretion. If any of the
ingredients cause an allergic reaction please discontinue use or do not
use at all.
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