After having an allergic reaction to the Bentonite clay in the previous tooth powder I experimented with, I decided to go with ingredients I know I’m not allergic to. My friend loves the tooth powder and has had no reactions to it at all. I’ll post that recipe later.
This is a simple recipe. My kids don’t complain about it, which is saying something because they are very picky about certain things. They don’t really like the saltiness of it, but the mineral salt helps to remineralize your teeth.
I decided to experiment using an oil based toothpaste after oil pulling and seeing great results. Oil pulling is tedious though and I found myself making excuses not to do it. This has the benefits of oil pulling and leaves our teeth smooth, shiny, and so clean. I didn’t add baking soda because for me, like many others, I noticed my teeth were getting sensitive and I’ve NEVER had sensitive teeth before. Some say baking soda can be too abrasive and wear down the enamel. We’ve only been using this toothpaste oil for about two weeks, but I can already see the difference in whiteness in our teeth and my son’s gums don’t bleed anymore. His teeth haven’t been sensitive either. I almost can’t wait to go to the dentist to show him.. Almost..
3 TBSP organic expeller pressed unrefined sesame seed oil
4-5 tsp finely ground Xylitol, depending how sweet you want it
3/4 tsp finely ground mineral salt
10-15 drops organic peppermint essential oil, depending on your preference
Grind the salt and Xylitol in a coffee grinder to make into a fine powder.
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until there are no lumps left.
Pour into a one ounce bottle.
Turn upside down and shake well before each use.
You don’t need that much, just enough to lightly coat the bristles on your toothbrush.
Brush like you normally would.
If you spit in the sink, run hot water after so the oil doesn’t stick and clog the drain, otherwise, spit in a can. I haven’t noticed a problem, but just a forewarning in case.
If you are pregnant, use caution with the peppermint essential oil. There is conflicting information on the safety of it. Do your own research and decide for yourself.