Want to learn how to make toothpaste at home? Continue reading and discover not only one, but seven simple natural toothpaste recipes to make at home.
Teeth health is very important for holistic health, so it is a good idea to learn to prevent dental health problems by mastering the natural approach to dental hygiene. Toothpaste is indispensable in the care of teeth and gums, and that is why we want to show you how to make toothpaste at home, using 100% natural ingredients. We don’t have only one, but seven simple and natural toothpaste recipes that you can choose from for your own necessities. Let’s get to them.
How to Make Toothpaste at Home with Clay
1. Natural Toothpaste Recipe – Antibacterial
Combine 2 parts white clay powder (or bentonite clay) with 1 part mint powder, 0.5 parts thyme powder, and 1 part chamomile powder. To make the herbal powders you can use an electric coffee grinder. Put the powder toothpaste in a sealed jar in the bathroom cabinet. Before use, take a teaspoon of the powder mix and combine it with either a tiny bit of water or a herbal tea (sage, marigold, raspberry leaf, purple loosestrife, etc.) until you obtain a homogeneous paste. Brush thoroughly and rinse with water or tea.
Thyme has powerful antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, chamomile is soothing, and enhances the antibacterial properties of this simple and natural toothpaste recipe, while sage protects the gums and prevents gum bleeding.
2. Natural Toothpaste Recipe – Antiinflammatory & Soothing
Combine 1 part white clay powder (or bentonite clay) with 0.5 parts raspberry leaf powder and kept in a sealed container. To use this powder toothpaste, take an amount equal to a teaspoon of this powder and mix with water until smooth. Then add a drop of peppermint oil and start brushing. Again, you can make the raspberry leaf powder by grinding the dried plant with the help of a coffee grinder.
Raspberry leaf contains large quantities of antioxidants and vitamin E, which enhance its ability to relieve inflammation specific to acne, skin irritations, and eczema, as well as oral irritations. This is why this simple natural toothpaste recipe has amazing anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.
3. Natural Toothpaste Recipe – Antimicrobial and Healing
Moisten the toothbrush in a bit of water, load it with clay powder and add a drop of propolis tincture (30%) on top. Brush your teeth twice a day with this super-simple toothpaste for the best results. Propolis tincture is a broad-spectrum anti-infective and antimicrobial with amazing tissue repair properties. It is also antifungal (against Candida albicans), antiviral (against Herpes simplex virus), analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anesthetic, making it a key ingredient in natural toothpaste recipes.
4. Natural Toothpaste Recipe – Gingivitis and Bad Breath
Combine 1 teaspoon white clay powder with a little bit of chamomile infusion and add 1 drop of essential fennel seed oil. Brush your teeth twice a day with this natural toothpaste to prevent gingivitis naturally and alleviate bad breath. Essential fennel seed oil is oftentimes used as a natural flavoring agent in toothpaste, but few people know that beyond its strong scent, it also helps fight gingivitis and bad breath, making it a key ingredient in natural toothpaste recipes.
5. Natural Toothpaste Recipe – Teeth Whitening and Sore Gums
Add two drops of essential lemon oil to 1 tsp of clay powder and enough water to form a paste. Brush your teeth with this natural toothpaste twice a day for maximum results. This natural toothpaste recipe whitens teeth, refreshes the mouth but, above all, protects and strengthens the gums.
6. Natural Toothpaste Recipe for Gingivitis
Brush your teeth once a day, with a paste made of baking soda, a little bit of fine sea salt, and water. This natural toothpaste removes dental plaque but also neutralizes the bacteria hidden between the teeth and gums. All you have to do is apply this paste using your finger to the inflamed parts of the gum and rub it lightly with a soft toothbrush.
7. Natural Toothpaste Recipe for White Teeth and Healthy Gums
To make this simple yet effective natural toothpaste, combine a tablespoon of natural honey with the juice of half a lemon, a teaspoon of olive oil, and a teaspoon of sea salt. Mix all the ingredients well until you obtain a toothpaste-like consistency. Store it in a small glass jar in your bathroom cabinet. Use this toothpaste once or twice a week for at least three to four weeks to enjoy its healing properties. Do not use it more often, otherwise, the acidity of the lemon juice can damage the natural enamel of the teeth. Lemon juice is a natural teeth whitener, while honey has powerful antibacterial and antibiotic properties.
Natural Tips for Healthy Teeth & Gums
- rub a fresh sage leaf on the sore gum to alleviate soreness.
- rub your gums with a mixture of black forest honey and a grated garlic clove to strengthen and heal the diseased gums.
- chew on fresh garden cress if you have frequent gum bleeds – it strengthens them and stops the bleeding.
- eat an apple a day to disinfect the mouth and strengthen the gums – this is also an excellent remedy against teeth grinding.
- have an apple, a raw carrot, or a little bit of cauliflower before bed, to soothe the jaws.
- heat up a fresh fig, cut it in half and apply it to the sore tooth – it is an ancient Italian remedy for toothache and mouth ulcers.
- crush 2-3 fresh strawberries and vigorously brush your teeth with this paste – it cleans, whitens, and removes stains from teeth.
Most importantly, avoid foods and beverages that are too hot or too cold, as both affect dentin. Sugar and sweets target teeth enamel, hence brush your teeth every time right after eating sweets and floss daily. Even more, use a medium/soft toothbrush if your gums bleed frequently. The natural toothpaste recipes above can help anyone maintain good oral health and reduce the number of harmful chemicals in conventional toothpaste. If you’ve enjoyed reading this article, share it so more people can learn how to make toothpaste at home using only natural ingredients. Stay healthy, naturally!
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