Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Homemade Tooth Powder

Here is an easy homemade recipe to use for brushing your teeth. It is inexpensive and has no fluoride..


CrystalÂ’s Tooth Powder

¼ to 1/3 cup baking soda

½ tsp. To 2 tsp. Myrrh – this is an acquired   taste. I would really recommend that you start out with a very small amount and increase as you get use to itsÂ’ taste (remember the name means “bitter”) But this is what gives your tooth powder itsÂ’ disinfectant, antiseptic properties.

3 to 5 drops of peppermint essential oil

1 to 2 drops Anise essential oil – both of these can be adjusted to fit your own tastes. Some of my kids prefer it to have more peppermint taste, but some love the Anise taste (somewhat licorice )

Dash of salt – I use RealSalt or sea salt

Mix all ingredients together and store in a covered container (I use a Rubbermaid plastic container) in the bathroom.

When I make toothpowder I just mix things together without measuring. I will attempt to give you approx. measuring amounts so you can play around with it and see what suits your tastes.

Friday, December 23, 2005