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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Make your own tooth powder



Make your own tooth powder

Don't like the toothpaste you bought over-the-counter? Well, you can make one yourself. 

To get started, you need to first choose an mild abrasive ingredient that helps remove stains, tartar and plaque build up from your teeth. You could choose anything from calcium carbonate to finely ground salt, soda bicarbonate. However, make sure that it is as finely ground as possible, because harsh abrasives can scratch and damage your tooth enamel. 

Orange Tooth Powder 
Ingredients: 
Soda Bicarbonate: 1 cup, Finely ground sea salt: 2 tbsp, Dried orange peel, ground until powdered: 1 tbsp, Peppermint oil: 5 drops 
Method: 
Mix all of your ingredients together until blended thoroughly. Store in an airtight container. 

Cinnamon Tooth Powder 
Ingredients: 
Calcium carbonate: ½ cup, Soda Bicarbonate: ½ cup, Peppermint oil: 10 drops, Cinnamon oil: 5 drops, Finely ground cinnamon: 1 tsp 
Method: 
Mix all of your dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add the oils a few drops at a time, stirring all the while to prevent caking. Store in an airtight container.