Living Clay Tooth Powder Recipe
8 Tablespoons Dry Powder
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
3 teaspoons Ground Cloves
3 teaspoons Stevia
Peppermint Essential Oil
Mix ingredients well.
Put regular toothpaste on your brush, wet and shake water off. Dip in
the dry powder mix and brush teeth. Feel the smoothness.
This terrific Toothpaste Recipe was sent in by one of our readers. Thank you, Sharon G!
Mix 3 drops of tea tree and
6 drops of peppermint to 2 oz. of hydrated clay, very yummy. I am sure
other combos will work but I think it is a great mix. My teeth and my
gums just feel so clean, and I am sure that my teeth are better off
for it. - Sharon G.
And the following
information is reprinted with permission from the
Eve's Ecopinions Blog
for Babies: Eve’s Tooth Healing Paste Recipe!
I'm sharing this
recipe for Tooth Healing Paste with all the moms in mind, but this
stuff is great for teeth of all ages! Now, I know your time is
limited to I'll get straight to the recipe and then share the
Calcium Bentonite Clay Powder (can be found at most health
food stores or buy the pharmecuetical grade at
both are edible)
Xylitol sweetener (also found at most health food stores or
buy the pharmaceutical grade at
any brand in the food isle is safe)
- 4T purified water
- 4 drops
peppermint extract or peppermint essential oil (omit the
peppermint oil for baby's sensitive taste buds)
Mix the powders
together in a small glass bowl. Drop the peppermint oil into the
water. Slowly add the water into the powders until it forms a paste.
Using glass or wood bowls and utensils is preferred over metal as the
clay is porous and will absorb any leached particles.
Bentonite and Xylitol:
Calcium bentonite clay
has been used for centuries to help detoxify the body. When
consumed, it absorbs toxins in the digestive tract and eliminates
Bentonite clay is used
in this preparation for it's very mild abrasive properties to help
scrub and polish the teeth.
Although not proven
(by anyone but me), the calcium in bentonite clay may help
re-mineralize a tooth with mild decay. Please read more
about my experience with this below.
Xylitol has become
popular in dental preparations recently due cavity fighting
properties. It's effectiveness can be compared to that of fluoride
but without the potentially harmful effects of swallowing fluoride.
Xylitol is totally
edible and is commonly found in sugar free gums and in baked
goods and other foods for those persons with blood sugar issues as
it causes no rise in insulin levels.
Xylitol is a naturally
occurring sugar found in corn cobs.
I developed this simple
recipe for toothpaste after discovering that my 16 month old had a
small cavity on the face of one of his front teeth. I visited the
dentist with concern and he advised me to brush his teeth with a
children's fluoride toothpaste and stop nursing him throughout the
night. Well, I knew I wasn't going to do either of those things, so I
began searching for a toothpaste that my child could safely swallow
but would be effective in protecting his tooth from further decay. I
read the labels of every toothpaste available at the health food store
and they all seemed to have ingredients that I was unfamiliar with.
So, to make due I started brushing his teeth with straight bentonite
clay. I also used this on my teeth and the first time I did, they
seemed whiter and smoother right away. It does, however, taste like
mud. So, after reading up on Xylitol, I added it to the preparation
and a few drops of peppermint oil.. Voila! The best toothpaste ever!
Now, I was beginning to
worry about my son's cavity so I monitored its progression w/ daily
brushing, knowing that he would need that tooth for at least 6 more
years! Then one day I noticed that instead of being brown, his cavity
was turning white again! No kidding! Also, I remember that I would
put a little bit of the paste directly on his cavity after brushing
before bed so that the clay could absorb any bacteria that the Xylitol
was fighting off.
Then one day, we ran out
of toothpaste and I was lazy and started buying some from the store.
After just one tube finished, his cavity was brown again. Of course,
I bought more ingredients and made more toothpaste and we are using it
everyday. He is four years old now and his cavity is almost white
again. I continue to moniter it, although we haven't been back to the
dentist. I'm planning to take us all in the next couple of weeks, so
expect an update!
Oh, P.S. Don't worry if
your kids are like mine and want to brush four times and swallow all
the toothpaste because it tastes good, the clay is good for the
digestive tract and actually prevents some measure of "morning
breath". Again, this is my observation!
Enjoy the recipe! Happy