How To Make Tooth Powder – Easy DIY Recipe

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Why in the world would you want to make your own toothpaste or tooth powder? It’s not like you already have a million things to do! Right?

Well, trust me, this is well worth your time. This is a simple, cost effective way to care for you and your families teeth!

Here are 4 SIMPLE reasons why I stopped using commercial toothpaste years ago and started making my own or buying natural stuff.

Have you ever looked into what is in your toothpaste?  Here is a quick little post that is a great read about what is actually in commercial toothpaste.  Makes you think twice about what you put in  your mouth two or three times a day!

With just 4 simple ingredients, you can make a batch of tooth powder up for under $2.00.
If you have ever purchased or checked into NATURAL toothpastes, they are not cheap.  Worth it if you can’t make your own, but why not Do It Yourself and save money?
Tom’s Natural toothpaste runs around $5.00- $6.00.
Redmond EarthPaste is $7.99 plus shipping.  (good product, but make your own for a lot less).

You can whip a batch of this up in only 5 minutes!!!

This makes your teeth feel squeaky clean, like you have just had your teeth cleaned by the dentist.

I posted about this back in 2014, so it has been a while. Well, today I ran out of my tooth powder and decided to while I was whipping up a batch I might as well video it to show you how simple it is. So here it is.


tooth powder ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
  • 1/3 cup Redmond Clay or Bentonite Clay
  • 2 teaspoons Redmond Sea Salt or Sea Salt  ( I like Redmond Salt)
  • 10-20 drops of essential oils of your choice
1/3 cup Redmond or Bentonite Clay

What are the benefits for brushing with tooth powder?

Bentonite clay has the ability to bind to heavy metals and toxins as well as to provide minerals. Redmond or Bentonite Clay is great to help the body detox and whiten and remineralize teeth. I buy the Redmond Clay bulk in a six pound bucket. We use it quite a bit for other things too. It also comes in a 24 oz. jar, if you are not planning on using a lot of it.


2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
The major benefits of brushing with baking soda are its teeth whitening and plaque removal properties, as well as its affordability relative to other commercially available teeth whiteners. Brushing with baking soda removes plaque deposits from teeth that contribute to tooth decay.
2 Teaspoons Real Salt or Sea Salt
Salt is known to sooth inflamed gums and help prevent bacterial growth, which is a big cause of bad breath. We use the REAL salt for cooking as well because it has the minerals left in it.

Adding Essential Oils

10-20 Drops Essential Oil
I like to use a mix of Peppermint oil and Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca). Tea Tree oil is great to protect against environmental and seasonal threats.
Experiment and try other essential oils. Mix a few oils to make a flavorful blend. Make sure the oils are safe for internal use and good quality therapeutic grade oils. Some other oils you may try are lemon, spearmint, cassia and wild orange.


Mix well using a whisk.
Using a funnel, pour tooth powder into a glass container. 

I like to use a simple, recycled “better than bullion jar”.

If you have several flavors in the same bathroom, you may want to label them as they will look the same.

Wet your toothbrush and dip it into the jar of tooth powder. Brush and enjoy the freshness and clean teeth feeling you get after having your teeth cleaned at the dentist.
We make one for each person in the family so we’re not spreading germs and we choose our flavor.

You can find this recipe in my Alternative Remedies for the Body, Mind & Spirit Booklet. This booklet is a great collection of tried and tested alternative remedies that really work!

I used to have this booklet available in my site store, but I don’t at the moment. If you are interested in it, send me a note.
tooth powder
Prep Time
10 mins

A great tasting, non-toxic way to clean your teeth. Only 4 ingredients and very cost effective.

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  • 2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
  • 1/3 cup Redmond Clay or Bentonite Clay
  • 2 teaspoons Redmond Sea Salt or Sea Salt  I like Redmond Salt
  • 10-20 drops essential oil
  1. Mix well using a whisk.
  2. Using a funnel, pour tooth powder into a glass container.
  3. If you have several flavors in the same bathroom, you may want to label them as they will look the same.
Recipe Notes

Either dip your toothbrush in a jar of tooth powder or use this spiffy oil & vinegar jar for easy dispensing.

Cheers to a non-toxic mouth!


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  • LavanyaJuly 24, 2014 - 10:07 am

    I was looking for articles on dental care India and I came across yours inspiring read.ReplyCancel

  • siaFebruary 24, 2015 - 5:31 am

    “Amazing ideas for Dental Implants India … These idea definitely helped a lot for making home made tooth powder”ReplyCancel

  • KelliJanuary 10, 2020 - 6:29 am

    This is a great recipe. Very informative. What is the shelf life?ReplyCancel

    • JanJanuary 10, 2020 - 2:08 pm

      Thanks Kelli,
      There is nothing in the tooth powder that will expire. Baking soda will last indefinitely especially if you are not cooking with it. I only make up a single batch at a time, so it doesn’t ever get a chance to sit around too long.

      I hope that was helpful.ReplyCancel

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