homemade tooth powder recipes


I posted a toothpaste recipe back in June. It’s my personal favorite, but it’s not the only option. Some people use baking soda by itself, but I have concerns about how abrasive that is for my teeth. You can always opt to leave the baking soda out. There are tooth powders you can make which last a lot longer than a paste. Below are some recipes for tooth powders.

Using a spoon, mix your ingredients really well or blend quickly in a blender or vitamix. Anything grainy should get milled into a fine powder so it’s not harsh or abrasive on your teeth.

For “fine sea salt”, you can use Himalayan salt if that’s your preference. Or, if you don’t like salty toothpaste/powder, you can leave it out altogether. For the clay, some prefer bentonite and some prefer kaolin. They are both non-toxic, mineral rich, detoxifying and affordable, so it all comes down to preference. I’ve seen some claims that kaolin clay is whitening, but I’ve seen more articles about the benefits of bentonite. You can always choose to use both kinds of clay. Arrowroot is much more accessible for some people, so if you can’t get the clay and don’t want to order it on the internet, replace the clay with arrowroot powder.

For some recipes I’ve specified certain essential oils, but you can use your preference in it’s place. Some essential oils to consider are peppermint, cinnamon, clove, orange, lemon, lavender, and bergamot. Remember to use essential oils sparingly. If you’re pregnant, omit them altogether, or talk to a healthcare professional first.
When using clove, it’s numbing, so use it sparingly. Tea tree oil is good for the anti-bacterial benefit.

If you want to make any of these into a paste, it’s easy enough. There are three options. Using either water, virgin coconut oil or vegetable glycerin, add tiny amounts until you reach the desired consistency. Coconut oil is solid at lower temps, so warm it either in a pan or the microwave for just a second, you don’t want to cook the oil, just melt it.

recipe 1:
baking soda all by its lonesome

recipe 2:
4 Tbsp baking soda
2 tsp fine sea salt (you can use a coffee mill if necessary)

recipe 3:
4 Tbsp baking soda
2 tsp fine sea salt
1 Tbsp of powdered orange or lemon zest
1/4 tsp of peppermint or vanilla extract

recipe 4:
2/3 cup baking soda
4 tsp fine sea salt
1/4 tsp peppermint extract (optional)
10 – 15 drops peppermint essential oil

recipe 5:
1/2 cup clay (bentonite or/and kaolin)
2 Tbsp baking soda
6-10 drops peppermint essential oil

recipe 6:
2 Tbsp baking soda
1 Tbsp sea salt
3 Tbsp arrowroot
5 drops essential oil (whatever your preference)
1 tsp of powdered orange zest or lemon zest

recipe 6:
1 Tbsp baking soda
3 Tbsp arrowroot
1/4 tsp peppermint extract (optional)
10 – 15 drops peppermint essential oil

recipe 7:
1/2 cup arrowroot powder
1/4 cup baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
5-10 drops peppermint essential oil

recipe 8:
4 Tbsp (bentonite or/and kaolin)
3 Tbsp calcium carbonate
1 Tbsp baking soda
2 Tbsp dried peppermint leaves
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 Tbsp xylitol powder
10 – 15 drops essential oils

recipe 9:
4 Tbsp clay (bentonite or/and kaolin)
2 Tbsp powdered stevia herb
2 Tbsp dried peppermint leaves
2 Tbsp of dried sage leaves
1 Tbsp of neem powder

recipe 11:
4 Tbsp clay (bentonite or/and kaolin)
1 Tbsp baking soda
1/4 tsp myrrh gum powder
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 part powdered stevia herb
4 drops clove essential oil
4 drops cinnamon essential oil

recipe 10:
4 Tbsp baking soda
4 Tbsp arrowroot powder
2 Tbsp fine sea salt
2 Tbsp fine powdered myrrh, if available (optional)
2 Tbsp xylitol
4 to 6 drops tea tree or lemon essential oil
2 to 4 drops peppermint or lavender essential oil


  1. Dawn Agran July 4, 2013 4:26 pm

    You’re welcome. I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

  2. Marianne July 4, 2013 3:59 pm

    This is a great collection of recipes! Thanks for posting!!


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