Easy DIY Toothpowder



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What would you say if I told you I gave up toothpaste 6 years ago?

You might look at me like I was a crazy person and then try to sneak a peek to see if there were any teeth in my mouth. Or you might back away to avoid the expected bad breath.

Perhaps I should clarify a bit. I didn’t give up brushing my teeth, I just gave up conventional toothpaste.

Most of the ingredients in conventional pastes make me shudder. Even “natural” ones tend to have

Even “natural” ones tend to have glycerin which coats your teeth, preventing them from being able to heal themselves through remineralization.  (Wellness Mama has an excellent article about remineralization.)

I am a DIYer, I was making my own things long before I knew it was the cool thing to do. It all started with my “tooth soap“, and then evolved into making deodorant, lotion, and cleaners.

I always get the itch to create new things so when I saw BHS’s toothpaste recipe featuring bentonite clay a few years ago I knew it was time to experiment again, that is how this easy DIY toothpowder was born.

Head over to Bulk Herb Store to learn how to make your own easy DIY toothpowder

Easy DIY Toothpowder-www.nourishingsimplicity.org



About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. I was wondering is this safe for children, nursing and pregnant women. My children are ages 1-6.

    • Katie Mae Stanley says:

      If you are using it for toddlers or nursing and pregnant, I would suggest sticking with just citrus essential oils and not using peppermint. Research shows that peppermint can dry up your milk supply. You could also leave the essential oils out or use less. It really is a tiny amount, but it always better to err on the side of caution.

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