My Favorite Remineralizing Tooth Powder
Updated: Feb 15
This is an easy recipe you can make at home! This recipe is my favorite tooth powder recipe so far and has helped me a ton! I hope you'll like it too!
Why I Started Using This Tooth Powder
I was sick for so many years with countless surgeries and procedures that it not only had my body in a cycle of pain and degeneration, but my teeth as well. I had so many complications from all my medical woes that it led to gum loss/recession, inflammation and constant pain. It was actually painful enough that I was having to take anti-inflammatory medicine for the pain almost every day.
Being the researcher and natural remedy connoisseur that I am, I took to researching anything I could get my hands on for a possible solution that didn't include medicine. I tried all the typical treatments and toothpastes that were supposed to help people with issues like mine, but nothing helped even a little bit.
That's when I discovered a concept known as remineralization.
Remineralization occurs when vital minerals—like calcium—bond to the teeth to fill in the weakened areas of enamel. This process isn't something that is a "one and done" event because the effects are temporary if you don't keep it up. It's like putting up a barrier of protection for your teeth. If you take the barrier down, down comes the added protection. This was a finding that changed everything.
After trying out several different natural "remineralizing" recipes I discovered, I began experimenting with my own concoctions until I found a mixture that worked best for me. I never thought I'd like the powder over the paste but it's so convenient and much easier to make. It leaves my teeth so clean and my mouth so refreshed!
I started to notice that after a week or so of using this powder, my teeth were less sensitive. After a few weeks (maybe less I can't remember!), I had so much relief that I was able to stop taking the medicine for my teeth completely!
I've also been out of town from time to time and forgot my tooth powder and by the time I got back home my teeth were so much more sensitive it was hard for me to eat or drink anything. Then, when I resumed my regiment, it got better! I've been using it ever since! I think it's been at least 6-7 years now at this point.
Okay! Let's get to the good stuff.
Remineralizing Tooth Powder Recipe:
3/4 cup Calcium Carbonate
1/4 cup Baking Soda (aluminum free;)
1/4 cup Bentonite Clay Powder (food grade)
1/4-1/2 cup Xylitol Powder (depending on how sweet you like it)
2 tbsp Ceylon Cinnamon Powder
1 tbsp Clove Powder (finely ground)
20 drops Trace Mineral Drops (like ConcenTrace)
Optional Essential Oils (pure, chemical-free)
10 drops Myrrh
10 drops Tea Tree
3 drops Peppermint
Products Used in This Mix:
Food-grade bentonite: Click here
For the grocery list I use for this mix (minus the bentonite & essential oils): click here
For the essential oils I use: Click here
Add the calcium carbonate to a clean, glass bowl/container
Add the trace mineral drops (spread them out around the powder, not all in one spot). Then take a fork or spoon and "smoosh" the drops into the powder and stir as you go. If it is still chunky at the end, you can use a powder-type blender to finely grind the mix if you want. I used to use my Ninja blender/mixer to pulse the mix until finely ground. I tend to get lazy at this point and just go with it after the "smooshing";) lol Check out the video for an awesome example of my epic smooshing skills.
If you are using essential oils, repeat the process of adding the drops to the calcium carbonate and "smoosh!"
Next, just add in the rest of the powder ingredients and mix together until well combined.
Put your mix in a glass container with a lid and you are donesies! I like to have a smaller glass container like a small mason jar for my "everyday" brushing and put the rest in a larger mason jar for storing. I like to make a lot at a time, so I usually double the recipe!
I've made this mix with essential oils for the cinnamon and clove, but I love the powder version best. If you'd rather use clove & cinnamon essential oils and leave out the powder alternatives, just do the same thing you did with the other essential oils. Don't use more than 3-4 drops of each since they are very powerful oils.
Make sure you use "cinnamon bark" essential oil from ceylon cinnamon. Cinnamon leaf is different than cinnamon bark. It's also advisable to avoid cassia cinnamon as it can be more toxic.
Cassia contains a substance called "coumarin" and has been known to cause liver damage in some people, especially those who have liver disease. I personally just avoid it altogether, especially with things as potent as essential oils. That's why I stick to ceylon cinnamon.
Directions & Tips for Use:
Dip your brush into the powder mix and begin brushing your teeth. Don't brush super hard, as it already has mild abrasive qualities to get off that plaque... you don't want to damage anything by brushing too hard. I also like to use a soft bristle brush. You can also opt to dampen your brush first if you want, but I just scoop my brush in there dry! lol
This mix is naturally antibacterial/antimicrobial etc so I just dip my brush directly into the powder, and it hasn't gone bad on me yet! bahahah! If that bothers you, you can use a spoon to put it on your brush. You just go right on ahead and do what you wanna do. I won't stop ya. ;)
If you find that you have a little clove left over in your teeth (which can happen if it's not finely ground enough), just save your flossing for afterward. It's really not a big deal. If it bothers you, however, just switch to the essential oil instead!
About the Essential Oils I Use in This Mix:
Clove bud and ceylon cinnamon bark are the two most important essential oils I use if I don't use the powdered versions. They have so many benefits in oral care, so I always use those two at a minimum. Plus, they taste good;) In addition to those two oils or powders, there are some others I like to add if I have them. You don't have to include them at all, but they can add to the overall benefits if you do. If you only do one extra, I'd recommend Myrrh.
Myrrh: This oil is AMAZING for dental care!
*It has properties that support issues like gum swelling, sores, gingivitis, and mouth ulcers and has even been known to help prevent gum disease. My teeth and gums always feel a difference when I add myrrh to my tooth powder. I can't always add this one in due to its higher price tag, but when I have it, I use it!
Tea Tree: helps further aid as an antiseptic agent and even helps fight bad breath
Peppermint: helps fight oral pathogens and freshens breath
Check out the video for some of the benefits of the rest of the ingredients as well!
Warnings & Disclaimers:
About this Mix Specifically:
Cinnamon & clove powder are less concentrated than their oil counterparts, so be extra cautious if using essential oils. Also, these two are especially potent, especially to children. Consult your provider regarding this mix for children or if you have any health issues. Remember, I'm not a doctor. ;)
If you find that cinnamon, clove or any essential oils in this recipe disagree with your system... just eliminate them from the recipe. The recipe is still good without them. If you have a negative reaction of any kind to any of the ingredients in this recipe, discontinue use and seek medical help.
Do not ingest this mix! It's wonderful for your mouth, but you should not swallow it, as it is very concentrated and not intended for eating!
This mix is VERY toxic to animals. Ingredients like xylitol, although generally fine for humans, is very toxic to the systems of dogs and other pets. Please keep it out of reach of children and pets.
I’m also required to tell you that I am not a doctor, dentist or any other medical professional. This is my personal experience on MY health journey over the years, but everyone is different. You should consult your own medical team and do your own research as all our paths are different. Nothing I post in my videos, blogs, social media platforms, websites or anything else I do is meant to treat or diagnose anyone and is not a replacement for your own medical treatment plan. Unless otherwise stated, my recipes are generally intended for adults, as children's systems are different and require different things. Making/using any of the recipes or information I share on my blog, videos, channels, websites or social media platforms is done so at your own risk. I am sharing what has significantly helped me in the hope that it can potentially be of help to others, but I cannot know every issue for every person and therefore cannot possibly know if it will be good for you or not. Please use your own discretion.