4 Tablespoons Natural Escentials Indian Healing Clay otherwise known as Bentonite Clay
3 Tablespoons Calcium Magnesium Powder
1 Tablespoon Baking Soda (optional)
2 Tablespoons Powdered Mint Leaf (optional, or can use essential oil)- Powder in blender, food processor or coffee grinder.
1 tablespoon Cinnamon Powder (or this kind)
1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of Cloves Powder
1 Tablespoon (or more to taste) Xylitol Powder
Essential oils for taste- completely optional but Peppermint, Spearmint and Cinnamon are good.
Mix the ingredients in a bowl or pint size mason jar and store in a small glass jar with a lid. We actually have a separate small glass jar for each family member since we dip our toothbrushes in it. Mix with a spoon or shake to incorporate ingredients. This recipe makes about ¾ cup of tooth powder which lasts us for months. You can adjust the recipe up or down (Use teaspoons instead of tablespoons for smaller amounts).
This will last indefinitely on the counter since there are no liquid ingredients and all of the ingredients naturally discourage bacterial growth. You can customize the powder to your taste and all of the herbal ingredients are optional. Bentonite or baking soda would actually work alone or together as a tooth powder, this one just tastes great. You could also add more cloves, mint and cinnamon for an even more concentrated powder. This type of cinnamon has a higher concentration of beneficial oils and tastes sweeter.
To Use: Wet the toothbrush and dip into the powder. Brush teeth until clean. Rinse with cool water. Can be used daily (or multiple times daily) and is fine for adults and kids.