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« on: January 23, 2013 08:53:29 AM »

Finally figured one out that works for me, not too salty or abrasive.



10ml (2tsp) Diatomaceous Earth (food grade). ~ rich in silica, gentle polisher.
5ml (1tsp) Bentonite Clay ~ gentle polisher, mineral rich, detoxifying.
10ml (2tsp) Cal/Mag powder 2:1 ratio (this is sold as a drink mix). ~ re-mineralizing.
10ml (2tsp) Baking Soda ~ gentle polisher, bacteria eliminator.
10ml (2tsp) Organic Orange/Lemon Peel Powder. ~ natural whitening agent.
5ml (1tsp) Fine Sea Salt ~ gentle polisher, natural anti-bacterial.
50ml (3Tbsp+1tsp) GMO-free Xylitol (I powdered this in a spice mill first) ~ anti-bacterial, decay prevention, plaque reducer, sweetner.
*optional - 10 drops liquid trace minerals (sprinkle in and mix, if you wish you can run everything in a spice mill to make sure the liquid combines evenly with the powder). ~ re-mineralizing.

Combine all ingredients well and store in an air tight container. Use just a pinch on a wet or dry toothbrush. (Any powdered substance should not be inhaled, take care with that.)

If you would like to flavour your tooth powder you may add a maximum of 20 drops essential oil of your preference. I used a combination of fennel, wintergreen, and cinnamon which is quite nice.

ETA:
-This makes 100ml of dry powder but I've found that bathroom humidity can cause it to clump up so keep just a bit on hand and the rest in an airtight container in a cool, dark spot.
-I've read some reports that the DE and/or clay can cause tooth discolouration with prolonged use. I recommend use of this as a polisher a few times/week alternating with regular toothpaste, plain salt, plain baking power, or simply water on it's own.





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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013 12:04:12 PM »

Awesome! I like that you listed what each ingredient contributes to the mix!
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013 12:54:57 PM »

Thank you for sharing - it sounds really good.
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014 07:56:25 AM »

Great idea! Thanks.

I would just add that DE (Diatomaceous Earth) should not be breathed in so take care when mixing or handling...like, try not to shake the box or jar, before opening it.

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Very cool! Thank you for posting!
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