Oct 1, 2013

BEAUTY: Tooth Powder & Mouth Rinse

It's no secret I'm into all things naturale - well as much as they can be.

I eat organic foods, drink filtered water, spend time in the sun (a little too much this past weekend however), and use natural skincare products...

But every now and then, I either can't find a product that I am happy using, or I'm short on cash that week, or have to wait for something to come back in stock. And on top of this (and more my reasoning really) I like to make potions and lotions, mix and measure, producing products and remedies out of individual ingredients. Much like cooking in the kitchen I suppose. Only a little more "witch-y".

So I've got two really easy, quick, inexpensive, and wonderfully simple, natural products that you can make yourself. They're not $50 a pop. They're not made in a lab. And don't come in plastic bottles.

Tooth Powder

This works just like a tooth paste - only it doesn't foam up. I like to use this after my regular toothpaste when I want that sensational clean, akin to porcelain. You could use it everyday but I prefer not too, as a part of me thinks long term use could be too abrasive on your teeth. Other people beg to differ. Anyway, here it is.

2 Tbsp Bicarb Soda (make sure it's aluminium free)
1/2 tsp Organic cinnamon powder
1 tsp Sea/Himilayan salt
3 drops peppermint essential oil
5 drops clove essential oil

1. Sift the bicarb, cinnamon and salt together to remove any lumps. Add essential oils, then sift again.
2. Store in an airtight container
3. To use it, dampen your toothbrush and dip it in the powder, and brush your teeth as usual

Mouth Rinse

Confession here - Listerine was always something I loved. My entire mouth felt so clean after swirling it around and having to spit it out quick smart coz it felt like it was stinging - perhaps a sign right there. Anyway, I've tried natural mouth wash's and to be honest, there is only one I have tried that I love enough to pout in my mouth. A lot of them taste like soap. Ergh. So I made my own

2 cups of filtered water
1 Tbsp Sea/Himilayan salt
4 drops peppermint essential oil
2 drops clove essential oil

1. Put all your ingredients into a jar
2. Shake it all super well and either keep it in that jar, or pour it into something else you're happy to keep in your bathroom
3. Rinse your mouth well after you brush your teeth, swish it around your mouth, and then spit it out

You can also make this one on either peppermint or spearmint tea - double delicious!!

Peppermint oil is great for bad breath and gum infections. Is it antibacterial and help fight of hazardous germs, assisting to keep both teeth and gums in tip top health.

Clove oil is often found in houses that use non-toxic cleaning products as it is the thing to get rid of mould. In your mouth however, it is antifungal, antimicrobial and antiseptic as well as having been used to treat toothaches.

Christie xx

Do you have any natural recipes you use and make at home? I'd love to hear in the comments below.

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  1. Christie:

    I am loving this latest post with the tooth powder recipe. I also adore the idea of a natural mouthwash! Just out of curiosity, have you heard of oil pulling with coconut oil? If you haven't heard of it, you can read about it on the Coconut Magic website, and if you have, I'm wondering if you have thought of using it to keep a healthy mouth healthy!

    1. Hey Anon, Thank you for your comment :) I have heard of oil pulling and to be honest I've never done it long enough for a noticeable effect however whenever I have done it, it has felt very good and with coconut oil in particular (I've used other oils as well), my teeth are always whiter. You might have just prompted me to get back into it! Coconut oil is great inside the mouth as well as it's antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and funnily enough, Coconut Magic is my favourite brand!

      Christie xx

  2. Hi Christie,

    Thank you for sharing your tooth powder and mouthwash recipe, I can't wait to try them! I was just wondering, in the mouthwash is the salt in there as a binder?

    Thanks so much!

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