Green Goddess: Teeth

Long Lunch 29/05/2018
Photo: Lesly Juarez Unsplash

Green Goddess by Wendyl Nissen.

Toothpastes can be full of really nasty chemicals such as triclosan and preservatives.

I love cinnamon tooth powder because it is so easy to make and it really leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean.

Cinnamon Tooth Powder:

  1. Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon of stevia powder.
  2. Put in a jar with a lid and shake up.
  3. To use, dampen your toothbrush with water then stick it in the jar to get a good coating. Scrub away.

Over time you will work out how much you like to use but usually a healthy covering
of the brush will suffice.

Peppermint Tooth Powder:
As above but replace cinnamon with 3 drops of peppermint essential oil.

Lemon Tooth Powder:
As above but use 3 drops of lemon essential oil.

The ‘super’ recipe below has a few drops each of myrrh and clove essential oils
in it, as well as peppermint, which is a stronger essential oil than spearmint.

Clove has long been known to help toothache, but in India they use it for its great antiseptic qualities. It is also good for bad breath. Only use a drop or two, as it is quite strong.

Myrrh has anti-inflammatory and astringent qualities which are good for gum health. Both of these taste foul, so just two drops each is plenty, and the addition of peppermint oil helps keep your mouth tasting fresh.

Super Tooth Powder:

  1. 4 tbsp Wendyl’s Premium baking soda
  2. 1/4 tsp stevia powder
  3. 8 drops peppermint essential oil
  4. 2 drops myrrh essential oil
  5. 2 drops clove essential oil

Shake together in a jar.

Use a damp toothbrush to dab into powder and use as you would a toothpaste.

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