I started making my own toothpaste a few yours ago and definitely noticed an improvement in oral health.
I thought I would share my recipe here.
In a small mason jar I combine equal parts( usually 4 TBS) Neem powder and Calcium Carbonate powder, then add in a dash of Real sea salt, a tsp. or so cinnamon, and then might put a bit of baking soda in once in a while.
Dampen toothbrush, put powder on and brush. Then I swish it around in my mouth for a few(an actual 2-5 minutes) minutes, then spit out.
Afterward I some times use an essential oil mix of Clove bud, Cinnamon bark, orange, lemon, oregano, mandarin, thyme, ginger root, and eucalyptus citriodora as a second mouthwash
I'd love to hear what recipes work for you!
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I use tooth powder from a Mommypotamous recipe. It calls for calcium bentonite clay, baking soda, sea salt, cloves, cinnamon, mint, stevia and charcoal. Been using this for over two years. I use a mortar and pestle to grind dried mint leaves and sea salt together to make them both fine enough for the powder, and then put it through a seive, discarding the bits that won't go through (they get under your gums if you brush with them). Everything comes from the bulk barn except the calcium bentonite clay, I got it on Amazon because it's so expensive in stores here. I double the recipe, dropping all the ingredients into a mason jar, and then just shake it until it's mixed. I sometimes add a couple drops of mint essential oil into the jar before I shake it.
I also exclusively use her coconut oil soap recipe for hands, face, body and hair, and rinse my hair with applecider vinegar when it needs it.
I think the key to oral health is in diligence, and avoidance of added sugar, not fluoride. As a person who suffers from chronic dry mouth and in early menopause, the gums aren't what they used to be. It's important to stay hydrated. Once in a while when my gums are tetchy I rinse with some diluted hydrogen peroxide, and floss, floss, floss! If I had taken better care in my younger years I wouldn't have some of the problems I do now.