Toothpastes and Cleansers

Jignesh Recipe

sorbitol-24
glycerin -12
carbonate calcium - 43
c.m.c gum - 1
perfume - 1
sls - 1
s.m.f.p. - .76
water - q.s. to make 100

8/20/03

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TOOTHTASTIC

Rinse your mouth with Baking Soda and Lemon juice this makes your teeth whiter than paper

3/2/03

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Herbal Tooth Powder

Myrrh powder is added to this recipe to help prevent periodontal disease. Baking soda, an ingredient in many commercial products, lessens the mouth's acidity. Rasberry leaf is good for the gums and mildly astringent. Tea tree oil is effective against gingivitis and plaque buildup; the yellow dock is cleansing.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Clay powder
1 teaspoon Myrrh powder
1 teaspoon dried Raspberry leaf
1 teaspoon dried Yellow Dock root
1 teaspoon flavoring herbs of your choice (Fennel, Peppermint, Spearmint, Wintergreen)
5 drops Essential Oil of Tea Tree
Yield: about 1 cup

To make:

  1. Pour the Baking Soda and White Clay powder into a medium-size mixing bowl.
  2. In a spice mill or coffee grinder, grind the dried herbs into a powder.
  3. Add all the dry ingredients, including the Myrrh powder, to the Baking Soda-Clay mixture.
  4. Mix well with a wire whisk.
  5. Add the Tea Tree oil, again mixing well.
  6. Place a clean hand towel over ther bowl, covering it completely.
  7. Let sit overnight.
  8. The next morning, mix well again with the wire wisk.
  9. Package in an opaque widemouthed jar. It will last indefinitely if you keep moisture out of the package.

To use:
  1. Wet your toothbrush, then sprinkle a small quantity of powder onto your brush.
  2. Brush thoroughly and gently in an up-and-down mothion.
  3. Brush the tongue, too.
  4. Rinse, and feel the freshness of your mouth.
The Herbal Home Spa by Greta Breedlove, pgs. 171 and 172:

--From Ginnie

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Strawberry Teeth Whitener

This recipe leaves the teeth clean and shiny. Strawberries have been used through the centuries for tooth whitening.

Ingredients:
3-6 ripe Strawberries
1 teaspoon Baking Soda plus 1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
1 cup water
Yield: 1 treatment

To make:
  1. In a blender, puree the berries.
  2. Pour the fruit into a small custard-size dish.
To use:
  1. With your toothbrush or a cosmetic brush, paint a paste of the berries onto your teeth. Let sit on teeth for 5 mminutes.
  2. Add the Baking Soda and Cream of Tartar to the cup of water.
  3. Swish the Soda water around in your mouth.
  4. Brush your teeth with plain Baking Soda.
  5. Rinse with cool, clear wate
The Herbal Home Spa by Greta Breedlove, pgs. 171 and 172:
--From Ginnie

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Tooth Cleaner No. 1

This preparation has a medicinal but not unpleasant taste, and your mouth will feel very fresh when you are finished.

1 tsp. Table Salt
1 drop Thyme Essential Oil

Mix and put on dampened toothbrush to use.
Natural Body Basics, by Dorie Byers, pgs. 32 and 33.
--From Ginnie

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Tooth Cleaner No. 2

Fresh and pleasant tasting!

1/4 tsp. Table Salt
1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
1 drop Clove Essential Oil
1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil

Mix and put on dampened toothbrush to use.
Natural Body Basics, by Dorie Byers, pgs. 32 and 33.
--From Ginnie

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Tooth Cleaner No. 3

Myrrh is a tried and true herb for the mouth and gums. This preparation has a very invigorating feel in the mouth.

1 tsp. Table Salt
1 tsp. Baking Soda
2 drops Myrrh Essential Oil

Mix ingredients, and put on dampened toothbrush to use.
Natural Body Basics, by Dorie Byers, pgs. 32 and 33.
--From Ginnie

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Tooth Cleaner No. 4

1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Table Salt
1 drop Clove Essential Oil

Mix ingredients, and put on dampened toothbrush to use.
Natural Body Basics, by Dorie Byers, pgs. 32 and 33.

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Tooth Cleaner No. 5

Clay helps to remove mouth odor.

1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
1/8 tsp. Fuller's Earth
1 drop Myrrh Essential Oil

Mix ingredients, and put on dampened toothbrush to use.
Natural Body Basics, by Dorie Byers, pgs. 32 and 33.
--From Ginnie

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Cinnamon Toothpaste

This is a spicy toothpaste that helps keep your teeth pearly white and your breath fresh. Baking soda neutralizes acids from plaque, helping to prevent gingivitis or gum disease, while the cinnamon gives the paste a great flavor! Don't forget to brush your gums and tongue, and rinse well. If the mixture seems a bit dry to you, add some more water.

Ingredients:
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Water
Yield: 1 ounce

Mix together all the ingredients to form a smooth paste using the back of a spoon. Use as you would any toothpaste and rinse well.
Natural Beauty for All Seasons, by Janice Cox, pgs. 81 and 82
--From Ginnie

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Tooth Powders

Here are three basic tooth powders from Natural Beauty at Home. They are very inexpensive and as effective as brand names. Make sure to replace your toothbrush as soon as the bristles start to wear out and keep your brush clean and dry between uses. Once a week I place mine in the dishwasher! Try to brush your teeth for at least two full minutes; placing an egg timer next to the bathroom sink is a simple way to keep track of the time. And remember the three most important things you can do for your teeth and gums: floss, floss, and floss! Even the best toothbrush cannot remove plaque under the gums and between the teeth.
--From Ginnie

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Classic Tooth Powder

Baking soda is the classic tooth powder because it is a mild abrasive and is very effective at cleaning between the teeth and gums. Dip a damp toothbrush in a dish of baking soda and massage your teeth and gums.
Natural Beauty at Home
--From Ginnie

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Dried Sage Tooth Powder

Sage is a natural tooth whitener. It can be used alone or mixed with baking soda. Natural Beauty at Home
--From Ginnie

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Citrus Peels Tooth Powder

Dried citrus peels finely ground in a coffee or spice grinder make a good tooth powder that is cleasing and has a mild citrus flavor. Use only the colored part, or zest of the peel.
Natural Beauty at Home
--From Ginnie

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Carole's Toothpaste

8Tbsp. baking soda
1-2. flavoring (eg. peppermint, wintergreen)
3Tbsp. glycerine

Blend ingredients thoroughly and store in a well-sealed glass container. To use, dip moistened brush in the paste. Yields 1/3cup The Art of Soap Making by Merilyn Mohr
--Carole Kelly

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SaraLou's Tooth Powder

My current tooth powder blend is baking soda, tea tree eo and myrrh (ground). The myrrh clumps so I had to whirl it in the blender (jelly jar) and only dump out a week's worth at a time into a smaller container.
--SaraLou Pedigo

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Lori's Tooth Cleaner

For daily brushing I use warm salt water, soda water or food grade hydrogen peroxide. For stain removing, I've found nothing better than powdered activated charcoal. Yup........charcoal.

Bad points on charcoal - It's messy. I brush with my mouth closed as much as possible. After rinsing, I brush again with water. It can leave your tongue black for a while, so I use it at night. I don't use it daily because I'm not sure how abrasive it is. --Lori

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Mani's Spicy Tooth Powder

Me, my family and most people of our culture do make their own very simple toothpowder at home. It is effective but takes some time getting used to it, especially for those not familiar with spices or the 'hot' pungent sensation. Maybe some of you would like to make this into a paste!

This is very effective in pyorrhea (not sure of the spelling) or bleeding gums, as a disinfectant and throat gargle.

Equal parts of black pepper corns and whole cloves and half part rock salt. Mix 3 ingredients together and grind with blender to a fine powder. Would be better if lightly roasted without any oil before grinding. It helps to bring out the oils, especially clove.

"This is the way we brush our teeth, brush our teeth, brush our teeth..."

Most effective way to use this, is to throw into mouth a tablespoon full and swish powder around inside of mouth, gums and tongue. Massage gums with finger tips, in and out top and bottom. Then brush teeth and gums (if brush is soft) with mouth closed. For by this time the powder would have been well mixed with the saliva but let that remain in mouth for as long as possible before brushing. The spicy and 'hot' feeling will activate the salivary glands actively. Before spitting out, I usually gargle with whatever is in the mouth and finally use a metal tongue scrapper to scrape and clean tongue and rinse with water.

I usually do this as I am taking my shower. It clears the throat of any soreness almost immediately and also the mouth will feel a little 'numb' with the spices for a few minutes. It helps with clearing the cigarette stains.

I do not grind the ingredients fully as I prefer to chew on the bigger pieces of the ingredients as it helps penetrate into inaccessible areas in the mouth, especially. Besides it gives the jaw muscles some work do to chew hard, as no body seems to bother chewing their food before swallowing or gulping or washing it down.

Dare to try?
--Mani

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Charlene's Toothpaste

I made my own toothpaste out of baking soda, a tad proxide, white clay..and chlorophyl. added spearmint and tee tree.. looks green and yukky.. kinda like mud.. father tried it.. he said.. hey.. really feels good.. looks horrid.. tastes horrid.. but works my 31yr old son said.. alright.. i will try it.. if you are sure it will not hurt me.. he said.. wow.. i feel like i have just had a cleaning at the dentist my 25 yr old son said..ok.. i am game.. let me have a go.. he said it tasted like....hmmmmm....smile.. but his teeth feel really clean my three little ones.. 9 4 and 3 were at the bathroom door saying..and the oldest saying.. I am not touching that mud.. the 4 year old wants hers to taste like bubble gum and the 3 year old wants her to taste like mummle gum too...smile..
--Charlene

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Shucky's Toothpaste

I think I will start mine with white French clay, clove oil, and glycerine...perhaps a little baking soda.
--Shucky

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Karyn's Tooth Cleaner

I decided before I make any we better like the taste of tea tree oil. SO, I got the bottle & drew up not even a drop into the dropper end I put it on my tooth brush, along with my regular toothpaste. I was really 'foamy', and made my teeth very slick & clean feeling. Afterwards I asked my hubby to smell my breath. After he quit looking at me like I had lost my mind, (and a short explanation from me) he said my breath smelled nice. I thought it would smell medicine-y, it didn't. Since them I have also made a point of sneaking it on everyone elses tooth brushes, no one noticed, nor commented on it, so I guess it is OK.
--Karyn

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Toothpaste and Cleanser Tip

Im Australian and Ive been brought up on a combination of charcoal and bi-carb soda (baking powder). my teeth have never been anything but white and healthy. Ive never had a cavity or rotten tooth. Ive never had to go to the dentist for that matter. I'd recommend this to anyone . :)

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