Herbal Tooth PowderFrom tuilelaith 7 years ago
- 1/2 cup baking soda shopping list
- 1/2 cup Clay powder shopping list
- 1 teaspoon Myrrh powder shopping list
- 1 teaspoon dried Raspberry leaf shopping list
- 1 teaspoon dried Yellow Dock root shopping list
- 1 teaspoon flavoring herbs of your choice (fennel, Peppermint, Spearmint, Wintergreen) shopping list
- 5 drops Essential oil of tea Tree shopping list
How to make it
- Pour the Baking Soda and White Clay powder into a medium-size mixing bowl.
- In a spice mill or coffee grinder, grind the dried herbs into a powder.
- Add all the dry ingredients, including the Myrrh powder, to the Baking Soda-Clay mixture.
- Mix well with a wire whisk.
- Add the Tea Tree oil, again mixing well.
- Place a clean hand towel over the bowl, covering it completely.
- Let sit overnight.
- The next morning, mix well again with the wire whisk.
- Package in an opaque widemouthed jar.
- It will last indefinitely if you keep moisture out of the package.
- To use:
- Wet your toothbrush, then sprinkle a small quantity of powder onto your brush.
- Brush thoroughly and gently in an up-and-down motion.
- Brush the tongue, too.
- Rinse, and feel the freshness of your mouth.
- The Herbal Home Spa by Greta Breedlove, pgs. 171 and 172: --From Ginnie
- 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.
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