Here is a video I have been wanting to make myself. We have used homemade teeth cleaner for about 3 years. We started out just mixing together virgin coconut oil and baking soda. In the past year, we have added Essential Oils. I am also in the process of figuring in just how much crushed egg shells to add into it as well. This adds calcium and a texture to clean teeth as well.
You may wonder why all the hullabaloo about making your own teeth cleaner. If you look into it, you will find that commercial toothpastes generally incorporate a combination of chalk, soap, glycerin and flavorings. We are concerned about being natural and not adding all sorts of harmful chemicals to our bodies, and YHVH made plenty of natural items for us to use to heal and keep our bodies healthy with. Even Tom’s of Maine scores show health risks when you look into it and the chemical components they use. Fluoride, found in almost all commercial brands of toothpaste, has been proven to be an unhealthy and even poisonous toxin to put into your body as it is formed in toothpastes, salts and waters.
Another option to clean your teeth would be the sticks that Jocelyn found recently that are used in Africa to clean teeth. – but we haven’t had opportunity to try them yet, so we can’t give you an opinion on that!
Here is what we use for our teeth cleaner. I am horrible about measuring things like this, so this is a rough estimation. Formulate it to your likings and use my recipe as a guideline!
4 TBSP baking soda
Seriously, a smidge of Sea Salt – do it to taste or it will be REALLY salty. I added too much on the first batch, and I was sure Matt was going to LOVE it! lol
1/8 tsp. dried, crushed and powdered egg shells
2 TBSP coconut oil
(Some of my choices are: Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint Oil, Lemon Oil, Orange Oil and Cinnamon, but in powder, not oil)
We start with the Sea Salt and baking soda, then I add the Essential Oils, and then I add the water. If you want to add more coconut oil instead of adding water, feel free. This is about what suits and fits your family and their tastes. Moms, you may need to sweeten it up and not use the peppermint for your little ones to start with. Or maybe add 5 drops of peppermint oil, so that they warm up to it. Suit it to what will work for your family.
With the EOs, you will want to measure to your taste. I am for less, but that is personal preference. A few of the choices I mentioned have antiseptic properties, so I would add one of them to any or every batch. That would be the Tea Tree and the Lemon. the TTO is very strong, and I would not add more than 5-10 drops, unless you like/don’t mind the flavour. We mix it with Peppermint mostly, and you can taste it, but it isn’t too strong. You will want to use at least 15 and probably 25 drops of the other EO’s. As you will see in Trisch’s video, she tasted the combination several times to get just the right combination. You will likely want to do the same thing. And, who knows, you may revisit it later and change it again to fit your tastes.
If this recipe is not sweet enough for you, you can add some raw honey or some Stevia. The Stevia also has its own properties and may be something you want to add for that purpose and consider the sweetening as a benefit of its other properties. From what I have heard, raw honey is such a beneficial food to add for teeth, I want to be sure to add it and to use it daily for my little, especially, who is having issues with his teeth.
My friend, Trisch, also adds in the video, 1/2-1 tsp. celtic sea salt or himalayan salt, ground fine. I have not tried this, but will be looking into this. Here is Costa Rica, supplies are limited. I am thankful to be able to even acquire Organic Coconut Oil and the Essential Oils. So, we will be adding into the mix Sea Salt for its minerals and benefits.
We did not add water when we initially started making our own teeth cleaner, but now we do. This recipe is totally one that you can determine what you want to do as far as flavouring and consistency. If you want a bit thicker or runnier tooth cleaner, that is up to you. I leave ours runnier, because it is easier to waste it when it is clumpy and falls off of the toothbrush, but ours is plenty runny with the coconut oil when it is warmer. When it is colder here, I need to add water. If you are where it is cold, you may want to add water, because Coconut Oil hardens under 70 degrees, and with make it thicker due to temperature. Adding water to the toothbrush also helps in making it not clumpy when you use it.
I am interested in trying to get Samuel, the two-year-old, to brush his teeth more. His teeth are not in good shape, and he is showing signs of the same issues Eric had at his age, which we had surgery for him for. With this teeth cleaner and adding some calcium to his and my diets, I am looking forward to seeing how his teeth remineralize. (See what Trisch says in the video about this.)
This video is by my dear friend, Trisch, and I loved hearing her voice and seeing her sweet face on it. I know you will love getting to know her on here as well.
Trisch also mentioned this link, which is also on her blog: Save Your Teeth.com
Benefits of the different natural and organic ingredients mentioned:
Stevia: In addition to other benefits, Stevia also inhibits the growth and reproduction of some bacteria and other infectious organisms, including the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease.
Coconut Oil: “The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength. These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc.
Tea Tree Oil – “Antiseptic/ Bacterial, Anti-Fungal, Anti-Viral, Anti-Inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Immuno-Stimulant, Cleans Wounds, Repairs Skin“ ~ Benefits of Tea Tree Oil
Peppermint Oil – this one has too many known benefits to list, so I will list the dental health benefits: “Dental Care: Peppermint oil, due to its antiseptic properties, is useful for dental care. It removes bad breath and helps teeth and gums deal with germs. No wonder, it is added in numerous toothpastes. It is also useful for treating toothaches.” The rest you will find here: Health Benefits of Peppermint Oil
Lemon Oil – “…stimulating, calming, carminative, anti-infection, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant, sleep inducing, and antifungal properties. These benefits of lemon oil include its ability to treat stress disorders, fever, infections, asthma, over weight, insomnia, skin disorders, hair disorders, stomach problems and tiredness.” ~Health Benefits of Lemon Oil
Orange Oil – “The health benefits of Orange Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like anti inflammatory, anti depressant, anti spasmodic, anti septic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, tonic, sedative and cholagogue.“ ~ Benefits of Orange Oil
Raw Honey: “Honey has been used to treat wounds for thousands of years. The antiseptic properties of honey will clean wounds and inhibit bacterial growth. Its natural antibiotic and antibacterial properties aid in treating cuts and burns. It promotes healing, reduces swelling and prevents infections.”
Bentonite clay: “Bentonite clay also re-mineralizes cells and tissues, alkalizes the body and is very effective in protecting our bodies against radiation.”
Diatomateous earth: “When taken internally, many health benefits (of DE) have been reported. Significant benefits enjoyed have been lower cholesterol, relief from arthritis pain, increased energy, more regular bowel movements, lower blood pressure, smoother complexion, and sinus and cough relief.”
Sea Salt: The main benefit of sea salts are their mineral properties. These vary based on the location and processing of the salts. There are definitely more benefits of minerals in sea salt, however, than there are in conventional table salts.
In this video below, they use a type of mud for homemade teeth cleaner, so clearly, there are many variations.
They are using natural clay which has minerals in it (helps build the teeth) & horsetail which is also good for the teeth and also peppermint extract. You can also use bentonite clay. We have food grade diatomateous earth that we add to our food, which is also a good source of natural silica as well. I am pondering if there would be a benefit to adding some of that to the teeth cleaner as well.
Mrs. Jacque Dixon and her husband, Matt, are busy preparing and training seven of their nine children up in YHVH’s narrow way. Currently living in Costa Rica, her goals include: encouraging families in the Way, in Scriptures, in child training, home schooling, true femininity, and support of widows. Walking Therein is where Jacque writes encouraging articles of faith, home schooling and the daily adventures of the Dixon family, with a mix of news and reviews also thrown in from time to time.
These statements are purely the opinions of the owner of this site and are not meant to imply that they can heal or prevent any cases diseases of the body or teeth. If you need more info on these natural remedies, please consult a physician you trust who has knowledge of them.