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DIY Oral care
It is time to learn how to go totally DIY with your mouth, toothpaste, tooth powders, tooth soap, mouthwashes, toothaches & everything in between.
Using simple natural safe & effective products like raw coconut oil, baking soda, essential oils, Thieves oil, colloidal silver, Herbal Antiseptic, ground cloves (& other herbs & spices), natural unrefined salt, activated charcoal, food grade peroxide, food grade diatomaceous earth & edible Clay powder.
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Sweet: But one thing you wont find in my DIY recipes is sweeteners like stevia or xylitol, I know there are many recipes that call for them, but I see no need for them, and like so many people I have talked to I have sensitivities to them both & why do we feel the need to sweeten our mouth & teeth products anyhow? If you use essential oils or some spices that should be enough added flavors &/or sweetness, but even plain with no essential oils, spices or sweeteners these are still great recipes. If you must add stevia to any of the below recipes only use stevia you grew yourself & ground, why? because so much stevia on the market has cheap fillers & aspartame added plus they have pesticides in them.
Fluoride: Ok you might ask why would you want to say good-bye to fluoride? because #1 it is poison & #2 more people are allergic to it than realize it. Fluoride that is in a lot of drinking water & in many toothpaste brands, is a highly toxic & causes severe reactions for many. Fluoride can increases the chances of cancer & tumors both in mouth & body as well as it is a hindrance to the immune system. It simply poison. #3 there are plenty of other reasons but that is not what this post is about, so make sure you research the subject. But just let me say there are lots of great new info on raw coconut oil fighting tooth decay better than fluoride ever did, & coconut oil is safe to swallow, good for you & natural so do some research & check out coconut oil. (articles here & here)
Toothpastes That Eat Teeth: How many times have you heard baking soda is to abrasive to use every day? I know I still hear it a lot, but did you know toothpaste in general is a lot more abrasive than baking soda ever could be? And baking soda balances PH of the mouth & is non toxic & healthy, yea I pick baking soda & since I did my oral health is so much better. see the abrasive chart/scale here
Coconut oil is far more effective at fighting, preventing tooth decay than toxic fluoride Article
The 2 main ingredients of DIY oral care that can be used separate or together, Baking soda & raw coconut oil.
And as an amazing plus raw coconut oil & baking soda can be a 7 in one DIY body product, so that’s more bang for your DIY buck. just a simple mixture of raw coconut oil & baking soda with any optional essential oils you may want to add can be used to brush your teeth, as underarm deodorant, as shaving cream, as a face wash, skin exfoliate, for dandruff on scalp & as a foot moisturizer (of course wash off face, skin, scalp & feet when done) Simply make up to desired consistency, add a few drops if desired of essential oils like, tea tree, lavender, citrus or peppermint (some can not handle mint under their arms) store in a container with lid & use as needed.
Baking soda: Baking soda is the key ingredient in many effective safe & natural DIY toothpastes & tooth powders, it cleans, whitens. deodorizes, fights bacteria & can be used for mouth wash to, now thats a great DIY multi purpose tool in a box 🙂 Using baking soda for oral care is beneficial plus cheap & effective, I love it. Baking soda is also very soothing, heals gums, can help alleviate pain all while killing bacteria.
Aluminum in baking soda: Do not listen to the aluminum in baking soda hype, all baking sodas are free of aluminum info here
Raw coconut oil: Brushing your teeth using raw coconut oil is far better than fluoride ever could be. Raw coconut oil destroys bacteria that causes bad breath & oral health conditions very effectively. Brushing your teeth with natural ingredients safe to swallow, plus highly effective, so sign me up right? Coconut oil is also great for infections, swollen & inflamed gums. So again like baking soda raw coconut oil is very soothing, heals gums, can help alleviate pain & whiten teeth.
Coconut oil has been described as “the healthiest oil on earth.” (Article: Research On The Benefits of Coconut Oil by The Coconut Research Center)
Here is a great baking soda tip: People on chemo are prone to mouth sores & the nurses caring for them advise only brushing teeth with baking soda & swishing baking soda water in their mouth to heal & sooth the sores & as a pain reliever. I did 12 rounds of chemo in 2010 & I already used DIY toothpaste & never developed the issues but I heard the nurses say it to others on chemo a lot & it was in the book they give you as well. (my story here)
Use Recycled or Up cycled containers for your DIY projects info here
Neem oil: To any of the toothpaste recipes you can either replace the raw coconut oil with Neem oil or mix it with the coconut oil. Most prefer to mix the neem oil with coconut oil for a powerful combo. Neem is a antibacterial, prevents infections & inhibits the growth of unfriendly yeast or bacteria.
Rose: You can dry fresh picked rose petals & ground them up to add to your toothpaste, tooth powder & mouthwashes for an amazing boost to oral care check it out here. Or you can use your DIY Rosewater.
Lets cover toothpaste & tooth powder first shall we?
The basics as stated above are baking soda & raw coconut oil, mix them in whatever consistency you desire or build on them by adding essential oils ground herbs & spices, fresh crushed herbs & spices, natural salt, colloidal silver, food grade peroxide, clay etc get creative & make your own favorite toothpaste or tooth powder that works for you & your family. No need for a recipe just winging it & doing your own thing may be just what gets you the desired results you are wanting out of a DIY tooth product.
Anytime you take or use ACV or lemon juice in your mouth make sure to rinse good afterwards.
I am only sharing recipes I tried for me & my family & that worked well for us, any of the recipes with ground cloves or clove essential oil added are great for abscesses, toothaches, mouth pain & infection also.
Essential oils: All of the below DIY tooth brushing products can have essential oil added if desired, & they can all be used as you normally would any other toothpaste. Make ahead & store in container with a sealing lid or make per use. You can follow brushing with a DIY mouthwash if desired. (Great affordable quality essential oils here)
toothpaste & Tooth powder: these stay good for a long time with nothing extra added, we make 6 month batches & they stay perfectly fine in a seal tight container in the bathroom.
For my teeth brushing routine check it out at the bottom
My personal favorite essential oil blend to add to these recipes is Thieves: I highly recommend an essential oil blend that I just love in my toothpaste, tooth powders & mouthwashes. Thieves can be easily & effectively made from my recipe here. If you do not want to make your own thieves you can buy Thieves oil reasonably priced on Amazon.
Eucalyptus essential oil: Did you know that Eucalyptus essential oil is analgesic, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiviral & promotes periodontal health, & fights against tooth decay
Essential oils commonly are used alone or in combos with great results in DIY tooth products & mouth washes etc, if adding essential oils to powders work in with fork. (A new source for buying quality essential oils for health, beauty and DIY cleaning)
- Tea tree
Toothpaste #1 (with peppermint essential oil it is a teen favorite in my home)
1 part baking soda & 1 part raw coconut oil (this one my kids & teenagers love & sometimes they prefer it with orange essential oil)
2 parts baking soda & 2 parts raw coconut oil to 1 part natural unrefined salt
2 parts baking soda & 2 parts raw coconut oil to 1 part ground clove powder (or clove essential oil)
2 parts baking soda to 1 part 3% food grade peroxide
2 parts baking soda to 1 part 10 ppm colloidal silver
2 parts baking soda to 1 part grape seed extract
2 parts baking soda & 2 parts raw coconut oil to 1 part edible clay powder
Toothpaste #8 (a favorite of mine)
2 parts baking soda & 2 parts raw coconut oil to 1 part edible clay powder & 1 part ground cloves (or clove essential oil)
2 parts baking soda & 2 parts raw coconut oil to 3 parts calcium-magnesium powder
Toothpaste #10 (extra whitening power)
1 part activated charcoal powder & 1 part raw coconut oil, peroxide or colloidal silver
Dolomite, Azomite, Magnesium chloride & Colloidal silver (optional add baking soda)
Toothpaste #12: Just simply brush with raw coconut oil, you can add it to a container & add essential oils &/or colloidal silver to it & mix it up & use it that way, my favorite essential oils for this mixture are peppermint & clove.
Tooth powder recipes:
For tooth powders: Wet the toothbrush first with one of these: pure water, alkaline water, mineral water, essential oil water, Raw honey, Borax water, magnesium water, colloidal silver, peroxide, or an herbal liquid antiseptic like Progena Herbal Antiseptic then dunk in powder, you can rinse then brush with straight raw coconut oil if you desire, I prefer tooth powder rather than mixing the coconut oil in & using the coconut oil second, seems to work better for me. (for wetting toothbrush many also prefer Bragg ACV or Lemon juice) Also remember the dried ground herbs can be added to almost any DIY toothpaste or Tooth powder recipe if desired.
Tooth Powder #1
3 parts baking soda to 1 part natural unrefined salt
Tooth Powder #2
3 parts baking soda, 1 part natural unrefined salt, 1 part edible clay powder
Tooth Powder #3 (my favorite to brush my teeth with of all my recipes)
3 parts baking soda, 1 part natural unrefined salt, 1 part edible clay powder & 1 part ground clove powder
Tooth Powder #3
2 parts baking soda, 4 parts edible clay powder, 1 part ground cloves & 1 part ground cinnamon
Tooth Powder #4 ( charcoal gives it extra whitening power)
2 parts baking soda & 2 parts activated charcoal powder
Tooth Powder #5
2 parts baking soda, 2 parts activated charcoal powder & 1 part edible clay powder (This is my favorite after oil pulling tooth powder to use but it is also great used at anytime, I add some Thieves oil & add Tea tree oil, this is like the wow perfect toothpowder for brushing teeth after oil pulling to leave your mouth feeling great).
Tooth Powder #6
Just activated charcoal powder, or 1 part activated charcoal powder & 1 part edible clay powder
Tooth Powder #6
1 part dried ground peppermint, 1 part neem powder, 1 part dried ground sage, 1 part fresh dried ground parsley & 2 parts edible clay
Tooth Powder #7
1 part dried ground salvia, 1 part dried ground thyme, 1 part dried ground peppermint, 1 part fresh dried ground parsley
Tooth Powder #8
2 parts dried ground orange or lemon peels & 1 part raw honey
Tooth Powder #9(this is the only one that can not be used daily, do only once or twice a week)
Food grade diatomaceous earth (DE)
Tooth soaps: If you have never tried tooth soap you could be missing out on what your mouth needs, but it for sure is an acquired taste, it is pretty basic, use a natural liquid soap like Castille or DR Bronners or Dr Bronners Peppermint or mixed with one of these: pure water, alkaline water, mineral water, essential oil water, Raw honey, Borax water, magnesium water, colloidal silver, peroxide, or an herbal liquid antiseptic like Progena Herbal Antiseptic, Dunk toothbrush in liquid or spray toothbrush & brush teeth, this can also be used as a mouthwash.
Toothache, infection, abscesses, sores etc: As mentioned above ground clove & clove essential oil added to tooth products can heal & numb these issues. Thieves oil & Progena Herbal Antiseptic are also great for numbing & pain relief. So does chewing on fresh garlic, swishing baking soda water, swishing colloidal silver, oil pulling with raw coconut oil or oil pulling with raw coconut oil, clove essential oil & colloidal silver, applying a cotton ball soaked in Bragg ACV, applying a cotton ball soaked with clove powder (diluted), applying a cotton ball soaked with colloidal silver, applying a cotton ball soaked with garlic oil (diluted) And Brushing with organic turmeric powder is great for infection but can be a bit spicy/hot for some people, so you can mix it with baking soda & or raw coconut oil to help calm the heat, if you can handle it every day add it to your favorite DIY recipe. Turmeric also makes a great teeth whitener.
More info to naturally help a toothache, Toothache remedies here
Mouthwash, Mouth rinse, gargles: All of these can be used interchangeable or even used on your toothbrush for with your DIY toothpaste & DIY Tooth powders. you can add essential oils to any of the recipes, you can also make as needed or store in a bottle with a screw cap, if storing very long add at least 1 tsp of colloidal silver per bottle to keep them fresh longer.
Go here for a DIY rosewater mouthwash
1 tsp of baking soda or 1 tsp natural unrefined salt in 4 to 6 ounces warm water
1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp natural unrefined salt in 4 to 6 ounces warm water
several ounces of 10 ppm colloidal silver (or mix 1 part colloidal silver 1 part pure water)
1 part 3% food grade peroxide in 2 parts pure water
1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp 3% food grade peroxide to 4 to 6 ounces of water
1 part baking soda one part natural unrefined salt to 4 to 6 ounces of water
1 tsp raw honey, 1 tsp fresh lemon juice (or lime), & 1 cup of pure water.
1 tsp raw honey, 1 tsp Bragg ACV & 1 cup of pure water.
Mouthwash #9: A new favorite of mine is to either use straight floral water or to mix floral water with colloidal silver, or mix floral water with baking soda water & colloidal silver. Great floral water for mouthwash are Rose water, Jasmine water, Rose of Sharon water (& many others) you can even use plantain water.
Mouthwash #10: Swish raw coconut oil in your mouth, add peppermint or other essential oils, you can also add colloidal silver, just swish like you would mouthwash for a minute or so & spit in the trash, rinse mouth with water if desired, or you could do the 20 minutes of oil pulling for great oral health & other great health benefits.
Mouthwash #11: You can mix sole water half & half with distilled water & few drops of essential oils if desired & use as mouthwash. To learn how to easily make your own sole water go here.
Mouthwash #12: Mix 1/8 tsp of activated charcoal with 6 to 8 ounces of distilled water, add essential oils if desired, add peroxide if desired.
Mouthwash #13: Mix 5 tbsp raw coconut oil, 1 tsp black seed oil & 1 tsp pure gum spirits of turpentine, mix well & store in air tight container, use enough in mouth once or twice a day to swish for 1 to 5 minutes then spit in trash. said do be great to heal abscesses, infection, receding gums & more. I use it just because & love it.
Rosemary & Mint mouthwash: Boil 2 cups of water. Add in 1 teaspoon of fresh mint leaves, 1 teaspoon of rosemary leaves, and 1 teaspoon of anise seeds. Let this boil for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool
Tooth whitener recipes:
Whiteners: Brush teeth first. With these whiteners brush on with toothbrush, scrubbing if needed gently, leave on teeth 5 to 10 minutes then rinse mouth with baking soda water. Popular DIY whiteners are baking soda & 1% or 3% food grade peroxide, lemon juice & peroxide, a fresh strawberry rubbed on teeth, parts activated charcoal powder with water or colloidal silver. Food grade diatomaceous earth brushed into teeth as a DE water paste (oil pulling with raw coconut oil is also great for whitening teeth) some also use Epsom salt to brush with as a whitener, & also borax water (1 part Borax to 2 parts warm water till dissolved) Turmeric even though it is spicy/hot is a great as a whitener for those who can handle it, turmeric is even safe used daily & can be added to your favorite DIY recipe.
Great teeth whitening powder: 1 part food grade diatomaceous earth (DE), 1 part baking soda & 1 part ground organic Turmeric. Brush & let sit a minute then rinse with baking soda water. Only use 2 to 3 times a week because DE should not be used daily on
Toothbrush soaks: use one of these to deodorize, sanitize & disinfect toothbrushes: baking soda water, borax water, colloidal silver, peroxide water, essential oil water, leave toothbrushes overnight.
What works best for me
My teeth brushing Routine: I first Oil pull every morning. Next I spray my toothbrush with colloidal silver & use a tooth powder, the Tooth powder #3 listed above, then I rinse with water. Next I use Either just raw coconut oil or raw coconut oil & peppermint (&/or germ fighter mentioned above) essential oil, this is toothpaste recipe #1. Next I rinse my mouth with colloidal silver sometimes using essential oil &/or baking soda, Mouthwash #3 above. Every few day I also use Turmeric &/or Food grade diatomaceous earth for extra cleaning & whitening.
I brush 3 to 5 times a day depending on need. I do the above routine in the morning & sometimes I do use another DIY recipe for another brushing, but most of the time this is what I do.
I have several metal fillings, & multiple broken teeth, I no longer have pain, abscesses, receding gums or that funky taste from broken teeth, All since switching totally to DIY oral care
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