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Natural Whitening Tooth Powder

With the toxic chemicals and preservatives hidden in many of our everyday house hold items, its nice to be able to mix up some everyday staples yourself and know exactly what ingredients are going onto and into our body.

3 of the active ingredients in this DIY tooth whitening powder are Bentonite Clay, Activated Charcoal and Bi-Carb Soda.

Bentonite Clay is abrasive enough to remove the plaque from teeth but not so much so that it will do damage to your enamel. Activated Charcoalis a powerful stain remover and assists with neutralising mouth acids that cause decay. Finally, Bi-Carb Soda’s abrasiveness helps to remove plaque and is perfect for use on teeth in an occasional tooth whitening application.




Ingredients & Tools

2 tbsp Bentonite clay

1 tsp BiCarb Soda

1 tsp Pure Sea Salt Flakes

½ tsp Activated Charcoal

10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil


1 Glass Jar for storage

**This recipe makes enough to fill
approx. 1 x 80ml glass jar. As this recipe includes bentonite clay and activated charcoal, please do not store it in a metal container or a container with a metal lid.



  1. Add the ingredients to a glass bowl and

  2. mix until well combined, with a non-metal spoon (Do not use a metal spoon as

  3. this will deactivate the Clay)

  4. Stir in essential oil – if you don’t
  5. have any peppermint oil, grind up some peppermint tea leaves.
  6. Sieve the mixture before bottling to
  7. combine ingredients and achieve a fine texture.
  8. Store in a small glassjar and seal.


How To Use

Using a small, non-metallic spoon, scoop a small amount of powder and place it under your tongue.  Wet your toothbrush and use it to distribute the powder around the teeth and gums.

Brush as normal and rinse well.

Provided you don’t add water to this powder by dipping in your wet toothbrush, the powder will have a long shelf life of up to 12 months.

Tip: As with all DIY’s, you may need to experiment to create the perfect powder for you. Try making a simple toothpaste by mixing 1 part tooth powder to 1 part coconut oil (at room temperature).

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