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Homemade toothpastes

We can use baking soda for tooth brushing in many ways. Baking soda is a white, slightly alkaline, crystalline powder that releases free radicals if diluted in water. These free radicals react with the molecules of stains on tooth enamel, thus removing them. Stains appearing on the tooth enamel are caused by drinking coffee, tea, red wine and by smoking; baking powder removes the coloring material and makes teeth whiter and shinier. Besides, it removes plaque and it prevents cavities.


Baking soda tooth powder

Simply wet your toothbrush and dip it into baking soda. Brush your teeth in the usual way and rinse your mouth with lukewarm water. For the first couple of times you will feel a slight tingling in your mouth, a perfectly normal reaction. If you brush your teeth with baking soda twice a day, you will see a difference in the color of your teeth within a week.

Baking soda with salt and vinegar

Dilute some baking soda in a small amount of water, and add a pinch of salt and a few drops of vinegar. Dip your toothbrush in the mixture and brush your teeth as usual. When done, brush your teeth with water only, and then rinse.


Soap nut toothpaste

Ingredients: 5 teaspoons baking powder, and the infusion made by boiling 5-6 soap nuts. Crush about 50 g soap nuts and boil them in 8 liters of water for 20 minutes. You should add a pinch of salt for a disinfecting effect. Add 5 teaspoons of glycerin to obtain a paste. You may also add 10 drops of pure mint oil and 5 drops of tea tee oil, and mix all ingredients well.

Mint toothpaste

Ingredients: 6 tablespoon baking powder quarter teaspoon salt, 4 tablespoons glycerine, 15 drops peppermint extract or essential oil.

Mix all ingredients well to obtain a paste. Store it in the fridge in small jars. This toothpaste has an exceptionally refreshing effect.

Lemon mouthwash

Ingredients: 100 ml vodka, 20 drops lemon essential oil, 2 dl distilled water, 30 drops bergamot essential oil. In a bottle, mix the vodka with the essential oils, shake it well and store it for a week, shaking it up once a day. After a week, you can start using the mouthwash by mixing one part of the mixture with three parts water. Use it after brushing your teeth for gargling, but make sure you don’t swallow it. You can also use mint tea to rinse your mouth with. Mint tea refreshes breath and soothes the pain caused by inflamed gums.

Homemade toothache soother

Drip 1-5 drops of clove oil on a cotton swab and place it on the aching tooth or gums.  Clove oil will soothe the pain because of its rich eugenol content, a substance used by dentists as a topical analgesic. Don’t use clove oil if you’re pregnant, and keep it away from children.