A Better Alternative to Toothpaste: Remineralizing Diatomaceous Earth Tooth Powder

This post was most recently updated on March 18th, 2020

You may remember me sharing our homemade toothpaste recipe as an alternative to toothpaste that you can buy in the shops. If not, you can read about it here. It works just fine, don’t get me wrong, but my kids flat out refused to use it. And to be honest, I got sick of unblocking the drain from the coconut oil. That stuff can STICK.

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My kids started brushing their teeth with only their toothbrushes to avoid the coconut oil paste substitute, so I figured there must be another option. And there is!

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Tooth Powder – an Alternative to Toothpaste

Tooth powder is exactly what it sounds like, a mineral powder you use to brush your teeth. AND my kids will use it, quite happily. It is basically the coconut oil-based mix, without the messy oil. Also, it is not as gross to use as it sounds.

The ingredients:

Clay Powder – Diatomaceous Earth, Bentonite, or green french clay (each is slightly different, but have similar properties for this recipe). Clay powder helps to get your teeth nice and clean.

Calcium powder – Adds minerals to your teeth’s surface.

Baking soda (optional) – Aids in whitening and deodorizing.

Stevia powder (optional) – Makes the mix more palatable and ensures the kids will use it.

Peppermint essential oil. Or orange or cinnamon, whatever floats your boat.

How to Make Remineralizing Tooth Powder

It is deceptively easy. In a bowl put 2 tablespoons of clay powder and calcium powder.

Add 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda if you like (my kids don’t like it, so theirs is soda free). You can add 2-3 teaspoons of stevia if you want to.

Drop in 5-10 drops of your favourite flavour – I suggest trying less first, add more if you need to. Mix the whole lot up very thoroughly – you could use a stick blender or food processor if you like.

Store in a small jar in the bathroom (or one each if you don’t like to share). To use simply dip a damp toothbrush into the powder and tap off the excess.

You could also add some activated charcoal to the blend if you would like. I would suggest 1-2 teaspoons would be plenty.

So there you have it, my alternative to toothpaste. Simple, pretty cheap and kid friendly. Do you use an alternative toothpaste product?

Remineralizing Diatomaceous Earth Tooth Powder

Remineralizing Diatomaceous Earth Tooth Powder

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

An alternative to using toothpaste

Ingredients

  • 2 T Clay Powder - Diatomaceous Earth, Bentonite, or green french clay
  • 2 T Calcium powder
  • 1-2 t Baking soda (optional)
  • 1 T Stevia powder (optional)
  • Peppermint essential oil. Or orange or cinnamon, whatever floats your boat.

Instructions

It is deceptively easy. In a bowl put 2 tablespoons of clay powder and calcium powder.

Add 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda if you like (my kids don't like it, so theirs is soda free). You can add 2-3 teaspoons of stevia if you want to.

Drop in 5-10 drops of your favourite flavour - I suggest trying less first, add more if you need to. Mix the whole lot up very thoroughly - you could use a stick blender or food processor if you like.

Store in a small jar in the bathroom (or one each if you don't like to share). To use simply dip a damp toothbrush into the powder and tap off the excess.

Notes

You could also add some activated charcoal to the blend if you would like. I would suggest 1-2 teaspoons would be plenty.

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7 thoughts on “A Better Alternative to Toothpaste: Remineralizing Diatomaceous Earth Tooth Powder”

  1. Hi- I am researching more alternatives for toothpaste , and wondering how or if marketing it locally or shipping is an option : do you or anyone you know of have tips or experiences

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  2. I love the idea of stevia powder! Thanks! I’m trying to upgrade my recipe. I’ve been using kaolin clay, bentonite clay, baking soda and peppermint e.o. Wonder how diatomaceous earth would do…

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    • Hi Lynda – It does depend where you live, but if you are in the USA try amazon Here
      Otherwise your favorite health food or soap supply place will probably stock it. Make sure that it is food grade though, cos it is going in your mouth!
      Let me know what you think of it!

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