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2 Simple Homemade Sage And Sea Salt Toothpowder For Strong Teeth

Sage And Sea Salt Toothpowder

To get sparkling white teeth most of us do not dare to look beyond the store-bought toothpastes. However, there are myriads of natural alternatives such as homemade tooth powder made with sea salt and sage that boasts of all the beneficial properties of the commercial toothpastes sans the harmful chemicals.

Sea salt is traditionally used for whitening the teeth and fighting oral infections. The abrasive effect of the salt particles helps in removing stains from the teeth. The antiseptic property of sea salt, by suppressing growth of bacteria in the mouth, protects against gum infections and bad breath. Moreover, sea salt contains a number of trace minerals that help in mineralization of the teeth. The antiseptic property of sage makes it a suitable ingredient for herbal tooth powders. It also helps in keeping the teeth and mouth clean and fresh.

Here Is How You Can Make Sage And Sea Salt Toothpowder At Home:

Sage And Sea Salt Toothpowder

Ingredients You Will Need

To make a cup of tooth powder you will need only two ingredients, ¾-cup of sea salt and ¼-cup of sage leaves. Use fresh sage leaves for best result. This is the basic sage and sea salt tooth powder recipe. It provides all the benefits of an antiseptic toothpaste.

Ingredients You Will Need

How To Make

Combine the two ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for a few minutes on the lowest setting until the mixture becomes fully dry. Put the dried mixture in a grinder and grind until you get a fine powder. Store the tooth powder in an airtight container. Use the tooth powder according to need to brush your teeth.

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Sage And Sea Salt Tooth Powder With Mint And Baking Soda

Mint and baking soda are often found in commercial toothpastes. Baking soda helps in neutralizing the plaque acids, thereby minimizing risk of tooth decay. Mint helps to freshen up the breath. It also has antiseptic property that helps in stopping growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth. To increase the effectiveness of your sage and sea salt tooth powder, add baking soda and mint to the tooth powder recipe.

Ingredients You Will Need

To make the tooth powder, you will need one teaspoon each of sea salt, finely ground sage and finely ground peppermint, half a tablespoon of baking soda and 1 to ½ tablespoon of finely ground food grade bentonite or kaolin clay.

Ingredients

How To Make

To thoroughly mix the ingredients, put them in a blender and blend for a few minutes. Store the tooth powder in a clean container and use it for brushing your teeth twice a day.

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