Natural Toothpaste Recipe
Making your own natural mouthwash can be simple and fun with a few household items. The recipe we have created contain so many wonderful properties that help support the teeth, gums, and overall immune system. They have antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties as well as being an astringent, providing immune support, and helping to remineralize the teeth.
Your mouth contains a multitude of different bacterial strains. Some bacteria thrive more than others. This has a lot to do with the foods that you eat, daily oral hygiene, the stressors in your life (the level at which they affect you), environmental toxins, mental and emotional well-being and the health of your body and immune system.
¾ C Bentonite Clay
1 T Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate)
1½ T (or 2 tablets) Horsetail/Silica – you can use pestle and mortar to ground into a powder
½ t Xylitol
¼ t Celtic Sea Salt/Himalayan Salt
8 drops ConcenTrace Trace Minerals (minerals from Great Salt Lake)
3 drops Thyme Herbal Tincture
8 drops Clove Herbal Tincture
5 drops Myrrh Herbal Tincture
3-5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
3-5 drops Spearmint Essential Oil
Filtered/Distilled Water, as needed for desired consistency
Add all powder ingredients into a bowl. Slowly mix. Slowly add in filtered/distilled water to make a paste. Add in Essential oils/Herbal tinctures and mix together. You can add in lavender, cinnamon, spearmint, lemon, etc. to taste preference.
If rash or other side effect manifests due to use of this/these products, discontinue use immediately and seek professional medical care.
For people with active tooth decay apply overnight:
Dab a pea size amount onto a clean fingertip and rub onto all surfaces of the teeth, and leave on overnight. Do not eat or drink after you have applied the paste.
Properties of Active Ingredients in Tara Kaur DDS Natural Toothpaste:
Bentonite clay binds to and draws out heavy metals and toxins from the body. Bentonite clay absorbs positively charged toxins and impurities and leaves healthy, negatively charged nutrients behind. Bentonite clay is known to have an abundance of minerals including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron, and potassium thus increasing the remineralization of the teeth. Do NOT use metal utensils with your bentonite clay because the metals can leach from the utensil and be pulled into the clay.
Baking soda is a major element present in all bodily fluids and organs. It is found in the saliva, is secreted by our stomachs, and is necessary for digestion. Baking soda’s natural alkalinity neutralizes bacterial acidity. It decreases dental plaque, prevents dental cavities through its buffering capacity, increases calcium uptake to the enamel, and neutralizes the effect of harmful metabolic acids.
Horsetail is an herb that contains silica. Silica strengthens and supports connective tissue (joint, ligaments and muscles), provides bone strengthening and support through enhanced calcium absorption, strengthens teeth and gums, promotes and maintains healthy skin tissue, involved in rebuilding and maintaining the lining in the G.I. tract. Horsetail is known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, coagulant, demulcent, diuretic and astringent activity.
Xylitol is a natural sugar that inhibits the metabolism of the cavity causing bacteria streptococcus mutans. Use Non-GMO corn xylitol or from Birch.
Celtic Sea Salt and Himalayan Salt both contain a multitude of minerals. They both also have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Do NOT use if you have high blood pressure.
ConcenTrace® contains over 72 naturally occurring ionic trace minerals. You can add in any brand of trace minerals (powder form use ¼ tsp.)
Thyme has anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatic, astringent (mild), carminative, and expectorant properties.
Clove has antiemetic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antimutagenic, antioxidant, antispasmodic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, and expectorant properties.
Myrrh has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, and immune stimulating properties.
Peppermint oil is extremely effective at killing anaerobic bacteria, therefore helps prevent gum disease by fighting plaque buildup. Peppermint has analgesic, antiemetic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent (mild), carminative, febrifuge, flavorant, and nervine properties.
Spearmint is an antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, emmenagogue, and stimulant. It’s strong antiseptic, eliminating germs and helping any wound heal more quickly. It is also soothing to soft tissues like gum tissue.
The information provided is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of a qualified integrative physician. The products listed above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information provided above is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular product is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A qualified integrative physician or other medical professional should be consulted before taking any natural product, changing your diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.