3 Quick and Easy Steps to Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

Vanessa Dixon
by Vanessa Dixon
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2 Minutes

I have a confession: I haven’t used toothpaste in 3 years. But, I still have my teeth and I haven’t scared away my friends with bad breath or got a six-foot radius around me everywhere I go. In fact, my teeth have actually been healthier since I stopped using toothpaste and switched to my own homemade teeth-whitening recipe.

Unlike most commercial toothpaste which contains harmful ingredients like fluoride, glycerin, titanium dioxide, triclosan, and surfactants like sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate, my DIY powder toothpaste contains natural ingredients specifically chosen for their antibacterial, antimicrobial, and stain-removing properties and today I’m going to show you how you can make it. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Bentonite clay
  • Baking soda
  • Calcium powder
  • Ground cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Mint
  • Tumeric powder
  • Activated charcoal
  • Non-metal spoon
DIY powder toothpaste

1. Gather your ingredients

2-3 tbsp of bentonite clay - helps to bind and draw out heavy metals and toxins. 

2 tsp of baking soda - helps to remove stains. 

2 tbsp of calcium powder - provides an extra boost of calcium which is essential for teeth and helps to give a whitening property. 

1-2 tsp of ground cloves - provide antibacterial properties and give a more pleasant taste to the tooth powder. 

1tsp of cinnamon - antibacterial and also gives it a nice taste. 

1.5 tbsp of mint - helps to soothe gums and provides a nice taste. 

1 tsp of turmeric powder - has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and some studies show it can be helpful in preventing gingivitis. 

1 tsp of activated charcoal - attracts heavy metals and toxins to its porous surface - kind of like a magnet - and allows them to pass straight through the body without being absorbed. Fair warning, activated charcoal can be quite abrasive so use it with caution.

Feel free to adjust the ingredients or add more ingredients to cater this tooth powder to your needs.

Mix ingredients

2. Mix to combine

Use a non-metal spoon to add all of the ingredients to a glass jar and mix well to combine. Bentonite clay and activated charcoal can react with metal properties so you want to use a non-metal spoon.

3. Time to use

To use this DIY powder toothpaste, just add a little of the powder to a wet toothbrush and then brush and rinse as normal. If your teeth are quite sensitive and you don’t want the powder to be too abrasive, just leave out the activated charcoal and baking soda. 

Teeth whitening before

Here you can see my teeth whitening before and after using the powder.

Teeth whitening after

DIY powder toothpaste tutorial

That’s how you make this DIY powder toothpaste. If you try it out yourself or if you guys use a different toothpaste or tooth powder that you love, I’d love to hear about it.

Suggested materials:
  • Bentonite clay
  • Baking soda
  • Calcium powder
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