vegan and zero-waste toothpowder
This vegan and zero-waste toothpowder is a great way to reduce your environmental footprint and also to take control of what goes on and in your body.
Average toothpaste usually has non-recyclable packaging and very often is tested on animals - all that makes it not a very great product. There are of course more sustainable options like vegan toothpaste in metal tubes, tooth-tablets - they are all great! Make sure you find your favorite solution that has a lesser impact on the planet.
I've been using it for about a year and I love it. It will not melt and leak while traveling, you can easily transfer it to a smaller container if you go for a few days trip and what is the most important is that it takes only a few minutes to make and there is no need for double pots, melting oils, and all that mess. It also is quite refreshing.
At the beginning of the recipe you can find the downloadable .pdf in case you want to save this recipe for later.
About the ingredients:
baking soda: keeps alkaline ph in the mouth, whiteness teeth slightly
diatomaceous earth: helps with remineralizing your teeth
Himalayan salt: antibacterial, provides with extra minerals
green clay/bentonite clay/kaolin clay: helps to strengthen your teeth and absorb all toxins from your mouth
xylitol: kills bacterias that create cavities,
green tea: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, natural source of fluoride
essential oils: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, they are adding a refreshing taste to the toothpaste
Disclaimer: Please, note, I am not a dentist and the ingredients in this toothpaste are based on my research. Before you decide on it - do your own research and make a conscious decision to use it.
Time: max. 10 min
1. Smash green tea in a mortar and pestle or in your hands until it's powdered.
2. Mix all dry ingredients in the bowl and add essential oils (you can add less or more.
3. Transfer to a jar or a container of choice.
To apply: wet the toothbrush a bit and dip in the toothpowder. Brush like you would with the normal toothpaste.
Notes and tips:
1. Make sure your essential oils are safe for consumption and before using them in the toothpowder check if you have any allergic reactions to them.
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