If you’re looking for a toothpaste that will make your gums strong, look no further. You’ve found it. Homemade Strong Gums toothpaste will not only strengthen your gums, whiten your teeth and fresh up your breath, it will also leave a nice taste in your mouth. All without nasty chemicals and easy peasy to make. You’re welcome!
Before we get to the recipe, let’s talk about the benefits of each ingredient.
Ultra fine medicinal or healing clay is used to ease diarrhea, heartburn and stomach problems related to excess acid. In this recipe, it serves as the base of our paste. Make sure to get the ultra fine or the micro fine to avoid enamel abrasion.
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables. It is often used as a sweetener. Results of studies show that xylitol can induce remineralization of deeper layers of demineralized enamel. This means xylitol contains the minerals necessary for enamel regeneration.
Baking soda has a ph of 9.0. and it, therefore, an alkaline substance. This means it has a ph higher than 7.0. When the ph of the mouth drops below 5.5, the teeth become susceptible to decay. Tooth damaging bacteria love low ph (acidic) and can’t survive in a high ph (basic or alkaline) environment.
Propolis is a substance made by bees and it serves several purposes in the beehive. One of them is to inhibit fungal and bacterial growth. A tincture is an alcohol extract of plant or animal material. In this recipe, the propolis tincture serves as an antibacterial and a preservative.
Manuka essential oil (chemotype East-Cape has more healing properties than the other chemotypes) has strong antibacterial properties. It’s also know for promoting skin regeneration.
Myrrh essential oil has strong antiviral properties and can successfully heal mouth ulcers (aphta).
Niaouli is one of my favorite essential oils. It can kill the dreaded Staphylococcus aureus! It is an expectorant and an powerful ally in the treatment of sinusitis and pharyngitis. It is in this recipe for its antibacterial properties. Since it is a hormone regulator, it is best to leave it out during the first half of pregnancy to be on the safe side.
A potent expectorant, antibacterial and antiviral, tea tree essential oil is used to treat sinusitis and pharyngitis. It’s used here with niaouli to prevent periodontal diseases.
Peppermint essential oil has several wonderful uses but here it is mainly used to flavor the toothpaste. Leave out if pregnant.
Turmeric is a wonderful antioxidant powerhouse and a strong anti-inflammatory. Studies have shown it can kill cancer cells. In this recipe, it is used to whiten the teeth.
Homemade Strong Gums Toothpaste
- 10 tsp Ultra fine medicinal clay
- 2 tsp xylitol
- 3 tsp of distilled water. This can also be a hydrosol (an herbal byproduct of herbal distillation) or a strong herbal tea. Good teas are cinnamon, clove, rosemary, sage.
- 1 tsp baking soda (to reduce acidity in the mouth)
- 1 tsp Propolis tincture
- 10 drops of manuka essential oil
- 10 drops of myrrh essential oil
- 10 drops of niaouli essential oil
- 10 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 20 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- A teaspoon to mix
- A glass mixing cup
- A glass salve container to store the toothpaste
Mix all ingredients thoroughly until you have a paste.
Add paste to salve container.
Close the lid and label the container.
You can also use a tube like GoToob.
Have you ever tried homemade toothpaste? What’s your opinion?