DIY All-Natural Toothpaste Recipes

Child-Friendly Tooth Powder
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 09/04/2017
5 out of 5 stars

We have not used toothpaste with fluoride for decades but I have had a hard time finding palatable things for my children that I have been 100% satisfied with. I avoid toothpastes with SLS, but most natural toothpastes contain glycerin, which may leave a coating on teeth.

I am making a bit of progress. I have recently been studying the positive effects of xylitol, a natural sweetener on dental health. Supposedly it kills bacteria, like strep, in the mouth, which can cause decay.

I made a tooth powder with baking soda, xylitol and peppermint essential oil. I like it. My 6 year old doesn't care for it. But ah ha! My 9 year old loves it.

  • 1 Tablespooon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon xylitol
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil

Mix together. Sprinkle onto wet toothbrush and brush gently.

I think it is tasty, too.

~Mama to Many~