Practising oral hygiene has been drilled in us so well, that the first thing we reach out to (after our mobile phones) is a toothbrush. But, what we do not realise is that this habit may actually be harming us.
Well, it’s true. Studies have proven that fluoride and many other chemicals present in your toothpaste are toxic and ingesting them may prove to be fatal in some cases.
Yes, you’re not eating your toothpaste, but there are particles of it that go inside you every day. Besides this, the glycerin present in toothpaste leaves a film on the teeth preventing remineralisation which eventually leads to weaker teeth. It was also proven that some toothpaste even leads to the corrosion of the enamel which is the protective layer of the teeth.
DIY Tooth Powder
The process is quite easy. All you have to do is mix all the dry ingredients in a small bowl and slowly add the essential oil to make a mix. The quantities of the ingredients mentioned above can be doubled or tripled according to your need.
You can set aside a small glass jar to keep your toothpowder and use it every morning just like your toothpaste.
The activated charcoal present in the powder will keep your teeth white and shiny and will remove all the plaque present in your mouth.
Toothpaste Vs. Toothpowder
If you’re still sceptical about making the switch, we’re giving you a few more reasons as to why you should opt for toothpowder immediately.
Zero Waste: An average individual uses upto 1000 tubes of toothpaste in their lifetime. That’s a lot of toothpaste and a lot more plastic! When you opt for homemade toothpowder you’re cutting down on the waste produced at home.
Cost-Effective: 1 tube of toothpaste costs around an average of Rs.80-100. So in your entire lifetime, you’ll be spending a lot of money on just toothpaste. This DIY toothpaste will cost you pennies with healthier ingredients present in it!
Child-Friendly: Instead of putting your children at risk, why not just replace your toothpaste with a safer and risk-free alternative. Being completely natural, this toothpowder is absolutely free from chemicals and won’t cause harm even if digested.
Brush The Right Way
So if you’ve decided to try out our DIY toothpowder recipe, we can’t help but ask, are you using a bamboo toothbrush? If you’re looking for ways to go completely zero-waste, this is the easiest switch you can make. Although if you’re currently using a plastic brush, please use it to the maximum before you dispose of it.
We’ve got a range of natural oral hygiene products that can help you get started here.
(Edited by Saiqua Sultan)