Recipe: Toothpowder

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CS Sherin, May 9th, 2019; updated 05-22-19

There are some things that have remained a standard in my journey on the path towards a more sustainable lifestyle recipe-wise over the past decade or so: the toothpowder recipe, deodorant recipe, and green cleaning recipes. Today, I am sharing the toothpowder recipe, which is an adaptation from the one in Recipe For A Green Life.

Adapting recipes is a necessary part of an ongoing long-term holistic sustainable lifestyle. Needs change, body responses change, situations and abilities change. Therefore, there is a need for us to adapt and change what we are doing. That willingness to experiment and for flexibility in the practice ensures ongoing progress on the path.

Recipe For A Green Life: Toothpowder Recipe

  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/4 C baking soda
  • 1/4 C calcium carbonate powder
  • 1/4 C sea salt, fine
  • 1 T sage spice powder, organic
  • 5-10 drops spearmint oil, food-grade


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together first.
  2. Add the drops of oil last and mix well.
  3. Store in a waterproof container with a lid.
  4. Dip a wet toothbrush in and brush.
  5. Consider the following as possible alternatives/additions: - an essential oil oral care blend - cinnamon spice powder, organic - grow organic sage and grind it yourself Additional care for troubled gums: - coconut oil and Manuka honey massage - crushed garlic, honey and olive oil massage - oil pulling

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