If you want to see healthy teeth and gums, go to parts of Africa where there isn’t a tube of toothpaste in sight. Traditionally, certain sticks and rock salt have provided mankind with a most effective dental cleansing treatment. Today, the essential oils can provide a natural alternative to commercial products. Of course, it helps if you keep off the sweet things. A tooth powder can be made from the following ingredients:
Clay 4 teaspoons
Sea salt 1 teaspoon
Peppermint 2 drops
Lemon 2 drops
Green or white clay work equally well. mix together in a blender and keep in a box. Dip your toothbrush into the powder and wet with a tiny bit of water before brushing the teeth as normal. Myrrh has been for treating mouth problems for a very long time indeed. It is marvelous for keeping gums healthy and treating those that are not. A mouth wash can be made by adding 2 drops of essential oil of myrrh to 1 tablespoon of vodka and mixing well. Add only 2 drops of this to each glass of water you use to rinse the mouth.
Here is a recipe for a tooth powder on a very old swiss method. It helps to keep the teeth white:
Swiss Snow Caps Tooth Powder
Ground, dried orange peel 1 tablespoon Ground, dried sage 2 teaspoons Bicarbonate of soda 2 teaspoons Sea Salt 1 teaspoon Lemon Peppermint 5 drops . Myrrh. 1 drop
If you are having gum problems add to the above ingredients 15 drops of tincture of myrrh (available from the pharmacist) into which you have added 1 drop of myrrh essential oil. Mix it all together well in the blender.