- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. fine sea salt
- 1 drop essential oil (spearmint, peppermint, orange, cinnamon, etc.)
Mix ingredients with a small amount of water to form a thick paste.
Generally better than plain baking soda but significantly saltier. Peppermint oil adds some mintiness and a slight tingle on the lips.
Use your favorite essential oil to “flavor” this super-salty mix. Salt is purported to whiten teeth as well as add some cleaning power to a toothpaste mix. The one thing it adds for sure is—you guessed it—saltiness. Be sure to use finely ground salt to prevent scratching the teeth and gums.
- 2 tbsp. dried lemon or orange rind
- ¼ cup baking soda
- 2 tsp. fine salt
Grind the rinds to a fine powder in a food processor. Add baking soda and salt and blend thoroughly. Store as a dry mix, applying small amount to a wet toothbrush for each brushing.
The lemon imparts a faint but pleasant flavor and noticeably counters the saltiness of the baking soda and salt. Same slightly metallic finish as with the plain baking soda toothpaste.
I used lemon rind, but orange would likely work just as well. This is my overall favorite in terms of experience. However, I would certainly ask my dentist before brushing my teeth every day with ingredients from a citrus fruit.