Myrrh powder is added to this recipe to help prevent periodontal disease. Baking soda, an ingredient in many commercial products, lessens the mouth’s acidity. Rasberry leaf is good for the gums and mildly astringent. Tea tree oil is effective against gingivitis and plaque buildup; the yellow dock is cleansing.
* 1/2 cup Baking Soda
* 1/2 cup Clay powder
* 1 teaspoon Myrrh powder
* 1 teaspoon dried Raspberry leaf
* 1 teaspoon dried Yellow Dock root
* 1 teaspoon flavoring herbs of your choice (Fennel, Peppermint, Spearmint, Wintergreen)
* 5 drops Essential Oil of Tea Tree
Yield: about 1 cup
1. Pour the Baking Soda and White Clay powder into a medium-size mixing bowl.
2. In a spice mill or coffee grinder, grind the dried herbs into a powder.
3. Add all the dry ingredients, including the Myrrh powder, to the Baking Soda-Clay mixture.
4. Mix well with a wire whisk.
5. Add the Tea Tree oil, again mixing well.
6. Place a clean hand towel over ther bowl, covering it completely.
7. Let sit overnight.
8. The next morning, mix well again with the wire wisk.
9. Package in an opaque widemouthed jar. It will last indefinitely if you keep moisture out of the package.
1. Wet your toothbrush, then sprinkle a small quantity of powder onto your brush.
2. Brush thoroughly and gently in an up-and-down mothion.
3. Brush the tongue, too.
4. Rinse, and feel the freshness of your mouth.