Teeth are living, porous parts of our body. Throughout our life, foods, commercial toothpaste, medications and food preservatives can leech the minerals from the teeth causing the enamel to weaken and become more susceptible to decay and breakdown. That’s how our teeth become more sensitive and prone to decay and infection.
I like to keep my family healthy by keeping most of the commercially made body products out of our house. Like toothpaste for example. Commercial toothpaste contains harmful chemicals like fluoride, coloring agents, foaming agents like sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide, just to name a few.
Green clay (French or Sicilian) has an antibacterial effect. It helps to regenerate tissue fast and treat wounds as well as blackheads, acne, scabs, abscess, burns, and stomach ulcer. It can be used on skin, and there are also blends that can be used internally. Just put one tablespoon of green clay powder in one glass of water, stir (with a wooden spoon) and drink it after five minutes. Drink it every morning on an empty stomach for several weeks.
Green Clay drains and cleans the body. The surface of the smallest part of the clay is like a sponge which is the source of the high absorbing power. The clay absorbs all the impurities from the blood and lymph tissue and then removes them. By drinking clay water, you are maintaining overall body cleansing.
Cosmetic and household usage
Green Clay has a high concentration of potassium, magnesium, iron, aluminum and natural sea oligo elements which makes it perfect for the external treatment of skin disorders, acne, hair loss, premature aging, and wrinkles. Mix some green clay with mineral or filtered water and apply it on your face and scalp.
Green Clay disinfects and removes the unpleasant smell. It can clean drinking water by giving it a pleasant smell. Just (put a few tablespoons of green clay in 1 liter of water. It also acts as a deodorant. It cleans the atmosphere from different smells, and for that reason, it is an excellent substance for removing unpleasant smells in closed spaces.
Homemade Tooth Powder
Rich in minerals, absorbing odors, healing wounds, kills bacteria. Isn’t that what a perfect toothpaste should be? Of course! Just add some extra ingredients and voilà! A perfect tooth brushing powder.
- 2 tablespoons Green Clay
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Salt
- 1 teaspoon Xylitol or Stevia (or to taste)
- 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Cloves (or to taste – I usually get over the top with cloves adding a whole teaspoon, but that’s me I adore the taste of cloves)
Just put all ingredients in a coffee grinder and pulverize. I have some doubts about putting green clay in the grinder since it has metal knives, but you can quickly mix the green clay powder afterward. If you are using powdered cloves, you don’t even have the need of a coffee grinder. However, as I said, I like the taste of clover, and there is nothing better than freshly ground cloves.
Put the powder in a glass jar with a tight lid. And that’s it. Simply sprinkle some of the powder into your palm, dip a damp toothbrush into it, and brush your teeth for about a minute.
For some extra benefits, you can add to this recipe some calcium carbonate powder, essential oils like mint, spearmint, citrus or dried mint leaves.
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