In the good old days most people used powder to brush their teeth, not paste! Paste is very hard to make, transport, and store at scale because it separates and dries out easily. Modern society has "solved" this issue by adding all kinds of weird chemicals which are not good for you. Many toothpastes even have poison warnings against swallowing! Toothpowder on the other hand has been used for centuries at the least. There are many types of powders, but based on our personal testing over many years, calcium carbonate is the best base for toothpowder. It is also known as limestone or chalk. It comes from the squished, fossilized skeletons of microscopic plankton. Cool! See Wikipedia for more
Each bottle costs $25.00 USD (with FREE shipping in the United States), weighs about 1 pound, and will give you about 300 brushings. The recipe is 1 cup of calcium carbonate, half a teaspoon of sea salt, and 80 drops of essential oil.
Simply pour a small pinch into your palm, scoop the powder up with a wet toothbrush, and brush like normal. With some toothbrushes it's easier to scoop with the side of the brush. With others you can scoop directly with the top.
Don't like what you see? Then check out the competition! There are many other brands so here's just the calcium carbonate-based ones here. They're all about the same price but have many different ingredients if something else suits your style.
We recommend the natural boar bristle brushes made by Fuchs Toothbrushes
. These are easily the best toothbrushes on the market. If you want to get a little more hardcore then look into Miswak sticks
We decided on Boston Rounds
after evaluating many different container types, including those of our competition
, swing-top bottles
, test tubes, lab glassware, bamboo, and other things we won't even mention. Boston Rounds won. They are the most hygienic and ergonomic way we have found for storing and dispensing toothpowder.
- Put 1 cup of calcium carbonate into a wide-mouth jar or bowl.
- Add half a teaspoon of fine sea salt.
- Pour 80 drops of essential oil all around the surface of the powder.
- Use a whisk to blend the powder thoroughly.
- Transfer the powder to a bottle using a funnel.
- The funnel may get easily clogged so use a dowel or pencil to push the powder through.