Why Should You Use Herbal Neem Clove Tooth Powder
Why Should You Use Herbal Neem Clove Tooth Powder

Herbal Neem clove tooth powder is an excellent alternative for commercially available toothpaste.

It has no harmful chemicals and more effective than any toothpaste.

Are you beginning your day with your mouth loaded with harsh chemicals?

Our mouth is known to contain various types of bacteria, and some may even lead to illness and much more.

We need to eliminate them, yet would we say we are taking an answer, which in itself is a problem?

Are you hesitant about using a chemical toothpaste? Have you run out of alternatives?

Luckily there are many herbs available in nature that can care for our oral health. Oral health is not only about pleasant breath and a good smile.

Studies have demonstrated that it is linked to a variety of diseases like cardiovascular complications; pregnancy and conception related issues and even diabetes.

Since ages, Neem is known for its benefits in oral health care. Not just its leaves but even the bark and branches of this tree have got various oral medical advantages.

What’s more, clove is a herb, which has this ability to give relief to any pain and discomfort related to tooth and gums.It also serves as an antimicrobial agent.

Here are some DIY guides on how to make a very effective herbal neem-clove tooth powder.

Why not a conventional Toothpaste:

Conventional toothpaste is just a mixture of harsh chemicals and preservatives.

The significance is engaged towards shell life, having a decent taste and so on.It compromises on the safety and effectiveness of the product.

Most of the toothpaste contain chemicals like Triclosan, SLS, calcium carbonate and fluorides, which can be harmful and can deteriorate your health.

Why Shouldn’t You Use Toothpaste:

Have a look at the list of chemicals that are usually found in most toothpaste and also the harmful effects they have on us:

1.Calcium carbonate: It is actually what we call as chalk and is used as a buffer to maintain the pH of the toothpaste and is harmful to our health.

2. Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS): SLS is a surfactant and is the one responsible for making the toothpaste foamy. It is known to be carcinogenic and break down our skin’s natural barriers.It thus penetrates our skin easily and also causing the gums to bleed.

3. Propylene glycol: It is also known as Anti-freeze and is capable of causing allergies in our skin and lungs.It also causes vision irritation. It is so harsh in nature that it is only handled with gloves in a lab.

4. Methylparaben- It serves the purpose of a preservative. It has a tendency to get easily absorbed into the skin and can disrupt our endocrine system.It is likewise suspected to have connections to the cause of breast cancer.

5. FD&C shading colors: These are mostly synthesized from coal derivatives and contain a  substantial amount of heavy metals which accumulate in our body and show toxic effects.

6. Triclosan: Triclosan is a registered pesticide and bio-persistent chemical that destroys fragile aquatic ecosystems. Regular use of this chemical may lead to disruption of your endocrine system, and also cause immune system toxicity.

7. Synthetic isopropyl alcohol: It is a colorless chemical compound, synthesized by mixing propane and water.It is highly flammable in nature and also has a really strong odor.

8. Fluorides: Fluorides are found in many kinds of toothpaste even in those who claim to be natural. Have a closer look at your toothpaste label and you can spot at least one fluoride. Sodium fluoride is one example, which is an insecticide and is widely used in many kinds of toothpaste.

Swallowing fluoridated toothpaste is so dangerous that the FDA now has asked a toxin cautioning on every container of toothpaste containing fluoride. 

Key Ingredients of Neem and Clove Tooth Powder:

Before we jump into the recipe, let us see the reason behind the choice of herbs for this natural tooth powder.

1. Neem:

Neem is a perfect natural substitute for your conventional toothpaste.

Since ages, individuals have been utilizing just the neem toothpaste and additionally their toothbrush were likewise produced using neem twigs.

Neem has antibacterial properties that can help us in eliminating the microbes that cause tooth decay and terrible breath. It can also work as a painkiller and give you relief from your toothache.

It also contains compounds that are known to have anti-inflammatory and vasodilation properties that can help prevent tooth decay, fight cavities, and gingivitis.

Many researchers have made use of neem leaf powder in their research for effective dental care. Indeed, the even bark of the Neem tree has been discovered to be extremely successful for dental consideration.

Many studies have proven that neem can prevent cavities, heal gum diseases, freshen your breath and reduce plaque and improve your overall oral immunity.

And to top it all Neem has no side effects and is considered to be safe.

2. Cloves:

Cloves are especially known for its ability to treat toothaches. It gives you relief from the pain and discomfort in your gums and tooth.

The key part in clove is eugenol. It helps to reduce the pain, promotes healthy gums, makes your breath fresher and reinforce your teeth.

Clove likewise adds a flavor to your tooth powder, so there is no need of an extra taste-enhancing agent.

Recipe For Your Homemade Neem CloveTooth Powder

Recipe For Your Homemade Neem CloveTooth Powder
Recipe For Your Homemade Neem CloveTooth Powder

Here are some homemade neem-clove tooth powder recipes:

Recipe-1:

  • Make a powder of the neem and tulsi leaves or you can also purchase them from the market.Ground cloves to make a fine powder.
  • Take four tablespoons of this neem powder.To this add a tablespoon of Tulsi powder and two tablespoons of clove powder.
  • Furthermore, add very little amount of rock salt around a quarter teaspoon to the mixing bowl.
  • Also add a tablespoon of rice bran or bran of any other grain, which will help in removing the food particles that are stuck to the teeth.
  • Mix the mixture thoroughly in a clean and dry bowl so that the contents are well dispersed and have a taste.
  • Store, this mixture in a clean airtight container or even a small tin container box, will do.

Directions for use:

Take a little measure of this tooth powder on your palm. Dip your toothbrush in a glass of water and after that touch the powder with the bristles of your toothbrush.

Then begin brushing as usual. Keep in mind that there won’t be any froth while brushing.

Recipe-2:

  • Make a powder of the neem leaves and take it in a mixing bowl.
  • Make a mixture of this herb powder by finely grounding sage, peppermint, clove and cinnamon together.Add this powder to the mixing bowl along with neem powder. This will impart flavor and cleanse property to your tooth powder.
  • To it add about a teaspoon of spirulina and finely ground sea salt, which has anti-bacterial properties.
  • Mix the powders thoroughly and taste it in-between until satisfied, and you may change the composition according to your taste.

Recipe-3:

  • Take one teaspoon of neem leaves powder.
  • To it add one tablespoon of baking soda, which helps in removing plaque and also whitens your teeth.
  • Include a teaspoon of herb blend containing sage, clove, cinnamon and peppermint powder.
  • Mix the powders together. You may include coconut oil, in case if you want to convert your powder into toothpaste.
  • Likewise, include a quarter teaspoon of spirulina and a teaspoon sea salt for antibacterial and whitening activity.

Recipe- 4:

  • Take one teaspoon of neem leaves powder in a mixing bowl.
  • To it add half a teaspoon of baking powder, which helps in removing plaque and also whitens your teeth.
  • To it add three tablespoons of  Kaolin or Bentonite clay which has cleansing properties and is rich in minerals and has a polishing action on your teeth.
  • Add a teaspoon of herb mixture consisting of peppermint, clove, cinnamon and sage powder.
  • Also, add a quarter teaspoon of spirulina and a teaspoon sea salt for antibacterial and whitening action.
  • Mix the powders altogether, and you may include coconut oil in case if you want to convert your powder into toothpaste.
  • You may choose your herbs depending upon their availability, and  you may change the composition according to your taste.

Recipe-5:

  • Take half a teaspoon of neem leaves powder in a mixing bowl.
  • To it add 8 ounces of baking soda, which helps in removing plaque and also whitens your teeth.
  • Add dry ground stevia herb to taste. In this recipe, this herb is used as a sweetener and is particularly useful while making tooth powder for your kids.
  • To it add 3 ounces of sea salt, which is rich in minerals and will aid in tooth demineralization. It also has anti-bacterial properties.
  • Add half a teaspoon of herb mixture consisting of peppermint, clove, cinnamon and sage powder.
  • Mix all the powders thoroughly, and you may add coconut or any essential oil if you want to convert your powder into a paste.
  • You may choose your herbs depending upon their availability, and you may change the composition according to your taste.

Now that you have understood the problem associated with the conventional toothpaste, I m sure you will try out these recipes. This will help you to prepare a natural tooth powder free from chemicals.

I have tried to give many recipes of tooth powder including the key ingredients like neem leaves and cloves. If you have any queries or any suggestion, then comment below.

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Dr. Anand Ashok Buchake is an expert in the field of Ayurveda and works as medical practitioner. His expertise in the field of Ayurveda is proven from the fact that he was the topper in the final MD examination in the subject Dravyaguna in the year 2002 at Pioneer international university of Ayurveda, also known as the Gujarat Ayurveda University.He is associated with many reputed organizations such as the American Heart Association ACLS and BSL Course in South Africa.

  • Jignesh Patel

    Thanks for this useful advise sir!

    Is recipe no.1 (Neem+Tulsi+Clove+Sea Salt) is edible. Is it safe to swallow it along-with the saliva?