Love DIY projects? Then you’d definitely like this super-easy homemade tooth powder recipe. There are several varieties of vegan toothpaste and tooth powders readily available—including the popular brand Vicco—which you can simply buy off the shelves in any general store in the Indian markets. However, if you’re someone who enjoys making your own stuff, then this toothpowder is a must-try!

When I was young, my dadi ji used to say that massaging your teeth and gums with tooth powder was the ideal way of cleaning your teeth. She didn’t really believe in toothbrushes and paste! Now that I have been using this homemade tooth powder from the past three years or so for brushing my teeth at night, I can attest.

This tooth powder is very easy to make, economical, and totally refreshing to use! It’s adapted from a recipe shared by Gaurav Jain in a Whatsapp group.


  • ½ cup cloves (laung)
  • 1/3 cup sendha namak


  1. Dry roast the cloves over low-medium heat until fragrant. Do not over-roast.
  2. Let it cool down. Grind in a small dry mixer jar. Add the sendha namak and grind again for a few seconds.
  3. Sieve to get a fine powder. Keep refrigerated in an air-tight container for up to four months.

How to use: Just like you’d use any toothpowder 🙂

Rinse your mouth. Take a pinch of the toothpowder on your fingertip and thoroughly massage your teeth and gums for a couple of minutes. Gargle and rinse your mouth thoroughly.

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