Why let some bully rub your face in the dirt when you can do it all by yourself?! Shove those childhood memories aside: your grownup self is fully capable of choosing what goes on—or into—your face, whether it's foods from places you trust or the stuff you use on your skin or chompers. For the latter, this delicate clay-based tooth brushing powder from The Dirt is all you need for a smile that sparkles like a sun-drenched white sandy beach.
Long ago, someone in the land of marketing decided that mint and toothpaste belong together, and it wasn't without reason. Mint gives a cool feeling in the mouth, a sense of freshness that's appealing as heck. Add some foaming agents and you have for one heck of a marketing campaign, geared at this "problem" of teeth that were not perfectly fresh and shiny. Along the way, more flavors were added, sweeteners piled on, and additives added in spades. We don't need that technology in our mouths, not anymore.
Let's undo the idea that all tooth cleaning flavors need to be minty. Feeling fresh and clean can come just as easily from herbs, spices, and, oh, you know, actually BEING clean! Back before the foamy minty toothpastes, spices like cardamom and fennel were used for that after-meal refresher, not to mention the ubiquitious sprig of parsley, meant to be chewed for fresh breath, on every restaurant plate of food in the 1980s.
Using The Dirt tooth powder for the first time, I was reminded that I've used tooth powder before, back in my weirdly frugal days after college. Baking soda toothpaste was all the rage, but someone I knew used this stuff that came in a shaker tube about 2 ounces big that claimed to last months at a time. Now that's a bargain! I bought up some tubes and thought I was doing well. Until I got bored with the unflavored grit and gave up, that is.
Luckily, I sense that this Trace Mineral tooth powder is never going to bore me. That's wonderful because this container will last about 3 months. Hello, value! Here's what will guarantee a sense of excitement and adventure for many weeks and months to come: the flavor. Woweewow, the flavor, and scent. First, the smell of cinnamon punches you in the nose, followed by faint hints of other spices. The fine powder clings to your wet toothbrush after tapping off the excess, then you start to gently scrub. A minute or two later things should be pretty happy inside your mouthhole, and you can spit everything out, give it a rinse, and have a satisfied smile.
Toss out that foamy tube of extra-super-bright-white-turbo-sweet-all-day-paste and start over with amazing oral health. Scrub your teeth (gently) with bentonite clay for a smile that shows off your great nutrition, rather than harshly grinding on that precious enamel.
This spiced trace mineral tooth brushing powder is pretty awesome! The glycerin in modern toothpaste can coat your teeth and prevent the natural process of re-mineralization that keeps your teeth strong and white? Yikes! The Dirt is made to support your natural re-mineralization process and get your teeth back to their strong, sparkly selves. It has a sweet spiced orange flavor that will leave your mouth feeling clean and spicy! Buy toothpowder today, thank yourself tomorrow.
Bentonite Clay is a unique clay due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated. Upon contact with fluid, its electrical components change, giving it the ability to absorb toxins. Bentonite is known for its ability to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals. Bentonite is a swelling clay. When it becomes mixed with water it rapidly swells open like a highly porous sponge. From here the toxins are drawn into the sponge through electrical attraction and once there, they are bound.
Bentonite clay carries a strong negative charge which bonds to the positive charge in many toxins. When it comes in contact with a toxin, chemical, or heavy metal, the clay will absorb the toxin and release it’s minerals for the body to use. Bentonite also helps get oxygen to cells as it pulls excess hydrogen and allows the cells to replace it with oxygen instead.
Ok, so in toothpaste, what does that mean? Lots of removal of toxins, but the other awesome part about this clay is that it is a soft cleanser. So, so soft... remember that dude down the block who polished his car day in and day out with old cloth diapers? This clay is that cloth on your shiny chompers.
Cinnamon has a wonderfully warming taste, and many nutritional benefits. It is often associated with longevity. In Ayurveda, cinnamon has helped with diabetes, and it has also been shown to have antifungal, antibacterial and antiinflammatory properties.
Wet your brush, dip it gently in the powder, tap off the excess, and brush away! No foam in the way of your progress, no overly sweet or fragrant junk clogging up this container. One jar should last about 3 months. Awesome!
Here's how Shannon, the Founder, describes the origins of The Dirt:
"The Dirt Paleo Personal Care was founded to start a revolution.
We were not satisfied with the natural product lines on the market, many a 'green washed' to look much safer than they actually are and most use soy or corn byproducts which are cheap and unnecessary fillers. We demand more!
All of our products are Soy Free, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Cruelty Free and Natural. We don't use fillers, ever! Our essential oil blends are formulated to preform not just smell good (Sorry other guys). Everything about our product blends is intentional... and awesome. Because, why should your healthy lifestyle stop at your plate? Fix your face! The dirt is 100% natural 200% kick-ass."
Shannon from The Dirt gushes about this tooth powder:
SOME of our products are vegan. Being a company based on paleo lifestyle guidelines we feel there are certain animal products that are too beneficial to leave out such as organic bees wax and ghee. We are VERY concerned about the well being of our animal friends and only use cruelty free products from suppliers who care about their animals. On that note we beg you, please only buy organic honey! Read about the plight of our bee friends by doing a few good internet searches.
Shelf life varies by product but our minimum shelf life is 6 months from date of purchase. Remember, all of our products are as natural as possible so keep them from sun, wash your hands before applying and refrain from letting them become damp and warm to keep shelf life long.