Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Homemade Toothpaste

So, we all should know that regular, storebought toothpaste has a lot of yucky ingredients in it. Ingredients that aren't the best for our teeth, or to ingest. How do we get away from all of that? Well, there are many natural alternatives out there on the market-you just have to search! AND you have to have a good healthfood store readily available! (Although Walmart is carrying Tom's of Maine toothpaste now.) So, I had been reading articles all across the internet lately regarding the evils of your traditional toothpaste and flouride, etc and I had been seeing recipes on how to make your own. Interesting! I decided to give it a try. Why not! So, I tried the following recipe. So far, I like it! It's not horrible tasting. No, you don't have all the sudsing in your mouth, but that's ok with me. I'm the only one in the household who has tried it. Mike's skeptical about things like this. Haha!
So, here's the recipe! Try it out! It's supposed to help re-mineralize your teeth!
2 t. liquid Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap
5 T. coconut oil, melted
10-20 drops essential oils (the recipe suggests a combination of orange and mint)
1/2 t. Stevia (to help sweeten the concoction)
Optional: 2 t. baking soda (I used it and haven't noticed a terrible taste or anything.)
Mix it all up and pour into a container and let it set up. It'll be ready if you do it in the morning, by evening. Otherwise, wait till the following morning to use it. That's all there is to it!
Try it! You might like it. ;)

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