Thursday, October 4, 2012
Toothpaste Recipe - Variation #2
Toothpaste, the regular stuff may not seem all that expensive. But try switching to the natural, green, sls, flouride free brands and it makes a dent in the grocery budget. A while back I decided to make my own toothpaste....and I did. My first reaction was that it was very salty but I got over that and kept brushing. Besides, I like salty things, it didn't have any yucky unnecessary additives, and it played nice with my money. When Husband's Tom's ran out he said he wanted to give mine a try. I decided that he likely wouldn't tolerate my first recipe, so decided to adjust it so that he might just like it. I don't have accurate measurements since I just quickly whipped it up but essentially this is what it contains:
peppermint essential oil/ peppermint extract
I used coconut oil to give it a little more toothpaste like feeling, less course, more smooth. Basically I placed a couple tablespoons of coconut oil in a container and mixed in baking soda a couple teaspoons at a time until I got the right consistency. Then I added 5-10 drops of pepper mint essential oil (you can also use peppermint extract). Husband isn't sold on it though so he's still using Toms. Perhaps if I added something to make it a bit sweeter. I've heard of people using xylitol for this.
While it didn't rank high on the husband rating, I do like this toothpaste recipe better than the first. And I have heard good things about xylitol being good for oral health. I will give an update if I do add it. Watch for variation #3....