When we were brave enough to venture in something new other than fabric softener, I decided the next adventure would be toothpaste. Since everyone is game when they have a tooth ache to try anything to stop the pain, I figured why wait for a tooth ache? Common sense was telling me that there must be a home-made tooth paste that is healthy.
When I started looking, I discovered that there are a lot of home-made toothpastes and mouthwashes out there. Most of them varying around the basic ingredients. After trying a few we have found the toothpaste we like. We changed a couple of measurements to suit our taste of course.
2/3 cup baking soda
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. hydrogen peroxide 3%
2 tsp. peppermint extract (or your favorite flavor)
Mix all ingredients together in a small jar or small container with lid, add just enough water to make a paste.
We like to keep a little spoon near by to put the paste on our tooth brush. Then just brush as normal, rinse, and spit.
Since having switched to this, our family has noticed that we have less to no plaque, and whiter, healthier teeth.
2 tsp baking soda
2 drops tea tree essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil
Mix in a glass jar with lid (preferably a dark glass if you can). Give a little shake before each use. Gargle about an ounce as you would store mouth wash, spit out.
1 cup water
1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide 3%
7-10 drops spearmint essential oil
Mix in a glass jar with lid (preferably a dark glass if you can). Give a little shake before each use. Gargle about an ounce as you would store mouth wash, spit out. Also,
Note: If you can not find a dark glass for storage, for a better shelf life, just keep in a dark cupboard in the bathroom.
For more information you can visit these sites where I found some of these recipes: