My healthier lifestyle has brought about some changes. I no longer just buy products if I can make them. This saves my wallet as well as my health.
Some products I use to remove chemicals from our life. Others that I have found do just as good a job as the high priced, over marketed
crap stuff we spend our hard earned money on.
Toothpaste is one such item. The price of it keeps going up and up. We keep buying it. I said let’s stop this and found a different way to clean my teeth.
Crunchy Betty showed me the way. ( I love her website.) I just wanted to make a few slight changes to her recipe.
These are the three main ingredients.
3 Tbsp. coconut oil
2 Tbsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. stevia
12 drops cinnamon bark.
Mix together and put in an airtight container.
Most people use mint for their toothpaste but, the cinnamon gives a great flavor and the hubs loves cinnamon so it is a win for both of us.
Coconut oil has natural antibacterial properties as well as a low melt point so it is good for the teeth. If the flavor is not strong enough then more of the cinnamon bark or other essential oil can be used.
The only drawback to this version of toothpaste is that you drool while brushing. Let me know if you experience this symptom. We find it amusing to drool while brushing.
The brand of coconut oil shown was purchased at WM. I am not a big fan of it. It is ok for toothpaste and hair shine but, overall I give it a meh.
I will be trying other coconut oils in the future and will report back on which are good and which are meh. Like I mentioned this is good for general purpose.
I must also warn you that if you rinse with cool to cold water the oil will stay in the sink basin. Using warm water will allow it to go down the drain.
Do you make any products instead of purchasing them? How do you feel about coconut oil?