Ever since all of C’s medical issues began, I’ve been on a mission to eradicate toxins in our household. Food, laundry, household and personal products…chemicals and toxins are hidden everywhere. Recently, upon C’s seventh request to brush his teeth that day, I realized that there are probably a lot of unwanted ingredients in our toothpastes.
Sure enough: saccharin, sodium lauryl sulfate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate. The list goes on, but do we really know what any of that stuff is?! No, thank you.
So I decided to make my own. Hubster thinks I’ve gone off the deep end. I’ll tell you something, though. It smells amazing, works great and saves me a bunch of money. Win-win-win.
Kristin’s Non-Toxic DIY Toothpaste
1/2 cup baking soda
2 Tbsp water
5 drops peppermint essential oil
Mix thoroughly to form a paste. Transfer to any jar your heart desires and scoop out as much as you’d like each time you brush your teeth!
I recycled a glass baby food jar for this purpose and it was the perfect size for this recipe!
Have you made your own personal products? Do you prefer them over the store-bought variety?