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. I’ve seen glass jars everywhere from big box retailers to the local dollar store, but if you’d rather not go running around town then feel free to click through via my Amazon affiliate link below.
Have you made your own personal products? Do you prefer them over the store-bought variety?