Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Homemade tooth paste or powder

We are always up for trying something new so when we heard about homemade toothpaste we just had to try it. The recipe has just three ingredients - lime zest, one cup baking soda and 20 drops of peppermint oil. I think that tea tree oil would work as a substitution. Start by zesting the lime and spreading the zest out on a plate. Let the zest dry, this takes a few hours. Mix together the zest and the baking soda. Into this put 20 drops of peppermint oil. Put the cover on the container and shake, shake, shake.
Since all four of us will being using the same container, the instructions to be followed are to not stick your toothbrush into the container but to use clean, dry fingers to take a pinch and put into your palm and then rub your dampened toothbrush into the powder.

1 comment:

Kari said...

Have you tried it yet?

If so, what did the kids think of it?

I have a few different toothpaste recipes printed out and stashed in my homemaking binder but I'll admit I haven't had the nerve to try them yet.

BTW - Yours is getting printed out, too!