Homemade Toothpaste!

This is SO cheap!  Since starting using my homemade toothpaste, I haven’t bought one single tube of toothpaste, and I’ll never buy a tube of toothpaste again!

Toothpaste Recipe:
1- Put a few Tablespoons of Baking Soda in a small container
2- Add 3-5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil  (you can omit this or use a different flavor if desired, although it greatly contributes to the fresh mouth peppermint feeling!)
3- Add 2 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil  (you can omit this if desired)
4- Begin adding a small amount of olive oil while stirring.  You have enough olive oil when the mixture is  a “paste,” the same consistency as regular toothpaste.
5- You can leave your toothpaste in a small container with a lid in your bathroom and it’s ready to use!  OR, you can take the time to put it in a tube…

To put your paste into a tube (which really isn’t all that necessary in my opinion, but it was fun the first couple times I did it):
1- Get an old toothpaste tube
2- Cut off the top of the tube (not the end with the cap, the other end)
3- Using a toothbrush and plenty of water, clean the inside of the tube well.  (A small travel sized tube is great too- less cleaning!)
4- Through the top, put in your new homemade paste, pushing it as much to the bottom as possible.
5- Begin rolling the top of the tube down (like you would a normal tube of toothpaste that is running out), flattening the tube as you go.  Put a clip (black paper clip or other clip) on the end to hold your rolled tube shut.
6- Squeeze out your new toothpaste and brush!

Okay, so I’ll be honest here… I don’t do all these steps above.  I cheat!  Here’s what I do now…
Tooth “Powder”:
1- Put a few Tablespoons of Baking Soda in a small container
2- Add 3-5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil (you can omit if desired)
3- Add 2 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil, then stir.  (you can omit tea tree oil if desired)
4- Keep your small container with a lid on it in your bathroom and put a little powder on your toothbrush each time you brush.

Whitening:

To whiten teeth, you can spray a littler hydrogen peroxide on your toothbrush each time before you brush.  This will whiten your teeth significantly.  The easiest way to apply it is to get a small spray bottle of peroxide (a dark brown bottle) from your department store.  Spray your brush with peroxide, then apply a little tooth paste/powder to your brush, then brush and rinse.
Never buy a whitening product or service again!!  Most of those things are very harmful to your teeth.

A Few Dental Tidbits:
-Floss daily, being careful not to jam the floss up into your gums and causing them to bleed- can cause infection.
-Eating sugar contributes to unhealthy teeth.  People who consume little to no sugar in their diet have excellent records of dental health.
-Brush often and brush well, but don’t brush with a lot of force/ roughly.
-Root canals are very dangerous to your health.  Avoid them!
-Amalgam (silver) fillings are highly toxic, as they contain and leak mercury.  Never let a dentist give you an amalgam filling!
-Fluoride is a KNOWN carcinogen.  Avoid fluoride treatments and fluoride products- toothpastes, mouthwashes, etc.
-Consider seeing a holistic, natural dentist for your dental needs.

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