Monday, December 1, 2008

Make your own toothpaste!

Today I tried a recipe for making my own toothpaste! I had all the ingredients already so it was fun to give it a try. Here's the recipe if any of you want to try:

Mix together:

2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil

3 Tablespoons of Baking Soda

10 drops Peppermint Essential oil

a pinch of Stevia powder (an herbal supplement that tastes sweet)

I tried this and it tastes really salty while you brush because of the baking soda, but it left my mouth feeling clean and shiny. This won't foam. Just dip a dry toothbrush in the mixture. Also, coconut oil is anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, so your toothbrush should actually stay a little more sanitary!

Do research on Fluoride!!! I have only begun looking at the possible adverse affects of fluoride, but it is very fascinating.

Just a reminder to keep on reading "In Defense of Food." For those of you who do not want to read the entire thing but would like a good idea about what the book has to say, read the last parts about "Eat food, mostly plants, not too much" the first part of the book is good, but more of a foundation and a history to where the author gets his end points.

Anyways hope you all had a terrific Thanksgiving!


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