<newsflash> I do not have it all together. I do not have all the answers. I do not know all things.
Shocked yet? Or laughing hysterically?
Calm down, I’m trying to make a point. So here it is…I may not have all the answers but I do know a few things that work for me. Don’t miss that ‘for me’ please, because what works for me may not work for you. On the other hand, my trial-and-error may benefit you. I would also like to add that what works for me today may not work for me next week. (I may share some things that ‘worked for me once upon a time’ eventually)
So here it is (drumroll please) the first instalment of “Works for Me!”
We’ve been on a slow journey into natural living– whole, real foods; natural cleaning supplies; herbal remedies. And now toothpaste. “Why?” you may ask. The answer is multifaceted but in an attempt to simplify I’ll just say that I became concerned with many of the common ingredients in regular toothpaste and most ‘natural’ options are either expensive or the same product in a different wrap with ‘all natural’ stamped on it. So I did the research, I experimented. This may not be what we use forever but so far it is easy to make, my kiddos like it, and it works. I haven’t crunched the numbers– I had the ingredients on-hand– but I will…eventually. 🙂
I’ve tried a few variations but we are liking this simple version:
2Tbsp Baking Soda
1.5 Tbsp Coconut oil (I use extra virgin so it tastes like coconut)
pinch of salt
Mix it all together and keep it in a small container with a lid…a babyfood jar is perfect!
I’m still experimenting– I want to try a peppermint flavor and I’d love to make the right texture to use a soap dispenser (a new one that hasn’t had soap in it!) for easier dispensing, and, and, and :-)– but for now, this Works for Me.
Do you make your own toothpaste? What works for you?