2 minute toothpaste
this morning i saw a kitchen tip for how to cook an egg with less fat: they used water. they POACHED AN EGG and included it in a list of healthy life hacks. i’m astounded.
i also saw a DIY for night cream recently- something about blending 4 different drugstore lotions with petroleum jelly. mmmm. *gigantic eye roll*
the internet has been a great source of helpful information as our culture strives to raise up a healthier generation. sadly, the internet is also littered with… well, garbage.
let me give you an actually real, and not new, and not expensive, and not time-sucking recipe for something that is legitimately good for your body: toothpaste.
here are my daily potions:
but hooray for you, because now you can make some along with me! i’m not even joking- this can NOT take more than 2 minutes to make, and you likely have the ingredients at home.
- 3Tbsp coconut oil (amazing for oral health: healthy gums, kills bad breath, whitens teeth, and my fave: improved sensitivity issues)
- 2Tbsp baking soda (for the cleanest mouth feeling ever!)
- 15 drops peppermint oil*
- 5 drops clove oil*
i use a 4oz mason jar, you can use whatever container you’d like. so:
microwave the coconut oil for 30 seconds, or until it’s soft enough to stir. add in the remaining ingredients, and mix it up. throw it in the fridge if you want to hurry the cool-down, but you don’t have to refrigerate the final product. i like to give it one final stir when it’s sort of semi-solid, and then it’s done.
*use any oil/flavourings that you’d like, but research the oral health benefits first. clove & peppermint are amazing for oral health, but so are spearmint, cinnamon, and myrrh. play around with your favourites!
i hope you give this a try! i love it, derek loves it, and everyone that i’ve given a sample to, loves it. your mouth will feel cleaner, look better, and be better. i haven’t priced it out, but i’d be shocked if it even cost an entire dollar to make a 4oz jar.
i could ramble on about my experience with ditching factory toothpaste, but it’s already taken you longer to read this post than it would to make the toothpaste. enjoy, and let me know what you think!