Friday, November 21, 2008

Frugal Friday - homemade toothpaste

My Frugal Friday tip:

Homemade Toothpaste (or rather, toothsoap!)

I love this simple toothsoap recipe from Lindsay at . People often aren't aware of what ingredients are in their personal care products -- I've done a fair amount of research on the safety of conventional toothpaste ingredients, and I was not pleased with what I found. Even Tom's of Maine products have some questionable ingredients. This recipe is completely safe to use for both adults and young children. I know there is some controversy on whether or not glycerine is safe to use in your mouth, but from the research I've done, the amount used in this recipe is not enough to cause any problems. I've been using it with great results.

-5 teaspoons coconut oil
-1 teaspoon Dr. Bronner's baby mild castile soap
-1 or 2 teaspoons xylitol sweetner (or stevia)
-5 drops peppermint essential oil
-3 drops sweet orange essential oil

Mix all ingredients.

It does NOT taste like soap at all. It tastes very pleasant, but I think next time I will add more xylitol and essential oils to make a stronger flavor.

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Have a lovely weekend! :)


1 comment:

Princess0479 said...

ahhh I just want to say how much i like your blog it's amazing! and you seem so mature for your age..what a great way to give Glory to God through the pains and sufferings you have experienced and doing it via blog is amazing! I also love kittens, cats, dogs etc etc birds too!
And your cats are sooo cute and white!! awww
I read back quite a bit to September your blog is sweet! visit mine anytime and leave me a comment =))
I just posted a music player on the bottom of my blog page..check that out too!
I have a good Christian mix of music with some secular music mixed in =))
and i have a few photos up in my most current post =)

here is my blog address

And leave a comment pls!! i love them =))

And i'll keep you in my prayers over your headaches and over the PCOS...and we as Christians are here for you, teenagers may not understand but i do..i'm 29 much older than you..and even though i never suffered from physical pains i've suffered from depression and bi-polar so i've had my shares of problems BUT i'm so much stronger now from it and I am who I am today because of my past but that i'll share as i get to know you better =))

I am so glad for the friends you made on this blog they leave you such sweet comments!! =))
Thank God for them!

well sorry this was sooo long hun!

Have a happy thanksgiving!!
And enjoy some good foods and family time especially time with friends and family is sooo important!

And we all have so much to be thankful for!

ok i'll shushhh now sorry this was long!

Blessings to you always & HUGS!

To God be all glory!

In Him, Jane.