Homemade Toothpaste

A friend of mine gave me a recipe for homemade toothpaste.  I've been using it for the past month and absolutely love it!  It's easy to make and flavor using essential oils!  Why make your own?  You'll save a lot of money for starters!  Secondly, there is a lot of yucky stuff in most commercial toothpastes--sodium laurel sulfate, saccharin, flouride, etc.  And making your own toothpaste is simple!  Here's what you need--sea salt, baking soda and arrowroot powder.  That's all.  Optional--you can add some essential oils for flavor.  I used peppermint the first time  and Thieves the second time I made it.  The Thieves oil has cinnamon and clove so the toothpaste tasted like cinnamint!  If you choose to use essential oil, add a few drops to your sea salt before mixing together the other ingredients so it doesn't clump.  (You can also use a little cinnamon powder or vanilla extract for flavor too.)

What you'll need
1Tbs arrowroot powder
1tsp sea salt
1/2tsp baking soda
5-10 drops peppermint oil 

Then--just mix them together!  Your toothpaste is more of a powder than an actual paste, but I assure you, it works great!  I store the "paste" in a little container with a cover in my bathroom and use a baby spoon to put a bit onto my toothbrush. 

If you decide to try it, let me know how it works for you!

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