Friday, January 6, 2012

Tooth paste

Who doesn't love a compliment? The one I get the most is, "you're teeth are so white!" Here's the trick, I don't use "tooth paste". I gave up on it awhile back in trying to reduce the amount of chemicals I put into my body. Fluoride has long been on a controversial list of things not good for you and yet is still sold to the masses without thought. The FDA released a finding this year stating that fluoride can actually cause tooth decay! It's in our water, tooth pastes and even some bottled juices. It seems like we have over done it with out much of a positive result. So here is my alternative to tooth paste. 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 tsp salt a few drops of mint or peppermint extract mix in a jar with just enough water to make it a paste. Dip your tooth brush and enjoy healthy, clean mouth! PS I have not had a cavity in almost 10 years.

1 comment:

  1. Great recipe! I have also tried making toothpaste at home, but the recipe I used had coconut oil in it and it clogged my sink! I will try this one!