I am obsessive compulsive about my teeth. I will brush after coffee while I’m still at Starbucks. I will finish a meal out with a quick trip to the bathroom just to get my brush on. I blame my OCD behavior on good old fashioned self-imposed guilt knowing just how much my parents scrimped and saved so that I could have braces. I also blame my German teacher in high school, whose breath-God bless her heart-smelled constantly of coffee and lifesaver candies.
Therefore, I am determined to never offend someone with my breath or destroy the investment Mom and Dad spent a fortune on.
In the past, I’ve been alright spending $4 on a tube of toothpaste. Not anymore-those frivolous days have ended. I’ve finally found the love (of toothpaste) of a lifetime. It’s freakin’ cheap, it tastes great, and it keeps my pearly whites pearly.
It’s everything I hoped a toothpaste would be.
Here’s all that you’ll need to make your very own Peppermint Toothpaste:
4 TBS+ Baking Soda (depending on how thick you like your toothpaste)
2 TBS Vegetable Glycerin
1 1/2 tsp Stevia Extract
1/2 tsp Hydrogen Peroxide (3.5% or less)
1/4 tsp Peppermint Oil
5 drops Tea Tree Oil
- 4 TBS+ Baking Soda (depending on how thick you like your toothpaste)
- 2 TBS Vegetable Glycerin
- 1½ tsp Stevia Extract
- ½ tsp Hydrogen Peroxide (3.5% or less)
- ¼ tsp Peppermint Oil
- 5 drops Tea Tree Oil
- Opaque/Dark Container
- In a mixing bowl, combine and measure the 4 TBS of Baking Soda, 2 TBS Vegetable Glycerin, 1½ tsp Stevia Extract, ½ tsp Hydrogen Peroxide, ¼ tsp Peppermint Oil and 5 drops Tea Tree Oil.
- Store in an airtight, opaque or dark container.
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I hope you have enjoyed these recipes! It may seem overwhelming at first to rid your home of toxins and store-bought everything. And maybe you don’t want to make these products, but would like the benefits of non-toxic products in your home without going broke. I have found some simple solutions to replace the things that I cannot make/don’t want to make myself by purchasing them from a non-toxic green company online. Without directly endorsing them, if you are interested in knowing more, Feel free to email me with questions.
Here are links to my other Homemade Household Cleansers and Beauty Products:
Homemade Beauty Products
Simple, Organic Lip Balm
Homemade Peppermint Mouthwash
Easy Laundry Soap
Homemade Laundry Softener
DIY Stain Stick
DIY Brass Cleaner
Organic Vegetable/Produce Cleaner
Homemade Household Cleaners
And here are a few Homemade Food Items to easily replace store-bought items:
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