Have You Been Hearing About the Benefits of Homemade Toothpaste? Here is One of Our Favorites!
Posted on 11/14/2016 by Michael Mettler
It’s 9:00 p.m. and you’re watching television with the family on a school night. Your kids are folded up and stuffed in every corner of the couch. The two smallest are asleep and your wife is reaching for the remote. She is being sweet and lazy, but her intent is to end the night and turn off the tube. You look at the kids who are still awake and whisper, “Late night. Get in your P.J’s and brush your teeth.” Then your oldest murmurs, “Dad, we ran out of toothpaste yesterday. We used up yours this morning.” Nothing like waiting until the last minute to let me know, kiddo.
I have to imagine that almost everyone or every family gets stuck in a situation where they don’t have toothpaste and they don’t feel like heading out to Rite-Aid for a late night trip. If you find yourself in that situation, the solution could be a close as your kitchen in the form of a quick, homemade toothpaste. This is a short list of ingredients. If you really want to get into the hippy or earthy recipes you can add peppermint or hemp seed or Google search “Organic homemade toothpaste recipes for people who like smelling like dead fish, but want that fresh feeling in their mouth.” I have created a short list for those who need to make a concoction quick and fast.
- 3 Tbsp. of baking soda - 1 Tbsp. of finely ground Sea Salt - A few drops of vanilla, cinnamon, or any flavorful oil in your pantry. - 1 tsp. of oil. Olive or coconut is preferred. - ½ tsp of dried sage. If you don’t have it, no worries. Sage can be a strong flavor for kids, but it’s a good anti-microbial.
Mix all this stuff together, but add the oil last. Add enough oil to make the consistency so that it holds on the end of your toothbrush.
Enjoy. The flavor is going to suck, but at least you won’t go to bed with Godzilla breath.
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