1000 Flowers for the Planet - #430 Make Your Own Toothpaste
There are quite a few homemade toothpaste recipes to be discovered on the Internet, so take some time to look around for something that suits you and your family. The basic recipe appears to consist of baking soda, sea salt if desired, peppermint essential oil (or other oils of your choice) and purified water. I found an easy ‘how to’ at http://www.diynatural.com/homemade-toothpaste/ but please look around and try different ideas. There are vegan recipes, tooth whitening recipes and some that focus on oral health. Apart from getting a good quantity of chemicals out of your bathroom and out of your body, there is the added benefit of financial savings. The amount you save will depend on where you live and how much things cost in your country, but the savings will be there, and very little time is required to make your own toothpaste. Before cancelling out the idea as unappealing, give it at least one chance and then make up your mind if you’ll go all natural or all chemical.
And the added benefit for the planet will be fewer chemicals being washed down the drain.