Make your own toothpaste

We got this tip from a friend who has used it and loves it, so why not give it a try? Making your own toothpaste is both easy and cheap, and you will know exactly what is going into your mouth.

– 1 cup baking soda
– 3 teaspoons glycerin
– 1/3 cup salt
– Flavouring for taste Flavouring for taste (peppermint oil, anise, cinnamon, wintergreen, etc.)


Mix the baking soda and salt together, then add the glycerin and mix thoroughly. Add your choice of flavouring for taste; five to ten drops works well. By experimenting with the recipe, you will find what suits you and your family best. Put your paste into a squeeze bottle and use as you would commercial toothpaste. You can also add a drop of food colouring to add a little colour. The amount of glycerin you add will control the “pastiness” of your toothpaste. A helpful hint: If you choose to go with cinnamon, use it sparingly!!!


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