DIY: Baking Soda Toothpaste10:17 AM
Toothpaste! I actually made a batch of this a few years ago and really liked it, but for some reason never made it again. So here it is with some minor adjustments, and now it is even better!
1 cup of baking soda
1 lime to zest (or lemon, or orange)
Peppermint essential oil
Citrus essential oil
First, zest your lime (I used a cheese greater). You are going to have to let it dry out, it usually takes a few hours, but you can just leave it over night to be safe. If the zest is still too big, you can use a mort and pestle to grind it up smaller. Next, put all of the ingredients in a jar, and shake it up. I did not use a lot of essential oil, because I find that their aroma tends to strengthen as the product sits, but, you can always add more if you feel that it needs it. Store in a container with a lid, and voila! You've got tooth paste!
I just scoop a little out with the toothbrush, then add a small drop of water and brush, but you can use a small spoon or something if you wish. It is also worth noting that baking soda does not taste like regular toothpaste. It does foam a little, and has a salty taste to it, which is expected, but it might take some getting used to. I really love it, I feel like my teeth are super clean, and my mouth tends to not be as dry as when I use regular toothpaste. I also use a tablespoon of baking soda in a jar with water to soak my retainers in during the day (sexy!), because it cleans them off very well. Baking soda you guys, it's the bee's knees.