DIY: Baking Soda Toothpaste

10:17 AM

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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!

Get
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. 

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  1. I've never thought to try making toothpaste! What a neat idea! I do have to say - I love your owl toothbrush holder!

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  2. Love the owl toothbrush holder! I've never thought about making my own toothpaste but now I just may! Thanks for sharing lady! I always love your posts!

    xo
    Rachel

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  3. Wow that is so cool! I never thought you could make your own toothpaste! I so want to try that! =D

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  4. it's really good. i use to do that a long time ago. i need to revisit again.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  5. Does it go well with red wine?... Anywhoot ;) looks like an interesting thing to make. Thanks again for a cool post :)

    Dale

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  6. This is so cool..but I have trouble making zest.

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  7. My mother is going to love this DIY - she's obsessed with baking soda {as bizarre as that sounds}.

    P.S. That owl toothbrush holder is the cutest thing ever!!

    xx

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  8. I haven't yet told this, but past people have told me it's gross... but I trust your opinion more... so I'll have to try it :)

    Lauren
    http://sparrowandurchin.blogspot.com

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  9. I haven't yet told this, but past people have told me it's gross... but I trust your opinion more... so I'll have to try it :)

    Lauren
    http://sparrowandurchin.blogspot.com

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  10. I've been thinking about trying this too! Since it helps brightening your teeth <3

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  11. I might make this for my kids to use...if only just to prevent them from constantly spilling toothpaste in our sink!

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  12. That sounds rather delicious! I have been told by my dentist to use the sensitive, enamel protection, tartar fighting combo pack. I guess my old lady teeth need extra special fuss and bother.
    xo

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  13. I need to get off my lazy bum and do this. I don't like nasty chemicals in toothpaste at all.
    +Victoria+

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Talk nerdy to me.