Friday, February 8, 2008
Make your mouth happy
As many of you know, I don't use commercial toothpaste, but make my own sea salt and baking soda concoction. I've never published the recipe, but rather just included a link to one in a previous post. Well, that link is dead now (sorry Lisa) so, for those who have expressed interest, what follows is the highly-complicated recipe for making your own tooth powder, sans all the unnecessary chemicals, artificial colors and, for some of us, mood-altering CRAP that has no good reason to be anywhere near your mouth:
Clean and Simple Tooth Powder
Find yourself a nice little jar that makes you happy just to look at it at least twice a day. (In the absence of The Perfect Jar however, a zip lock baggie will do just fine.)
Inside your chosen vessel place:
3 Tablespoons Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon Sea Salt (Table salt is poison. Use good, organic sea salt.)
Just get your tooth brush a little damp, dip it into the powder, knock off the excess and you're good to go!
If you desire a mintier experience, you can add a few drops of peppermint oil to the powder and stir it in well. If you do this, you'll want to keep the lid firmly on the jar so the peppermint oil doesn't evaporate and leave you with plain ol' salt and soda, once again.
Do this favor for your teeth and your whole body will thank you!
Happy Brushing, Y'all!