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DIY: Make Your Own Toothpaste

A cyberfriend of mine, Serina, decided to do some digging and see what it actually takes to make your own toothpaste. It turns out it only requires a few natural and easy to find ingredients. I don’t have kids yet, but this seems like one of those projects that may be good to get your kids involved with.

I know I never wanted to brush my teeth when I was 5, but this might have made it more fun!
Ingredients needed to make natural toothpaste

1.
Baking soda (works as a natural cleansing agent and it polishes and whitens your teeth as well!)
2.
Table salt
3.
Hydrogen Peroxide (naturally disinfects your mouth)
4.
Stevia (optional as sweetener)
5.
Peppermint oil (optional)

Both 4 and 5 can be found at a health food store

Steps to make your toothpaste

1.
Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into a mixing bowl
2.
Add a dash of salt
3.
Add 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide
4.
Add 1 drop of peppermint oil
5.
Add a dash of stevia (more if you want it sweeter)
6. Mix it all up until it becomes paste like. You may have to add more hydrogen peroxide to get the right consistency.

A few notes about the homemade toothpaste

* You can store it in a plastic container to keep it from drying out.

* If you’re not into the peppermint flavor, you could try ground cinnamon or vanilla extract.

http://www.christianpf.com/how-to-make-natural-toothpaste

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