Hi Fellow Ooooby's

 

Does anyone out there make there own toothpaste? A friend of mine is wanting to do so but has no computer at the moment. All replies would be FABBO!!!!!!

 

Thanks Rachel

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I have tried several. Here are my two favourites, one dry, one liquid(ish)...

1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, finely ground
1 drop of either peppermint, spearmint, tea tree

Dip toothbrush into mix and then brush teeth. Optional - add a few drops of water and mix to a paste first, however, I found the powder kept better without the water. Don't swallow

OR

mix 6 parts baking soda, 1 part vegetable glycerine, 1 drop peppermint oil (or tea tree oil if you can handle the flavour - it's antibacterial!). Use a small amount on the toothbrush, don't swallow.


Wicked thanks for that.

 

yep we do the salt and baking soda powder too, but i usually grind it in a mortar and pestle with either dried red sage, or more recently dried chocolate mint! if the salt is not really finely ground it can scratch the gums. we just keep it in a covered porcelain dish and dip the brush in dry so it doesn't get wet...just wish I could get our kids to use it, the sweet foamy toothpaste habit dies hard.

Does anyone have any ideas about how to add fluoride to home made toothpaste? It's the only think holding me back from making my own! I know a lot of greeny-type people are suspicious of fluoride, but as a greeny public health chick I definitely don't hold to those theories! I already make most of my own toiletries, would be great to cut it back even further.

Hi Kelly, as far as i know fluoride for our water and toothpaste is "fluosilicic acid" a byproduct of making artificial fertilizer. However there is a natural occurring fluoride in fresh water where there is mountain or volcanic run off ( both areas that have naturally fertile soil!). also fluoride occurs in food naturally- fish, all green leaves, and the water that you cooked your green vegetables in, persimmon fruit and especially   high in green and black tea. try a fluoride free toothpaste like salt n baking soda and use green tea as a mouth wash to get your fluoride :)

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