Making your own homemade peppermint toothpaste couldn’t be easier! It’s as simple as mixing 8 ingredients together and storing it in a jar. This homemade peppermint toothpaste adds trace minerals to help re-mineralize your teeth and does NOT contain any fluoride.
How to Make Homemade Peppermint Toothpaste
Gather all ingredients and let them sit until they are room temperature. Get a glass or ceramic bowl and mix all 8 ingredients together, pour into a glass jar for storage and use everyday. To help your teeth stay white, make a whitening mouth rinse of water and hydrogen peroxide. Combine an equal part of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide and Water in a glass, swish around in your mouth for 1 minute then spit out; simple.
MIX ALL INGREDIENTS IN A GLASS OR CERAMIC BOWL WITH A WOODEN SPOON. (The Bentonite clay will absorb any metal or plastic). Feel free to try other essential oils, other than peppermint. Cinnamon is another great option to try!
Why I Make My Own Homemade Peppermint Toothpaste
Two years ago, I started making my own toothpaste. … READ MORE...
Tired of irritating deodorants? Tired of other homemade deodorants that melt in the summer? This recipe solves both problems and smells great!
I figured with summer around the corner it would be nice to smell fresh and clean. Truthfully, I haven’t worn deodorant for a while (including last summer); about two years ago I ran out of the store bough stuff in the winter time and just never bought another deodorant stick. If there was something really important that I needed to smell presentable for or an extra hot day where I would be around a lot of people, I would steal my husband’s store bought deodorant and just smell a little manly for the day. I remember my body getting use to not having deodorant and kinda going through a pit detox if you will. After a while, I just wasn’t stinky anymore. Occasionally, I would think to myself “wow I stink” and then I would go take a shower and that would solve the problem.
Since I have been without deodorant for so long, I am not sure where the urgent need to make my own came from. I think I just miss smelling good all day long, and by creating a homemade and good smelling deodorant, I can achieve that.
An essential part of the No-Poo regime is the use of a Boar Bristle Brush. The Boar Bristle Brush (BBB) is excellent at cleaning your hair as well as redistributing the natural oils down the length of the strand so the oil is not concentrated at the roots, making your hair look greasy.
I have been doing No-Poo for two and a half years with great success. Check out my other No-Poo related articles by clicking on the ‘No-Poo’ Page at the top.
With all the redistributing of oil, it is natural for your brush to get greasy and will need to be cleaned.
Step 1: Gather your Boar Bristle Brush, your standard brush and your comb.
Step 2: Take all the hair out of your comb.
Step 3: Use the comb to scrape out the hair and debris from your brushes.
Step 4: Fill your sink with warm water and hand soap.
I have been nervous about this homesteading adventure; making my own hand soap. Why? Because of the smell! No-no, not the smell while making it, but of how to infuse or get a nice smelling hand soap while making it at home.
I have always liked going to my friends’ houses and they have the fancy Bath & Body Works hand soaps. They smell AMAZING, but I have to wonder what the fragrances are actually made out of. Most fragrances are now conjured up in some science lab. There is no way a pomegranate in real life smells as strong as the fragrance they put in their soaps!! PLUS, I could never bring myself to pay that much for hand soap.
Good news, Dr. Bronner’s makes a castille soap that is gently scented with natural ingredients, so the soap still smells good without being overpowering. Check it out here for all their soaps Dr. Bronner’s Ingredients.