In my quest to reduce the amount of plastic that we consume as a family, I have finally succeeded in making my own toothpaste. After collecting the simple recipes for a couple of months, I played with the ingredients to make a paste that is to my liking.
6 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
5 teaspoons vegetable glycerin
1/2 teaspoon peppermint flavoring
Mix ingredients thoroughly and store in a sterilized glass jar.
Makes about enough for one person for one month.
The beauty of homemade paste is that it is much (much) cheaper than commercial paste, is surprisingly refreshing and can be made with products that you have (or can use) in your own kitchen. (Aside from the fact that Maggie was very impressed that Mama knew how to make her own toothpaste. Nothing like being a hero for a moment.)
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