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This post is part of the series How to Green Up Your Life Without Getting Overwhelmed. You can find more green toiletries recipes here.
I’m slowly trying to eliminate the tons of chemicals and preservatives in our household. Pinterest has been super helpful in this regard since most store bought “green” products are budget busters. I got this toothpaste recipe from here…crunchybetty.com
We’re on our fourth (Update: More like hundredth batch!) Even Andy thinks it’s great! (And our three year old!)
3 Tbsp of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
3 Tbsp of Baking Soda
25 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
1 Packet of Organic Stevia
(I didn’t use the optional glycerin that the original recipe called for. Why buy more ingredients?)
During the mixing process…. trust me, it will look less scary when it’s done.
It fits super well in old baby food jars by the way. Depending on the temperature in your house, this will either be a rather liquidy paste or quite solid. It doesn’t change its effectiveness. It’ll just warm up and melt in your mouth.
NOTE: We have had some problems with slow running drains because of all the coconut oil in our toiletries. Until I can find a simple solution to the problem, we just keep a “spit jar” under the sink and throw it out when full. Sorry, I know it’s gross, but I don’t want you to have to call a plumber.