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Gramma Nettie’s Toothpaste 3

Gramma Nettie’s Toothpaste 3

Today some different ways to clean your teeth

Disclaimer — this post is not intended for medicinal purposes.  I do not make any medical claims nor do I provide advise.  I provide information about what I have found and do, you are advised to do your own research and make your own educated choices.

Warning!  — This post may contain links to Amazon products for which I may (or may not) receive some recompense.  Thank you for your support.

Paste-style tooth cleanser is only one way to clean teeth (not to include flossing — that would be another post, I think).  Some advocate using chewed up sticks.

 

4 reasons to break up with toothpaste, plus a whitening tooth powder recipe

 

Homemade Tooth Powder Recipe — from MommyPotamus

Note: Feel free to add or adjust ingredients based on your needs. For example, if you have very sensitive teeth you might want to skip the baking soda and salt at first, or if you want to focus on removing stains add a little more activated charcoal to the homemade tooth powder recipe.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

Using a stainless steel or plastic spoon, mix all ingredients in a clean glass jar. To use, add a little to a wet toothbrush and brush as normal.

 


From the Food Renegade:  —  HOMEMADE TOOTHPASTE RECIPE: THE PLAYERS

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HOMEMADE TOOTHPASTE RECIPE: THE HOW-TO

Thankfully, I have a stainless steel blade on my food processor, so I have no qualms using my food processor to make this homemade toothpaste recipe.

Bentonite clay can act like a magnet attracting positively charged heavy metals from your utensils, so you only want it to come into contact with a truly stable metal like stainless steel (which is used to mine the clay).

  1. Place all dry ingredients in the food processor and pulse until well mixed.
  2. In a liquid measuring cup, mix coconut oil, essential oils, trace minerals, and water.
  3. Slowly pour the liquids into your food processor while continuing to pulse. Mix until smooth; add more water if necessary to reach desired consistency.
  4. Remove homemade toothpaste from food processor and store in a glass jar with a lid. This keeps rather well in a medicine cabinet, although with time the exposure to air may dry it out. If it starts drying out before you’ve had the chance to use it, just mix in a bit more water.

https://www.foodrenegade.com/homemade-toothepaste-recipe-remineralizing/

 


 

DO YOU LOVE THE “FOAMY FACTOR” OF TOOTHPASTE . . . From MommyPotamus

But not the chemicals used  to achieve it? This recipe is for you!

Just make sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly after brushing. It’s soap, so the aftertaste will remind you a lot of . . . soap. (And if that doesn’t sound good to you, try tooth powder. My kids think it so delicious they sometimes refuse to spit after brushing. It’s all food grade, so I’m okay with that.)

tooth-suds-soap-recipe

HOMEMADE TOOTH SUDS RECIPE

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Add everything to a 4 ounce dropper bottle and shake thoroughly to mix. Apply a few drops to your toothbrush and brush as normal.

 


Flavour recipes from The Hippy Homemaker, using essential oils for adults, flavour extracts for the kids.  She uses Mountain Rose Herbal and Plant Therapy brands.

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ADULT TOOTHPASTE FLAVORS

KID’S TOOTHPASTE FLAVORS (OR ADULTS….I LIKE THEM TOO!!!)

 

Resources

 

Skinny Gramma Nettie

My scale must have lied to me.  For a week.  I didn’t feel any different, but I keep almost daily track of my weight.  I know some women are obsessed in an unhealthy way, and weigh once a month.  When I did that myself, I found I felt great but I had gained back everything I’d lost and took two months to get back to the new starting point.  When I weigh almost daily, I can easily relate any weight gain with eating habits, like this bag of potato chips I really want to finish off.

So far, I’ve been busy blogging, not munching.

But my weight it’s Now thirty pounds off.  That’s more than a sack of potatoes.  That’s a one-year-old child.  I’ve decided that my weight loss is best described by a term I’ll steal from evolutionary biology – Punctuated Equilibrium.  Things are all the same for two or three months then BAM!, five pounds gone.  Everything is once again the same for four months then SHAZAM!, ten pounds gone.

This Trim Healthy Gramma wants new clothes for every five pounds gone.  I am overdue for six items of clothing.

The disappearing Gramma!  Started January, 7 months mostly on plan, 31 weeks.  Just about a pound per week.

 

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