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Homemade Mouth Rinse and Tooth Powder

Would you like to stop putting harmful, unwanted chemicals into your body? Would you like to save loads of money every month? Well I did. Some of the ingredients in commercial oral care products are simply terrible for you! On the other hand, organic versions at health food stores are obscenely expensive.
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The solution? For mere pennies and a few minutes, you can make your own. These smell absolutely delightful and refreshing. Now I have 2 things I didn't have before, peace of mind that we are being kind to our bodies and an extra (at least) $11.00 every month. I was getting my products at the dollar store, and still spending that much. Not anymore!

Try this please, you will be healthier and wealthier.

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Total Time: A few minutes.

Yield: 2 bottles full

Source: Modified from recipes in a book called "Making It".

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. For the tooth powder, you will put 1/4 cup baking soda into a clean glass jar. I used an empty jelly jar. When you are making this for nearly nothing, why would you want to spend an arm and a leg on an expensive container?
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  3. Add 20 drops pure peppermint oil.
  4. Mix well with a spoon.
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  6. Place your lid on and you are done. To use, simply wet your toothbrush, scoop a generous amount onto it and scrub away!:) Rinse well after use.
  7. For the mouth rinse, you will put 1 cup water into a glass jar. Add 1 teaspoon baking soda, 4 drops of peppermint oil, and 2 drops of tea tree oil. (The tea tree oil makes the rinse more antiseptic.) Shake well and screw the lid on securely.
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  9. I actually ended up pouring the rinse into a chili sauce bottle, I liked the shape.
  10. If you don't mind cooties from others who are sharing with you, just shake before use, take a swig and gargle. Rinse well after, of course. This is very refreshing! I decided to place a little stack of medicine cups in our cabinet so all the little hands can pour a clean amount each time.
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  12. I also decided to spruce our bottles up a bit by taping pictures from magazines onto the front, a little label written on a paper grocery sack, and tied with twine from the dollar store. These would also make very nice and extremely inexpensive gifts. Enjoy!

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April 24, 20150 found this helpful

I think saving is great but I did a lot of reading on baking soda and found it strips the tooth. I stopped using it in my paste and now my teeth are not as sensitive. Before it was killing me.

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