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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Oh, well now that DOESN'T taste like chicken

Those of you that read that group blog I use to write for, know that I make my own toothpaste.

But I was thinking the other day (besides the fact that I have way too much time on my hands in the winter) what happens if I can't get glycerin?

I know, strawberries, but might not have those in the winter either. And if I am ever forced to survive in the wilderness I know how to make a tooth paste out of bark or sassafras.

So I decided to see what I an do without glycerin, just to pass the time and torture my taste-buds a bit.

I saw a recipe that has you using clay powder. Well I don't have clay on hand, that one won't work. Maybe a little charred eggplant and sea salt. . . nope I have neither of those one hand.

And I have done the peroxide thing, and must say I don't care for the after taste one bit.

2tbsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vodka
2 drops each: Oregano oil, wintergreen, peppermint

Now this is a toothpaste I could learn to love.

I can distill my own "vodka" so that wouldn't be a problem. I grow the mentioned herbs, and I have a bunch of baking soda.

Do you have your own recipe for toothpaste?


Wendy said...

The recipe I had used peroxide, but I haven't tried it, yet, and so I don't know if I would like the taste ... although the commercial toothpaste we use is a baking soda/peroxide mix, and so I bet it would be okay with us.

Still, the idea of using vodka is intriguing, because, like you, I could distill my own vodka from potatoes that I can grow ....

Hmmm .... closing the loop. I like that ;).

SkippyMom said...

I think I would be glad it didn't taste like chicken.

If you have baking soda you are set.

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

I'm guessing, just bcuz of the Ruskie Secret ingredient, this will be a best-seller!
Or, erm... a tasty consumable-- I mean, scouring agent (no KGB pun intended!)-- at the least!

Salinte, Lady Phelan!

Danielle said...

Mine uses coconut oil, baking soda, and stevia powder and mint essential oil for flavor. I've been using it for a few months now with no complaints!

Wretha said...

Baking soda, xylitol, a few drops of tea tree oil, you can add any flavoring you like, mint oils or cinnamon oils work great. I spritz my toothbrush with hydrogen peroxide (I put my peroxide in a spray bottle) then I pour on or dip into the above mixture, it works great.


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