How to make toothpaste

09Oct12

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The workshop I gave at Hillside this summer was called “DIY in the WC”. Some great conversations were had about going plastic-free and homemade in the bathroom, but people were particularly excited to make toothpaste at the end of the workshop! It’s one of the simplest things you make at home if you’re interested in getting into urban homesteading type stuff. I usually just guesstimate the ingredients quantities, but here’s an approximation of what you need for a month or two of toothpaste:

  • 3 tbsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp vegetable glycerin
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint oil/flavouring (foodgrade)
  • a few shakes/drops of stevia (optional)

Mix it all together in a reusable container (I like small glass jars) and keep it either with a spoon or just dip your toothbrush into it.

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One Response to “How to make toothpaste”

  1. 1 Aunt Andrea

    Okay, that is awesome! We are totally going to try that. UD will be thrilled!

    Love you, AA


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