My transition from cluttered to simple living.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A New and Better Recipe for Toothpaste

I found this recipe at a site called "Pioneer Thinking."  It has a more pleasant taste than the previous recipe I used!  I actually look forward to brushing my teeth!  I believe that the baking soda has whitened my teeth over the past week.  Here it is for all you brave souls who want to give up the more familiar chemical paste that we have become used to using...

  • 6 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons glycerin
  • 15 drops peppermint or wintergreen extract

Directions: Mix thoroughly. Should be a tooth paste consistency. Store in a container. You'll be surprised with how fresh your mouth feels.
I have also been trying another experiment after reading several blogs about this.. (Unfortunately I cannot remember who these bloggers are!)  I have, over the past week, been washing my face with honey!  I know it sounds strange, but honey has a moisturizing effect and antibacterial properties.  My skin looks lovely!  I have had no break-outs and I believe I have a glow.  (No...  I am NOT pregnant!!)
I still have not nailed down a good consistency for the lip balm but I am going to try again this evening.  Will share my recipe when I do! 


  1. This is great!!!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe..

    Cheers - Jodie :)

  2. One of my favorite facial treatments is a mixture of plain yogurt honey and olive oil. I keep painting on layers as they dry over a period of half hour or so. Makes your skin feel incredible.