Toothpaste was another thing that needed to be addressed as we are searching for the healthiest alternatives in all areas. We long ago stopped fluoride treatments after learning how toxic it is. For some reason I never thought to address our fluoride toothpaste. Once I did, the cost of natural toothpaste prohibited me.
Several months ago I came across this recipe. I've modified it and we love it. I encourage you to search this out. There are many, many recipes out there. This is just the one we liked.
I suspected I might have some resistance from the children and even me. I admit I love that minty clean taste I get from regular toothpaste. Like the homemade laundry soap, I was the toughest sell.
When I make it up I have the littles help, they love to be included and were excited to try it. I would ask them to taste it and ask what they thought we should add. Well, it worked. They loved it! They each have their own little jar and love to use it.
I pretty much wing it and make it according to taste. The last batch wasn't quite right so I hauled it out and added baking soda, Stevia and peppermint oil~perfect!
We spend so much time and effort making sure what we put into our bodies is the best we can do, shouldn't we also be concerned about what we put on our bodies? Do you know that our skin is our largest organ?!
Deodorant~ done, but not posted yet.
Shampoo/Conditioner~still in testing stage.
Hand/Body Soap~still in testing stage. (and needs to go through finance committee, I love Dr. Bronner's, but it is not cheap for a large family!
This post is part of Frugal Friday.