Friday, April 30, 2010

Homemade Toothpaste Revisited

A while back I made a post about making your own toothpaste: Toothpaste alternatives: homemade teeth cleaners that will leave you smiling

This has proven one of my most popular posts finding it's way on to many forum discussions and re-posted on to many other blogs.

The only issue I have heard in the feedback is that some people just don't like the taste. I've decided to offer up a solution to either ease your taste buds in to the less sweet direction or just help stretch your current toothpaste so it will last longer, require purchasing way less often, keep less plastic out of the landfill and cut down on all the energy that goes in to its production.

Mix together the homemade toothpaste recipe with your preferred store bought toothpaste. You can do this in any % to fit your taste, but I would recommend at least doing a 50/50 split. Slowly, every week or so, you can add a little more of the homemade recipe. This will thin out the store bought toothpaste changing the flavor little by little giving your mouth time to adjust to the change. Eventually your old toothpaste flavor will be gone and you will be strictly using the homemade recipe.

Of course, if you are not willing/ready to give up the flavor you are hooked on, you can always keep it at the 50/50 (or other) mixture and effectively double the amount of toothpaste you get for the same price you would normally spend.

There! Now you have no excuse.
Get out there, mix it up, and make your grill sparkle.

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