I want to start a new range of articles: self made natural products. So this week Im starting off with something really simple – self made toothpaste! It much easier than you would think and its done in no time! At the moment I’m trying to take the time to mix and create my own products as they are a) cheaper b) I know the exact ingridients c) more ecological d) help to create less plastic waste. Any more reasons needed? 😛
Ok so before we get started, here’s a list of things you need:
- Coconut oil (70g)
- Baking soda (70g)
- Birch sugar known as Xylit (100g)
If you want, you can add some extra flavour by simply adding a splash of peppermint oil (3 drops) into the mix 🙂 You can get it at your local pharmacy.
So basically all you have to do is mix all theses ingredients together and voila ready to brush your teeth! 😀 I recommend you put your toothpaste into old marmalade glasses of a smaller size. Maybe you have other containers lying around at home. I suggest you have one big glass and a smaller version which you can use when travelling 🙂
NOTE: The expiry date of your tooth paste is basically the same as the date on your used coconut oil. Plus, if you want to make sure it lasts longer, simply store it in your fridge 🙂
If you cut it down, its about €2 per person (one normal toothpaste tube each).
What are your favourite self made products? Let me know and maybe I will try them soon 🙂