I must admit, I usually tweak recipes. Mostly because I have to use trial and error due to inferior explanations.
Not with this one.
If you are a wannabe simple living expert like me, then you must check out Frugal Green Girl on YouTube. Her video’s are exceptional and her directions are flawless.
Today, I made homemade lotion thanks to Frugal Green Girl! Enjoy!
*My Special Tip: Use a 2-cup measuring cup. When your water reaches 120 degrees, pour your water into your oil until it reaches the 2-cup mark. This gives perfect lotion consistency IMO. Adjust as you see fit 😉
So, I’m out of toothpaste, and I don’t feel like going to the store. What better way to experiment with DIY recipes then out of simple necessity.
I googled “DIY toothpaste” and boy howdy you find a lot of options.
Ones with coconut oil.
One with some kind of crazy gum in them.
Others with stuff we’d never find around here.
After reviewing several recipes, I went with the one from DIY Natural, which is a cool site I will check out more often. Here’s the recipe for your reference:
- 2/3 cup baking soda
- 1 tsp fine sea salt (optional – direct application of the minerals in sea salt is great for teeth, but can be left out if the taste is too salty)
- 1 – 2 tsp peppermint extract or 10-15 drops peppermint essential oil (or add your favorite flavor – spearmint, orange, etc.)
- filtered water (add to desired consistency)
This is directly copied from DIY Natural so I do not own it nor try to act like I am smart enough to come up with this on my own.
I found another recipe that has very different measurements from this one — much smaller measurements. I’m trying it first and getting input from the Hubby and Little Girl. I will keep you posted on what we think!
Have you made your own toothpaste? Have a different recipe? Please share!