Toothpaste

March 7, 2016

 We expose ourselves to chemicals everyday, but somehow, we find that because we are not fully ingesting them, they are safe to use. Flouride is a great example of this. We brush our teeth everyday, twice daily from the moment we start sprouting teeth. There are warnings not to ingest our toothpaste, but how much are we unavoidably swallowing by using the product in our mouths in the first place.  

How much is over exposure to this chemical?

 

 

 

 Aside from the chemicals, lets look at the waste associated. Let`s think for a moment of all the toothbrushes we have ever owned. Maybe two a year? Imagine for a second that instead of throwing them out, we keep them all in a drawer, or a cupboard. Add in there all the toothpaste tubes you`ve gone through. It adds up, doesn`t it? 

 

Since we throw them out, they end up in the landfill and out of sight, out of mind. Truth is, they are not going anywhere. Make the switch to a biodegradble toothbrush, such as Brush With Bamboo. They are 100% biodegradable and with recyclable bristles. As well, the packaging is compostable. Just lovely. 

 

 

 

 

Simple and effective, takes some time to adjust but works just as well as toothpaste!

  • 1 cup baking soda

  • 5-10 drops peppermint oil

  • Dried mint leaves (optional)

  • Stevia (optional)

Easy enough, just add keep a jar by the sink, and sprinkle some on your toothbrush. You can add orange oil to this recipe for a citrus twist, or you can just use cinnamon and anise for a clean mouth. 

 

 

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