Monday, April 7, 2014

Make Your Own Toothpaste

How To: Make Your Own Toothpaste from Scratch

Quick Bit from Mary Mazzoni 

Learning to make your own health and beauty products at home carries loads of benefits. You’ll save money, skip the hard-to-recycle packaging and be able to directly control the ingredients your family comes in contact with during their morning routine.

If you’ve never made hygiene products yourself, the concept may sound a little intimidating. But most concoctions only require a few household ingredients and work just as well as your favorite brand. Check out these two simple do-it-yourself toothpaste recipes to get started.

Basic Homemade Toothpaste

Difficulty Level: Easy

You’ll only need four basic ingredients and about five minutes to complete this simple yet effective DIY toothpaste.

Bloggers Matt and Betsy Jabs of DIY Natural say this toothpaste costs less than $1.50 for 5 ounces — a 300 percent cost savings over store-bought toothpastes — and is free of potentially harmful additives and ingredients.

“DIY cleaning and beauty are usually much more simple than a lot of the natural-living websites afford, which is one staple of our approach: make it simple, affordable, and effective!” the couple told us in an email.

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