Making my own toothpaste has been an intention that I've held onto for several years. I feel frustrated by the high cost of healthy tooth pastes and how much packaging I waste each time we finish a tube. I searched through my body care books and tried several recipes using things like peppermint oil, baking soda, glycerin, and food-grade hydrogen peroxide. These tasted alright but the biggest obstacle has been finding a method to contain the paste that isn't messy and can be easily used with one hand when I'm half asleep.
During my search, I found this video. Curious and hopeful, I tried his suggestion. Much to my delight, my teeth and gums felt like I'd just left a cleaning with the dentist. Somehow, Liberty agreed to try it too and after three weeks, we're never going back.
I suggest watching the short video explanation because he explains why using this method will whiten your teeth in no time. I have to say, my teeth are not only whiter, but they are glossy and shiny.
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After years of coffee and tea consumption, I can not believe what this method has done for the health of my teeth and gums. When I floss, there is nothing remaining between my teeth and gums. It is truly remarkable. I only wish you could see the faces that Liberty make at one another when we are showing off our new pearly whites.
1 drop (really only one drop*, watch the video) Grape Seed Extract
Wet your toothbrush, dip into baking soda, add one drop only of GSE and brush. It's simple and amazing. I put the baking soda in a small metal creamer container left over from our wedding. You can open it with one hand, which I love and it's small enough to sit atop our pedestal sink. I leave the GSE in the medicine cabinet with no top on, since the opening is miniscule and again, need only one hand. Try it, it's so absolutely worth it!
*Warning: Out of curiosity and stubbornness, I attempted to use more than one drop thinking if one is good, more is better. I badly cut my gums which bled pretty harshly. Follow the directions offered in the video for best results.
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