I'm one of those shoppers that makes grocery lists and then forgets them on the kitchen counter. Without a list I end up just grabbing what looks good and forgetting the essentials. This time around it was toothpaste. It's been a couple weeks since we've has a normal sized tube...the boyfriend and I have been going through all of the random travel-sized tubes hiding in the medicine cabinet.
Today, we finally ran out completely. I could have just walked around the corner to the bodega for some crappy off-brand stuff but I just opted to make some myself. It was super easy, worked GREAT and didn't cost me a cent because it was made with stuff I already keep on hand.
Here's the recipe:
1 Tbsp of baking soda
1 tsp of stevia powder
2 drops of spearmint oil
4 or 5 drops of water to paste-ify it
Mix it in a small bowl, scoop some on your toothbrush and go to town on those toofs!
It's worth noting that this stuff does not have the saccharine sweet of commercial toothpaste. In fact the saltiness of the baking soda may be off-putting to some. While this stuff isn't as "tasty", it works better than anything I've ever bought. My breath is fresh as all get out this morning!
So, next time you are in a bind and don't want to go out into the world with kitten breath, whip a small batch of this up. It's so easy, you may even want to completely switch over to the homemade stuff!