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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Homemade Natural Lemon Drop Toothpaste


I love when I can save money with homemade products!


        I received a sample of lemon extract which was perfect for this recipe.

  Many years ago we discovered that my youngest son was allergic to ingredients that are in many brands of toothpaste. There are only a couple brands of natural toothpaste that my son can use and he only likes one of these brands, the expensive one. So I keep buying this lemon toothpaste as I want my son to brush his teeth. When I realized that I could make a homemade toothpaste that was similar to the one my son likes, I was so happy as that meant me saving money.



So how is one allergic to toothpaste?

 It was a free sample of a toothpaste that led to my discovery of my son's allergies. My son had mouth sores that the dr. prescribed a mouthwash to help it feel better. I had no clue that the mouth sores caused by the ingredients in his toothpaste. When I received a sample of an all natural toothpaste at a conference, I went to their website to check it out. It was there that I discovered that a common ingredient in toothpaste called SLS could be causing his mouth sores. So I encourage my son to try the toothpaste for a week and the mouth sores went away.

My son was also allergic to an ingredient in other natural kinds of toothpaste.

 So then we tried another natural toothpaste that did not have SLS and the mouth sores came back. So I did more research and discovered that the glycerin could be causing the mouth sores. So back to using the other natural toothpaste that did not have any glycerin in it. We also later discovered that glycerin is in chewing gum and candy when the mouth sores came back. So now my son has learned to read ingredients before he has gum or candy.

                                      Even mom loves the taste of this natural toothpaste!

Mom is tired of spending $7.00 on a tube of toothpaste.

When I received a sample of a lemon extract, I decided to make this natural toothpaste in hopes that my son would like the taste. I already had the other ingredients on hand as the bentonite clay is rich in magnesium, which we use for his growing pains. So I mixed up the homemade natural toothpaste in a small batch to see if my son liked it. I also made a small batch so it would stay free of bacteria. Once I discovered my son loved the taste of the lemon toothpaste I doubled the toothpaste recipe and divided it into small containers. I stored the containers that my son was not using in the fridge. This toothpaste did a great job of cleaning my teeth. My son says that I should use chocolate extract next time for chocolate toothpaste.


Homemade Natural Lemon Drop Toothpaste

Ingredients
2 Tbsp bentonite clay
3-4 Tbsp distilled or boiled water that has cooled
1/8 teaspoon powder stevia
1/4- 1/2 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Organic Pure Lemon Extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
plastic or wooden spoon or spatula
dropper

Directions
Combine 3 Tbsp of water with clay in a non-metal bowl and mix well using a non-metal spoon (the clay should never come in contact with any metals). Add half of the stevia and 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract. Mix well.

Add a pinch of salt, mix well and taste. Add additional stevia and/or lemon extract and/or water to taste and texture, adding extract one drop at a time and water 1/2 Tbsp at a time. The flavors will blend together over time, so wait 48 hours before making significant adjustments to the flavor.



17 comments:

  1. Great post, I never knew we could make toothpastes at home. Sorry about your son's allergies, hope he gets well soon.

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  2. Interesting. I admit, I've never tried to make my own toothpaste before. I might try it out.

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  3. This is really interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. how was it? Been trying fo reduce plastic waste and want to tru out that diy toothpaste. I don't have lemon extract can i substitute it with something?

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  5. you can use vanilla or peppermint extract. You could also use food safe essential oils too.

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  6. had no idea you could make toothpaste at home. Although it's a great idea, I'm not sure it's something I would do but may consider it sometime!

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  7. I love homemade stuff too! I would love to try out this toothpaste, I am always looking for more natural ones to use!

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  8. Wow this is soo cool that you made your own toothpaste! 100% going to need to try this, I have been looking into natural toothpaste for sometime now but never thought of making my own.

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  9. You can make homemade toothpaste? I never knew. I want to try it now.

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  10. I have always considered making my own toothpaste to keep almost everything in my house natural. I'll test this out!

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  11. How sad that your son is allergic to toothpaste. Those mouth sores must have been terrible. Way to go, Mom for figuring it out and finding a solution!

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  12. That is another level to DIY and I am loving the idea! Toothpaste is so expensive! That makes a great alternative

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  13. Wow! This is so creative since I've never come across homemade toothpaste. With the way toothpaste can be quite costly yet we need it, resorting to this would be just fine.

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  14. That's cool you were able to make tooth paste. And it sounds like a fun flavor for the tooth paste. Sorry to hear that there is an allergy. That would be awful.

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  15. Homemade products not just save us money, but also are healthier and safer to use. Daving this recipe. Thank you!

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  16. I used to make my own toothpaste, but have fallen out of the habit, will maybe have to look at doing it again.

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