I’ve never been into the whole DIY scene, but starting on this plastic free journey has been a huge inspiration to me. Toothpaste isn’t exactly a necessary component to a human’s daily life, there are other ways to brush your teeth, but I liked the clean, refreshing feeling after using toothpaste.
Since I buy toothpaste so much more than I really expect to, I dove into creating my own. Baking Soda, Peppermint Oil and water. That’s it. I thought of how easy that was and how every single ingredient already comes plastic free. I took a 4 oz. jar and these three ingredients and began stirring creating a white paste to my desired consistency. I made no measurements so I cannot share exactly what I did, but it was pretty simple to figure out.
The outcome was not as terrible as I expected it to be. It was an odd texture I should have expected but the powdery feeling went away once my saliva mixed with the potion, after about 2 minutes of cleaning my teeth (no foam happened, it’s only baking soda), I felt my mouth refreshed and my teeth clean. Since I only used about 1/4 of the peppermint oil bottle which was the most expensive because it was in a glass jar rather than plastic, the total of this 4 oz. potion may have only cost me about $2. I’m hoping it lasts me as long as a tube of regular toothpaste does which is about 1-2 months. I will update once I start using it regularly!