Saturday, September 27, 2008

Salty

My homemade toothpaste is salty. Once I got used to that it was smooth sailing. The mixture I created is still powdery not pasty, but I just dip my wet toothbrush into the jar and it works fine. I only made a small amount as a test case, but I can see no reason not to continue using it. My teeth feel clean, and that's the point, right?

By the way, I'm storing the toothpowder in a canning jar that came with my house. I've never done any canning, but I love the jars. The only other thing I've used them for is as a vase for my pansies to take to the office. It certainly brought some cheer to my workspace.


6 comments:

Electronic Goose said...

I'm trying to imagine salty toothpaste ...

coffeypot said...

I used to brush my teeth with baking soda, but I missed the taste of toothpaste so I switched back.

BerryBird said...

The salt does seem odd. What role does it play? It seems like the baking soda is plenty abrasive.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

used to use a salty toothpaste which was like half baking powder and half salt--the salt is an antibiotic/kills germs.

I liked it.

Some of the Natural toothpastes still taste like that.

When I was a kid there was a long time where this was all we used.

a friend said...

I use baking soda sometimes. Although I like the taste of cinnamon... adding it to the paste (in essential oil form) might be interesting.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

pretty pansies! :-D