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Making your own toothpaste saves money, gives you a feeling of accomplishment, and allows you to leave out all the harmful ingredients commercial toothpaste is made of.
There is a lot of controversy over the use of fluoride in our water system and in our toothpaste. Well, good luck changing the situation with our water but we can affect what toothpaste we use. None will be better than that which we make ourselves.
We are going to share a powerful and simple toothpaste recipe with you.
Dental Health in SHTF
Good dental health is a precursor to good health in general. You see this most in the elderly. All the potential bacteria and infection that can originate in a poorly cared for the mouth is a lot for the body to handle.
Dont forget, when you get an infection in SHTF you are not going to be numb for the extraction or, worse, a root canal. Poor dental health in SHTF is going to result in the worst pain you are likely to deal with in your life.
DIY Toothpaste Recipe
Start with 1/4 cup of baking soda and mix into it two heaping tablespoons of melted coconut oil. Mix these two ingredients well. This is going to be the base for your toothpaste.
Next add about 5 drops of mint oil, 5 drops of clove oil and 3 drops of tea tree oil. This powerful mix of essential oils will fight infection, bad breath and also give you that great clean feeling that you enjoy with traditional toothpaste.
You can also make your own mouthwash! Its another step in the right direction. Dont take your dental and oral health lightly. You never know when times could get tough and a dentist might be out of the question.
After watching recent events unfold and speaking to family and friends, my wife and I decided to start prepping. Preparedness is a big part of our lives now and I would be honored to share some knowledge with you. Here at SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central we gather the best prepping, survival, homesteading and DIY articles from around the web.
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