Posted in DIY, tagged baking soda, bathroom, clove, diy, essential oils, make your own, peppermint, recipe, tea tree, tooth paste, tooth powder on February 23, 2012 |
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I like to save money and packaging by making all natural alternatives to common and oft-used around the house products. I make all our soap, of course and i also i try to can or freeze most of our preserved foods. I buy in bulk and use reusable handmade bags, and i especially like to keep my family healthy by keeping almost all commercially made body products out of our house. Products like toothpaste.
Did you know that sodium laureth sulfate, the same stuff used to make commercial shampoos rather, is in most toothpaste? Have you read the ingredients on most toothpastes in the store… if you have you’ll see lots of chemicals, flavors, colors and other artificial nastiness. And flouride. I have mixed feelings on flouride, but despite my dentist’s opinion on the stuff, he checked out my teeth as ‘problem free’ in my last visit…. after i’d switched to making my own tooth powder. I’ve been using my tooth powder for about 1.5 years. My last dentist appointment was also about 1.5 years ago, before the tooth powder. I had 2 supposed cavities and gingivitis. Commercial toothpaste: cavities and gingivitis. Homemade tooth powder: no cavities or gingivitis and a clean bill of mouth health. Want to make some for yourself? I thought so:
Homemade Tooth Powder
- Baking Soda
- Course grind salt, preferably sea salt, preferably sea salt with lots of minerals like Real Salt
- Optional (but really great for polishing teeth and clearing up stains) montmorillonite (french) clay
- Essential oils: i highly recommend Clove for its gum healing properties, and tea tree for a great all around antiseptic. Add peppermint if you love the taste.
I store my tooth powder in a small jar and serve it up with a spoon into a spoon rest for daily use. To mix tooth powder, fill your jar about 3/4 of the way full with baking soda. Add salt to almost fill and add a half teaspoon of clay. Pour these ingredients into a larger jar (to facilitate easier shaking) and add about 8 drops cloves and 3-5 drops tea tree. You may end up adding more or less depending on your taste later on. Shake!
Pour back into your storage jar and enjoy clean, healthy teeth and gums for pennies! You may find your teeth feeling cleaner then you’ve noticed in a long time, i sure did the first time i used this. The clay will help get those tea stained teeth back to pearly whites in no time!
Do you make your own bath and body products? How about tooth powder?
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With Valentine’s day RIGHT around the corner, it’s time to lather up with a bar of Smitten. Never fear: if you didn’t get a bar ordered in time for shipping, you and your sweety will love this soap ANY time of year – so grab a bar today!
Also new: Tea Tree & Lavender Shampoo! We’re still sold out of our favorite Rosemary Herbal Shampoo, but quench your scalp’s craving for some Nude Soap Bar Shampoo with this tingly treat. Tea Tree is great for the scalp and Lavender soothes what ails ya. Your skin and hair will feel great, and you’ll feel good knowing that by skipping the bottle, you’re not throwing away any plastic. Isn’t it great to go nude? Nude Soap, that is!
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Posted in Our Products, tagged all natural soap, artisanal soap, cedarwood, eucalyptus, handcrafted soap, lavender, natural soap, patchouli, peppermint, tea tree on November 1, 2011 |
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I am so excited to unveil the newest additions to our line of soaps! They’re nearly cured (dried thoroughly) and will be packaged and ready for their new homes in about a week: Yay! We have some seasonal specials and some new blends of our most popular recipes. Let’s take a look at them, ‘all naturale’ and naked without their packaging:
NEW BLEND: Hemp Soap with Cedarwood and Patchouli. Musky goodness!
NEW BLEND: Hemp Soap with Lavender & Tea Tree
SEASONAL SPECIAL: Winter Wellness, Moisturizing Soap with Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Tea Tree
ALL NEW! Shampoo bars!
*Did you know that Nude Soap is naturally air dried for a minimum of ONE MONTH!? This long curing time assures that you will have a hard, long lasting bar to stay clean and moisturized with for a long time. Our soaps last the average user about a month, sometimes two depending on the frequency of your showers. If you’re using it as hand soap, sink side: expect even longer shelf life! Because we only use pure essential oils, the scent of your soap may decrease over time: a great excuse to make the switch to your new Nude Soap bars right away! If you’re buying several bars, simply store the ‘bars in waiting’ in some paper towels or your sock drawer, out of the light and away from any humidity. The essential oils will make any room or drawer smell great, and keeping the soap lightly wrapped (never in plastic!) will extend that yummy aroma.
We’ll be packaging this week, so check back soon for an updated shop and full profiles of these new blends and special soaps.
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