ROD RECIPES 11/10/2006 Toothpaste Day To
Source of Recipe
The first known toothpaste was made by Egyptian physicians in 2000 B.C. They mixed powdered pumice stone with wine vinegar and brushed it on with a chewing stick. The Romans later used human urine instead of wine because they thought it whitened the teeth. They were right. Urine continued to be used in toothpaste and mouthwash until the 18th century. Modern toothpastes use ammonia to get the same cleaning action today.
List of Ingredients
ROD RECIPES 11/10/2006 Toothpaste Day Toothpaste Recipe
This toothpaste doesn't "lather" up, but it does leave your mouth feeling clean and fresh.
1/4 cup bentonite clay
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vegetable glycerine
1 tablespoon distilled water or natural mouthwash
7-13 drops essential oils (preferably Thieves or Birch)
Mix all dry ingredients add remaining ingredients mix well.
Store in covered glass container.
Baby food jars work well.
You don't need as much of this paste as you would store bought toothpaste.
Note: If you want to leave out the vegetable glycerine and use all distilled water or natural mouthwash, you may want to add some Stevia for sweetener