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Cinnamon Nutmeg Toothpaste

Yummy Cinnamon Nutmeg Toothpaste helps you avoid toxic ingredients, provides a deep clean when you brush, and is great for those with sensitive teeth.

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3 Ingredient Homemade Toothpaste • Heartful Habits

Using just 3 ingredients, this homemade toothpaste tastes good, the texture is smooth, and it leaves my teeth feeling clean and my whole mouth fresh.

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Homemade Coconut Mint Toothpaste (with essential oils)

1 · Homemade coconut mint toothpaste is an easy natural toothpaste recipe! Learn how to make your own toothpaste with this simple tutorial.

4 ingredients

Baking & Spices
  • 2 tbsp Baking soda
  • 1 tbsp Xylitol
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1/2 cup Coconut oil
  • 15 drops Peppermint essential oil
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DIY Remineralizing Toothpaste

7 · 15 minutes · Avoiding fluoride, glycerine, SLS, and other unsafe ingredients is super easy when you whip up this DIY remineralizing toothpaste recipe.

5 ingredients

Baking & Spices
  • 2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/3 cup Xylitol
Oils & Vinegars
  • 3/4 cup Coconut oil, virgin
  • 48 drops Essential oil
Other
  • 3/4 cup Calcium powder
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Homemade LAUNDRY detergent: Discover the amazing cleaning power of this non-toxic, Borax-free recipe!

Ever wonder why so many people make their own laundry detergent these days? Maybe there really are hidden toxins we should be concerned about in commercial laundry soaps. It isn't just hype... There really can be nasty things lurking in the products we've come to trust. That's because manufacturers are not required to list all the chemicals that go into their laundry and cleaning products. In fact, even products labeled "safe" and "environmentally responsible" and "green" and "natural" can contain compounds that are in reality very far from safe, responsible, green or natural. With laundry, we get exposed to toxins in more ways than one. Through our skin when we wear and use items washed and dried with toxin-containing products. And also from the air when we breathe toxins released from artificial fragrances and chemical residues left on laundry. Here are some of the worst chemicals to avoid, yet they are commonly used in oodles of products (you'd amazed how many): sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), 1,4-diozane, and nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE). These chemicals are all known carcinogens or hormone disruptors. A carcinogen is a substance known to cause cancer in animals, and likely humans. A hormone disruptor is a compound that can play tricks on the human body, confusing our hormones. This can cause one hormone to transform into another, an increase or decrease in hormone production, signaling problems between hormones, and hormones telling cells to die prematurely. Sheesh! Toxins are serious! (That's a lot of gobbly-gook to sort out, but if you're fascinated with stuff like this, you can learn more here.) But what about Borax? You make your own laundry detergent with Borax, so you're good, right? Borax is a long-standing ingredient to homemade laundry detergent, as well as many other cleaning and personal care products. The internet is jam-packed with recipes that call for this "natural" ingredient. Borax is safe, right? Well...research suggests even Borax may not be as safe and non-toxic as we once thought. (Learn more here). So what can we do? Is there a truly safe, non-toxic, yet effective DIY laundry detergent recipe out there? The answer is, Yes! And I'm going to tell you about it. The beauty of this recipe is that it's completely non-toxic, with most of it's ingredients being food grade. Yet, it works beautifully to clean your laundry. And the best part is, making this laundry detergent isn't hard. In fact, you may be surprised how easy it is! How to make Clean-Castile Laundry Detergent... Ingredients: (Some of these ingredients will be available in your local grocery store. I've included links in case you have trouble finding anything. These are affiliate links: That means if you click through and buy something, we receive a small commission payment. Thank you for supporting Farm Girl Inspirations :-) 1 bar castile soap (Dr. Bronner's or Kirk's Castile will both work well) 1/2 cup coarse sea salt 1 cup washing soda 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup OxiClean Laundry Baby Stain Soaker * 1/4 cup citric acid ** 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon essential oil of your choice*** *See note in the chart below as why this is the only oxygen cleaner considered safe enough to be recommended here. **Normally, you wouldn't mix washing soda with citric acid, because when combined with water they can neutralize each other much like the reaction between vinegar and baking soda. However, you can maintain a proper pH with the right ratio of acid to alkaline base. That ratio is 1 part citric acid to at least 4 parts washing soda. With the added baking soda in this recipe, there's plenty of alkalinity to keep things balanced so your laundry gets clean. ***Click HERE for information on what company I buy my essential oils from. If you're curious about buying these oils at wholesale prices, click HERE. If you'd like to talk to me personally about any questions you have regarding getting these oils, click HERE to send me an email. Other needed tools: Food processor**** Large mixing bowl Fork Quart-size wide-mouth mason jar and lid **** It's a good idea to have a food processor that's dedicated to only soap and laundry detergent making, not shared with food preparation. (An inexpensive, basic model like the one linked above is what I use, and it's performed really well in keeping up with my laundry soap making over the past year). Chart of Ingredients Used (the what-for of each ingredient)... In case you're curious, here's some information about each ingredient--what it is, what it's purpose is in the formula, and whether it's safe: Castile Soap: Purpose: Cleanser. Castile soap contains coconut oil, which is an amazing yet mild cleaner. What is it? A pure, bio-degradable soap made with coconut oil and olive oil. It contains no artificial foaming agents, harsh cleaners or animal fat. Is it safe? Yes! It's even safe for septic tanks, because it contains no animal fat. Coarse Sea Salt: Purpose: Color stabilizer. Sea salt helps prevent fading and acts as a fabric softener. What is it? Salt from the sea. Is it safe? You bet! (Safe enough to eat, even). Washing Soda: Purpose: Cleanser and water softener. Soft water helps prevent the dingy mineral build-up that occurs from hard water. What is it? Sodium carbonate. This is a food additive used as an acidity regulator, anti-caking agent, rising agent, and stabilizer. Is it safe? Darn tootin'! Baking Soda: Purpose: Stain remover and odor remover. What is it? Sodium bicarbonate. Another food additive, used in baking as a rising agent. Is it safe? Affirmative! Citric Acid: Purpose: Water softener for brighter colors and whiter whites. What is it? A crystalline acid present in lemons and sour fruit. Is is safe? Two thumbs up! OxiClean Laundry Baby Stain Soaker: Purpose: Color brightener, and whites whitener. (Yes, it's color safe.) What is it? Sodium carbonate peroxide and sodium carbonate (powdered hydrogen peroxide). It releases oxygen when water is added. It's made from treating baking soda with hydrogen peroxide. Is it safe? Yes. This product scored an A by the EPG (Environmental Work Group). Only the Baby variety is recommended here, as it contains only two ingredients that are both eco-friendly, and no other ingredients. (Other OxiClean products may contain ingredients with higher risk factors, and are therefore not recommended). Essential Oil (of your choice): Purpose: Natural, non-toxic fragrance. What is it? All natural fragrant plant-based oil. Is it safe? Absolutely (just make sure it's pure therapeutic grade you're good to go). How to make the laundry detergent in 3 easy steps: Use the grating blade to create soap shavings. STEP 1: Using a food processor, grate 1 bar of castile soap. In a separate bowl, mix the soap shavings into the dry ingredients. Doing this coats them with the soap so it doesn't clump when you grind everything together. STEP 2: Now measure all the other dry ingredients into a separate bowl and mix together with a fork. Stir slowly, so you don't create a cloud a dust. This mixing will help the castile soap not clump when you grind it together with everything else. Once the soap is mixed with the dry ingredients, attach the grinding blade in the food processor. Carefully pour the mix back into the processor bowl and put the lid on. While the processor grinds the mix, add one dropper of your chosen essential oil. STEP 3: Grind everything together to a smooth powder. If you want to add an essential oil fragrance, now is the time. While the processor runs, add one dropper of your chosen scent. Need some suggestions? Try one of these: Grapefruit Sweet Orange Tangerine Lavender Rosemary Peppermint Eucalyptus Frankincense A wide-mouth, quart-size mason jar is just the right size for one batch. How to store and use: Store your laundry detergent in a wide-mouth, quart-size mason jar, or another air-tight container. Use 1 to 2 tablespoons per load, depending on how soiled your laundry is. Want a fun way to label your laundry detergent? Try these premium chalkboard labels. They stay put on your jars and come with a liquid chalk marker that smudge-proof, but can easily wiped off for re-labeling. I use these and love them. Final thoughts... What's been your experience with homemade laundry soaps? I'd love to hear your story... Until next time... Joy--Fearless Farm Girl, "Farm Girl: it's a verb, because it's what you do." SUBSCRIBE BY EMAIL Like what you're reading? Stay inspired to achieve a more simple, self-reliant way of life. Sign up to receive our newsletter and each new post directly in your inbox! CLICK HERE to subscribe! Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. That means if you click through and make a purchase, we receive a small percentage in commissions from the company you buy from. We value you as a reader and want you to know that the products we link to are only products we use ourselves or that we feel will add value to your life. Thank you for supporting Farm Girl Inspirations! To read our full disclosure statement click here. Recommended products related to this post: More related posts: DIY Electric DISHWASHER DETERGENT that makes glassware sparkle. Finally! DIY WINDOW CLEANER that cleans like magic. 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25+ Homemade Toothpaste Recipes for a Healthy, Happy Mouth

Learn why commercial toothpastes aren't the only way to a healthy and happy mouth, plus the 25+ BEST homemade toothpaste recipes for beautiful teeth!

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EGG SHELL TOOTHPASTE- Stronger Teeth & Gums - The Natural DIY

There are many research papers on effectiveness of egg shell powder on teeth and gums and you can use it to make DIY egg shell toothpaste!

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Chemical-Free Coconut Oil Toothpaste < From Under a Palm Tree

Skip the store-bought toothpaste and try this all-natural recipe for Chemical-Free Coconut Oil Toothpaste made with baking soda.

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The Best Homemade Toothpaste for Improved Oral Health!

Learn how to make homemade toothpaste that will far surpass anything you could buy thanks to a few natural ingredients for oral health!

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