Coconut oil as moisturizer...
Olive oil, just a dab, in my hair in lieu of hair gel...
Homemade deodorant of coconut oil, baking soda and corn starch...
The only thing lacking in my natural personal hygiene department has been toothpaste.
I gave up Crest and Colgate years ago and these days, commerical brand toothpastes seem so fake-tasting and leave a funny film in my mouth. At Mr. Messy's urging, I began buying Tom's of Maine toothpaste. Whenever I run across a sale on Tom's I stock up and we are good for the next few months. But, this last time the toothpaste was all used up, no sale in sight and our bee-roke bank account on my mind.
So, I googled and experimented. For a few weeks, we used a coconut oil, baking soda and a few drops of peppermint essential oil mix. I was okay with the baking soda flavor but the texture was all wrong. A friend suggested adding some olive oil to smooth it out and that helped but by that point, I was really missing the lather and bubbles of real toothpaste.
I remembered reading about using Dr. Bronner's liquid peppermint soap as toothpaste and a friend validated that it does not taste soap and that it lathers up nicely. So, we gave it a try.
Ding! Ding! Ding!
We have a toothpaste winner and trust me, I'm entirely too excited about it all.
The Dr. Bronner's fulfills all of my toothpaste requirements:
cheap, natural, lathering and not bad tasting.
Henry is really into brushing his teeth lately AKA as eating the toothpaste off his toothbrush. so I give him a little dollop of his kid's Tom's of Maine toothpaste and then add a few drops of Dr. B's on his toothbrush to beef up his pitiful attempt at brushing his own teeth.
So, yeah. We are all loving the Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap as toothpaste.
So.....I want to give away a 4 ounce bottle of Dr. B's peppermint soap to use as you wish! You can use it as toothpaste, mix it 50/50 with water in a pump bottle for hand soap, add it to your vinegar cleaning spray, whatever floats your boat.
And, isn't it convenient that I have my "Loving My Readers Giveaway" just dangling in the air that I never wrapped up. Nice, right? Gotta love my procrastinating ways.
How to win:
1. Make sure you follow OMML.
2. Comment on this post.
3. Earn an extra entry if you were one of my fabulous readers that posted on original "Loving My Readers Giveaway" post.
I love my readers more than I love my, ummm, toothpaste.