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So, I'm wanting to stop buying toothpaste and just do my own thing. I'm thinking I can brush w/baking soda and then do a mouth wash after with things like tea tree oil, peppermint oil, and hmmmm...salt? So, does this sound like a good idea? Also, what will be my base for the mouth wash? Water? Is there anything else I should add? Do you think this would end up being more expensive than just buying toothpaste? Any input would be greatly appreciated. TIA
 

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I tried the baking soda thing but I got tired of having it clump up, having to pour it out each day. (I know, big deal, but it bugged me.
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I also read somewhere ?here--that straight baking soda is too abrasive to be used every day, should be okay once a week or so. Or maybe it was baking soda with salt that's too abrasive, I can't remember.


I have an essential oil mouthwash that I love from Essentics. It contains purified water, and the essential oils: lemon, tea tree, peppermint, clove.

HTH.
 

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I make a toothpowder that is awesome!! I just put some of the dry powder on my toothbrush and my saliva moistens it.

I use sea salt, baking soda, arrowroot powder and essential oils of cinnamon leaf, clove, tea tree and peppermint.

Hope that helps!
 
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