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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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">)<br><br>
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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br><br>
I have an essential oil mouthwash that I love from Essentics. It contains purified water, and the essential oils: lemon, tea tree, peppermint, clove.<br><br>
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There's a thread around here somewhere with a recipe for homemade toothpaste. Try a search!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/tb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="brush">
 

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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.<br><br>
I use sea salt, baking soda, arrowroot powder and essential oils of cinnamon leaf, clove, tea tree and peppermint.<br><br>
Hope that helps!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">Thanks so much for the replies ladies! Very helpful!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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