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August 05, 2009

Green Dentistry Week: Homemade Toothpaste

Make your own tootpaste with baking soda Small changes made to our daily habits can add up. This week, with help from the Eco-Dentistry Association, we'll provide tips to help you green your dental hygiene routine.

Tip #3: Make Your Own

Store-bought toothpaste can include some questionable ingredients and it's easy to concoct your own paste with a few simple ingredients. Baking soda is central to most DIY recipes. Adjust flavor and texture by adding peppermint oil, spearmint oil, cinnamon, or salt. Care2 offers a good basic toothpaste recipe to get you started. Make your own rinse with these mouthwash recipes from Planet Green.

Share your tips: What's your favorite toothpaste or mouthwash recipe?

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