I wasn’t going to write about making tooth powder because it seems so prevalent online right now, but I guess I will go ahead and add my two cents. Here is the original post that a friend posted on Facebook. I went to her house and she demonstrated making a toothpaste that her children will use now that she has added honey to the mix. She used essential oils in place of clove and cinnamon powders. She said it decreases the grittiness which she does not like. She sent me home with a sample and it tasted just like toothpaste to me… sweet. While I appreciated her generosity, I did not care for the sweetness.
I’ve been using plain ol’ baking soda for the last year and now regular toothpaste makes me gag. It’s funny to me because when I first started using baking soda it was so salty that I gagged. Now I look forward to the way water tastes sweet when I rinse out my mouth after brushing. Baking soda is fine with me and my dentist and dental hygienist said there’s nothing wrong with using it. I was worried that my enamel would suffer, but apparently, I’m all good. Just have to make sure I’m flossing–that’s where 80% of oral hygiene should be focused, really.
They didn’t really have an opinion about oil pulling, either, as long as I flossed. I grossed out some of my friends when I went through my oil pulling stage… they couldn’t fathom putting a teaspoon of coconut oil in their mouths because it was akin to eating butter to them. And then I said, “Yeah, you’re supposed to spit it out because it’s filled with toxins, but after a while, I just started swallowing it,” and my friend gasped and covered her mouth in horror. Ha ha! I haven’t done the oil pulling in a while, but I did notice a slight whitening in my teeth when I was. Still, flossing is where it’s at!
For the last couple of days, I’ve been using a mix of the calcium bentonite clay, baking soda, and cinnamon, and I like it! My teeth are so clean afterwards. The clay is much finer than baking soda alone, so the difference is significant to me. I’m like that old 70’s commercial where the woman is licking her top front teeth repeatedly, only less vocal. I’m too scared to add cloves to it… I think I mostly like cloves when it’s in a gingersnap cookie.
I sent my friend’s honey toothpaste concoction to my sister-in-law who likes using all natural products. I hope she liked it. If anyone wants to try my dry powder version, come on over and mix up a batch. I am not sure how many years it will take me to use up this jar of clay because I don’t intend to use it for anything else put tooth powder. It says on the jar that it is the “world’s most powerful facial.” Apparently, “Cleopatra used clay in her beauty ritual in ancient Egypt.” If I ever do take that adventurous ride, I will be sure to write about it in the future.
UPDATE on Lifestyle Change: I’ve lost a total of 15 pounds, dropped a size, and intend to use this system for as long as possible. Originally, I told my husband 3 months, but I’m liking the way it makes me feel. I am happy and moving more and getting in better shape and health. I tried to eat normal on Easter Sunday with the family, but I paid for it the next day with a stomach ache and zero desire to get up and move. I think it’s funny that we all just throw stuff in our bodies that are not good for us, and we know it, but when it comes to good nutrition, we have to do more research before we take the plunge. I guess I was just ready. I love how forgiving this system is. The day after Easter, I felt better after a shake and I did some exercises because I felt like moving again. I’m actually looking forward to my next cleanse. I like my body better after six weeks of using Isagenix, but more importantly, my body likes me more for using it. It’s a win-win.
Posted on April 7th, 2015 by trish
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