Tuesday, 3 January 2006 | Jo
By making your own toothpaste you can not only save landfill waste you will also avoid using chemicals such as Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Glycerin which is normally a palm oil derivative.
Then added the Xylitol to taste and mixed well.
I heated the mixture through in a pan with some curly mint leafs I had in my garden. Most recipes use essential oil but I didn't want to ingest this so I used mint leaves instead. You could also try grating some orange peel. Although you do not have to use a flavouring at all.
You need to get used to this new taste but it does give me a clean mouth feel, so thumbs up. Why don't you give it a go...
You can also purchase a natural toothpaste here.