Are you ready to say goodbye to plastic tubes of toothpaste? Seems an obvious next step after the bamboo toothbrush. This is also a nice throwback photo from summer 2015. When I decided to make the switch to #zerowastetoothpaste, I asked Momma Mud to make me a container for it. I described what I wanted and she made exactly what I envisioned. Look how cute it is!! This is still what I use, but this photo is much nicer than what I could take today inside on this overcast, winter day.
When I first made the switch, I used this pretty standard recipe for #diy#toothpaste, but didn’t care for it. At all. I didn’t care for or need the peppermint essential oil. And I didn’t like that the coconut oil could fluctuate between liquid and solid depending on the temperature. I tend to be a pretty simple, bordering on lazy, zerowaster which makes me a great minimalist. 😂😂 I now use plain baking soda. No complaints from my dentist so far. 😬
If you’d like to give the coconut oil version a try, I posted the recipe. I did enjoy making it and you might love it. If you try it, let me know how it goes! Or maybe you already make your own? I’ve seen some other recipes floating around with activates charcoal, but have not experimented with it. I’m quite happy with the plain baking soda and my cute ass ceramic pot to hold it. 💃🏻❤️ There are also tooth powders that can be purchased in sustainable packaging if making your own does not sound appealing. And I recently saw a post with Toothpaste in a metal tube that could be recycled. Lots of options besides plastic!
Also I feel the need to state I’m just sharing what I do and what is currently working for me. I’m no doctor or dentist. If you have questions or concerns, ask your dentist.