DIY Sustainable & Conscious living Zero waste

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN TOOTHPASTE

Mit første DIY (do it yourself)-projekt under min zero waste rejse var at prøve at lave min egen tandpasta. Det var enormt nemt, godt nok kan jeg prøve nok så mange produkter af på min hud uden at være bekymret, men jeg må nok indrømme at jeg er lidt mere forsigtig i forhold til tandpleje, da jeg ikke tør at risikere at der pludselig er noget galt med mine tænder. Så jeg bruger den hjemmelavede tandpasta engang imellem, men jeg supplerer stadig med en købe tandpasta størstedelen af tiden (Aloe vera tandpasta fra Forever Living). Jeg ved dog at der er mange zero wastere som kun bruger den hjemmelavede tandpasta opskrift, og Lauren Singer har brugt den i årevis og har ganske fine tænder!

Men, hvis du også gerne vil prøve at lave din egen tandpasta, så følg med her!

Ingredienser
2 spsk kokosolie
1 spsk natron
15-20 dråber pebermynte æterisk olie
En lille smule stevia pulver

Fremgangsmåde
Du blander simpelthen bare alle ingredienserne sammen i et glas og rører godt rundt, og så har du tandpasta! Pga. kokosolien som smelter ved for meget varme, kan den have tendens til at blive for ‘vandet’. Hvis det sker, propper du den bare ind i køleskabet i lidt tid, og så stivner den og bliver klar til brug. Jeg opbevarer normalt min tandpasta i køleskabet, og de dage jeg bruger den, husker jeg bare at tage den ud ca. 1-2 timer før jeg skal bruge den.

My very first DIY (do it yourself)-project during my zero waste journey was to try to make my own toothpaste. It was incredibly easy, but while I have no problems trying products on my skin without much concern – I must admit that I am a bit more cautious when it comes to dental hygiene, since I do not want to take any risk with my teeth. So I use this homemade toothpaste once in a while, but I still complement with using a bought toothpaste most of the time (Aloe vera toothpaste from Forever Living). However, I do know that many zero wasters are only using the homemade toothpaste recipe, and Lauren Singer has used it for years and have fine teeth! 

But, if you want to make your own toothpaste, then follow along!

Ingredients
2 tbsp of coconut oil
1 tbsp of baking soda
15-20 drops of peppermint essential oil
A little bit of stevia powder

Procedure
You simply combine all the ingredients together into a glass and mix it well together, and then you have toothpaste! Because of the coconut oil melts at too warm temperatures, it can have a tendency to become too liquid. If that happens you can just pop it into the refrigerator for a while and it will stiffen and become ready to use. I normally store my toothpaste in the refrigerator, and the days that I use it I just remember to take it out 1-2 hours before I need to use it.

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