Sunday, February 15, 2015

My Teeth!! My Teeth!!

Cheap Personal Care Prods That Work

Here are some household items that you can use to replace current things you use.   These products work well and will cost you less overall than commercial products.  Best of all, you will lessen the chemicals you are exposed to.  Hopefully that will be better for all of our health in the long run. 

Toothpaste Substitute

I currently stick a wet toothbrush into a box of baking sofa and put one to two drops of peppermint oil on the brush after I dip it. Easy. My teeth are cleaner and whiter than they have been in a long time.

When I travel I use Tom's of Maine.  I don't have time to try to get baking soda and peppermint oil past airport security.  Know what I mean???


Fill a cup with 2 ounces of water and add one drop or two of peppermint oil.  Swish swish ......

Freshest breath you will ever have!  I promise. 

Body wash

I love Dr Bronners.  It's a little more expensive upfront than soap but a large bottle lasts FOREVER!  My fan favorite is peppermint and lavendar.  I use unscented for the kids. 

Body oil

I use olive oil. Yes.....Pure olive oil.  It's cheap, nourishing and it lasts and lasts.  My love to put it on wet skin after a warm shower. 

Facial cleanser

I steam my skin with a little olive oil.  I tried coconut oil and even Proactiv products.... But my skin looks better and is less dry and acne prone with just a dab of pure olive oil on damp skin. I wet my skin. Apply olive oil.  Then remove the oils and any makeup etc with a warm wet wash cloth.    

Using these prods helps me avoid plasticizers, chemicals, BPA and other harmful elements I prefer to stay away from.  

Here's to health!


  1. I can see you on the local news trying to tell TSA, "It's for my teeth!" I will definitely try the peppermint oil for mouthwash. Even non-alcoholic mouthwash burns me.

  2. I like mixing peppermint with water because I can dilute it and make it as mild as I want. :)