Monday, July 21, 2008

Vanilla Lemonade and Toothpaste

Sounds yucky, right? But I just have to share these two yummy concoctions with y'all:

After the birth of my daughter, I got on a kick to make homemade bath products for our family and friends. I started with soap, then went on to bath salts, milk, and oils. Two months ago, I started making my own shampoo and hair rinse for girl cub. I use the tried and true baking soda wash with apple cider vinegar rinse. I add rosemary oil to both. It works beautifully on her hair and smells so good. I came across a simple recipe for toothpaste here (love this site) and have been using it ever since. I tweaked the recipe a bit for extra whitening.

It's easy: In a small plastic container mix: 6 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt, 4 tsp. glycerine, 1/2 tsp. hydrogen peroxide, 10 drops wintergreen or peppermint oil!
I can't tell you enough how great this is. It's all natural and is much more affordable than buying organic toothpaste (or the other stuff with saccharine. Ewh.)

This is what's left of the delicious Vanilla Lemonade recipe I got from a certain Apple. "This is the best lemonade I've ever had!" said Cub and I think I have to agree with her.

And for no othe reason than feeling a little sad and needing to share...Saying goodbye to a special friend, today. I made this for her over the weekend


Sunny said...

'Just passin thru'
Great pics I can't download at the moment as I am @ the library...
At last some SUN here LOL.....

Holly said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I was looking over your profile page and was wowed by how much we have in common...even Rebecca as a favorite book! And the music too. Oh and the bird you have on the flower pot...just came across that pattern for a mobile and thought it was adorable and plan on making it for my little girls room. I'll definitely be back to look at your blog when I have some more time.