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When you are concerning yourself with what you will put in your belly to survive it will be rare that you concern yourself with how you take care of your mouth.
Still, oral hygiene is such an incredibly important part of what will keep you healthy in a survival situation. When it comes to all facets of life post survival you will have to become more self-reliant and learn how to make more of the things you are used to buying.
It’s really eye-opening when you start making your own things like mouthwash, toothpaste and cleaning products. Essential oils really lend themselves to this kind of DIY mentality.
Essential Oil Toothpaste Recipe
- 1/2 Cup of Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp of Salt
- 2 Tbsp of Warm Coconut Oil
- 10 Drops of Mint Essential Oil
- 2Tbsp of Water
Once your coconut is in a pourable form from warming it you are basically going to mix everything together and you can store this in a vile or even just a simple small Tupperware container. its really up to you. A vile and eyedropper works really well for dispensing the paste.
You might be surprised to see things like salt and coconut oil mixed into this blend. Well, the salt is great and is an important ingredient in most gargles and mouthwashes. The coconut oil does a great job at giving your toothpaste a smoother mouthfeel. It just works better with the added fat.
Expand Your DIY Body Care
Don’t just stop here. You can use baking soda and essential oils to make your own deodorant and many other things. Living a more natural life is going to make you wonder why you spend so much money on these products in the past.
You will start to laugh at the idea of things like NAME BRANDS and how this branding used to manipulate you and your money.