And we did.
So it was time to make some ourselves, because ain't nobody got the money to spend $8.50 for 4 oz toothpaste, okay?
After scouring the internet for a recipe to follow exactly, though, we decided to just create our own because we be cray like that. And then one of my friends asked me to send her a link to the toothpaste we made, so I'm creating a link just for her and you get to see it too. Bonus!
Without further ado:
"Please sir, I want some more" homemade toothpaste recipe
Makes about 1 cup
~Ever since seeing Oliver! for the first time last weekend, every word spoken in this house has had something to do with that
1/2 cup coconut oil
5 Tbsp baking soda
3 Tbsp+1tsp xylitol
4 capsules powdered magnesium supplement, broken open, capsule portion discarded (optional)
Peppermint essential oil, or any other flavoring you like, to taste (we ended up using about 10-12 drops)
Melt the coconut to a mixable consistency. It has a low melting point so be careful!
Add all other ingredients. Take a little taste. Adjust as needed. Pour into some sort of container with a lid (we used two small glass jars). Voila!
We only used the optional magnesium powder because we happened to have it in the house and several recipes mentioned using calcium/magnesium powder. But several didn't. So basically we just made that part up. Super scientific.
Happy orange juice drinking!