We all know what goes into a normal, healthy dental regimen: brushing with toothpaste, using dental floss, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash. And even if you don’t do the last two steps, toothpaste has always been a staple tooth cleaner since what seems like forever. But did you know that once upon a time, this minty paste wasn’t found in the bathrooms of most people. Instead, something called “dental powder” was used to brush teeth, keeping them clean and fresh.
Changing habits can be very challenging. Think it’s easy and just give up sugar or dairy. Sounds easy until you start ordering off a menu at your favorite restaurant.
I had the great honor and privilege to attend a Datura bellydance workshop in Portland, Oregon last week. It was such an amazing adventure. It really took me outside of my comfort zone on so many levels.
Palm oil is a type of edible vegetable oil that is derived from the palm fruit, grown on the African oil palm tree. Oil palms are originally from Western Africa, but can flourish wherever heat and rainfall are abundant. Today, palm oil is grown throughout Africa, Asia, North America, and South America, with 85% of all palm oil globally produced and exported from Indonesia and Malaysia; but most of the time not using sustainable measures.
We strive to create recipes that are easy to make, inexpensive, and effective – this mouthwash is all that and even has antibacterial and antifungal properties to help keep bad breath at bay.
I have done it. Two years of plastic free living … or to be more accurate, trying actively to NOT buy new plastic for two years.
I get it that we all want to smell good. We want to cover up any evidence that we are human and that we sweat and sometimes get stinky. This discussion is about antiperspirants and deodorant that is sold in many drug stores across the United States and world-wide. I do not use anti-perspirant because there are so many toxic ingredients.