Friday, February 1, 2013
Waterless Hygiene & Homemade Toothpastes
These ides are good for everyone; we never know when a storm or other problem may arise and we are left having to evacuate or be at home without water to waste.
We need to be thinking of what we would need if for a short time you didn’t have a way to clean without having water to do so. Some of these can be found in camping supply in stores and sporting good stores. Some of these things also that can be taken with you if you had to leave home. An extra layer like zip lock bags with help them from drying out as quickly.
1. Wet naps, baby wipes and one called bathing wipes
2. Waterless shampoo and no rinse shampoos, they do make it, also baby powder works to sprinkle in your hair and takes out excess oils
3. Witch hazel isn’t real expensive and works for cleaning your skin and if necessary brushing your teeth, it is also good on cuts, rashes and is an astringent
Experiment with different products, find the ones you like and work the best for you and or your family.
Store these tooth pastes in containers with tight fitting lids
Toothpaste: 1 simple
1/4 cup baking soda
2 tablespoons peroxide
1 teaspoon salt
Mix and use
½ cup baking powder
Enough coconut oil to make paste consistency you like
A couple drops of a mint essential oil or crushed mint leaves or flavor you prefer
1 teaspoon Calcium Carbonate powder (optional)
When I grew up most of the time all we had was baking soda and it cleaned our teeth just fine.
I managed to catch the flu a few days ago and it really slowed me down big time. Doing better today :).