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Toothpaste (Stevia) 
15th-Oct-2008 11:28 am
I use Stevia as toothpaste.  

My husband and I have separate jars.  He prefers baking soda, but it  irritates my gums and causes my lips to swell and burn when brushing with it. 

I used to use Tom's of Maine (Silly Strawberry), but I use a lot of toothpaste and wanted to use something which I wouldn't run out of all the time and could possibly, in the long run, be cheaper.

I was musing, something about wouldn't it be great if we could brush with honey?  That would taste great, but  would, alas, be defeating the purpose.  Well, in our house, we only use for sweeteners honey and...THEN IT HIT ME!  Stevia!  That's it!  By Jove, I'll try it!  (I'm always experimenting.) 

Admittedly, Stevia is an acquired taste, but I like it.  Husband doesn't, hence two jars.

Trader Joe's.  100% Pure Stevia (I love things with 1 ingredient).  
                          1,120 servings (fewer for me, still cheaper than "toothpaste").                   
                          Calorie free.  
                          Net weight 1 oz.(28.35g).
                         
Fine powder.  Low abrasion.  Fluoride free.  Won't make you sick if you swallow some.  Not sticky. 

Simple:  Dip toothbrush in powder or add water and make paste, if preferred, and brush.  
                Afterward, a spritz of peppermint oil and water for that "minty clean" feeling. 

At last!  A 100% naturally "sweet" toothpaste! 

            
   

 
Comments 
15th-Oct-2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
Okay, how exactly does this work? What is the benefit of using Stevia...and what form do you use?
17th-Oct-2008 01:22 pm (UTC) - Stevia as toothpaste
You are right, buttercup22.

I was in a big hurry, just wrote that one sentence, and shut it down - but in the LJ home remedies section I went into more detail.

HerbalRemedies.com has a variety of liquids, powders, and flavors.

Thanks for your interest!
17th-Oct-2008 04:21 pm (UTC) - Re: Stevia as toothpaste
thank you!
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