Teeth powder | replacement for toothpaste

After I received numerous great recipes for an alternative and homemade toothpaste, I was more intensively dealing with the ingredients.

The question is:
What are the effects of the ingredients in the body?
Where do the substances come from and how sustainable are they?
What effect do the substances have when they come in my self-sufficient water recycling system?

The cosmetic and food “coconut oil” is grown “in Indonesia, the Philippines, India, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Brazil and Papua New Guinea. Countries where rainforests are cut down, corruption is spread and human rights are disregarded.“(1) Long transport routes are necessary.

To take coconut oil as the basis for a toothpaste therefore fell away and I decided to make a powder of natron, birch sugar, silica and dried herbs, which I can plant by myself. The herbs and the birch sugar are regional. The natron I can get in a “zero waste shop”. In addition, tooth powder is longer lasting.

Recipe smarticular.net:
3EL dried herbs crush to powder an mix with
1TL Natron
1TL Kieselerde
1TL Xylitol

antikanzerogene, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect

antibacterial, antiviral, antifungicides effect

kariostatic and antikariogene effect

extracted from fossil pebble algae (diatoms); Mineral and sediment with high silicium; Silicium compounds accumulate in hair, bones, skin and in the teeth

I dispensed the addition of fluoride because fluoride is enriched in the body and toxic from a dose of 32 to 64 mg fluoride per kilogram of body weight. Chronically a significantly lower dose can have a toxic effect. Many different natural food sources such as drinking water contain fluoride, which is why we take it several times a day.

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(1) https://www.regenwald.org/themen/palmoel/kokosoel-keine-alternative-zu-palmoel
(2) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluoride and http://www.gesundheitlicheaufklaerung.de/fluorid-und-der-grosse-zahnbetrug

Low/ Zero Waste Kitchen Stuff | as less as possible

In the kitchen are a lot of things we can reduce or replace. For the dish washing I use used coffee ground which I dried in the sun. When I drink coffee I use the rest of the coffee again to reduce the waste. The dried coffee ground can absorb the oil and the liquid and has a coarse surface to remove the dirt from the dish. Together with the leftovers I give the coffee ground to the circular raised bed to produce humus.

As a sponge I use Luffa – its a kind of pumpkin plant with a skelet of fine plant fibers. If I need a liquid detergent I can mix several ingredients like citric acid and sodium bicarbonate.

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