Friday, July 13, 2012


I keep forgetting to post our toothpaste recipe!

This is a conglomeration of other recipes. So if you don't like mine, find one you do like. It so simple, frugal, and effective!

All you need:
2 T coconut oil or coconut ghee
3 T bak soda
1 T Dr. Bronners castille soap - opt.
1/16 tsp stevia extract powder
10 drops (appox.) essential oil - such as peppermint or orange

We find that even with the stevia, it still taste a little salty from the baking soda, and it took some getting used to. After a little while though, I got used to not having that nasty "minty fresh"taste in my mouth, and it tastes very neutral to me. We also think it cleans our teeth even better!


Some other ones to try:

Small Foot Print Family

Keeper of the Home

Wellness Mama

Frugal Granola

Here's to happy teeth!

Lemon-Lime Jigglers

3/4c lemon and lime juice
5 c filtered water, divided
2.5 Tbsp honey
5 Tbsp gelatin
1 tsp lemon extract, if desired

Put half the water in a small pot to heat while you squeeze lemons and limes. Filter pulp if desired, or leave with juice.
Put juice, honey, and gelatin in the bowl.
Add hot water (steaming, not boiling is fine) to the bowl and whisk well until all the gelatin is dissolved.
Then add the rest of water and let it sit in the fridge until firm.

(Just don't put a hot glass in the fridge right away!)

When fully set, cute into cubes and enjoy!


I taste the unfinished jello to make sure it is very flavorful, if I don't have enough juice I'll add a little lemon extract. You can also use less honey for a tangier result.
Use less gelatin (only 3 TSBP) for a softer set jello. This recipe makes jigglers!
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