21 Ways To Save Money With Baking Soda

4. Make a toothpaste

Of course, you can generally find toothpaste on sale, but trust me, it’s not the type of paste you want to put in your mouth. There has been a lot of discussion about toothpaste the past few years, especially due to our expanding knowledge and awareness of fluoride.

Instead, make a baking soda tooth and gum paste. Acting as a mildly abrasive cleaning agent, this ingredient has been shown to enhance plaque removal, neutralize bacteria and support optimal oral health. Best of all, instead of spending $4 on a tube of low-quality toothpaste, this DIY solution will cost you cents.

To make your own paste, combine five parts baking soda with one part sea salt. You’ll want to blend this combination well, blitzing before adding 1 teaspoon to a small bowl. Add a splash of pure water, creating an effective alkaline solution. Dip your toothbrush in and brush as you normally would — followed by a good rinse.

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