toothpasteHave you ever made a New Year’s resolution?  I would be very surprised if you said no, most people have at some point in their lives.  The New Year is a great time for many people who are interested in making some changes, large or small, to make their lives better.  Now, how long is is the longest you’ve ever kept a resolution?  If you said a month or two, you’re probably doing better than many people who let their resolutions slide after a couple of weeks.  Habit is a powerful thing, difficult for most people to change, and most people don’t like change, even when it’s a change they want.  We have a great idea for a New Year’s resolution for 2015 that you may just be able to keep.  It’s easy, inexpensive, a small change in your habits, and one that can make a dramatic change in your health.  Curious?  Keep reading.

For 2015, how about trying your hand at making your own toothpaste?  Making toothpaste is very easy, one even your kids can help with.  The ingredients are simple, most people already have most of them in their homes already.  The process is a simple matter of mixing a few ingredients together, measurements don’t even have to be precise.  When you’re finished, you have a great toothpaste with no toxic chemicals, unlike most commercial toothpastes.  Homemade toothpaste is cheaper than store bought, and your flavoring options are endless.

Why in the world would anyone make their own toothpaste?  Can it possibly be as good as commercial toothpaste?  Actually, homemade toothpaste is far better than anything you can find in the store.  Commercial toothpaste contains such chemicals as pesticides (triclosan), antifreeze (propylene glycol), and allergens (butylated hydroxytoluene), and other potentially harmful chemicals.  Know exactly what is in your toothpaste, and that there are no chemicals that could harm your help.  Do your health a favor in 2015 and make a resolution to reduce your exposure to dangerous chemicals.  Give making toothpaste a try.