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Mineralizing fluoride-free toothpaste

Posted by Amy Beaith on

For over a year now I've been using a homemade fluoride-free toothpaste I make with bentonite clay, purified water, baking soda, finely ground sea salt, cinnamon, and clove. Simple ingredients, easy to make, and it lasts a long time! Is homemade toothpaste safe or healthy? What about cavities? We have been told over and over how important fluoride is in preventing cavities, but there are more and more studies questioning it's use in our public water as well as toothpastes. Not only is fluoride a toxin, but there are all kind of other nasty ingredients in conventional toothpaste, and even...

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Ameya Studio 'no poo' & soap-free skincare alternatives

Posted by Amy Beaith on

This may sound strange to many of you, but I really don't use much soap anymore. Your thinking gross, right? Relax, I still use soap to wash my hands, so don't worry! That is a good idea as it helps prevent the spread of germs around the house and with friends. We all want to keep our friends, right? My inspiration When I was growing up, I worked at a corn stand in the summers. It was run by a Dutch family and the owner's parents who lived on the property, insisted I called them Oma and Opa, which is...

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DIY boot & shoe freshener

Posted by Amy Beaith on

DIY boot & shoe freshener

Thanks to Mountain Rose Herbs for this post idea. Summer is here, we are all getting a bit sweaty in this heat, and our shoes, oh our shoes are maybe getting a bit stinky!  I know mine are! Want to freshen them up with any harsh chemicals? There is nothing worse that feeling like you have to throw your favourite shoes out because of the stench. Try this DIY recipe first and you may get to hang onto your shoes a bit longer, which is great for you and the environment! I'll also be making some to sell at the...

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