Category Archives: Beauty & Self Care

How to make your own Homemade Tooth Powder and whiten your teeth the natural way

Ditch the toothpaste and clean your teeth the natural way with this Homemade Tooth Powder | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com

It’s been far too long since I did a Beyond Food Friday post and I figured it was about time. So on this rendition of Beyond Food Fridays we are talking about how to make some homemade tooth powder. Surprise, surprise… the girl that washes her hair with apple cider vinegar and baking soda, rubs beef fat on her face, and cleanses her face with oil does not use conventional toothpaste. You know me, I just don’t trust something that I couldn’t make in my own kitchen. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have any sodium lauryl sulfate or titanium dioxide lying around.

Ditch the toothpaste and clean your teeth the natural way with this Homemade Tooth Powder | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com

 

I’m not going to go into all the reasons that regular ol’ toothpaste should be avoided because I don’t want to be a Debbie downer. Instead, I figured I’d tell you about all the wonderful ingredients in this Homemade Tooth Powder….

Betonite Clay: Not only is bentonite clay full of minerals that help support strong, healthy teeth, but it also carries an electric charge when hydrated. This means it can draw out and bind to heavy metals and other impurities in the teeth.

Baking Soda: Baking soda alkalinizes the mouth and helps to whiten teeth.

Cinnamon and Cloves: Both cinnamon and cloves have antimicrobial properties which helps to kill the bad bacteria in your mouth. And they taste great!

Orange essential oil: Orange essential oil is uplifting and adds a delicious flavor that compliments the cinnamon and cloves.

Xylitol: Xylitol is associated with decreased dental caries and increased tooth remineralization (source). Plus it adds a little sweetness which makes the toothpowder a little more appealing. It tastes great with or without it though.

There are plenty of awesome tooth powder products out there if you want to purchase your own. Like this one from Primal Life Organics or this one from The Dirt. However it’s MUCH cheaper to make your own and it’s super easy. Just throw it all in a jar and shake to combine.

Ditch the toothpaste and clean your teeth the natural way with this Homemade Tooth Powder | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com

Homemade Tooth Powder
 
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  1. Combine all ingredients in a small jar and stir or shake to combine.
  2. To use: wet toothbrush and dip into powder. Brush as normal.

To read more about tooth powder see here. And to learn more about remineralizing teeth see here. This should last you about two to three months. Do you have an unconventional teeth cleansing routine? I’d love to hear about it!

In vibrant health,

Kiersten

Fun with Face Masks {Beyond Food Fridays}

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Welcome to Beyond Food Fridays where I share my thoughts on non-food topics such as skin & hair care, body image, and other fun tips and tricks for how to be healthy and vibrant inside and out!

Face Masks

Happy Friday my friends! I haven’t done a Beyond Food Friday post in a while since I’ve been busy sharing yummy (IMHO) recipes and some “fun” Army Wife Problems posts so I figured it was about time. This week we are talking face masks…

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Oil Cleansing {Beyond Food Fridays}

Beyond Food Fridays
Welcome to Beyond Food Fridays where I share my thoughts on non-food topics such as skin & hair care, body image, and other fun tips and tricks for how to be healthy and vibrant inside and out!

Oil Cleansing {Beyond Food Fridays} | Vibrant Life Army Wife

 

Last week on Beyond Food Friday we talked about how I wash my hair. Today we are talking about how I wash my face!

From the title of this post you have probably already figured out that I wash my face with oil. If you’ve never come across the research on oil cleansing before you may be like “WHAT?!?!” and I wouldn’t blame you. When I first heard of this method I remember thinking that it seemed crazy to wash my face with the very thing that was causing my skin issues. But that’s exactly why it works (well part of why it works). The oil cleansing method is based on the principle that “like dissolves like” so basically the oil you use to cleanse your skin will dissolve the oil clogged in your pores. But beyond that, oil cleansing provides your skin with incredible nourishment that goes far beyond clearing out your pores.

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No (sham)Poo Method {Beyond Food Fridays}

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Welcome to Beyond Food Fridays where I share my thoughts on non-food topics such as skin & hair care, body image, and other fun tips and tricks for how to be healthy and vibrant inside and out!

No (sham)Poo Method | Vibrant Life Army Wife

I’m sure you’ve heard of the “no poo” (shampoo, not poop…get your mind out of the gutter people!) method for washing hair. It has become quite the controversial topic as of late with some people vehemently against it and others who love it. I’m not here to tell you that you should or should not try this. I am just here to share my experience with the no poo method.

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