Did you know that each toothpaste tube is color coded? The codes are not because the companies want to add to the design of the tube.. The codes identify the ingredient makeup of the product inside. I noted when researching this that the carton the toothpaste is enclosed in does NOT have this code on it. Only the tube does. The codes are as follows:
GREEN - All natural ingredients
BLUE - Natural and medicine ingredients
RED - Natural and chemical ingredients
BLACK - All chemical ingredients
I was horrified to see my freebie toothpaste had a black code on the tube. This pretty much means I've been being careful of what I eat, then clean it away with chemicals.
|The color code is located in the back, on the bottom.|
I always wondered how people cared for their teeth when there was no toothpaste. I found out (and have tried) a couple of things. I use baking soda to brush with until I can remember to grab natural toothpaste from the store. Then I will brush with both.
To avoid tooth decay a process called pulling was used. It's simply swishing coconut oil through your teeth for five to fifteen minutes once a week. The video I watched was put up by a physician who explained the benefits of pulling. The amount of oil he recommended was way too much for the size of my mouth so I went down to 1/8 of a teaspoon. I have to warn you if you try this the solid oil doesn't feel so good in the mouth, but it quickly becomes a tasteless liquid. If you try this do not spit the oil down the sink drain. Use, instead, the trash can. The oil will solitify and clog the drain.
Speaking of coconut oil, I'm getting the impression that this natural food is a wonder item. Following is a list of things the oil can be used for in a beauty routine. I feel like we've been had by all the pretty packaging on cosmetics in the stores.
2. Shave cream
3.Facial cleanser (I haven't tried this. I would assume this is for dry skin.)
4. Diaper rash
5. Moisturizer for dry skin
6. Hair conditioner
Many of us don't appreciate what commercial weed killers do to the soil. I tried this recipe for a natural weed killer and it works. It took two days for the weeds to begin to show signs of death, but it does work well.
NATURAL WEED KILLER
1 tablespoon soap (I used Dawn)
1 tablespoon salt. (I used table salt so it would dissolve quickly.)
Fill the remaining space in the spray bottle with vinegar.
To alleviate tomato blossom end rot add a compost of fifty percent ground egg shells and fifty percent coffee grounds to the soil mixture before planting. Make sure the shells are washed then dried well before you grind them. This keeps the soil safe and free of salmonella.
I have not tried this recipe for a tick repellant yet, but it sounds to have workable ingredients in it.
20 drops lemongrass oil
20 drops eucoliptus oil
4 oz. distilled water
Shake well and spray on clothing and shoes.
Now for the pretty stuff!
To all my readers - may your Easter day be filled with loving recollections and God's peace.