Toothpaste (recipe can be halved)
· 50g calcium carbonate powder (or crushed calcium tablets)
· 25g bicarbonate soda
· 4 table spoons glycerine
Blend all ingredients together to make a paste and store in an air tight container. Place some paste onto brush then brush teeth as usual. You can add a drop of essential oil such as spearmint or lemon for flavour if you desire.
Use 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in one cup of water as a natural mouth rinse.
Orange Coffee Body Scrub
¼ cup fresh ground coffee beans
¾ cup brown sugar
1 cup olive oil
2 drops vanilla extract
2 drops orange essential oil [optional]
Blend all ingredients together to make a loose paste - add more oil if paste is too thick. Use during a shower or over your bath tub to scrub and exfoliate your body. Do not apply to broken skin and avoid tender skin (not suitable for face). Note: coffee is great for treating cellulite, therefore this scrub can be used to minimize cellulite, and the orange essential oil tones and firms skin.
From the March 2011 Newsletter.