Tooth Power Recipes

Three months sure does go by quickly. So much is going on in the world and you are likely experiencing some kind of a Stay At Home or Lockdown government order as I am. 🙁.

I am trying to look at this time a time to catch up on things yet slow down, experience the flyby moments of like more intentionally, and just “be”.  I’ve painted a small bath, extended my prayer and Bible reading, invented new recipes from random ingredients found in my pantry, etc.

Today’s recipe is not necessarily for eating but it has to be mixed up none the less.  What is it?  TOOTH POWDER!  What?  Yes, I added a toothpowder to my collection of tooth cleaners last year. I love it!

Like everything else, there are tons of recipes online for toothpowder.  Here are a few:

https://wellnessmama.com/5252/remineralizing-tooth-powder/

https://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/homemade-tooth-powder/

https://www.diynatural.com/whitening-tooth-powder/

The recipe I use has evolved from a bit of a few different recipes I’ve tried; tweaking it to my liking. The ingredients include so many benefits; remineralizing, whitening from charcoal believe it or not, detoxifying to name a few.

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Yes, I still use ‘store bought’ toothpaste occasionally but just a small pea-size because I find that it burns my gums. I told my dentist this and he said to use just a tiny bit. Sometimes that doesn’t seem to be enough for my big ‘ol teeth. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 😁

Once mixed, I put it into a low-sided container and dip my brush in as needed.

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Anyway, just something to keep in mind for your toothbrushing adventures!

Peace, Love …. and Stay safe! 🙏🏽💛

“Beet”ing It!

In my last post you saw that I was diagnosed with Silent Reflux and prescribed 40 mg of Prilosec (brand name) to take.  I took it for one day! That day was the first day I had actual burn with heartburn😐…. so I called the doctor’s office and they said to get the over the counter version which is 20mg.  🤨.  I had a better idea to try…. like figure out why I was having this Silent Reflux.  After some days of researching I decided to add digestive enzymes to my diet (in capsule form)… was almost an immediate fix.  Since then haven’t had much of an issue…. I think I’m on the way to getting better.  It seems the gut flora was out of whack after having such a bad sinus infection. Who knows… we’ll see how things go over the next few weeks.

Anyway, along the way I ran across an article promoting the benefits of beet juice.  Yeah, you either love beets or hate ‘me. I love them…. pickled, plain, canned, jarred, sliced, diced, Whole, Harvest, juiced… doesn’t matter to me. beetSo the article caught my attention. I have a friend who says beets taste like ‘dirt’… so he said I bought dirt juice.😂

I had no idea of the awesome benefits. So I bought a jar.  Given the not so good side effects you COULD have if you decided to chug a whole jar everyday I decided to drink it medicinally –  about 4oz per day…2 in the morn and 2 in the afternoon.  Tastes great to me!  Anxious to see of any benefits. The article said some of the benefits are:

Regulate blood pressure

Controls diabetes

Reduces inflammation

…and other good things…these three alone were enough for me to add it to my diet.

Here is a link for you to review the benefits of drinking beet juice.

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If you decide to try it, let me know how you like it!🤗

☮️ and ❤️

‘All You Can Eat’, That’s Me (For Real Y’all)

Literally, in the lives of mosquitoes everywhere, I am simply known as ‘Golden Corral’ Buffet.  😒

I have no idea why mosquitoes and gnats and every other winged insect is attracted to me. Haven’t been able to attract a brutha in all my natural life but 10 minutes outside and I’m slappin’ myself all over the place because of mosquito love.

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I’m going to be ready for these little beasts this year. Growing up, I played outside a lot during summer. By Fall, my arms and legs were scarred and stabbed pretty bad from infected bites. I still get some alarming reactions to bites on occasion.

All this Deet stuff is not for me. Yes, I know it works but I just can’t cover my skin in whatever chemical is in those bottles and cans; it burns, stings, etc.  I’m not saying you shouldn’t – you need to do what works for you. For me, Homemade Bug Balm worked.

I made this recipe late last summer and never really had a chance to use it so it rode in my car all winter until this week. The first night I was outside before dusk working away, by the time I came inside I was itchin’ like ‘cray’. I remembered the balm in my car so on the next night (more yard work to be done) I opened the jar, sniffed it (still smelled the essential oils), dug out a small amount, rubbed it on my exposed legs, ankles, arms and hands and went to digging trenches and planting more herb plants.

Let me tell you! Not ONE BITE all evening. All manner of insect stayed clear – mosquitoes, gnatty little winged-critters, crawly things – I had my own little bug-free aura going on. An additional benefit… my skin was so soft.

I used a simple recipe I found online. There are several out there but I had most of the ingredients on hand for the one I used. Follow the link for directions.

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You can find essential oils all over the internet these days. I have several friends who sell them so if y’all want to post your links or contact info in the comments below go ahead.  I bought Beeswax pellets on eBay. Like I said, there are several easy to make bug repellant recipes online, both balm and spray varieties…check out a few.

I am going to make more of this and put in little 2 oz and 4 oz jars to keep everywhere and to give away to itchy friends.  I’d feel much better slathering this on children too.

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Try it! You’ll like it!  Everyone will like it…except mosquitoes and their kin!

Buzzzzzzzzz off bugs!