I hope you have been having a *GREAT* Summer so far. Boy howdy, and has it been a hot one! Last week we had FOUR DAYS STRAIGHT of 104* weather - phew! In the midst of it, our hearts and prayers go out to all of those still suffering in this heat after the storms that tore through the East last week, and to the victims of the Colorado fires.
As some of you know, before Gabby Marie blog I had started out with the blog "The Many Adventures of the Homemaking Intern." [for the story behind it, click HERE]
However, with the formation of the soon to be launching Etsy store,
Gabby Marie, I decided to create a blog with that name. Even so, that doesn't mean I want to give up the journal of my "Homemaking Internship", as a sweet friend of mine and I put it! :-) Instead, I have decided to turn the old blog into a weekly series! I can't wait to share with you my adventures with you, and hope that they encourage you to join in with me on this journey in striving to become a Proverbs 31 woman!
So without further ado, here is the very first post of "The Many Adventures of the Homemaking Intern" series...
This past week, my Mom let me try out a new project that she and I have been dying to make: Bentonite Clay Toothpaste!
Super easy and fun to make, and makes the whole house smell like Fall (a definite plus...:-). Even better though, it is so much better for you than store bought toothpaste, as it "neutralizes acid, removes bacteria filled organic mater, leach out infection and promote healthy gums."
I know, I can already hear what you are probably saying, because it is EXACTLY what I was too: "Clay toothpaste? People brush their teeth with that brown stuff?!" Surprisingly though, it wasn't all that "scary" - ha ;-) In fact, not only was it fun and easy to make, it has had great results! After only the first night of having used it, my Dad and I both noticed a dramatic difference in how our mouth felt - there wasn't that odd, gunky feeling, and the weird aftertaste - plus, I personally noticed that my teeth looked noticeably whiter after only one use.
So, what in the world could be in it to make those results? Nothing scary, much to my awe. :-) Cinnamon, Cloves, Stevia, Salt, Baking soda, and - yep - Benotonite Clay. Never heard of Bentonite Clay? Here is The Bulk Herb Store's description of this amazing product:
Interested in what you have read? Here's the article and recipe on how to make your very own natural toothpaste!