Friday, July 30, 2010

Stock Up!

It's Back-to-School sale time! I love this time of the year. Crayola crayons go down as low as .25 in my neck of the woods, and very rarely, I can get them for half of that when they are clearance-ing the school stuff to put out Christmas decorations.

I stock up on the normal stuff, like spiral and composition notebooks, filler paper and Ticonderoga pencils (the only ones worth having, in my opinion). I really stock up on the crayons and colored pencils. I use them throughout the year for stocking stuffers, birthday presents and just-because smile-makers. Why not, when they are so inexpensive? I'd hate to have to spend over three bucks for a lack of foresight.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Homemade Toothpaste

Why spend $5 a tube for natural, fluoride-free toothpastes? Try this recipe instead. The Lambies have given it their approval.

Homemade Toothpaste

2 Tbsp coconut oil
3 Tbsp baking soda
1/2 small packet of stevia, or liquid drops to taste

Mix well, then flavor with:

5 or more drops peppermint oil
5 or more drops spearmint oil
1 tsp cinnamon + 3-4 drops clove oil

I bought some anise oil. We are going to try that next time. I store mine in a wide mouth food container with a tiny little samplespoon I snagged from Target.