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Sarah James is at it again with another DIY replacement for a drugstore products: toothpaste. She writes:

Quit throwing away your hard earned cash for name brand toothpaste like a sucker!   Get the cleanest feeling teeth of your life with this homemade toothpaste recipe that actually tastes good.

Toothpaste is something you can make easily with stuff you have at home, and flavor however you like. Your family could be brushing their teeth for a YEAR for how much you’re currently spending on one tube! Now how does that sound?

But Scooch, you say, I’ve tried homemade toothpaste, and it’s tastes like. . . well, like baking soda! Now, now, I understand your concerns – I’ve tried them all too. Yuck! So I’ve decided to put an end to nasty homemade toothpaste with my own recipe, designed to bring you a new level of taste and freshness from that I think you’re going to love!

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).