So I’ve decided to bring back this little ditty that I started doing a few years back. Instead of trying to start up a new linky, though, I’m just going to share tips and missions I’m setting for myself to do a better job at the old adage Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do, or Do Without.
I quit couponing years ago and am still reaping the bounty of that in many ways, but as I’m running low, I’m getting much more serious about not allowing “normal” stuff back into my home. Instead, I’m looking for natural solutions or better than conventional store bought products.
My first mission? Use up all my conventional mouthwash and find a better solution. I need to use a bite-splint because I grind my teeth incessantly. In the morning it’s kind of icky and I like to get that yucky taste out quickly, so I’ve been swishing with Crest Pro-Health. It’s apparently working on the plaque front because my dentists offices have told me to keep using it. But I recently started making sure that all my stuff was better and I realized it has parabens — an estrogen mimicker. Arg!
So I have just a few trial/sample bottles left to use up. Then what? I’ve heard Tom’s of Maine isn’t as good since they changed the formula. I did purchase some fermented cod liver oil and butter oil because on a partially related note, I think I have a cavity that I’m trying desperately to reverse since my dentist is MIA (long story).
Any tips? Does anyone have a horrible dental record use natural products that work? If so, I’d love to know what you do!
If you have a tip on using things up or would like to join me, I’d love to hear from you!