Experiment 1: Homemade Toothpaste
Trial 1 Results: Partially Successful
Findings: The salty taste is definitely different. I opted out of adding any stevia or xylitol as a trial. My husband completely hated it after one use. He complained that it was too runny so I added another tablespoon of baking soda. This helped with the runny texture but lacked the mint taste so I added more peppermint oil. Overall, it was ok to me after using the final recipe for a week. I'll continue using it until I finish it. I am continuing to find alternatives as my husband is down to the last drops of toothpaste (probably has a week left) and I am asking him to not buy any more for the time being.