OraWellness and Homemade toothpaste

So I’ve been experimenting with something for a few months now, and I’ve been going to share it, but I didn’t know if it was working. I am not proud of my teeth. I work hard at maintaining them, but they are not great. No matter what I did, it wasn’t enough and I had cavities, my teeth were sensitive all the time(tepid was my main temperature for all things)  and a couple of teeth pulled. I begged my dentist for dentures. I was tired of the constant pain. I was desperate for answers or relief. I was tired of living on tylenol and advil.  But I wasn’t the only one in my family with teeth problems. My husband has severe periodontal disease. And Miss A. has some cavity issues.

UL_orawellness1So I started researching homemade toothpaste and re-mineralizing your teeth. And I was dumbfounded by all the special things I would need to find. I got them ordered and I also ordered the HealThy Mouth blend from OraWellness, after reading good things about adding it to oral care for people with periodontal disease. It seemed like it was going to be amazing. I was so excited to try it out.

Everything finally made it’s way here, and I made a toothpaste based on this recipe from Wellness Mama that I had been stalking for months. I didn’t add the DE. We use the toothpaste, and I add the HealThy Mouth Blend to it along with peppermint oil. The taste is clean and not overwhelming. My mouth feels clean all day long no matter what I’ve eaten. I rinse once a week with a calcium powder, xylitol, peroxide, and the HealThy Mouth Blend, and I whiten my teeth with activated charcoal once every week or two. If my mouth starts to feel off, I will put a couple of drops into some water and swish & spit for a refresher. 


All of that information to tell you this: I have been having tooth pain again and I knew I had a couple cavities that needed filled and thought that was the problem. If you know me, then you know that I am scared to death of the dentist. My dentist now is actually great, but my childhood dentist was not. So I put off going until the pain is unbearable and I can not handle living any longer. So off Aly and I went to the dentist to see about our pain. They filled 3 small cavities for Aly, and none in mine… I have a future appointment to have mine filled because I apparently need a night guard for teeth grinding and clenching. So yeah….

The point here was to say: Apparently my toothpaste is working because my cavities were smaller and not nearly as deep, and he couldn’t find a reason for the pain other than the clenching! So yay!!! And woohoo!

I can’t wait to make Mr. K an appointment so that I can see what it has been happening in his mouth since we started this experiment!


There is an affiliate link in the sidebar, but there are none in this post. This is not a sponsored post, this is just something that we love and is working for us!

Silent Night – Ugly Lemonerd Print

Well hello there strangers. 😉

Guess what time of year it is? Yep! The Holiday Season has descended upon us quickly and seemingly without warning. Seriously though: How did it get to almost Thanksgiving already? I really have no idea where this year went. I swear we just put the tree away… but good news: Its up! And it is glorious! No really. Although if you look at it, you will see that it is baby proof. lol All the ornaments are located about where Z should be able to reach, but there are some that are safe on his level so hopefully they will keep him from too much trouble! C came to help put up our tree, because it would have been weird without his help, he has helped us every year since he was born.

All of that chattiness to tell y’all this, I have a new print available. And it’s Christmas themed!

*Silent Night *

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ugly lemonerd 2015 silent night print

ugly lemonerd 2015 silent night print

Exodus 15:2 – Ugly Lemonerd Print

There are days that your faith is on top of the world, or at least what feels like the top of the world. Then there are days where you are so worn by life that it doesn’t seem possible to go on anymore. But then you read a verse, and your child gives you a kiss on the forehead before going to lay in her comfy bed and tells you your hair smells beautiful and makes you laugh. Because really it is the things like those moments that help you through the day. So thank you Lord for those moments to remind me that You are listening to me. Even though I feel like my prayers are hitting the ceiling and pelting me, even though I have cried too many tears today.

It has been a while since I posted a print.

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I had an update go wrong and I am working on a limited time frame to get everything fixed this morning. Things may look a little janky until I get everything worked out!:)  Sorry! Also: New print coming soon! (part of what caused the wreck.LOL)

Reviving an old post…:) Pumpkin Bars

We’ve had some warm weather again lately. Not cool Fall, not cool. Ha. I see what I did there… ;oP

Today it was actually cool and rainy again . The perfect day for chili and scones. Also. Pumpkin Bars. But then the pumpkin bars didn’t happen. I’m having one of those days. I got all my ingredients out, Aly put the baby in his high chair so he could visit with me, and then I got busy baking. I mix all my wet stuff up, then add my dry. I put it in my jelly roll pan and am very confused as to why it just seems off and like it’s not enough. I still don’t have that figured out, but I did remember what I forgot to add… SUGAR. I forgot the sugar. And I didn’t remember until it was almost baked. Queue big ugly tears because it was my last can of pumpkin and all I really wanted was pumpkin bars. Woman Issues.

Also: I think I fixed the issues I was having with links. Don’t know how long that was going on.


Pumpkin Bars