June 1st thru June 7th
This is the mouthwash (glass bottle) my dentist recommends and sells:http://www.dentalherbcompany.comBut then, he is a groovy green Berkeley dentist:http://www.fakeplasticfish.com/2009/03/does-your-new-eco-dentist-offer-foot.html
Thanks I will try out the homemade sour cream, sounds like it will work out much better for me than buying 2 cups of it at a time. Yes I am aware of the Preserve program and that is what I want to do with the #5's I have but I haven't gotten to it, I am quite a procrastinator and if I can just put things piled up and out of the way I am just as content to do that so I just need to motivate myself. I was told by the hygienist specifically to use mouthwash and she actually recommended different brands than what I got but I didn't like the ingredients in the others. It was the only thing, besides flossing of course, that I was specifically told to do. I actually hate mouthwash and use it maybe 3 times a week instead of the recommended 2 times a day. My husband started using it too and he says he has noticed a big difference in his mouth health since starting it so that is going to be a something we continue to use. I have scoped out a few "natural" mouthwashes at the health food store in glass bottles but I am pretty sure my husband would shun those so plastic bottles of Act will continue to be purchased even if I was to start using one in a glass bottle.
Hi Vanessa. I have some suggestions for you!1) Sour cream is super easy to make. You might actually be able to make it in the small quantities you need so it doesn't go to waste. Here is a good recipe:http://homecooking.about.com/od/dairyrecipe1/r/bldairy12.htm I made it this way last year and it worked great. If you have some sour cream from a previous batch, you can use it as the starter and just keep it going. You could try using smaller quantities than what is called for in the recipe.2) Mouthwash -- I've been told that the most important thing -- more than mouthwash or toothpaste or even brushing -- is flossing. In fact, here's a comment about that someone just left on my blog this weekend: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2009/02/bpa-in-your-toothpaste-recycling-tubes/comment-page-1/#comment-64533) If you can't find a local recycler for #5 plastic, you could participate in the Preserve program, either taking it to a participating Whole Foods Market or mailing it to the company. Info is here:http://www.preserveproducts.com/recycling/gimme5locations.htmlHaving the plastic-free snacks and drinks on hand ahead of time is definitely the key. I think you're on to it!