Sunday, March 15, 2009

Pioneer hygiene

I ran out of toothpaste this morning.

I was in Laramie, getting ready for Linds H.'s baby shower and I used the very last drop of my Crest Whitening with Scope - which I am a devoted consumer of beyond any other brand out there.

"Don't forget to get more when you get into Cheyenne," I told myself.

I forgot.

Unfortunately, I didn't realize this until about 30 minutes ago when I was on the phone with my mom. This was at about 8:15 p.m. with me already in my PJs and no desire to go back out. (I agree, PJs at 8:15 p.m. is pretty lame, but I am really tired after not sleeping well last night!)

Anyway.

Without skipping a beat, my mom asked if I had any baking soda.

I do, and as unappealing as it sounded to concoct my own toothpaste out of baking soda, I wondered to myself how I had never thought to do this before.

I mean, I don't frequently run out of toothpaste or anything, but on the occasions I have I usually just brush my teeth with mouthwash and go immediately to the store the next morning. Using baking soda had never crossed my mind.

I decided to use mouthwash to mix it up instead of plain ol' water - maybe it would be more like real toothpaste and less...gross.

It was a good idea. There is a reason I am not an Arm & Hammer or Tom's natural toothpaste kind of gal.

It sucks.

But I made do, like I imagine pioneer women of the past did, and brushed it up.

Tomorrow it's back to Crest Whitening with Scope. All the way.


2 comments:

MOM said...

Ahhh, yes, the good 'ole remedies, sometimes. I guess it depends on which remedies. Some could probably kill 'ya now:) Baking soda is a miracle ingredient, I think. Just think, Kimberly, you can use it on car batteries to clean off the acid, too. haha. I just had to throw that in there.

icancarryallthebagsandthebabiestoo said...

haha...

I don't know if this is true or not (it doesn't seem like it could be) but I remember reading that if you didn't have a toothbrush that you should eat an apple. And the apple would help your teeth.

hahah...nevermind... that's just totally ridiculous.