Review: Franchia Vegan Cafe for the Win!

Franchia Vegan Cafe

Franchia Vegan Cafe is located in Midtown – New York, NY. This Korean restaurant sent my taste buds in to another dimension. Seriously, this place is amazing. The Soy ‘Beef’ Cutlet Bibimbap was full of flavor and spice. Franchia Vegan Cafe’s menu is so extensive that I’ll have to return many more times to try everything I’ve been eyeing on the menu.  I’d recommend this restaurant to meat lovers and vegans alike. It’s so flavorful that meat is the last thing on your mind.

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DIY Toothpaste

Hello Lovlies!

I’m back with more DIY. This time I’m coming with some lovely, natural toothpaste. Why make toothpaste when we can buy it in stores? Well because DIY is fun, it’s cheaper, and healthier. The thing is that the toothpaste we buy in stores are filled with chemicals like sulfates and fluoride. Although there are natural toothpastes out on the market they may be a bit pricier that what we wish to pay. So I’ve created an all natural toothpaste using 3 inexpensive ingredients.

What You Will Need

1/2 Teaspoon of baking soda

1/4 teaspoon of unrefined coconut or sesame oil

3-4 drops of peppermint essential oil (or see here for other essential oil choices)

A bowl or container of some sort

Spoon for combining mixture

DIY Toothpaste Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients until a paste forms
  2. Brush your teeth with the mixture

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That’s it. Two steps. How easy was that? So why did I choose the ingredients I did?

Baking Soda: Cleans and whitens teeth

Coconut or Sesame Oil: Antibacterial oils that help to pull toxins from your mouth

Peppermint essential oil: My DIY isn’t complete until I add an essential oil. I chose peppermint because of the refreshing, minty taste. The essential oil is also an antibacterial that will help to keep your mouth fresher longer.

I love this toothpaste because it polishes my teeth so well and I feel good about using it.

I make a new batch each time I brush my teeth. I’m at the point where I eyeball the ingredient amounts. This is a preservative free mixture and if it comes in contact with water it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. If you can make your paste and keep it away from water you may be able to make small batches ahead of time.

DIY Toothpaste

That’s all folks!