A Hug for You and Green Toothpaste

A hug for you and Green Toothpaste

Must keep it simple, as the 10 days before Christmas are complex enough. But this post is really for any stress-filled time of year.

If you're feeling hectic- I've got a hug for you and invite you to pass it along.

In Check it Out, the mystery of coconut, tahini and chlorella from the last post is revealed.

Peace to you sister and brother. Have a blessed week, Pohutakawa, Becky

A Hug for You

This is one minute antidote to the tension that precedes Christmas and for some Christmas itself. Give yourself this minute as your gift to life. Then pass it along.

Check it Out

This one got kinda weird but in a good way. Me and my teeth, and now me and my kids teeth, are in conversation. I haven't bought a toothpaste for myself in years- and before you think, YUCK!, I have used mostly coconut oil-based homemade toothpaste. Sometimes adding baking soda.

Recently, I went to learn more about remineralization and the bugs that live in our mouths. This is the recipe I concocted, all alkaline, and funny enough, edible. People on Facebook guessed everything from Face Mask to Egg Laying support for my chooks.

Green toothpaste is not for the faint-hearted, but it does NOT turn your teeth, mouth or lips green. You'll be blown away at how far it spreads when you spit it in the sink, though! It tastes absolutely beautiful, and makes my teeth feel really nice. Costs pennies. Healthy for my body. Let me know if you make it, modify it (of course you will) and what you think.

Green Remineralizing Toothpaste

  • 1 tsp organic coconut oil (unfriendly to strep mutants)
  • 1 tsp tahini (for body friendly calcium)
  • 1 tsp cracked cell chorella (green!) (for vit D needed for calcium)
  • 1 tsp powdered calicified seaweed (must be very fine or will be too abrasive- for mineralization)


From You

Hi Becky, I am enjoying your latest communications as always. Thank you. You asked for any recipes/cures we wish to share. Here's one that my grandmother taught me and is to clear mucus when one has a heavy cold. Works for chest and sinuses. ******************************************************** Grate half a medium sized green onion and mix with about 1 tbsp of warmed raw honey getting as much juice as possible. Mix well and let stand a few moments when it will have become quite runny and the 'bite' of the onion will have eased. Put a small amount near the middle to back of the tongue and hold it there while breathing through the mouth slowly with the lips almost closed. Very soon you will find that you are coughing productively. To help with nasal clearing, put a little onion mixture on the tongue as before then close the mouth and slowly breathe out if that is possible. If blockage is too great, try inhaling a little of the mixture's fumes directly from the bottle or jar. Store on the counter and use three or four times a day. Will keep for about three days at room temperature or a week in the frig. Apparently the sulphur in the onion acts as an anti-bacterial as well as clearing the mucous membranes. It tastes much better than you might expect! ******************************************************* Best wishes, Jill


The most difficult thing that you will do is accept the Grace, accept the Goodness, accept the ease with which your life can change. ~Dr. Sue Morter
About the author

Becky Cashman

Founder and Product Maker ~ Goodbye NZ

Goodbye makes certified natural, water-free products that take care of skin outdoors. Established by Becky in 1999, the key message has been consistent from the beginning.  Outdoors is good. We belong outdoors. It's better outdoors. Being outdoors is self-care in it's most natural state.

Alongside this message of wellness outdoors is the ethos that we take care of what we love. When you are connected to your environment, you naturally take better care of it.

Becky is the product maker for Goodbye products, sometimes development takes years. As a former outdoor guide, she has remained focused on bringing performance and portability to genuine natural products.

Her products are a good reason to keep showing up to the conversation about a life lived better outdoors.

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