So one of my goals was to save money this year, so I got this book from the library about how to do things yourself to save money. One of their suggestions is to make your own tooth powder with ground up peppermint leaves, and yucca root and horsetail grass and a few other things. I would have to order these things and they would cost me like, $10 or so. I am sure it makes a decent sized batch, but no thanks...I'll stick to Colgate, I think. His other tip was to stop wearing deodorant, but he also said a lot of people in his life told him he needed to shower more, so yeah...no thanks.