6 Essential Oils for Healthy Teeth and Gums
Toothpastes found on the shelves at your local supermarket are typically packed with harmful chemicals and substances. The new natural health revolution sweeping across North America many people are beginning to switch to natural toothpaste or are even beginning to make their own!
Everything that comes in contact with our skin is absorbed into our bodies, and what we put into our mouths is no exception. Make sure that you’re exposing your body to only the best of ingredients by making your own toothpaste using essential oils.
Here is a list of 6 of our favorites:
Clove oil contains the active ingredient of eugenol, which is a powerful and effective antioxidant.
Peppermint oil is a naturally refreshing addition to your toothpaste as it contains the natural component of menthol.
Oregano oil helps your oral hygiene. Carvacrol is a natural antimicrobial and boosts the immune system, which helps fight bacteria, viruses, and inflammation within the mouth.
Thyme oil contains the components of caryophyllene and camphene, which make this a highly effective antiseptic and antibacterial essential oil.
Cinnamon oil is highly antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti fungal. This oil is a very effective addition to your oral hygiene routine.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil contains the natural components of cineol and propanol. These two substances are natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and are able to fight gingivitis and reduce the plaque build-up within your mouth.
Natural Toothpaste Recipe
We’ve included a natural toothpaste recipe below to inspire you.
- 4 tbsp. coconut oil
- ½ tsp. coral calcium
- ½ tsp. Himalayan sea salt
- 1 tbsp. raw honey
- 2 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil