Everyone wants to have good white teeth. But did you know you can work on protecting and help your teeth heal with non-chemicals involved?
It may sound **magic** but as a strong believer myself in the powers of essential oils for healing, and researching around it, I wanted to tell you that with a simple and doable routine you could definitely have a healthy oral health in general. This includes your teeth, tongue, gum, and even further into your gut!
Essential oils that I’m listing here have strong antibacterial properties that could fight tooth decay. Some also have anti-inflammatory properties that help heal the gum. Once you get your **mouth** healthy, everything else will be included in this healing process, as your mouth is the door to your gut!
Methods of oral health care:
Direct application: apply 2-3 drops of the essential oil of preference on a cotton ball, and rub on your teeth. give it like 10 min before you swish off with tap water. Keep coconut oil handy and apply around your lips once done cos some of the essential oils could cause some irritation/burning sensation.
Oil Pulling: works best with coconut oil. What you need is:
2 tsp coconut oil
3-5 drops of essential oil of your choice (form the below listed essential oils)
Put them in your mouth and swish. Keep in your mouth for 10-20 min. Do it while busy doing anything so you don’t feel awkward or get bored (Except for talking!)
**Spit out in the trash can as coconut oil would harden and so clog the sink!**
Now, brush your teeth as usual and you’re done!
Essential oils and the role of each:
Clove: inhibits and may reverse teeth decay
Peppermint: for healthy and fresh breath
Basil: whitens and clears out teeth
Bergamot: fights cavity
German chamomile : fights bacteria
Cinnamon: protects against oral bacterial colonies.
Try each, feel the greatness, and make your favorite one as part of your bed-time routine!
***The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition***
This recipe uses what are generally considered safe essential oils, but please keep in mind that while completely natural, all essential oils are powerful plant compounds that you and your family (including your pets) might have a reaction to. Never use essential oils undiluted or take essential oils internally (diluted or undiluted) without the guidance of a professional, and always read up about the possible side effects of each type of oil before you use it. Avoid the use of essential oils (diluted or undiluted) during the first trimester of pregnancy, on babies, and on anyone with severe allergies to the plants the oils are derived from. And if you see any reactions in yourself, your family, or your pets, stop use of your essential oil products immediately and contact a medical professional.
When using essential oils, be careful and read the instructions on the label. Misusing essential oils could be harmful.
The topical application of essential oils may prove to be extra beneficial because the transdermal properties of the oil permeate your skin and enter your bloodstream faster. Your olfactory nerve receptors also sense the smell and send signals to your brain.
However, before topical application, you should patch test oils on your skin by rubbing a small drop on the inside of your wrist and letting it sit for 24 hours. If there is no reaction within this time, the essential oil may be safe for you to use. Patch test essential oils every time before using them on children. We do not recommend using essential oils on babies younger than one-year-old.