Natural Olive Leaf Toothpaste contains Olive Leaf Extract
Natural ingredients are very important to have in your toothpaste. When we put anything in our mouth it starts to break down to be absorbed by our body. Most of us wish to stay well and not be putting extra chemicals into our body.
Although scientists are very clever at making new chemicals for different uses, they still do not know the effects these chemicals have on our body. We do know, however, that chemicals in our body is not good for us.
Recently a relation of mine visited the doctor. She had an infection in her mouth/throat. The first question the doctor asked her was 'What toothpaste do you use?' He had made a connection between a certain well known brand of toothpaste - C****** - with the number of infections of the mouth he treated.
I sell many different brands of natural toothpaste. Following is a list of the ingredients of Olive Leaf Toothpaste. Olive leaf is known to be a healing product. People often take it as a natural antibiotic when they have a cold.
Ingredients of Olive Leaf Toothpaste
Olive leaf extract
Hydrogenated castor oil
Please keep checking back as I will include the ingredients of other natural toothpastes along the way. Have a great day!
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A Secret Cave
Our mouth is the secret hidey hole or cave where we put everything that goes into our body.
All our food passes through our mouth. This can be clean, green, food, organically grown food, lovingly home-cooked food, fresh fruit and salads or meat. It can be fast foods like pizza or MacDonalds or fish and chips.
It can be fried, fatty food or freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable smoothies. It can be rich cheesecake and chocolate or vegetables which have been sprayed with chemicals on the farms and again in the supermarkets to 'keep the bugs away' and 'keep them fresh'. It can be organic produce or chemical laden produce.
We can fill our mouth with smoke and chemical laden toothpastes, or we can use more natural toothpastes containing little or no chemicals.
Is it any wonder we get bad breath sometimes? Bad breath is also called Halitosis. One of the causes for this can be from the bad bacteria in our mouth. Remember that the bad bacteria grows aroung our teeth and can invade our gums. It is then called Gingivitis. When we have gingivitis our gums bleed when we clean them. The gums can look pale or puffy and swollen. They can erode and leave the teeth exposed and all the more likely to become loose and fall out.
This is the inflammation of the lining of the mouth including the cheeks, tongue and palette (roof) and floor of the mouth. It can cause redness and swelling.
Natural ways to ease Problems in the Mouth
Calendula is a very soothing flower and a natural plant used like a herb. It is very safe to use. The orange flowers can be made into a tea. This can be swilled around the mouth and then swallowed. Calendula tincture is stronger. This can be made into a mouth wash to swirl around the mouth. Buy Calendula at the Health food store.
Use natural Toothpastes and Toothbrushes
Use soft toothbrushes. Hard toothbrushes can damage the inside of the mouth,
damaging the gums and letting bacteria in.
Use natural toothbrushes. There are some available made out of bamboo. The have soft bristles.
Use a mix of salt and bi-carbonate of soda as a powder instead of toothpaste. Bi-carbonate of soda is a natural doedoriser and whitener. Salt is a natural disinfectant. You can mix Xylitol with this for a better flavour. Xylitol is a natural sweetener which has been proven to kill bacteria in the mouth. Sugar makes bacteria grow.
Be careful what you put in your mouth. Do not prod with toothpicks. Use floss instead.
Remember to clean your mouth and teeth after eating. If you have dentures, make sure to clean them regularly.
Your lips are the guardians of your mouth
Our Mouth is Sensitive
Do you ever think of your mouth?
Your lips are the surounding outer edges of skin. They guard your mouth. They open and close to let things in your mouth. Your mouth is the cavity within.
We think of our teeth, especially if they ache. We like white, bright teeth.
To keep our teeth white and bright and shiny we must clean them often.
When I was growing up, a school friend had GREEN teeth! You don't believe me? Well, she did. She refused to clean her teeth and it looked like algae growing on them. They did not look very pleasant.
The tongue is also part of the mouth. We use it when we speak to help us form sounds and we use it when we eat and drink to help move the food around in our mouth. The tongue experiences heat and cold from our food. It is our sensory taste centre. It tastes sweet and sour, spicy and sweet. Naturopaths look at the state of the tongue to give them an idea of what is going on in the body.
Sometimes after a hard night out our tongue may feel furry. It can feel dry or sore, cracked or blistered. If our tongue is sore it is difficult to eat and sometimes to speak.
Our mouth can be dry or drooling with saliva. When we are nervous, for example before a public speaking engagement, our mouth can go dry. If we smell our favourite food then our mouth can be filled with saliva. Saliva helps us to soften our food and begins the digestion process.
When we are run down from exhaustion, stress or over work we can get little blisters or mouth ulcers in our mouth on the inside of the cheeks and the tongue. This is a warning sign to look after ourselves.
Our gums are also a part of our mouth. We can get plaque - tough calcification around the base of our teeth. When this builds up bacteria starts to grow around our teeth and goes into our gums. Our gums are important because they are the sensitive skin that support our teeth and hold them to our jaw. If gingivitis is not treated it can lead to periodonitis which is an even more serious disease.
Stay tuned for more info about our mouth and what we can do to keep it healthy.
(Thanks to my husband, Fred, for his beautiful reduction woodblock print to display)
I am a trained Natural Therapist, Teacher, published Author and Artist who lives on the south eastern coast of Australia.
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