Natural toothpaste is a very important item to use in our bathroom.
Commercial toothpaste is a product that has also been invaded by chemicals. People today have been trained to expect toothpaste to make their teeth look whiter, kill the bacteria in their mouth and have plenty of froth and bubble. Then, of course it must come in an attractive container and sometimes the paste itself is coloured, and flavoured, often with mint.
There are many varieties of natural toothpaste on the market today. Some of these available in Australia are
Vicco Herbal Toothpaste,
Olive Leaf Toothpaste
Ingredients of Propolis Toothpaste
Active ingredients - propolis extract
calcium hydrogen phosphate
hydrogenated castor oil
clove bud oil
This is one of the most popular, along with Vicco Herbal Toothpaste.
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Children are our special responsibility. They come into this world in and are in our care until they have matures enough to take care of themselves.
One of the special things we can do for them is to show them how to take care of themselves.
The mouth and teeth are very important parts of our body that are often overlooked because we do not see the mouth. We see the lips as part of the face and we see the teeth when we smile but often our mouth is closed and these precious pearls are hidden.
When babies are getting their teeth it is a source of great joy for the mother. It is something that we can see grow.
We need our teeth to help us chew our food throughout the rest of our life so they are important to look after. This means cleaning them every day. It can be a source of great difficulty or great fun teaching littlies to clean their teeth.
The most popular natural toothpastes I sell in my online stores are Propolis, Vicco Olive Leaf toothpastes.
Today people are becoming increasingly aware of food they eat and the cleaning products they use on their body.
With chemicals in the environment abounding since the 1950s, we are constantly surrounded by them.
Today, more than ever before, cancer takes its toll on the community. It was a rarity in the 1930s to 1950s.
Commercial toothpaste is a product that has also been invaded by chemicals. It must make your teeth look whiter, It must kill the bacteria in your mouth and it must have plenty of froth and bubble. Then, of course it must come in attractive containers and sometimes the paste itself is even coloured, and be peppermint flavoured.
Well, I for one am prepared to go without most of this. I definitely don't want the chemicals, especially the dangerous ones. I don't need the froth and bubble. When was the last time that the air in a bubble of froth cleaned anything?
What I Look for in a Toothpaste
My preferences in a toothpaste are
How I found Out There was a Need for Natural Toothpaste
I sell a variety of things on Ebay. I started out selling plants, cutting and seeds from my garden. I have been into Natural Health products all my life and make my own Flower Essences, Creams, Herbal Tinctures and Homeopathic remedies.
After a few years with severe allergies and chemical sensitivities, I was buying Natural toothpaste from my supplier. I put some on my Ebay site along with my bottles and vials and suddenly the toothpaste became popular. As I say, I didn't set out to supply toothpaste. However if people need it I am happy to supply it.
Vicco Herbal Toothpaste is made from over twenty herbs. All these ingredients are carefully selected to give a good, fresh clean to your teeth.
By using healthy natural product we help our immune system in our body to stay strong.
Many brands of toothpaste found in the general supermarkets have ingredients we would prefer not to put in our body if we only knew what they were and what they could do to us.
The mouth is a very sensitive area. It is the first part of our system that absorbs our food and liquids. It also starts the absorption process of toothpaste, no matter what the ingredients.
I know I would always rather be safe than sorry by using a toothpaste that is both safe and natural. This toothpaste is not filled with ingredients that froth up in your mouth. What do bubbles do to clean your teeth?
Ingredients of Vicco Herbal Toothpaste
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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Magnesium for Major Illnesses
Well, the wonderful mineral, Magnesium makes for very popular posts each time I write about it. I encourage you to add it as a supplement as we need lots of it and we don't get much in our diet these days.
A few years ago I was in the Emergency ward with arrhythmia - my heart was not beating right, skipping beats etc. Now the nurses were pretty concerned. My main problem was I couldn't breathe properly. You know what they gave me? An intravenous dose of magnesium. Magnesium is needed by the heart. The heart is a muscle. It expands and contracts as it beats away every secong of the day and night all our lives. Magnesium helps the muscles relax. We need it in our bones to help make them strong. We need it in our muscles all over the body.
Magnesium and MS
People with MS seem to suffer from problems with their muscles - twitching, jerking, muscle stiffness and spasms. Personally, I would prefer to take Magnesium supplements to relax my muscles than the drugs given to these people. If you are on medication for this, do not stop medically prescribed drugs. But there is no one stopping you from adding a magnesium supplement to your daily intake.
The general recommendation for magnesium supplement is 400mg daily. if you are addressing a more severe problem, you would need more than this.
One doctor who made a 30 year career studying magnesium recommends 8mg magnesium per kg of your body weight. For a person who weighs 50 kilograms (110 lbs), this is 400mg. An 80 kg person (176lbs) would need 640mg.
One other thing - this dose is not calculated on the total magnesium in the supplement. Much of the magnesium in the supplements is unavailable to our body. Manufacturers often use the cheaper grades of the mineral to bulk out the tablet. Look for the word 'equivalent'. Add up the 'equivalent' magnesium and reach the appropriate dose from this. Otherwise you still won't get enough of this wonderful mineral.
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.
Some brands of natural toothpaste
Natural Toothpaste is Best for Us
We are very lucky these days that there are so many good natural toothpastes on the market. There is a wide variety of ingredients so that surely there will be one that will be just right for you.
Make sure your toothpaste is free from salicylates, fluoride, artificial sweeteners for example saccharin, and sodium lauryl sulphate. Try to avoid anything with the words glycol, propylene and polyol.
If you have allergies be careful what you use to clean your teeth. You are putting toothpaste in your mouth and the inside of your mouth is very sensitive.
Weleda make two natural toothpastes - Calendula toothpaste and Salt toothpaste
Calendula has been known for centuries to be a gentle healing herb. This toothpaste is free from peppermint and has fennel oil in it and licorice.
Salt toothpaste has sodium bi carbonate (the salt part of the toothpaste) and peppermint oil and lots of different herbs.
Olive Leaf toothpaste contains olive leaf extract and is a natural antibacterial. It is Paraben Free, Artificial sweeteners free, Fluoride Free, and SLS Free.
Propolis toothpaste had extract of honey bees in it. It helps protect against plaque & gum disease. Test carefully before use if you are affected by bee stings. Propolis is Paraben Free, Sugar Free, Fluoride Free, SLS Free and Saccharin Free.
Jack and Jill toothpaste is a cute little toothpaste for children as young as 6 months old. You can use this on your baby's first teeth. It contains some certified organic
ingredients and other natural ingredients.
Vicco toothpaste is a stiff paste made from lots of herbs and barks. It is an Ayurvedic toothpaste used to encourage healthy teeth and gums. Ayurveda is an ancient form of medicine used in India.
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You can use just the powder of Bi-carbonate of Soda to clean your teeth. Bi-carbonate of soda is good for getting rid of smells, cleaning and refreshing. Dip your damp toothbrush in bi-carb and scrub your teeth with it.
Salt can be used the same way. Use table salt or sea salt. The salt can also be mixed with bi-carb soda to clean and refresh your teeth. Xylitol is a natural sweetener made from corn or birch trees. It has been proven to be beneficial to getting rid of bacteria in the mouth. Xylitol is found in many chewing gums to rid the bacteria from the mouth and prevent cavities. Xylitol can be mixed with the salt and/or bi-carbonate of soda to make a better tasting cleanser for your mouth and teeth.
If you would prefer to purchase toothpaste looking like something you are used to - squirting on our toothbrush - then try Weleda Salt Toothpaste Oral Dental Care. It contains pure plant extracts, mineral substances, sea salt and essential oils. It is free from synthetic preservatives.
Sodium Bicarbonate, Water, Glycerin, Silica, Peppermint oil, Blackthorn (Prunus Spinosa) Juice, Commipho Myrrha resin extract, Krameria Triandra (Ratanhia) Root Extract, Aesculus (Horse Chestnut) Extract, Arum Maculatum (in a highly diluted form), Sodium chloride, Guar Gum, Jojoba seed oil, Aesculin, Alcohol, Limonene, Linalool
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