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Essential Oils : Natural Remedies

As a biological office we are fragrance conscious and we only use products that have essential oils. As we have learned more and more about the application and use of essential oils, this book has been an AMAZING resource! Some of our favorite essential oil remedies we wanted to share with you!  You can find the book as well as the suggested essential oils and materials from our Amazon Associates page too!

GUM DISEASE

Treat with clove oil each day is a great way to stop gum disease, but myrrh has powerful antibacterial properties that can help, too. As part of a total dental regimen, use a cotton swab to apply myrrh essential oil to your gums at least once a day until the gums have healed.

 

TOOTHACHE 

Toothaches happen for a number of reasons, including drama, infection, and inflammation. Pain may be dull and throbbing, or sharp and unbearable. Sensitivity to heat and cold as well as pain when chewing when common, and swollen or bleeding gums around the tooth may occur.  A neat clove treatment, where you use 1 drop of clove oil on your fingertip to rub the affected tooth and surrounding tissue, breathing through your mouth for 1 to 2 minutes to allow it to penetrate. Repeat this treatment every 2 to 3 hours as needed. In addition to the neat clove treatment, a cheek massage with German chamomile, clove and lemon essential oils is recommended to reduce inflammation and bring pain relief.

OIL PULLING

Oil pulling is a traditional Ayurveda practice. Essential oils, in combination with edible oils, are swished and held in the mouth to promote oral health, prevent bad breath, heal gums and detoxify the body. Major studies have shown that oil pulling can kill the bacteria that cause cavities, making it a good alternative to brushing with fluoride toothpaste.  This recipe for Grapefruit Detox is a wonderful way of adding oil pulling to your daily regimen.

BAD BREATH 

Halitosis happens to everyone at some point. Bad breath is sometimes caused by the foods you eat, but bacteria is more often the culprit. Brushing and flossing at least twice daily removes food particles, preventing bacterial buildup; natural remedies help eliminate even more bacteria. If your breath has changed suddenly and does not respond to improved oral hygiene and natural remedies, see your doctor, as halitosis can be a symptom of an underlying disease.  Clove oil is a powerful antibacterial agent that leaves a fresh, pleasant scent behind.  Find clove oil and bottles on our Amazon page, too.

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