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Clean Mouth Without Using Any Toothpaste


Author: Alana B.
Date: 06-08-2013
Views: 3,311
Word Count: 191
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8637-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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I love how we have replaced our toxic medicine cabinet with Young Living essential oils. They have benefited our family in more ways than I can count.

While on this journey towards a less toxic lifestyle, I decided to find a toothpaste alternative. I didn't have the Thieves toothpaste so I decided to give Thieves oil a try. I applied 1 drop of the Thieves oil blend onto my wet toothbrush and started brushing. I will say that it is spicy and probably wouldn't be tolerated well by kids. However, I am a Thieves-aholic and enjoyed the spiciness and tingling that occurred in my mouth.

Over the next few days, I realized my breath was fresher for way longer than when I used normal toothpaste. Also, my mouth/teeth have never felt so clean!!

I have now been brushing my teeth like this for over a year. I have received great feedback from my dental appointments and haven't had any cavities.

The cherry on the top is I haven't been sick either. I use numerous oils on a daily basis but I think using Thieves oil as a "toothpaste" has really been an immune booster!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: immune-system — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
2.Associated topics: immune-system — "Immunomodulatory activity of frankincense oil: Biologically, the oil exhibited a strong immunostimulant activity (90% lymphocyte transformation) when assessed by a lymphocyte proliferation assay."Link
3.Associated topics: immune-system — "Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link
4.Associated topics: dental,teeth,gums — Study 1: "[Oil pulling] would benefit the general population by giving more confidence in the ancient practices, thus preventing tooth decay and loss." Study 2: "Oil pulling therapy has been equally effective like chlorhexidine on halitosis and organisms, associated with halitosis." Study 3: "The oil pulling therapy showed a reduction in the plaque index, modified gingival scores, and total colony count of aerobic microorganisms in the plaque of adolescents with plaque-induced gingivitis." Study 4: "Oil pulling can be used as an effective preventive adjunct in maintaining and improving oral health." Study 5: "The myth that the effect of oil-pulling therapy on oral health was just a placebo effect has been broken, and there are clear indications of possible saponification and emulsification process, which enhances its mechanical cleaning action."Link
5.Associated topics: immune-system — "These results suggest that the volatile oil of ginger influences both cell-mediated immune response and nonspecific proliferation of T lymphocyte, and may exert beneficial effects in a number of clinical conditions, such as chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases."Link
6.Associated topics: dental,teeth,gums — "Both clove and benzocaine gels had significantly lower mean pain scores than placebos. No significant difference was observed between clove and benzocaine regarding pain scores. Clove gel might possess a potential to replace benzocaine as a topical [anesthetic] agent before needle insertion."Link

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