ESSENTIAL OILS TO CLEANSE THE MOUTH
Essential oils are extremely potent, often hundreds of times stronger than an herbal extraction of the same plant. Each oil has hundreds of botanical chemical components that work synergistically. Genuine distillations of plants, flowers, seeds, roots, and trees have been used medicinally for centuries.
Each one of the botanical species in these formulas is carefully selected by Nadine Artemis for its individual and synergistic effects that improve and maintain gum health. The combination of antiseptic, astringent, circulatory and analgesic botanicals create optimal molecular activity.
Seabuckthorn Berry (Hippophae rhamnoides): An incredibly rich and vital oil. Extracted from a berry, it is perfectly balanced in omega 3, 6, 7, and 9 oils. Our seabuckthorn berry is a special super-critical extract that which captures over 190 bioactive substances from the edible berry. The oil is potent in antioxidants, beta carotene, carotenoids, and phytosterols which reduce redness and help heal mucous membranes.*
Sebuckthorn berry oil regenerates cells, protects against cell water loss, and is rich in vitamins C, E, and provitamins A and B’s.* Seabuckthorn berry is rich in lipids, beneficial fatty acids, and rare palmitoleic acids. All of these extraordinary plant properties contribute to regenerate and revitalize connective and gingival tissue.*
Clove Bud (Eugenia carophyllata): An analgesic essential oil from the flowering buds of the clove tree with an extremely high ORAC.* Clove has relieved toothaches and freshened breath since ancient times.* A potent antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal, clove supports the immune system and stimulates blood flow with its botanical constituents of eugenol, esters, and sesquiterpenes, all of which combine to create an essence with an impressive action against pathogens and microbes.* Clove is known to be antiparasitic and to help gum infections, toothaches, and tonsillitis.*
Peppermint (Mentha piperita): Peppermint helps with digestion and has an analgesic and cooling effect. This peppermint is a genuine distillation of the fresh leaves and comes from a fourth-generation family of distillers in France. It is important to understand that the peppermint flavoring in commercial toothpaste is artificial menthol and offers no benefit in preventing gingivitis. Real peppermint is a potent antioxidant and inhibits the bacteria that cause tooth decay.*
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum ceylanicum): This true cinnamon bark essential oil from Madagascar is antiseptic and antibacterial. It stimulates blood circulation to the gums and promotes their health and regeneration.* Cinnamon has an abundance of eugenol and cineol, both of which have potent anesthetic and antiseptic properties that increase the production of white blood cells.* According to the work of Dr. Franchomme and Dr. Pènoel, cinnamon bark oil is effective against 98% of all pathogenic bacteria.*
Oregano (Origanum vulgare): Wild oregano oil, harvested from the mountains of the Mediterranean, has a bounty of botanical benefits with a broad spectrum of antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic, anti-microbial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory actions.* Wild oregano contains two phenol compounds (in the following concentrations) that contribute to its medicinal applications: carvacrol at over 65% and thymol at 3.4%. These phenols possess potent antiseptic, analgesic, and antibacterial properties.*
Dr. Gerald Smith, DDS, explains, “Basically, oregano works like an antibiotic,” boosting the immune system. Many studies show that oregano has a broad range of antimicrobial activities and works against fungus, virus, and bacteria, including E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruglinosa.* Wild oil of oregano in oral applications also destroys plaque-causing bacteria and reduces the risk of gum disease.*
Rose Otto (Rosa damascena): An elegant and precious essence. It takes sixty roses to make one drop of Rose Otto essential oil! One of the most medicinally valued extracts, it adds resiliency and elasticity to the gum tissue.* It is an effective analgesic and is vulnerary, meaning that it speeds up the healing of tissues with its potent antiviral and antiseptic properties. It is great for cold sores and cankers.* Rose Otto also has the ability to regenerate connective tissues and tonify the gums.*
Thyme Linalool (Thymus officinalis linalool): This gentle herbal ingredient acts as a whole-mouth toning agent. It is a gentle ingredient with powerful antiseptic properties. It acts to balance the oral salivary secretions, stimulate a healthy immune response, and even works as a decongestant.* Plus, it has antibacterial agents. All of these properties provide a boost to overall oral health.*