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This incredible reference offers helpful strategies for solving health problems naturally and serves as a practial reference for herbalists or health professionals who are trying to help clients.
Herbal Tooth Whitener
- Categorized in: Specific Health Problems
1-Tablespoon Nature's Sea Calcium
Enough Nature's Fresh Enzyme Spray to moisten
(about 15 drop Nature's Fresh)
5-6 drops of liquid Black Walnut Extract
5-6 drops of Peppermint essential oil
A pinch of Xylitol (optional)
Mix all of the ingredients together in a flat plastic, or glass, container that can be covered with a screw cap. You want to be able to dip your toothbrush into it. Another method would be to put all the ingredients into a small squeeze bottle after you've mixed them together. Make only a small amount at a time as you don't want to contaminate the mixture with too many toothbrush “dippings”. You could make a larger recipe if you use the squeeze bottle method.
About the Ingredients
The Sea Calcium has been used for years in Europe as a dental powder to help brighten and strengthen teeth. Sea Calcium can be used alone. Just put some of the powder into your hand and dip your toothbrush into it. Then brush as you normally do.
Nature's Fresh Enzyme spray helps to dissolve plaque build-up. Because it breaks down proteins it can dissolve the plaque without harming the teeth. The plaque contributes to the darkening of the teeth as it makes it easier for staining foods to stick to the teeth and discolor them.
Black Walnut is an anti-parasitical, antiseptic, antiviral and astringent that helps to support healthy gums. If there is any type of sore in the mouth, try squeezing some liquid Black Walnut into the mouth and swishing it around, then follow this procedure with your normal tooth brushing. The sore will go away within 12 hours. Mary Born reports she has used this method countless times for herself and with numerous clients, all with success!
Because, Black Walnut is black (duh!), you want to follow it by brushing your teeth. However, it is the contact with the gums and soft tissue that really makes the liquid Black Walnut effective. It immediately upon contact shrinks the swollen tissue and bring relief from pain! It helps to strengthen gums; so, if you have “pockets” around your teeth-use this method twice daily and within a month you will see a tightening effect of the gums around the teeth. Using this liquid herb can stop germs before they can be swallowed!
Peppermint essential oil is great tasting. It adds more astringent qualities; it is anti-bacterial and deodorizing. It also can help heal minor injuries.
The pinch of xylitol adds more benefits besides sweetening. Xylitol is a sugar that the bacteria which cause cavities and gum disease can't live off of. So, using xylitol as a sweetener actually helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Nature's Sunshine also has a xylitol mouthwash.
All the ingredients in this tooth whitener are available from Nature's Sunshine Products.