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Not many people look forward to visiting the dentist and given the amount of increased sugar consumed in the average diet, the battle to maintain good oral health is tougher than ever. Essential oils provide us with a practical and natural way to support overall oral health. Many oils which are antibacterial and antifungal in nature can help with complaints such a plaque, tooth ache, gum disease and more. Here are the top essential oils for oral health

Melaleuca

An incredibly practical and useful essential oil to have in any household, Melaleuca when applied topically on gums or taken internally in a capsule can help avoid tooth decay and cavities. Along with good oral hygiene, the antiseptic and antibacterial properties of Melaleuca essential oil make it a great choice for maintaining great gum health. Gargling with melaleuca is also a helpful remedy for a sore throat or inflamed tonsils.

Frankincense

Frankincense is an incredibly restorative and supportive essential oil which is particularly useful for wound healing and pain. Applying it topically is beneficial when dealing with sores, cuts or mouth ulcers. Headaches and teeth grinding can be eased by using Frankincense oil and it also helps with bleeding gums, infection, tooth sensitivity and toothaches.

Clove

When asked for a natural home remedy for a toothache, most people will associate cloves with reducing inflammation. Clove essential oil helps to soothe pain and protect nerves, making it ideal for easing pain when struggling with a toothache or inflammation. Antiviral in nature, clove oil is great for boosting immunity and combating infection in a natural way.

Myrrh

Another soothing essential oil, Myrrh’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a great oil to use for aiding oral health. Applying Myrrh topically is helpful for bleeding gums and gum disease. Myrrh is used to combat infection and naturally helps boost the immune system. Myrrh is a great choice for aiding gum health and helpful when used topically for gum disease, bleeding gums, receding gums and infections

Lemon

A natural disinfectant, lemon essential oil is another incredibly useful essential oil to have to hand. Applying lemon essential oil topically is a great remedy for mouth ulcers and applying it to your toothbrush helps to keep it clean and fresh. Using lemon topically can benefit tender/sore gums and gargling with it can help fight plaque.

Peppermint

An ideal breath freshener, Peppermint essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties which also makes it a good choice for reducing swelling and inflammation. Gargling and drinking peppermint helps combat bad breath and is a good alternative to sugary chewing gums and mints.

‘Mouthwash’

5 drops peppermint

5 drops melaleuca

2 drops myrrh

3 drops clove

Mix oils with 100ml filtered water in a glass/jar and mix well before use.

 

Essential oils can be used aromatically to affect mood and open airways; topically for quick absorption into the body through the skin, and internally for immune & digestive support. It is important to select therapeutic grade oils free from synthetics.

Essential oils are a great way to improve your health easily and quickly. Drop me a line if you’d like to learn more about using essential oils or where to purchase 100% pure oils.…

 

caroline@honestabouthealth.com

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