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For Healthy Teeth and Gums

If you want to see healthy teeth and gums, go to parts of Africa where there isn’t a tube of toothpaste in sight. Traditionally, certain sticks and rock salt have provided mankind with  a most effective dental cleansing treatment. Today, the essential oils can provide  a natural alternative to commercial products. Of course, it helps if you keep off the sweet things. A tooth powder can be made from the following ingredients:

Clay                       4 teaspoons

Sea salt               1 teaspoon

Peppermint     2 drops

Lemon                2 drops

Green or white clay work equally well. mix together in a blender and keep in a box. Dip your toothbrush into the powder and wet with a tiny bit of water before brushing the teeth as normal.  Myrrh has been for treating mouth problems for a very long time indeed. It is marvelous for keeping gums healthy and treating those that are not. A mouth wash can be made by adding 2 drops of essential oil of myrrh to 1 tablespoon of vodka and mixing well. Add only 2 drops of this to each glass of water you use to rinse the mouth.

Here is a recipe for a tooth powder on a very old swiss method. It helps to keep the teeth white:

Swiss Snow Caps Tooth Powder                                                                                  

Ground, dried orange peel                                                                                             1 tablespoon Ground, dried sage                                                                               2 teaspoons  Bicarbonate of soda                                                                              2 teaspoons   Sea Salt                                                                                                           1 teaspoon   Lemon                                                                                         Peppermint                                             5 drops .                                                Myrrh.                                                        1 drop

If you are having gum problems add to the above ingredients 15 drops  of tincture of myrrh (available from the pharmacist) into which you have added 1 drop of myrrh essential oil. Mix it all together well in the blender.       

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