All Natural Squeaky Clean Tooth Rinse

When you leave the dentist’s office your teeth always have that “fresh from the dentist squeaky clean feeling” that we all love.

How do you maintain that all year round between visits?

Besides the usual recommendations of brushing and flossing daily, I have found that a certain mix of essential oils and salts really do the trick.

Ingredients:

  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Melaleuca Essential Oil (Tea Tree)
  • Orange Essential Oil
  • Cinnamon Essential Oil
  • Clove Essential Oil

Directions:

Mix in a glass of water (4oz) 1 drop each of the above oils and 1 teaspoon of pink salt.

Brush, floss, use a tongue scraper, and if you happen to have one – a dental pick to scrape away any built-up plaque that you can easily reach. Then use the tooth rinse you just made and swish vigorously back and forth in your mouth for a good 30 seconds or so, and spit.
Repeat as needed and brush again.

Your teeth should now feel squeaky clean!

Use as often as needed. This mix is antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial, freshens breath and can boost overall health and immunity when used on a regular basis. This mix can be made daily or stored in a glass container.

*Use high-quality oils such as Doterra, YoungLiving or Veridtas Botanicals.

 

Help heal Tonsillitis and Chronic Sore Throat

Tonsillitis & Sore throats are a common problem for all age groups, especially during winter months.

If you still have your tonsils, they are located at the back of your throat and are two tissuey masses, one on either side. In some people you can visually see holes or openings in them. For a long time it was thought that they were unnecessary and served no real purpose. That isn’t the case.

Your tonsils act as a filtration system for bacteria, viruses and toxins. When bacteria, viruses, toxins and occasionally stuck food particles accumulate infection can occur. Looking in the back of your throat you likely will visually see whitish bumps. The first time I saw these I was highly disturbed. I had never heard of this and I wasn’t sure what it was.

What you are seeing are called tonsil stones. Strangely most medical doctors will look in the back of your throat with a tongue depressor and flashlight and nod “mmmm yes, you have an infection.” They will then hand you a prescription for antibiotics. What they don’t do is the most logical thing I can think of. Tell you to remove the stones!

These gross blobs of raging infected material just sit there in your throat allowing the inflammation to fester and likely worsen. They also take up space which leads to more difficulty swallowing, increased soreness, and a feeling of “something” being stuck in your throat.

They are not all that hard to remove at home yourself and make no mistake, if you can get them out, you should.

How to remove tonsil stones:

1. Brush your teeth well and rinse to get as much bacteria out of your mouth as you can. (both before and after removal)

2. Take a Q-tip (do not use anything sharp as the flesh in the throat is very tender, easily pierced and prone to infection) and wet the cotton on the end of it.

3. Rather than push on the stone itself, push gently on the skin around the stone. These stones are embedded in a pocket and are bigger than what you are seeing peaking out. Pressing on the surrounding area applying pressure so that the Q-tip is pushing the stone out of the hole should eventually pop it loose.

4. Do not swallow the stone. Spit it out or scoop it out with the Q-tip.

If you examine the stone you should be able to break it open, but be warned it will smell putrid which is wonderful evidence that this stone is made of pure bacteria and or virus material.

Gargle with warm salt water (preferably pink Himalayan) to help clear any remaining debris in the tonsil pockets and help heal them. Add a drop of essential oil (clove, orange, lemon, lime, peppermint – any of the oils which can be taken internally, as they are antibacterial as well as antiviral).

Click here for a video of a few tonsil stones being removed *Warning – it’s gross*
Additionally removal of these stones often helps if not cures chronic halitosis (bad breath).

Now to get rid of the sore throat and tonsillitis (if that has developed)

-Pour 200ml of water over 80g of grounded cumin seeds, and boil it for 15 minutes.
-You will be left with a thick grainy goop that looks like coffee grounds
-Strain the grounds and add 50 ml of water. Then heat it until it starts boiling.
-Once at a boil add 1 tablespoon of hard liquor, cognac, whiskey, brandy…
-Consume 1tablespoon every 30 minutes. After 2 hours you should start feeling a relief. -All the symptoms of sore throat or tonsillitis should go away after 4 hours.
-If your case is more severe, continue taking it till it helps.

Drink lots of additional hot liquid (hot water with lemon, honey, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon) all or any of those will help greatly.

This recipe should serve best for people with chronic tonsillitis or sore throat.
We hope you feel better soon!

References:

http://www.healthyfoodteam.com/how-to-cure-tonsillitis-and-sore-throat-in-4-hours/#sthash.RbHYDgEI.dpuf

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tonsillitis-symptoms-causes-and-treatments

http://www.livestrong.com/article/302862-essential-oils-swollen-tonsils/

Originally published on:http://www.hcbl.com/blog/help-heal-tonsillitis-and-chronic-sore-throat

Sarah’s Top Picks: Non-Toxic Personal and Household Products!

For several years now I have been writing about how toxic our worlds have become including our own households. It has been an adventure in label reading and research trying to find alternatives to the everyday grocery and department store stocked chemical laden products we are used to.

 

My first goal started with finding products that have not been animal tested. From there I then added to that wanting ingredients that you could pronounce and recognize as well as know that they are from nature and not scientifically created and safe to use on your body and in your home.

 

I do not mean GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe – The FDA’s sticker of approval) I mean that they are actually healthy to use and not damaging to the body in any way.

 

The two are totally different categories as the FDA has approved levels of highly toxic, corrosive and carcinogenic substances in just about everything on the market.

 

It has been trial and error once finding items that meet the criteria.

Many products, though the ingredients are good, just don’t work well.

 

I have wasted a lot of time and money over the past few years. In doing so I think I can save you some legwork and give you a point in the right direction.

 

PRODUCTS THAT WORK AND KEEP YOU HEALTHY!


 

HOUSEHOLD CLEANING:

CLEAN by Healthy Home Company is the only product I seem to need!

CLEAN brings back memories of childhood, when ad campaigns all said that your dishes should be “squeaky clean”… with CLEAN, they actually squeak! Plus it smells like tangerines which makes you actually want to clean. Aromatic motivation!

*This has been incredible for my shower doors and for washing my dog! I don’t really need any other cleaner besides this. Though they also make one called TOUGH for stains and gooier or tougher jobs.

*This also works for laundry detergent!


 

PERSONAL CARE:

 LOTION: I am completely in love with the lotion from Healthy Home. It is super easy to find in your drawer because well, it’s named LOTION. Smooth, silky, fast absorbing – it works wonderfully on your entire body, face included.

 

BUY SPRAY: REPEL – Healthy Home – This spray on is non aerosol and smells nice. Bugs don’t seem to think so though. I put it on myself and my dog before going for a walk and we remain bite free!

 

SUNBLOCK: Yep, Healthy Home again. SPF 32 with no chemicals. Amazing! One of the biggest causes of skin cancer is not the sun, it is the chemicals used in commercial sunscreens. Highly recommend if you feel you must use a sunscreen.

DEODORANT: Ok this was the toughest of the tough for me to find. I have tried probably two dozen different kinds and most of them are just not effective and even in some cases caused me to sweat! FRESH from Healthy Homes is an alcohol base (so don’t shave your underarms right before putting it on – I found that out the hard way). Spray on, let it dry and you are good to go all day! Without the dangerous aluminum and other chemicals common in deodorants and antiperspirants. Though this isn’t an antiperspirant, I don’t seem to sweat while wearing it.

 

TOOTH PASTE:

Doterra’s ON GUARD tooth paste is amazing. It tastes like Celestial Seasoning’s Orange Zinger tea and truly helps freshen, clean and heal your mouth, gums and teeth. It contains essential oils and no fluoride.

SMILE – By Healthy Home is their new tooth paste which is also a fantastic choice.

 

MOUTHWASH:
Make your own – Pinch of pink salt, water, and 1 drop of essential oil (peppermint, on guard blend from doterra, wild orange, or other oil of your choice (make sure its one that can be taken internally). Swish, gargle and rinse!

 

SHAMPOO:
SHAMPOO (Named just that) From Healthy Home is fantastic. As is doTERRA’s Salon essentials. However, if you have color treated hair? These will suck the color out of them super fast. They are detoxifying shampoos and hair dye is toxic.
If your hair is color treated? – Best so far has been PomSmooth Shampoo by Juice Organics.

 

CONDITIONER:
PomSmooth Conditioner by Juice Organics Hair Care. Healthy and good!

 

FACIAL SCRUB:
Amber’s Earth Buffing Grains hands down beat most facials. It exfoliates and cleanses the skin leaving it smooth.

 

FACE WASH:
The Vermont Soap Company’s Honey Soap. Honey is a citrus clove blend with notes added from local honey. I use this right after the scrub.

 

PERFUMES:
Once you get used to using organic items I have to tell you, perfumes? Stink! I can’t even consider spraying myself with them anymore. As the fragrance industry is not regulated literally anything can be used, however toxic. I like to use oils. Essential oils by themselves though do not have much staying power, so it is best to mix them in an oil base. You can do it yourself or buy blends. My favorites so far come from Esoterica in New Orleans.  Money oil and Aquarius oil are what I personally choose, but of course choose your own!

 

MAKE UP:

Juice Beauty is where I have finally landed in buying make up. Commercial make up is terrible for your body. It can contain a whole array of chemicals where as this is organic. Their formulations are made without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances. Their products are never tested on animals. It combines juice extracts and minerals.

 

SHAVING CREAM:

I have started just using the Vermont Honey Soap to shave. It works just as well without all the chemicals in shaving cream.

CHAPSTICK:
Moldavite Essence Lip Balm – 
by Gaia’s Healing Gifts. This is the smoothest lip balm I have ever used. It is not waxy at all and keeps your lips from getting chapped.


 

There is no need to flood your body with chemicals in order to maintain the status quo appearance…. Thanks to companies like these – We no longer have to die to be beautiful.


 

I highly recommend that you click through to all of the linked sites as they offer tons more products than I have mentioned in this article!

Sincerely,

Sarah