A suggested toothpaste recipe
(doTERRA also makes an essential oils based toothpaste with the OnGuard blend, OnGuard toothpaste.)
• 6 tsp baking soda
• 1/3 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp xylitol (a natural sweetener)
• 4 tsp glycerin
• 10 drops Peppermint
• 3 drops On Guard
• 2 drops Melaleuca
• 3 drops Birch
I made this yesterday. I discovered I really like the On Guard essential oil. I didn't have any xylitol or Birch. I did order some xylitol just to play with and will order Birch next time I place an order. I do NOT like peppermint toothpaste period, never ever have, so that oil got skipped. In fact I just added a little more On Guard, it has a cinnimon taste. I used to much salt as I read the recipe wrong so it has a salty flavor, but other than that it is good. I put it in a baby food jar.
I have also been doing oil pulling for a while just once a day. I was battling a sore on my gum that wasn't going away. I made this up yesterday and started using it three times a day. Today the sore spot is almost totally gone. Instead of making it up one or two table spoons at a time I made 1/2 cup (junior baby food jar) full with the added oils. Yes, again I added extra On Guard.
Inflamed tooth/jaw area by oil pulling with 1 drop Oregano, 5 drops On Guard in 1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil for 5 minutes, 3 times daily. After 2-3 days the inflammation/swelling was gone.
This is where the ideas came from: http://www.everythingessential.me/HealthConcerns/GumProblems.html#page=page-2