When I was researching for the Essential Oils 101 class that I teach for John A. Logan College, one of the subjects I wanted to present was about toxins in our personal hygiene products and how to find all-natural, non-toxic solutions.
One of the shocking things I discovered was that there are particles of plastic added to my family’s favorite toothpaste. Yes, little balls of plastic!!! According to Crest, polyethylene plastic is in your toothpaste for decorative purposes only. That’s right, the only reason plastic is in there is because it looks cool.
Personally, I think it is NOT COOL to be ingesting plastic and to have the plastic particles irritating your gums!!! (Google it to see just how not cool it is for you to be ingesting polyethylene!!!)
Trish Walraven, RDH, BS, a practicing dental hygienist in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, has written a great article about why having bits of plastic embedded in your gums may be a real problem. Click here to read her article: Crest toothpaste embeds plastic in our gums.
Healthy teeth and gums start with products that clean without harsh, toxic chemicals. Natural alternatives for oral health are Young Living’s essential oil-infused oral care products.
We especially LOVE Thieves AromaBright toothpaste. It took a little getting used to as it has a different consistency. I had always purchased toothpastes or gels that foamed up, but then I discovered that the chemicals that cause the foaming action are highly toxic to your health.
Just read the label on any major brand toothpaste or mouthwash. You’ll see they are loaded with dangerous toxins and chemicals such as sodium fluoride, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, and hydrated silica. All of these common ingredients have been found to be harmful to humans. I’m really glad that Young Living doesn’t use these toxic chemicals in their oral care products!!!
Now that I’m using Thieves AromaBright toothpaste every day my teeth always feel like I’ve just had them professionally cleaned. I don’t have the plaque build-up that I experienced in the past. When I brush my teeth before bed, my teeth don’t feel “fuzzy” when I wake up in the morning. Better yet, I don’t have dragon breath so I can kiss my hubby in the morning!!!
If you want to stop using toothpastes that have decorative micro-plastics and other toxic chemicals, try Young Living’s oral care line of all-natural products that don’t use fluoride and synthetic dyes.
You’ll ditch the ingredients you don’t want and keep all the results you do: clean, bright teeth, and fresh breath!!!
Peace, Love and Joy,