I (Kim) decided when I got my starter kit that I was going to make an effort to remove the chemicals from my house. The very first place I started was my toothpaste.
We have all heard the stories about fluoride being carcinogenic and the cleaning compounds that make it foam are why orange juice tastes nasty after brushing our teeth. And this is Kristi… There is also research suggesting that we need to do a better job of looking out for our thyroids, in general. If you’re NOT aware, maybe start with something like this article, 9 things you don’t realize may be causing your thyroid disease. Whole lotta wackiness going on there in Adam’s Appleland that we didn’t have 50 years ago… I say it sure can’t hurt to try something else!
I recently visited my Dad and offered him a tube of Young Living’s toothpaste. (I get a lot of it for free with my rewards program) I was surprised that he was reluctant to try it. But, y’know how old dudes are. LOL!! He likes his ‘sensitive’ toothpaste and he ain’t changing! So I got up from the table, went into his bathroom, got his toothpaste out, brought it back to the table and just asked him to read me the back of the tube out loud. After he read, “Do not use for more than 4 weeks. If ingested call poison control” he was a little more willing to try it. HAHA! He’s an old dude, but he ain’t a stupid old dude! I also explained to him that Young Living’s toothpaste worked to eliminate the tooth sensitivity in my oldest son completely. (And he likes my oldest son. 🙂
So when I got home from my Dad’s, I thought I’d check my storebought tubes too. I was shocked and appalled that my children’s toothpaste from a brand known for it’s healthier ingredients had a similar warning. (Gasp!) In all fairness, there were other tubes of this brand in my home that did NOT include the warning, so I kept those. But there IS research backing up some pretty wonderful things essential oils can do for us, and I know if they are ingested they’re not harmful. In fact, research shows the opposite.
So, Kim and I made our own toothpaste as well and I love knowing that I CAN make my own. It’s inexpensive, extremely effective and there a ton of variations on recipes out there. The brand of oils I use in my toothpaste come with an FDA label that actually has dietary guidelines, and not many essential oils can say that. I can only trust Young Living. Using another brand defeats the purpose. More information on that subject can be found here: bit.ly/AnointedByAbba
This is a basic recipe similar to what Kim and I made:
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