Why do you use those ingredients in the HealThy Mouth Blend?

Each of the ingredients in our HealThy Mouth Blend has a specific function in the formula.

  • The mints are very effective at targeting the microbes implicated with gum disease.
  • Cinnamon is the most powerful plant essence for targeting the microbe strep mutans, the main ‘bad bug’ implicated with tooth decay.
  • Clove has been used to help support oral health issues for centuries, and also has been shown very effective in scrambling the communication systems between the disease-causing organisms implicated with gum disease.
  • Myrrh has been used since Biblical times to soothe stressed tissue, like gums challenged by gum disease.
  • Manuka has been found to be the most powerful in targeting some of the really nasty bugs implicated with advancing gum disease.

We use a base of certified organic carrier oil (almond oil for the original blend and jojoba oil for the Nut-Free blend) simply as a very light-colored, almost flavorless method of diluting the potent essential oils so that the blend can be used in the mouth.

Also, while formulating the HealThy Mouth Blend, we wanted to make a formula that was a balance of warming and cooling plant essences. We consider this balanced formula very important to insure that we all can use the blend over time and not imbalance the body ‘further downstream’. After all, the mouth is the gateway into the rest of the body. As such, the mouth is a very important part of the body to keep healthy and balanced.

Here’s some additional information on the role of each of the ingredients in the HealThy Mouth Blend.