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Toxins in Oral Hygiene Products

Toxins in Oral Hygiene Products

Toxins in Oral Hygiene Products

Only a few spots left for our DIY Toxin-Free Hygiene+Suncare Workshop this Friday night (31 March, 7pm). If you haven’t booked in yet, head over to our website via the Ticket Link to book in, to avoid missing out. We won’t be running this particular workshop again until spring/summer 🙂

We’ve had great feedback on the toothpaste that you will learn to make at our workshop on Friday. It’s not at all claggy and bitter like many DIY toothpastes. Our toothpaste recipe creates a super smooth toothpaste that tastes good, and even froths up like herbal store-bought toothpastes. It is seriously a joy to use! Even my hubby and kids love it. What’s better, is that it contains some really awesome anti-microbial natural ingredients that keep your teeth and gums free of pathogens. We’ll also make a handy breath freshener spray that is loaded with essential oils that can help with oral hygiene issues. In fact, we’ve even had feedback that the spray has helped clear up gum disease, as well as nasty ulcers. And of course it helps to keep your breath smelling fresh.

There are many hazardous chemicals in ‘regular’ toothpastes and breath fresheners that could be damaging your health, and that could also be contributing to halitosis (bad breath). Your mouth is one of the most absorbent places in your entire body – it is literally a gateway to every system in your body – so you want to be careful what you put into it, both in terms of food and personal care products.

Here are just a few toxins that are often in supermarket toothpastes:

Fluoride: Research suggests it helps assist decaying teeth by replacing calcium in gaps of demineralised teeth, and by providing a protective flourapatite layer over your teeth. However, one study found that this layer is only a mere six nanometers thick (you’d need 100,000 layers of hair to get it this thick!) which isn’t enough of a coverage. While fluoride is an essential trace-mineral needed in the body, we are often exposed to far too much of it in our toothpastes and water supply. Fluoride has been shown to cause dental fluorosis in children. In adults, it accumulates in tissues over time and may wreak havoc with enzymes, and lead to neurological, and thyroid dysfunction, and arthritis.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: This is a synthetic chemical that is used to create foam. It interferes with the functioning of taste buds by breaking up the phospholipids on your tongue which enhances bitter tastes (this is why everything tastes so bad right after you’ve brushed your teeth with regular toothpaste! This DOESN’T happen when you brush your teeth with a natural toothpaste). It also causes skin irritation and cold sores, and is registered as a pesticide!

Microbeads: tiny plastic balls used in toothpaste that are hazardous to environment. They pollute the waterways and absorb poisonous chemicals from BPA’s floating around in the water. Accumulates in marine life fatty deposits, which are then consumed by humans. When you brush your teeth with toothpaste that contains microbeads, the tiny balls can also get stuck beneath the gums and cause gum disease.

If you experience chronic bad breath, switching to a natural toothpaste may help. Chronic bad breath is also often a symptom of an underlying problem such as poor diet, gum disease, tooth decay, bacterial or fungal overgrowth in the gut, or other more serious medical conditions such as liver disease or diabetes.

If you’d like to learn more about natural holistic approaches to hygiene and suncare, book in now to our DIY Toxin-Free Hygiene+Suncare Workshop this Friday – http://happybiome.com.au/…/diy-toxin-free-hygienesuncare-w…/

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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