Posts Tagged: essential oils

Spring cleaning

Many of us have detoxing on the brain around this time of year. It’s a great idea to take stock of (and slowly but surely replace) the products you put in & on your body that are loaded with harmful chemicals. A good one to start with is toothpaste. Check out this list of ingredients to avoid. This Harvard study confirmed that Fluoride actually lowers the IQ of children. No good!

It can be tricky to find a good all natural version at most stores. The good news is that according to this recent study, coconut oil is actually more effective than commercial toothpaste.

I put together this minty-fresh coconut oil based recipe (that actually tastes like toothpaste!) using anti-bacterial + anti-viral spearmint essential oil, and some other ingredients that are good for the teeth & gums.  
Check it out here: http://thelotusroot.com/how-to-make-natural-toothpaste/

As always, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions!

Liz

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How to make natural toothpaste

I hope you get a chance to try this natural toothpaste recipe – It’s fluoride free, and leaves your mouth feeling very fresh and clean.

What you’ll need:

  •  1 tbsp Baking soda
  • 1 tbsp Organic extra virgin coconut oil (cold pressed / unrefined) – Coconut oil is better than toothpaste according to this new study. (Plus it leaves your lips nice and soft)
  • 10 – 15 drops Spearmint essential oil – You can also use peppermint – I like spearmint because it’s more mild, slightly sweeter and considered more safe. Spearmint, like many other essential oils, has anti-bacterial  and anti-microbial properties
  • 2 tsp Xylitol (optional – but makes it taste more like regular toothpaste.) Xylitol is a plant-based sweetener which is proven to reduce tooth decay, remove plaque and tartar. It’s also said to whiten teeth. Read about more of its benefits here.) Make sure the xylitol you use is extra fine powder and not crystals. After looking for this for a while I finally found Kal brand fast disolving xylitol at the Vitamin Shoppe – I’m sure it can be found easily online.)
  • Jar to mix everything in
  • Measuring spoons / spoon for mixing 

How to make it: 

Mix everything up in your jar and voila – you have yourself some toothpaste!

Make sure to cap the jar so that the essential oil stays fresh. This amount will last about a week or two for one person.

Let me know if you try it!

Liz

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essential oils 101

Today I wanted to share this great article on the basics of using essential oils. It’s such a vast topic, and there are many uses for them. There’s a lot to learn so that you can use them safely, and here’s a good place to start – Check out the yoganonymous article here:

21 Things You Need to Know About Using Essential Oils + 7 Essential Oils Everyone Should Own  

Essential Oils 101

I feel so blessed to be able to work with these magical oils for a living when creating my products. The fact that they can do & heal so many things is so exciting to me.

I can’t wait to share more of what I’ve learned in future newsletters & posts, so stay tuned.

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