AROMATIC HERBS AND THE USE IN THE DENTAL HYGIENE

The volunteers at La Buona Terra farm decided to make a workshop about how to use some common plants for teeth hygiene, here some hints for you and the recipe for an homemade toothpaste!

Sage:

  • Against plaque and bad smells
  • Useful for whitening teeth
  • Disinfectant properties.

Thyme:

  • Antiseptic
  • Antibacterial
  • Antispasmodic
  • Strengthens tooth enamel
  • Protects against aging. 

Mint:

  • Against bad breath
  • Antiseptic
  • Refreshing. 

Recipe: homemade natural toothpaste

Ingredients:

  • 4 Spoons of clay: antibacterial, good for the immune defense system, good for cicatrization.
  • 1 little spoon of sage or thyme. Can be dried plant or essential oil.
  • 5 drops of mint essential oil.
  • Optional: 1 little spoon of baking soda: it’s whitening and works against bad smells, but it’s not good for everyday use (abusive for the enamel).
  • Optional: 5 cloves: analgesic and anesthetic properties against teeth pain.
  • Optional: add water to have a paste, or keep it dry to use it as a powder.

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