Monday, June 10, 2013

Organic and Natural Summer Body Care Recipes Part 1

Organic Body Care Recipes

When my oldest child was 5 (7 years ago), she developed several cavities. We, of course, did the traditional socially acceptable thing...went to the dentist. As a result she had to have over $3,000 worth of work, teeth pulled, and spacers put in. I did NOT like that and neither did she, poor kid! After we went through that, I began to evaluate the root cause of those cavities and what I could do to prevent future ones. I already knew about sugar, but what I didn't know is that eating sugar did not cause the cavities. Sugar consumption results in calcium depletion,which results in enamel loss, which in turn results in tooth decay. Most tooth problems come from the inside out, not the outside in! BUT, I then began researching toothpaste! Here's what I found...

5 Common Ingredients in everyday toothpaste:
   1.Sodium Fluoride - it is one of the main ingredients in rat poison and tooth paste.
Many people are probably aware that most toothpaste and many mouth rinses contain fluoride because that’s what dentists have recommended for years to prevent cavities. But did you know that most popular toothpastes contain enough fluoride in four ounces to kill a small child within 2 to 4 hours? (From “Fluoride Retained From Mouth Rinses and Dentifrices in Preschool Children.”
In children and youth, minimal ingestion of sodium fluoride causes salivation, nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, and diarrhea. Large doses of the carcinogen may cause paralysis, muscular weakness and clonic convulsions, followed by respiratory and cardiac failure. (From “Commercial Toothpaste – Natural or Poison?”)
It’s no wonder that fluoride can cause death in humans! In addition to being one of the main ingredients in toothpaste as well as rat and cockroach poisons, sodium fluoride is also a key component in anesthetic, hypnotic, and psychiatric drugs and SARIN NERVE GAS! (From “Neurotoxicity of Sodium Fluoride in Rats” & “Dental Conditions in Workers Chronically Exposed to Dilute and Anhydrous Hydrofluoric Acid”)
Fluorides have been used throughout history to alter the behavior and mood of human beings. It is a little known fact that fluoride compounds were added to the drinking water of prisoners to keep them quiet and to hamper noncompliance with authority, both in Nazi prison camps during World War II and in the Soviet gulags in Siberia. (From The Cold War and the University)
Surprisingly, fluoride has NEVER been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Additionally, a 1990 study stated that fluoride has been shown to NOT reduce cavities and scientists are now linking fluoride to dental deformity, arthritis, allergic reactions and about 10,000 unnecessary deaths each year from cancer. (From “Fluoride an equivocal carcinogen. National Cancer Institute)
    2. FD&C Blue Dye #1, 2 - is synthesized from petroleum - really?? Colored gasoline?? How would you like your flavored gasoline this morning?? :-)
    3. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) - used clinically to irritate skin. It is used in laboratories to cause irritation so that other products can be tested for healing and yet it's foaming action is supposed to "clean" my teeth?
    4. Triclosan - a common pesticide - a known carcinogen
    5. Hydrated Silica - a whitener that damages enamel. - it scratches the enamel, producing the "whitened" effect but is in reality removing the enamel. 

GRACIOUS! No wonder my kid had cavities! Sugar consumption was removing calcium and minerals from the inside and the toothpaste was disintegrating them from the outside AND was filling her body with dangerous toxins and chemicals every time she brushed her teeth.

"So, what did you do? Buy "organic" toothpaste?" may ask.

No. :-)

Instead of buying expensive "organic toothpaste/powders" that more often than not contained many of the same ingredients just with the word "organic" in front of them, I made my own! Here's what I did....

  Tooth Powder for Healthy Teeth:
1. 1 Tablespoon Diatomaceous Earth
2. 1 Tablespoon Aluminum Free Baking Soda
3. 2 teaspoons Himalayean or Redmond Real Salt
4. A few drops of organic peppermint oil extract

Mix all ingredients together in a small glass container and sprinkle on wet tooth brush. Brush thoroughly for 1 minute and rinse well! Whala! No toxins, no chemicals, and have fresh smelling breath to boot! The Salt also acts as a cleansing agent to the gums, killing bacteriums which cause bad breath. :-)

Well, she began brushing with this mixture daily and it's been 7 years and we've had not one more cavity and the tiny ones she had between her teeth healed and disappeared. My middle child, who is 7, has never been to the Dentist, has no cavities, and has the prettiest whitest teeth ever! Of course she consumes large amounts of healthy foods, raw milk, and raw yogurt everyday to boot, but I firmly believe that what she brushes her teeth with plays a great part in the the health of her teeth!

So if you would like to give even your smallest children something safe and healthy to brush their teeth with, than this is for you! It's also great for adults too and helps eliminate bacterial buildup on the teeth which causes the yellowing affect. Now this is not a replacement for consuming healthy foods, because as I said before, teeth problems come 95% of the time from the inside out :-)

Get out there and give this a try  and watch those Pearlies Shine!

Stay tuned! Tomorrow I'll be sharing my Organic Lavender Body Mist Recipe!


  1. I recently learned that I have 2 cavities :/ so I will Definitely be giving this a try instead of drilling :( thanks so much for sharing this!

  2. Becky - I'm glad this may help you! You should also go to and look in their resources for information on some nutritional things you can do to strengthen your teeth. I currently have two cavities myself from Caleb's pregnancy but I'm just taking fermented cod liver/butter oil, horsetail herb, and drinking more raw milk. I can barely even see them now so I believe the teeth are filling in the spots. They certainly don't cause me any pain now that I've been on these three things...just something else for you to consider :-) Glad the post helped you!


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