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Orange for White....Teeth that is.



As a tea and coffee drinker the teeth stain struggle is real.  But even more so, as the parent of a preteen, who likes to find any reason not to brush their teeth, the struggle is even more real.

Whether we like it or not, as a society, people judge off a person’s smile.  So, keeping those chompers as healthy and as pearly white as possible is important.  Not to mention that our mouth is the key to most of our health.  But we can discuss the latter later.

I get it, we all get busy.  We can wake up late so a breathe mint seems like the easy way out.  Or we can be super tired and bed seems more logical than 3-5 minutes over a sink.  But what if I could help you make both those times better and keep your smile looking good at the same time?

Well, I can’t.  But Young Livings Orange Vitality Essential Oil can offer some great help.

The orange as a citrus fruit has both circulatory and mental awareness properties to help get you through the day.  Thus, the smell, taste and ingestion can help get the body flowing and wake up the mind, and at the same time, help calm the body down and ease the mind.  All depending on the state you’re in.  Meaning morning or evening.

Brushing your teeth already sounds like a better option than skipping. Right?

Then consider what orange oil is already used in.

Thought about it?  Because, you see, it’s everywhere.  Laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, body scrubs, etc., there’s a reason.  It cleans amazing and smells great.  Now, don’t just go buy anything with orange oil in it, I don’t recommend that at all.

I’m getting off track, back to teeth.

Brushing our teeth and being happy about our smile and health should be a priority.  And I also think it should taste good.

So here’s my long story turned into a hack.

Take half a tube of tooth paste, I use Young Living’s, empty into a small glass container with lid and add 3-5 drops of the YL vitality Orange EO.  Mix and brush.  Store out of the light.

My son does think the added drops make the toothpaste too runny, so I also add a tsp of baking soda to his. And I know y’all have already heard the benefits of baking sodas for teeth. Shoot, it’s in dern near in all toothpaste already.

I use every day for 5 days and then twice a week for a month, then rinse and repeat.  (You know i had to throw a pun in there somewhere).

Morning’s are happier, bedtime is more peaceful and my teeth are prettier.  Oh, and since this is a back to school hack series, my son actually likes to brush his teeth now and is more pleasant in the mornings and at bedtime.

Win, score, goal and slam dunk!

*I am not a dentist or doctor. My posts are about my everyday life and results

*If you’re worried about Orange being a citrus oil and enamel erosion please visit here.

I’ll be back soon!

Courtney


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