Healthy is Happy!
your gums and freshen your oral care regime. The dynamic essential
oils of seabuckthorn, rose, peppermint, clove, oregano, cinnamon, tea
tree, and thyme bequeath an organic, botanical blessing on your mouth.
Add one drop to a toothbrush and a mouth rinse. Massage onto the gums,
and glide a drop over dental floss to clean the tiny spaces between the
Gum Drops help you to have the cleanest mouth and sweetest breath
ever. Happy teeth, tongue, and gums allow you the full enjoyment of
life's sensuality. Happy Gum Drops reaches into all the tiny crevices
in your mouth and leaves them sparkling clean.
Gum Drops contains super-critical extracts and essences of
seabuckthorn berry, rose otto, oregano, peppermint, clove, tea tree,
cinnamon, and thyme linalool. These organic and wild-crafted
ingredients anoint all areas of oral care.
If you like flossing, you will love Happy Gum Drops! If you don’t like flossing, you will love Happy Gum Drops!
pretty-in-pink gums use a drop for brushing, flossing, massaging gums,
and mouth-rinses. A drop on a proxa brush, sulca brush, and rubber-tip
stimulators may also help give you a clean, beautiful smile.
oils are extremely potent, often hundreds of times stronger than the
herbal extraction of the same plant. Genuine distillations of plants,
flowers, seeds, roots, and trees have been used for centuries. Every
oil has hundreds of botanical components. Each one of the oils in these
formulas is carefully selected by Nadine for its individual and
synergistic effects that improve and maintain happy mouths.
thousands of plant compounds in Happy Gum Drops create a mosaic of
botanical flower-power. Essential oils are extremely potent, often
hundreds of times stronger than the herbal extraction of the same
plant. Every oil contains hundreds of botanical chemical components
that work synergistically to effect.
Cinnamon, Cinnamomum ceylanicum.
Our true cinnamon bark essential oil from Madagascar is antiseptic and
antibacterial. Cinnamon bark oil is a potent cleanser, and it also
Clove Bud, Eugenia carophyllata. Distilled
fromthe flowering buds of the clove tree, this oil has an extremely
high ORAC. Clove oil has freshened breath since ancient times. Its
botanical constituents of eugenol, esters, and sesquiterpenes, combine
to create a powerful oral cleanser.
Oregano, Origanum vulgare. Our
wildoregano oil from oregano grown in the mountains along the the
Mediterranean. Wild oregano contains two phenol compounds that
contribute to its unique property: carvacrol at concentrations over 65%
and thymol at 3.4% concentration.
Dr. Gerald Smith, DDS, explains; “Basically, oregano works like an
antibiotic,” boosting the immune system. Many studies show that oregano
has a broad range of antimicrobial activities and works against fungus,
virus, and bacteria, including E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruglinosa. Wild oil of oregano in oral applications can also improve dental hygiene as it destroys plaque-causing bacteria and reduces risks of gum disease.” Timpone, Patrick. "Interview with Dr. Smith." One Radio Network, July 2009. www.oneradionetwork.com Accessed December, 2012.
Peppermint, Mentha piperita. Our
peppermint is a genuine distillation of fresh leaves from a fourth
generation family of distillers in France. The peppermint flavouring
used in commercial toothpaste is artificial menthol and offers no
benefit to the mouth. Real peppermint is a refreshing and potent
Rose Otto, Rosa damascene. Rose
is a precious and elegant essence. It takes sixty roses to make one
drop of Rose Otto essential oil! It is one of the most valued oils for
its oral tonifying effects.
Seabuckthorn Berry, Hippophae rhamnoides. This
is an incredibly rich and vital oil extracted from a bright orange
berry. It is perfectly balanced in omega 3, 6, 7, and 9 essential fatty
acids. Our seabuckthorn berry is a special super critical extract that
captures over 190 bioactive substances from the edible berry. The oil
is lush source of vitamins C, E, provitamins A and B, beta carotene,
carotenoids, precious phytosterols, and rare palmitoleic acids. All of
these extraordinary plant properties contribute Seabuckthorn’s benefit
to the mouth.
Thyme Linalool, Thymus officinalis linalool. This rare variety in the thyme species is a gentle, whole mouth toning agent.
Tea Tree Oil, Malaleuca alternifolia,
has been used for thousands of years by the Australian Aborigines.
This well-known oil contains the plant-chemicals cineol and propanol
that are beautiful full-mouth cleansers. Harvested from the paper bark
tea tree, tee tree has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal
plant by the Australian Aborigines. It is anti-viral, anti-fungal, and
anti-bacterial. The Australian Dental Journal stated that it is “a
therapeutic agent in chronic gingivitis and periodontitis, conditions
that have both bacterial and inflammatory components.”
Tea tree is full of natural anti-inflammatory agents and contains the plant chemicals cineol and propanol
that can decrease gingivitis and reduce plaque. Tea tree is also very
astringent and antiseptic. In a scientific dental study, a genuine
distillation of tea tree oil (2.5%) proved effective in the treatment of
chronic of gingivitis and inflammation. High in natural
anti-inflammatory, antibacterial constituents of 1.8–cineol,
terpinen-4-ol, tea tree essential oil decreased the level of gingival
teeth and reduced plaque scores. Furthermore, the study showed that a
total of 162 oral bacteria isolates (including streptococcus) were
inhibited and rapidly destroyed by tea tree oil concentrations of less
than 2%. The study concluded,
components of Tea Tree Oil are known to have lipophilic properties
which facilitate its diffusion through the epithelium. If Tea Tree Oil
is readily absorbed after topical application into the gingival tissues
and has anti-inflammatory properties once it has entered the
connective tissues, it would be a unique non-toxic agent.
Schmidt, author of Beyond Antibiotics, devotes a chapter to the unique
antimicrobial nature of essential oils. He states, “One of the
advantages essential oils have over antibiotics is that bacteria do not
develop resistance to essential oils. Many essential oils exert their
antibacterial effect by interfering with the bacteria’s ability to
breathe. On the other hand, antibiotics interfere with the life cycle,
or metabolism of, bacteria, but since bacteria are very crafty
creatures, they change their chemistry and genes, which makes the
antibiotic less effective the next time it is used. As a result, new
generations of antibiotics will need to be developed to stay ahead of
these organisms.” Schmidt, Michael. Beyond Antibiotics: 50 (or so) Ways to Boost Immunity and Avoid Antibiotics. North Atlantic Books, 1994: 206
Gum Drops and Yogi Tooth Serum are botanical serums created for the
Successful Self-Dentistry protocol. Many people ask how they differ and
which one should be used. The two serums contain different synergies
of botanicals and clean the oral cavity a little differently. They are
both great for flossing, brushing, and swishing, and they both keep
gums, tongue, and teeth clean and happy.
Gum Drops is fresh and minty tasting. The bitter taste of neem in Yogi
Tooth Serum may take a little getting used to, though the cinnamon and
cardamom in the product help make it palatable.
free to swallow the oral serums. In the single-drop quantities in
which they are used, Libations oral serums are acceptable to swallow.
Essential oils are potent, and some people advise that they not be
taken internally in any quantity. If the oils are not a genuine
authentic distillation, it is certainly best to not ingest them (or
apply them to the skin!). When pure distillations of essential oils are
taken in small quantities, by the drop, most are fine for internal
use. In fact, many essential oils are used by the food and flavor
industries. Orange juice is often flavoured with essential oil from
oranges, Earl Grey Tea is flavoured with essential oil distilled from
bergamot, and many liqueurs, confectionaries, chocolates, and flavour
extracts use various essential oils.
What Goes on the Skin Goes In
is important to remember that everything that is applied to the body,
including essential oils, or the manufactured chemicals of perfumes,
toothpaste, and synthetic lotions, are absorbed into the bloodstream,
cells, and organs. The rate of absorption is even higher inside the
mouth where the skin wall, or epithelium, is only one cell thick. This
is especially true if one has bleeding gums, which allows anything that
is put in the mouth direct access to the bloodstream. We would not
want to put anything in, on, or around the body that could not be
swallowed. With ingredients, discernment is important.
toothpaste feels refreshing because it contains synthetic mint
(menthol) or other flavor by-products, such as cinnamaldehyde. These
are not real plant essences, but synthetic derivatives. Foaming
chemicals in your mouth while you are brushing your teeth do not create
optimal oral cleanliness. Regular toothpaste gives an illusion of
freshness, yet pastes do not remove plaque. It is the brushing that
removes plaque. So, it is best to be minimalist about it, and use a dry
toothbrush with a dab of salt, baking soda, or a tooth serum.
chemicals used in commercial toothpaste, including many of the brands
sold in health food stores, include chemicals that you do not want in
your mouth, such as glycerin, which coats the teeth and blocks the
saliva from doing its primary job of re-mineralizing the enamel. You
will also find calcium carbonate that does not benefit the teeth. Also,
what paste would be complete without the detergent and surfactant
sodium lauryl sulfate, which makes toothpaste foamy? This known
carcinogen breaks down your skin's natural barrier, easily penetrates
skin, causing bleeding gums, and allows other chemicals to penetrate by
increasing skin permeability approximately 100-fold. Additionally,
when combined with other chemicals, it transforms into carcinogenic
nitrates and can reside in the body for five days.
toothpastes contain propylene glycol, a close relative of ethylene
glycol used as anti-freeze, which is not to be handled in a lab without
gloves. There are also FD&C colorants (including coal tar
derivatives that contain heavy metals and accumulate in the body),
formaldehyde, Triclosan (a registered pesticide and bio-persistent
chemical that destroys fragile aquatic ecosystems), artificial
sweeteners, and synthetic isopropyl alcohol.
is the primary ingredient in most mouthwashes, even though it is known
to contribute to oral cancer. Yet when people learn that they have
breath or gum problems, they go out and get a new brand of toothpaste
and a big bottle of ethanol-based mouthwash.
Living Libations oral care products are concentrated serums that are water and alcohol free.
* They can be added to salt-water for an excellent mouthwash.
*Used on a dry tooth brush in lieu of toothpaste
*Massaged into gums
*Used on proxa-brushes, sulca-brushes and rubber-tip stimulators
*A drop on the tongue for fresh breath
*Used on tongue-scrappers
* One drop smoothed over floss gets the botanical power between each tooth