A much more acceptable topic indeed! The Body Food® line is taking over the whole body and has moved on to your mouth!! And yes I mean your whole mouth, because it’s more than just your teeth. It’s your gums, lips, tongue, and occasionally (if you’re anything like me) your foot inserted into it. While we can’t help you out with the foot part, we can with the rest!
I was aghast to discover ONCE AGAIN what garbáge (said with French undertones) we brush and rinse with. And my eternal question…WHY WHY WHY??? What, why, who, and when was it decided that every product needed to be able to survive the nuclear holocaust!!?? I am assuming that is why there are 42,000 chemicals in everything?? But maybe I’m wrong, maybe it was just for fun? Or a government experiment?? I don’t know nor do I care. What I DO know is that there are SUPERB alternatives in the form of Body Food® Whipped Coconut Oil Toothpaste and Body Food® Aloe Vera Mouth Rinse.
(Is anyone getting the sense that someone is proud of her new registered trademark ® ??)
Now I am not going to bore you with the details of why you should NEVER be putting Fluoride, Triclosan, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Artificial Sweeteners, Propylene Glycol, Diethanolamine (DEA), and Microbeads TO NAME A FEW anywhere near you or your children’s (or anyone else you like) mouths. Suffice it to say that we are shortening our lives here people. Now I don’t want to live forever, but I would like to maybe, oh I don’t know, see a few grand-kids and maybe NOT die of cancer.
Soooo, let’s talk about what IS in Body Food® toothpaste. Believe it or not there are A TON of awesome ingredients to choose from where toothpaste is concerned...so many healthy and neato things you can concoct to brush your teeth with. But in the interest of developing a product that was somewhere in line with how we are conditioned to think toothpaste should look, feel, and taste…here it is: Whipped Coconut Oil, Baking Soda, and Stevia. Oh and can I tell you…IT IS DELICIOUS!!
You know you hit the jackpot when husband and kids INSIST on continuing to use something when you leave the ‘old version’ readily available. When they don’t like my trial product they will often ‘accidentally’ use the old stuff or ‘forget’ there was new stuff to try. Well not with this. In fact, we were all fighting over the one small tub I had brought upstairs so I had to make two larger ones for each bathroom and just got a request to stock the downstairs bathroom as well!
Now I don’t think it is any great mystery that coconut oil has become popular as an alternative DIY toothpaste substitute and obviously baking soda. But let’s talk quickly about stevia. I was VERY pleasantly surprised to find out AFTER deciding to include it in the toothpaste to counteract the saltiness of the baking soda that it is in fact, GOOD FOR YOUR TEETH AND GUMS!! Now I knew enough to know it wasn’t BAD, but I did not know that research is now being done on the plant extract that is showing all kinds of health benefits, to include killing off one of the bacteria in our mouths responsible for plaque and cavities. Hallelujah!! The mouth rinse is a yummy combination of Pure Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Pure Spearmint Extract, and Stevia. It is a great minty finish to your daily routine (no I didn't forget about you 'has to be minty to be clean' peeps!). The Aloe Vera obviously the star player in this concoction. Soooooo good for the soft tissues of the inside of the mouth.
So brush and swish it up people!! We do these things because it is HEALTHY and GOOD FOR US…so stop doing it with chemicals! That just makes absolutely no sense whatsoever! Shop Body Food® Whipped Coconut Oil Toothpaste and Body Food® Aloe Vera Mouth Rinse!!
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