Who doesn't want white teeth? Unfortunately most of us have been taken in by the need to use commercial toothpaste which may contain chemical fillers and ingredients such as glycerin and fluoride. Did you know that fluoride is a toxic waste by-product of the phosphate fertilizer industry or the aluminum or steel industry? We are beginning to understand the harmful effects of fluoride on our bodies. Glycerin coats the enamel on your teeth and prevents re-mineralization from saliva.
We can prevent and even heal cavities by the food we eat. It's best to eliminate processed foods and eat more free range eggs, raw milk and butter, fish and good vegetables.
With a good diet and using tooth powder, you will greatly improve and strengthen your teeth.
Try this simple tooth powder recipe:
4 Tablespoons aluminum-free baking soda
2 teaspoons fine sea salt
Baking Soda helps whiten teeth. In saliva, baking soda buffers & neutralizes plaque acids, helps clean your teeth and counteract acidity in the mouth. It's slightly abrasive consistency works as a cleanser of teeth and gums, so brushing your teeth with baking soda, with its high pH and disinfectant and antiseptic properties, will reduce harmful oral microbial flora by killing off acid-loving bacteria.
Sea salt whitens your teeth and is good for firming the gums and keeping them healthy.
Add essential oil: clove helps heal gums; tea tree is a great all around antiseptic; peppermint is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and astringent; spearmint is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and astringent; clary sage helps tighten and whiten teeth and they have astringent/antibacterial properties.
Optional: montmorillonite ore bentonite clay is great for polishing teeth and clearing up stains.
Optional: stevia powder for sweetness
Optional: myrrh gum powder for its excellent antiseptic properties and overall oral health capabilities
There are many other options, but this will get you started if you haven't made your own tooth powder before.
Do you have a favorite tooth powder recipe? If so, do share with us!
Jagged Defense Shaving Cream, Razor Glide Shaving Oil
At the beginning of the new year, we promised you new products and we are getting ready to roll them out! It takes a lot of work to make sure our products are ready for you through proper formulation and testing, so thanks for your patience.
Take a peek at what we have in store for you. We're sure you'll be as pleased with them as we are!
Jagged Defense Shaving Cream 3 oz $25
Our natural shaving cream is ideal for both men and women. It is excellent for a man's bristly beard, as well as for the softer feminine hair on legs, underarms, bikini and Brazilian. It soothes the skin and helps with razor nicks. Jagged Defense moisturizes, provides a smoother, irritation-free shave, creates slip with superior lubrication and prevents razor drag. Helps eliminate razor burn and rashes, while protecting against the harsh environment. You can expect smoother and suppler skin. Works great in combination with our Razor Glide Shaving Oil.
To use: Massage cream into clean, wet skin to soften skin, uplift hair follicles, and provide slick razor surface. Shave with the grain to prevent nicks. Can be used solo or combined with our Razor Glide Shaving Oil for turbocharged results.
Edible Organic Ingredients
Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Seed Butter, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Lecithin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Peel Extract, Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
Razor Glide Shaving Oil 1 oz $25
Works wonders for both men and women on even the most sensitive skin. Razor Glide provides greater protection, smooth glide-enabling and superb moisturizing properties, giving you a closer, consistently smooth and irritation-free shave. The organic ingredients help eliminate razor burn due to its protecting ability and moisturizing effect without clogging pores, leaving your skin conditioned and moisturized, not oily. It applies clear, so you can actually see where you are shaving with no mess! Say goodbye to cuts and nicks!
Our shaving oil is a blend of vegetable oils or silicone oils and essential oils that can be used as a stand-alone shaving lubricant or as pre-shave underneath shaving cream, soap or gel, to facilitate shaving facial and other body hair. If a pre-shave is your preferred method, we highly recommend using it in combination with our Jagged Defense Shaving Cream. Often these products would work best by wetting the area before the razor being used.
The concentrated formula delivers a comparable number of shaves as commercial brands, up to 100 shaves.
To use: Massage a few drops of oil into clean, wet skin to soften skin, uplift hair follicles, and provide slick razor surface. Shave with the grain to prevent nicks. Can be used solo or combined with our Jagged Defense Shaving Cream for turbocharged results. Razor Glide moisturizes, provides a smoother, irritation-free shave, creates slip and prevents razor drag. Helps eliminate razor burn and rashes. Works great for men and women.
Edible Organic Ingredients
Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil
Calming Comfort Balm
Calming Comfort Balm 2.5 oz $50
Potent cell regeneration and repair capabilities help to alleviate irritated skin, bumps, bruises, wounds and burns. Treat ouchies organically with our special blend that promotes skin recovery, reduces redness and inflammation of the skin, while helping to relieve pain. It assists in soothing and calming skin, and aids in reducing discomfort, as it helps restore and protect dry or damaged skin. It is powerfully antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal, with natural relaxant, anti-depressant properties.
To use: Apply to affected skin and gently massage in, as often as needed. Safe for all ages, including infants.
Edible Organic Ingredients
Dromaius Novaehollandiae (Emu) Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Pentadesma Butyracea (Kpangnan) Seed Butter, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Infused Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
Honey Dew Facial Scrub
We are also working on a honey facial scrub that gently exfoliates, tones with anti-aging and anti-acne properties. Sweeeet!
We expect to roll out these new products within the next month, so be sure to check back soon.
What products would you like to see in our store that we don't already offer?
Virgin coconut oil has long been accepted for some time by the soap and cosmetic industries to have beneficial properties for human skin. When used correctly and regularly, it could help you keep your skin soft and smooth. It also helps prevent premature aging and wrinkling of your skin.
The oil is divided into two major kinds; virgin and refined. Virgin oil is derived from fresh coconuts through several methods. Refined oil, which is often cited as RBD (refined, bleached and deodorized) is extracted from dry form of coconut, i.e. copra. It should be noted that unrefined coconut oil, derived from copra, is unsuitable for consumption and should be refined before its utilization.
Virgin coconut oil is chiefly composed of lauric acid, capric acid, caprylic acid, linoleic acid, poly-phenols (responsible for the fragrance and the taste of the oil), fatty alcohols, vitamin E, moisture and minerals.
Approximately 50% of the fatty acids in coconut fat are lauric acid, which is a medium chain fatty acid that has the additional beneficial function of being formed into monolaurin in the human or animal body. What does all that mean?
The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, which is antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. According to the Coconut Research Center (CRC), coconut oil kills viruses that cause influenza, measles, hepatitis, herpes, SARS, etc. It also kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and disruptions with inflammation especially in channel gastrointestinal as colitis, boils, and hemorrhoids. This oil may also help reduce inflammation in the body such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and phlebitis.
When applied to the skin, virgin coconut oil forms a chemical that protects the infected area from external dust, air, fungi, bacteria and viruses. The oil is also popular as an effective remedy against bruises as it speeds up the healing process by repairing damaged tissues, which makes it very effective in skin care products.
Virgin coconut oil acts as an effective moisturizer on all skin types and is considered an excellent massage oil. The oil is a safe solution for preventing dryness, wrinkles, flaking and sagging by preventing premature aging of the skin. It is a very effective treatment against any type of acne and pimples, and an effective solution for infections or to help speed the healing of cuts and scrapes, because it is the source of antimicrobial agents. It is also an effective cure against several skin infections, and provides healing benefits to those suffering from psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.
Virgin coconut oil can improve the health of your hair with regular use. Healthy hair starts from the inside out, so try adding a teaspoon or two of oil into your diet each day. When applied topically to the hair, virgin coconut oil is an ideal conditioner. By adding it to the outside of the strand, it can leave a glossy shine. When massaged into the scalp, it will combat dryness and dandruff. By repairing and strengthening the hair from damage, it can prevent split ends and encourage growth.
Adding virgin coconut oil to your daily diet can have a number of positive benefits on your health. It is easy to incorporate the oil into your eating routine. Simply take a teaspoon or two everyday on an empty stomach, or substitute coconut oil for vegetable or olive oil in your favorite recipes. This will add a subtle nutty flavor to your dishes, in addition to encouraging the health benefits listed below.
Because of its antimicrobial lipids and acids, such as lauric acid and capric acid, which are antibacterial and antifungal agents, virgin coconut oil can have a strengthening effect on the immune system. Besides strengthening the immune system against future attacks, ingesting virgin coconut oil can help combat current infections caused by bacteria or viruses, like influenza or the herpes virus.
Although virgin coconut oil contains saturated fat, it actually can be beneficial to heart health. The saturated fats, unlike those found in vegetable oil or canola oil, do not increase LDL levels, or "bad" cholesterol levels. This is because it contains lauric acid, which has been proven to actually reduce a number of heart conditions and reduce the possibility of cholesterol, high blood pressure, and arteriosclerosis.
Because of its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, virgin coconut oil forms the basic ingredient of various skin care products such as body washes, soaps, lotions, creams, etc. So, indulge yourself and be sure to use products with virgin coconut oil or incorporate it into your own DIY skin care, as well as.