Tried & True: Organic Brushing Rinse

Ever since the tooth soap try, I’ve been searching high and low for other less soapy healthy oral care alternatives. Thanks to my Thrive Market membership (more on that in an upcoming post), I’ve been exposed to a whole new world of natural products I otherwise might have never discovered. My most recent beloved product find is Essential Oxygen Brushing Rinse. The ingredients are natural & simple: purified water, organic aloe vera, food-grade hydrogen peroxide, organic essential oils: peppermint, rosemary, lemon, clove, eucalyptus, cinnamon. The essential oils constitute a Thieves blend, which is praised for its ability to boost immunity and support your body’s natural defenses. I also use Thieves in my DIY foaming hand soap recipe.

Now I know what you’re probably thinking at this point… it’s one thing for a product to look good, but another thing for it to actually perform well. I’m happy to report the Essential Oxygen Brushing Rinse hasn’t failed to impress me yet. I’ve been using it for a couple weeks and have noticed I have fresher breath and whiter teeth. I like that it doubles as a mouth rinse and a toothpaste, hence the name “brushing rinse.” To use it, rinse for 30 seconds and follow up with a thorough brushing.  I personally think it tastes great and I love how fresh it makes my mouth feel.

brushing-rinse-2Here’s the spiel from the company:

Essential Oxygen Brushing Rinse provides a better way to brush your teeth for a healthy and luminous smile. This amazing rinse is part toothpaste and part mouthwash. It works for all oral issues including natural teeth whitening, gum pockets and receding gums, tooth sensitivity, bad breath, tartar, canker sores and toxic morning mouth. Each ingredient is high quality and all-natural.

Sounds pretty awesome, right? I know there are a lot of differing opinions on whether it’s safe to use hydrogen peroxide for oral care. There are warnings that it can wear down tooth enamel. However, from what I’ve read and understand, the low percentage of food-grade hydrogen peroxide used in this product will not cause damage.

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