Dangers Lurk in Toothpaste!!

new 411Did you know there are toxins and chemicals lingering in your toothpaste and you didn’t even know it!  Most consumers purchase toothpaste without even bothering to read the list of ingredients. They allow their families to brush their teeth with engine degreaser and rat poison!! Please for your family’s health read this post!  Toxins and chemicals are everywhere and I am focusing on getting these out of my home and out of my body!

Your toothpaste is important because of several reasons.  We rub vigorously around our gums and teeth also swallowing a portion in the the process. We encourage this process 2 or 3 times per day.  The mucousal lining inside the mouth has an absorption efficiency of over 90%.  Even if never swallowed these toxins and chemicals can be absorbed within seconds through skin on the lips and mucous membranes!

It’s very important to check your labels because many toothpaste contain ingredients that are toxic to the liver, kidneys and known to trigger eczema and skin problems!  These ingredients can lead to serious long term health problems!

Ingredients to watch for:

1. Flouride

Flouride supposedly builds strong healthy teeth.  In reality sodium flouride, a by – product of aluminum manufacturing, is found in rat poisons and industrial pesticides.  Ingesting 1/10 of an ounce of flouride can kill a 100 lb. adult.  Ingesting small amounts can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  Yet despite it’s dangers it continues to be a staple in all leading brands of toothpaste with a warning label – Call Poison Control if ingested!! Flouride is found in rat and cockroach poisons, psychiatric drugs and sarin nerve gas!  Flouride compounds were added to drinking water of prisoners to keep them quiet and compliant in the Nazi prison camps during World War II.  Also it was used in the Soviet in Siberia.  Flouride has never been approved by the FDA and has been shown in studies to NOT reduce cavities.  Scientist are now linking flouride to dental deformity, arthritis, allergies and about 10,000 unnecessary deaths each year from cancer.

2. Sodium Laurel Sulfate

This inexpensive detergent is commonly used in cosmetic cleansers, hair shampoos and toothpaste. It is probably the most dangerous ingedient used in skin and hair-care products. In the cleaning industry SLS is used in garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers, car-wash soaps, etc. It is very corrosive and readily attacks greasy surfaces.It is used throughout the world for clinical testing as a primary skin irritant. Laboratories use it to irritate skin on test animals and humans so that they may then test healing agents to see how effective they are on the irritated skin. A study at the University of Georgia Medical College, indicated that SLS penetrated into the eyes as well as brain, heart, liver, etc., and showed long-term retention in the tissues. The study also indicated that SLS penetrated young children’s eyes and prevented them from developing properly and caused cataracts to develop. In adults, may cause hair loss by attacking the follicle. Classified as a drug in bubble baths because it eats away skin protection and causes rashes and infection to occur. SLS can damage eyes, irritate skin and lead to labored breathing.  It also causes the body to absorb harmful nitrates.

3. Propylene Glycol

Propylene Glycol is an active component of antifreeze.  It is rapidly absorbed through the skin leading to brain, liver and kidney abnormalities.  Propylene glycol is essential to your toothpaste and various other household items such as deodorant. It is a wetting agent that, when used as antifreeze, comes with warning labels to avoid skin contact due to potential complications associated with brain, kidney and liver function.

4. DEA (diethanolamine)

DEA  is the foaming agent used in toothpaste.  It disrupts hormones and forms cancer causing nitrates.  It also can lead to increased risk of liver and kidney cancer.

5. Triclosan

Triclosan is classified by the EPA as a pesticide suspected to causing cancer in humans.  Animal studies have shown that triclosan alters hormone regulation.  Other studies in bacteria have raised the possibility that triclosan contributes to making bacteria resistant to antibiotics.

6.  FD&C Blue Dye #1 & #2

These artificial dyes contain carcinogenic properties.  They are linked to cancer in animals and behavior problems in children, which is a serious concern as the dyes are widely used.

7.  Hydrated Silicao

Hydrated Silica damages tooth enamel and prevents remineralization to occur.  Much like using sand to clean glass. Severe  wear could eventually occur. The public is cautioned against excessive use of products  containing ‘dioforms,’ which are abrasive substances that can cause the  breakdown of tooth enamel. Products containing the ingredients silica  and cellulose, in particular, should be avoided when gum disease, tooth  decay, sensitivity and receding gums are present.


After learning about these toxic ingredients in major toothpaste brands, we need to learn about some natural healthy alternatives!  It is very simple to make your own if you are a DIY type of person!  If you would rather buy one, the one I use and recommend is Young Living Thieves Aromabright toothpaste.  This premiun, all natural tooth paste is made with pure, therapeutic- grade essential oils, including the cleansing and protective benefits of Thieves essential oil blend.  Its safe and effective formula provides a fortress of support for healthy gums, strong teeth, and a confident smile.  It is the optimal choice for health-minded consumers.  There is also Thieves Floss!!

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They also have a Mouthwash that I use.  Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash blends Thieves, peppermint, spearmint and vitiver essential oils for an extra clean mouth and fresh breath.  It contains only natural ingredients and uses a patented time- release technology for lasting freshness!



There is also a toothpaste especially made for kids!  The Kidscents Slique Toothpaste is an all- natural toothpaste for kids that uses Thieves and Slique Essence essential oil blends to gently clean and protect teeth.  This safe yet effective blend promotes healthy teeth without the use of flouride, dyes, synthetic colors, artificial flavors, or preservatives.

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Here is a great DIY recipe to make your own toothpaste!


2 tablespooons coconut oil

3 tablespoons baking soda

few drops of Stevia to taste

5 drops Peppermint oil

5 drops Spearmint oil


10 drops Thieves oil

Mix it all together in a small bowl!!

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