Are Citrus Oils Safe for Your Teeth?
By Terri Bonin
Essential oils are very popular these days and for good reason! They are so good for you in so many different ways. The health benefits are huge, they can help improve your mood and overall attitude, and they taste great! Those are just a few examples of how essential oils are beneficial. Many people even like to add a drop or two of essential oil to their toothpaste! I know I do ~ daily!
But the question has to be asked… are citrus essential oils safe for your teeth?
From adding a few drops of grapefruit to your water, lemon to your tea, or adding a couple of drops of orange vitality to your toothbrush before brushing, this is an important thing to ask! Thankfully Young Living has an amazing Chief Science Operator who loves to figure these things out.
Michael Buch, along with his team, performed a laboratory test to see what effect citrus oils would have on someone’s teeth. The results were a pleasant surprise! The lemon juice squeezed into the water was much more acidic than the lemon essential oil! Plus the fact that the effect the vitality oil had was pretty negligent meaning that it wouldn’t affect the enamel on teeth. Well, thank goodness for that since I brush my teeth with citrus oil daily! Ha!
This is just one of the many reasons I love Young Living. They are so dedicated to their clients that they take the time to research the questions we have in order to put our minds at ease.
Meet Terri Bonin, the author of 31 Days to Fit, 14 Days to Ignite Your Marriage, and Live, Laugh, Love, and Laundry. Terri’s 23-year union with her favorite dentist (her husband), has been prosperous in their prolific production of 10 darling children. She also holds a degree in nutritional counseling which seems to be most frequently used to persuade her children to eat their greens. Terri’s secret pleasure is sneaking away from juggling the daily tasks, homeschooling, and dating her husband to escape to her office to write for her own enjoyment. As you can imagine she has a LOT to write about!
*Disclaimer: The information above is based on my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.