The Benefits of Essential Oils in Oral Care The Benefits of Essential Oils in Oral Care

The Benefits of Essential Oils in Oral Care

Derek Gatta

The Benefits of Essential Oils in Oral Care

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It may shock you to learn that essential oils have played a crucial role in natural and effective oral care for ages. Yes, we mean your home-favorite, peppermint, tea tree and eucalyptus oils. Of course, your next thought is, What in the world can essential oils do for my teeth?

The answer is “an immense world of good!” According to a study from The National Library of Medicine, essential oils offer significant oral health benefits when incorporated into your routine.

From keeping your breath minty fresh to actively fighting unwanted bacteria and plaque, these plant-based extracts provide a range of benefits that bring you and your family that much closer to optimal oral health.


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Understanding Essential Oils and Their Role in Oral Care

What are “essential oils”?

Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants that contain powerful aromatic and therapeutic properties. These oils work by penetrating cell membranes to deliver their benefits directly.

In terms of oral care, essential oils contain antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. This naturally makes them super valuable components in your oral care products when used correctly.

But as with anything, the key phrase is “when used correctly.” Small amounts of essential oils go a long way. Too high of a concentration and your oral care products will also be killing off good bacteria which will harm your oral microbiome as a result.  That’s why at RiseWell, we only use very small percentages of essential oils in our products; our goal in everything we do is to help you achieve your healthiest oral microbiome.


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Top 6 Essential Oils For Your Oral Health

  1. Peppermint Oil: Peppermint oil is the most popularly used oil in denta
    l products such as toothpastes and mouthwashes. This premium plant oil possesses antibacterial, antifungal, and biofilm (dental plaque-inhibiting) properties. Studies have also shown that peppermint oil prevents halitosis (bad breath), gingivitis (gum disease), and other periodontal diseases.

  2. Tea Tree Oil: Known for its ability to combat bad breath and plaque, tea tree oil is another popular ingredient in many natural toothpastes and mouthwashes. It contains compounds called terpenoids that are antifungal and antibacterial, which make it effective in killing bad oral bacteria.

  3. Thyme: This mint family member is best known for its flavoring properties, but it also contains natural chemicals that protect your teeth against decay and gum disease. It specifically contains thymol, an antiseptic compound that relieves oral discomfort, eliminates bacteria causing halitosis, and fights tooth decay and gum disease.

  4. Cinnamon Oil: Cinnamon oil has antibacterial and antifungal qualities, making it super effective at cleansing the mouth and fighting off oral infections.

  5. Eucalyptus Oil: Its pain-relieving and germ-killing properties make eucalyptus oil a powerful component in dental care products. This oral powerhouse helps reduce gum inflammation, combat harmful oral bacteria, alleviate oral discomfort, freshen breath, fight plaque build-up, and relieve oral discomforts like sore gums and toothaches.

  6. Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil: This sweet and comforting fruit oil is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects which help soothe pain and inflammation in the mouth.

The Benefits of Incorporating Essential Oils into Your Oral Care Routine. 
Here are 4 reasons why these plant-based oils are indeed essential for your oral health.
  1. Fighting Cavities: Cavities occur when we do not clean our teeth properly, consume sugary snacks and drinks, and harbor harmful bacteria in our mouths. Oils like eucalyptus and thyme act as natural disinfectants, helping to remove these harmful bacteria that cause cavities.

  2. Treating Gingivitis: Gingivitis is an inflammatory condition that affects the gums, characterized by red, swollen, and tender gums that may bleed easily. It is often caused by a buildup of plaque on the teeth. The antibacterial properties of tea tree and cinnamon oils are effective in combating gingivitis and promoting healthy gums.

  3. Relieving Toothache: Teeth hurting? Essential oils like cinnamon and eucalyptus are centuries-old remedies for alleviating toothache.

  4. Freshening Breath: Sometimes, nothing can be more embarrassing than bad breath. Hence, using oral care products that contain peppermint, tea tree, and eucalyptus is essential to keep your breath smelling fresh. These components actively target the bacteria responsible for bad breath, so you can rest and be assured that your breath will smell fresh all day long.


Happier Days and Healthier Smiles with RiseWell.

At RiseWell, we incorporate essential oils into our naturally effective oral care products, such as our Mineral Toothpaste, Balancing Mouthwash, and Scrubby Floss. By this, we ensure that you have natural ways to enhance your dental health.

We believe in the power of nature to provide safe, effective, and innovative solutions for your family’s oral health. By joining us to embrace the benefits of essential oils, you can take a step towards healthier, brighter smiles that reflect your commitment to both oral and holistic well-being.

Start every day well with RiseWell.


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