7 days of aloe: aloe vera mouth wash
A simple but effective way to 10x my wellness by using aloe vera everyday is making aloe vera mouthwash. It is now common knowledge that our mouth is the entrance to our gut, therefore a healthy mouth is critical to a healthy gut. Dental decay is mostly a result of an imbalance in the oral microbiome. These microbial imbalances or dysbiosis in the mouth can extend to the gut and cause other problems like SIBO. (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). According to the May/June 2009 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry’s (AGD) clinical peer reviewed journal; aloe vera in tooth gel is used to soothe teeth/gum, and is as effective as toothpaste to fight cavities. I personally think it is better than toothpaste. Unlike some of the harsh ingredients in most store-bought toothpaste, you can grow your own aloe vera. You just cannot beat that, it does not get any better than that. Our creator יהוה (YHWH) truly gave us all we need to live a healthy life; for that I give Him glory, praise and honor. Thank you Abba for creating us in your image and providing all we need in your creation, HalleluYah!!
Aloe Vera mouthwash Ingredients
1/2 cup of aloe vera Juice (half fresh aloe leaf)
1/2 cup distilled water
2 tsp baking soda
2 drops of peppermint essential oil
2 drops of Tea tree essential oil
2 drops of lavender essential oil
2 drops of Frankincense essential oil
PS: for drinks let the latex sap drain out for a few minutes to make your aloe drinks taste less bitter. For skin products, the sap contains anti-inflammatory anthraquinones that are essential in the healing process and for gums and teeth. The essential oils will help minimize the bitter taste that comes from the latex sap.
Add all ingredients into a mason jar or other glass jar of choice shake well and voila! First thing I do when we wake up. After our morning meditation, we go to the bathroom and I swish my aloe while I brush my son’s teeth. Typically, 2 minutes is long enough. Remember to shake before use as all ingredients are natural and separation is normal. Store in the fridge for long term use.