Frankincense – The essence of Frankincense has been used for thousands of years for cosmetic and medicinal purposes. Frankincense is known for its healing properties at levels of the body, mind and spirit. Its main effect is on the nervous system which instills a calming and uplifting effect that is useful for anxiety and other stress-related disorders. Frankincense is very rejuvenating and ensures a peace of mind at many levels. The anti-inflammatory properties of frankincense make it quite useful for promoting healthy gums. Frankincense has antiseptic qualities that assist in reducing bacteria growth; benefiting oral hygiene. Wild-harvested frankincense is used in our Frankincense Opa Toothbar™. Frankincense has exceptional characteristics and key properties that include: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, uplifting, expectorant, tonic, diuretic and sedative.
Clove – Cultivated for nearly 2,000 years for its culinary and medicinal properties, clove has many benefits that help to promote good oral hygiene. The warming spice of clove essential oil is well-known for its pain relieving characteristics which make it effective in treating toothaches and mouth pain. Clove is a powerful antiseptic which makes it exceptionally useful in reducing bacterial growth. Organic clove is used in our Cinna Clove Opa Toothbar™. Characteristics and key properties of clove include: pain-relieving, strongly antiseptic, warming, antispasmodic, carminative, stimulant, and deodorizing.
Owyhee – a wonderful alternative to chamomile with characteristics that include: antiseptic, emotionally relaxing and soothing, powerfully anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and wound care. Wild-harvested owyhee is blended in our Frankincense Opa Toothbar™.
Cinnamon – One of the oldest known spices with recorded use in China that dates back to 2700 BCE, the superior warming spice cinnamon has be used in ancient Chinese medicine for over 4,000 years. Cinnamon has a wide array of health benefits ranging from tonifying the circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems to elevating mood and improving concentration. Its immune-boosting properties are evident as cinnamon is known for its anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, antioxidant, heart disease cancer-protecting abilities.Cinnamon is a powerful antiseptic that protects against oral bacteria that causes bad breath, tooth decay, cavities, and infections of the mouth. The bactericidal characteristics of cinnamon are quite apparent. When it comes to combating bacteria in the mouth, studies show cinnamon as more potent than other plant extracts tested making it effective as a natural anti-bacterial mouth cleaning spice. Organic cinnamon essential oil is used in our popular Cinna Clove Opa Toothbar™. The key properties and characteristics of cinnamon include: warming, antiseptic, stimulating, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant, uplifting, anti-fungal, aphrodisiac, tonifying, and antispasmodic.