I just got the book "The Cure is in the Cupboard", which is all about Oil of Oregano. It's a fascinating book. One of the things mentioned is brushing your teeth with OOO. I never use toothpaste, just a toothbrush and sometimes some baking soda, so I thought I would give it a try for purely cosmetic reasons...it says in the book that brushing with one drop of OOO a couple of times a day can whiten your teeth, which I found interesting. It also says that it's fantastic at dissolving plaque, which is always a plus. It also says that OOO "tightens the gums", and I thought...ok, whatever that means.
You have to understand that since I've been a little kid, whenever I brush my teeth, my gums bleed. A lot. Probably about a teaspoon or so every time, that's how much I spit into the sink.
So I put one drop of the diluted oil (the bottle that's mizxed with safflower oil, so it wasn't full strength) and brushed my teeth. I went to spit out the OOO and of course, the blood, but there wasn't any blood. For the first time since I was a kid, there was no blood. Weird. So that must be what the author meant by "it tightens the gums". I thought hmmm maybe this is a fluke.
But it wasn't! I just brushed my teeth again, about 8 hours after the first time, and again there was no blood. This OOO is awesome stuff - so far it's tightened my gums, gotten rid of my chronic dandruff, and stopped my inner ears from itching. And this is just the weaker OOO, not even the full strength stuff.
I almost can't wait for someone to get sick so I can use it on them...lol.
I highly recommend the book (I got it at Amazon) - you'll be amazed at all of the uses for it.
It says in the book to add a drop or two to your shampoo, so I did, and for a day or two I put a few drops of it on my scalp and massaged it in, went to sleep, and shampooed the next morning. After only about a week my dandruff was gone, and I've had it for years. I am using the diluted strength OOO, just to let you know. The one in safflower oil. Full strength would work even faster, probably.
I'm really aware of this! When I went to bed with the drops of oil on my hair, I was very aware of the smell. I actually do like it now, but it's extremely strong and yes, it smells just like pizza. But the shampoo I used, even tho it has a drop or two of the oil in it, washes the smell out.
When I used it in my ears I could smell it wafting about me all day unless I really got in there with a q-tip and keep squeegee-ing it out...!
Yes, it kills germs, plus gets rid of plaque and whitens your teeth. And the gum health thing is a huge plus! According to the book, the OOO also penetrates tooth enamel and so can stop abscesses and kill germs inside the teeth and in the gums. It's a totally fascinating book.
Like mh said, between the OOO and the tooth powder, I don't see how you could go wrong.
I just tried this...took one drop, put it in a tablespoon measure and added my dollop of herbal toothpaste, mixed well and slathered my toothbrush with it. I LOVED IT! It really got my whole mouth feeling a little tingly but really clean.
I held the toothpaste foam in my mouth about 30 seconds before rinsing.
I also put the drops in my shampoo and washed my hair but it may take time for me to see differences there since I do not have any external problems like dandruff or itching. I was concerned about getting any lather in my eyes but it was easy to keep it off my face.
Thanks for the tip and I'll have to order the book :)
Dr. Cass wrote several books on the use of oregano and I am sure he doesn't know half what the Amish Clinic has discovered. Spices were the ancients method of medicine as well as method of money, oregano being one powerful spice when you have the real thing. Sadly the commercial market believes the public can't handle pure essential oils and they must play it on the safe side, so they dilute oils and in doing so they get very greedy, so the essential il trade is not one always trusted, David Christopher states most in the USA are fake or partly fake, they teach a course on the use of essential oils and I did not take it.