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Fight bad breath with Essential Oils

Lutter contre la mauvaise haleine avec les huiles essentielles

Bad breath, or halitosis, is a very unpleasant problem both for those who suffer from it and for those around them. Caused by different factors, ranging from poor oral hygiene to digestion problems, bad breath can be effectively reduced using Essential Oils and a few simple steps.

To drink a lot of water :

We can not emphasize this enough. Drinking small amounts of water throughout the day to achieve 1.5 liters of water per day is an absolute necessity. If water bothers you, add lemon juice or a little mint tea. These fresh aromas will be more than welcome.

Brushing your teeth:

Tooth brushing should take place at least twice a day after meals. Impeccable brushing lasts two minutes (that's a long time!) and must be done carefully. Flossing is a must because it is between the teeth that foul deposits are most present. You can use a drop of lemon Essential Oil and a drop of tea tree Essential Oil on your dose of toothpaste to cleanse the oral cavity and promote the whiteness of the teeth. More practical, you can also add a dose of Buccarom gel to the toothbrush before putting the toothpaste on it. Buccarom effectively sanitizes and eliminates unwanted bacteria which can release sulfur molecules with a foul odor during the breakdown of food.

Clean your tongue:

It tickles but it feels good! An overly thick tongue is often the cause of bad breath. You can grate your tongue with a tongue rasp rinsed in water and rubbed with a drop of lemon essence. To pass two or three times over the organ without pressing too much. If you don't like the gesture, you can at least think about finishing brushing your teeth with brushing your tongue.

Digest without stress:

Poor digestion sometimes causes fermentation and smelly gases. You can take digestive essential oil capsules to facilitate exchanges. Digestarom or Oléocaps 3 capsules of Essential Oils of peppermint, caraway and lemon which help to digest more easily. Take one capsule with each meal with a little water. More original, you can also prepare an aromatic drink to finish the meal in style: pour simmering water into a large cup over sugar flavored with a drop of essential oil of coriander and peppermint. Drink calmly at the end of a meal.

Prepare an “anti Halitosis” aromatic synergy:

Dominique Baudoux offers in his book “Aromatherapy” a recipe that fights against foul breath:

Take 2 drops of the mixture - 3 times a day before meals on a small piece of cane sugar or in a teaspoon of olive oil."


    Helichrysum or “Immortal” Essential Oil: a very precious gift

    Helichrysum Essential Oil is commonly called "Immortelle". We immediately think of eternal life, of the vital force that inhabits the mountains of Corsica or even of a face without wrinkles. It's probably because we see this plant with small yellow flowers everywhere in magazines. We talk about it more and more often in articles on beauty and more recently in advertisements for well-known anti-aging products. Indeed, this Essential Oil has beneficial properties both for the skin and for blood circulation. What is the secret of Immortelle Essential Oil? How to use it wisely? A high-class plant: Helichrysum (helichrysum italicum) is part of the Asteraceae family, described by botanists as the most evolved of the plant kingdom. The plant grows in particular in Corsica where it is harvested at altitude, in the wild, in registered plots and in compliance with the principles of sustainable development. Helichrysum is also found in Sardinia or Slovenia, always in very particular and exclusive environmental conditions. The essential oil obtained by steam distillation is very complex and is composed of various molecules: esters, diones (close to ketones), sesquiterpenes, terpene alcohols and oxides... This unique biochemical profile gives helychris both anti-hematoma and skin repair properties (thanks to italidione, in particular). Unparalleled effectiveness: What is interesting is to note that helichrysum essential oil “fluidifies” the blood while strengthening the tissues. It is therefore remarkably effective in quickly reducing a bruise, a bump, a recent varicosity or simply rosacea. For conditions such as rosacea or spider veins , you can for example dilute 10 drops of helichrysum essential oil combined with 10 drops of carrot essential oil in 10ml of calophyll vegetable oil. An anti-redness serum is then obtained for rosacea facial care. Helichrysum is found in countless recipes by Dominique Baudoux to treat venous conditions, but also wrinkles, crow's feet and dark circles, stretch marks and scars. All these skin conditions are improved thanks to the incredible restorative action of this oil. In addition, helichrysum essential oil is also documented for its anti-spasmodic power (it contains esters). It is rarer, but it is sometimes found in massage oils for back pain, aches after sports, uncontrolled pain (stomach ache) or simply hiccups. Olfactory Presence: At the olfactory level, Immortelle Essential Oil has a lively and intense fragrance, sweet but not always perceived as pleasant. In energetic aromatherapy, it is said to stimulate creative action, to provide the clairvoyance necessary for action. However, we do not diffuse it (it is not very suitable for essential oil diffusers). On the other hand, we can anoint the wrists and the solar plexus if we wish to work on these more olfactory aspects. A fair price and choice products: Helichrysum essential oil is quite expensive because it is rare and difficult to produce. Its beneficial effects are nevertheless such that small quantities are sufficient and the price is often felt to be justified by users. Count around 25 euros for a 5 ml bottle in ORGANIC quality.

    Essential Oils: Discover cinnamon and Java lemongrass in a practical way!

    Looking for DIY recipes and practical aromatherapy advice? If you are a reader of ours, you know that we regularly offer educational sheets on different Essential Oils to help you discover their aromatic molecules and understand their benefits. These sheets contain detailed information on the featured Essential Oil as well as practical recipes. This week, we offer you two new practical sheets to download: cinnamon and Java lemongrass. To discover as soon as possible for a “hot” summer! Indeed, Cinnamon Essential Oil (a branch of "cinnamomum cassia") is an Essential Oil that is rarely used since it is very irritating to the skin and mucous membranes (dermocausticity of aromatic aldehydes). Nevertheless, it has its place in certain formulas for cleaning the digestive tract and for cooking (long live flavored desserts!). It also warms the senses when it is very weakly dosed in a cosmetic. Java lemongrass (cymbopogon winterianus) is one of the summer essentials for its two-in-one effect: mosquito repellent and soothing in case of bites. Its anti-inflammatory action is also documented in joint care protocols.