When younger, I used modern personal care products. When I realized that they were filled with toxins, chemicals, artificial colorings, flavorings, perfumes and even petroleum by-products I switched to “all-natural” products. It didn’t require rocket science to realize the harm. Even then I was often disappointed, sometimes with performance, the price, and especially the “green-washing” where they are marketed as much more healthy than they really are. I have considered making my own but I really don’t have the desire to do so.
Luckily, I have discovered The Dirt: Paleo Personal Care. This small company’s focus is on oral hygiene creating toothpaste and lip balm for the health conscious consumer. If you are not interested in reading more, you can go right to their web-site by clicking this link http://thedirt.refr.cc/K7QJKFP . You also receive a sweet deal, 15% off your first order (at least until the end of 2016).
The Dirt Trace Mineral Tooth Brushing Powder is made with bentonite clay, organic Saigon cinnamon, baking soda (aluminum free), organic myrrh gum powder, organic nutmeg, orange and organic cardamom essential oil. As you can imagine, it has an enjoyable scent, like spiced orange. The gentle scrubbing action from the baking soda, the detoxification with bentonite clay and tingling from the cinnamon and oils makes for a pleasant brushing experience. There are no suds or bubbles like traditional toothpaste, instead, this tooth powder uses the natural abrasives and re-mineralization blend to help keep teeth strong and clean.
I mentioned the toxic ingredients in most products, one such example is glycerin which can be found in just about all toothpastes and on the surface appears benign. Glycerin gives toothpaste its pasty feel and is not needed. In fact, it coats your teeth preventing them from being able to remineralize even if exposed to calcium, phosphate and other elements which The Dirt is full of. After switching to The Dirt, it may take up to 20 brushings to remove all glycerin residue.
Dirty Balm Lip Treatment is another favorite. This balm nourisheds parched lips & offers relief to winter dryness, sunburns and windburns. The best part, it’s edible. Very few companies would even consider such a claim. Ingredients: raw coconut oil, grass-fed ghee, organic cruelty-free beeswax, organic coconut butter, carrot seed essential oil and a blend of organic lavender, German chamomile and palmarosa essential oils. The Dirty Balm glides on and soaks in. The herbal scent is subtle so I would consider it a viable unisex option.
The Anti-Microbial Copper Tongue Scraper has one function. It is amazing what this simple product can do when you scrape your tongue upon rising. It really keeps your breath fresh. Copper is a naturally anti-microbial metal that keeps bad breath causing microbes from taking up permanent residence on your tongue. Most people don’t realize that copper is being used more frequently as a defensive mechanism against the MRSA virus.
These products can be purchased individually or as a Happy Mouth Gift Set. If you are looking for improved oral care with truly natural products give The Dirt a look and save 15% on your first order by clicking here http://thedirt.refr.cc/K7QJKFP . After you try the product, I would like to know what you think.