Essential oils are extremely potent, often hundreds of times stronger than the herbal extraction of the same plant. Genuine distillations of plants, flowers, seeds, roots, and trees have been used for centuries. Every oil has hundreds of botanical components. Each one of the oils in these formulas is carefully selected by Nadine for its individual and synergistic effects that improve and maintain happy mouths.
The thousands of plant compounds in Happy Gum Drops create a mosaic of botanical flower-power. Essential oils are extremely potent, often hundreds of times stronger than the herbal extraction of the same plant. Every oil contains hundreds of botanical chemical components that work synergistically to effect.
Cinnamon, Cinnamomum ceylanicum. Our true cinnamon bark essential oil from Madagascar is antiseptic and antibacterial. Cinnamon bark oil is a potent cleanser, and it also tastes great!
Clove Bud, Eugenia carophyllata. Distilled fromthe flowering buds of the clove tree, this oil has an extremely high ORAC. Clove oil has freshened breath since ancient times. Its botanical constituents of eugenol, esters, and sesquiterpenes, combine to create a powerful oral cleanser.
Oregano, Origanum vulgare. Our wildoregano oil from oregano grown in the mountains along the the Mediterranean. Wild oregano contains two phenol compounds that contribute to its unique property: carvacrol at concentrations over 65% and thymol at 3.4% concentration.
Peppermint, Mentha piperita. Our peppermint is a genuine distillation of fresh leaves from a fourth generation family of distillers in France. The peppermint flavouring used in commercial toothpaste is artificial menthol and offers no benefit to the mouth. Real peppermint is a refreshing and potent purifier.
Rose Otto, Rosa damascene. Rose is a precious and elegant essence. It takes sixty roses to make one drop of Rose Otto essential oil! It is one of the most valued oils for its oral tonifying effects.
Seabuckthorn Berry, Hippophae rhamnoides. This is an incredibly rich and vital oil extracted from a bright orange berry. It is perfectly balanced in omega 3, 6, 7, and 9 essential fatty acids. Our seabuckthorn berry is a special super critical extract that captures over 190 bioactive substances from the edible berry. The oil is lush source of vitamins C, E, provitamins A and B, beta carotene, carotenoids, precious phytosterols, and rare palmitoleic acids. All of these extraordinary plant properties contribute Seabuckthorn’s benefit to the mouth.
Thyme Linalool, Thymus officinalis linalool. This rare variety in the thyme species is a gentle, whole mouth toning agent.
Tea Tree Oil, Malaleuca alternifolia, has been used for thousands of years by the Australian Aborigines. This well-known oil contains the plant-chemicals cineol and propanol that are beautiful full-mouth cleansers. Harvested from the paper bark tea tree, tee tree has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal plant by the Australian Aborigines. It is anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial. The Australian Dental Journal stated that it is “a therapeutic agent in chronic gingivitis and periodontitis, conditions that have both bacterial and inflammatory components.”
Tea tree is full of natural anti-inflammatory agents and contains the plant chemicals cineol and propanol that can decrease gingivitis and reduce plaque. Tea tree is also very astringent and antiseptic. In a scientific dental study, a genuine distillation of tea tree oil (2.5%) proved effective in the treatment of chronic of gingivitis and inflammation. High in natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial constituents of 1.8–cineol, terpinen-4-ol, tea tree essential oil decreased the level of gingival teeth and reduced plaque scores. Furthermore, the study showed that a total of 162 oral bacteria isolates (including streptococcus) were inhibited and rapidly destroyed by tea tree oil concentrations of less than 2%. The study concluded,
The components of Tea Tree Oil are known to have lipophilic properties which facilitate its diffusion through the epithelium. If Tea Tree Oil is readily absorbed after topical application into the gingival tissues and has anti-inflammatory properties once it has entered the connective tissues, it would be a unique non-toxic agent.
Soukoulis, S and R. Hirsch. “The effects of a tea tree oil-containing gel on plaque and chronic gingivitis.” Australian Dental Journal, 2004: 49: (2):78. Dental School, The University of Adelaide,