One of the most wonderful things on this planet is plants. Plants help us in a variety of ways, from cooking and cleaning, to body and hair care. We depend a lot on plants and when used right can help us calm pain as well. Here is a good way to help with toothache pain and a great solution that is better for your body than conventional treatments.
Toothaches happen to everyone at some point in our life. The best way we know to take care of it is to numb it or to have the tooth worked on immediately. But what happens when neither one of these options is available and you are suffering? Of course a dentist is the best way to get a tooth to stop hurting, but to help with the pain until that time, here is a great "green" approach to helping ease the pain a bit.
What you'll need:
* 1 T. sea salt or Kosher salt
* 1/2 cup warm water (very warm, but not too hot to hold in your mouth)
* 3-10 drops Organic Lavender Essential Oil
What to do:
Add the one tablespoon of sea salt to the warm water and mix to dissolve. Add two drops of Lavender oil to the water mixture and take the water in mouthfuls and hold in your mouth until cool and spit out; Do not swallow! Do this until all of the water is gone. Do not rinse your mouth, but allow the salt water and oil to sit on your gums. Rinsing with salt water helps the tissues that are inflamed and can reduce the pain that's associated with them. Read more about the benefits of salt water here.
Use the Lavender oil and rub it on your face where the pain is. If your pain is on the right side, bottom tooth, cover the entire area of your face on the right side with the Lavender oil. The oil is not like lotion and will not rub into the skin, but over time it will be soaked in by the skin, so coat it well. Repeat this process as needed for the pain.
This also works for children and babies teething, just adjust the amount and apply a smaller amount of Lavender oil to the skin. If your child has sensitive skin, try diluting the Lavender oil in another carrier oil such as Jojoba oil or olive oil.
Other oils to help with toothaches or mouth pain:
1. Clove Oil: Use clove oil directly on the pain inside the mouth. Use a small amount on a sterile cotton swab and apply directly to the site of the pain. Do not swallow and rinse the mouth once the pain is subsided.
2. Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is one of mother nature's gift to beings. It has great antiseptic and antibacterial properties and can be applied in the same manor as clove oil. Do not swallow and rinse the mouth once the pain has subsided.
3. Peppermint Oil: Peppermint oil is a great oil to help with killing bacteria inside the mouth. Add a few drops of peppermint oil to a few drops of lemon oil and use water as a carrier. Pour into the mouth and swish like mouthwash and spit out.
If the mouth pain is an open wound, please avoid these tips and seek medical advice from a dentist or doctor. These tips are by no means a cure for any type of illness and should be used at your own discretion. Essential oils should be used with caution and if any allergic reaction occurs with any essential oil, seek medical advice immediately. Testing each oil on a small portion of your skin to see if you have a reaction is a great way to know if you will have an allergy to that particular oil, but please use caution.
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