The aroma reaching your nostrils attracts you and draws you into a restaurant. You order and taste something unique. You ask for the recipe, but the owner replies, “The secret is in the sauce, but I’m sorry, we do not give out the special ingredients or the quantities of them.” The reason is likely that they want you to keep coming back for that exquisite flavor that now, frankly, has you hooked on that dish.
So, Clean Kiss has a secret sauce, a blend of essential oils we use to formulate our products. No, like the recipe owner, we cannot provide a list of essential oils that we have blended in exact quantities for the special purpose of keeping your mouth healthy. Yes, after you experience the healthy benefits of using Clean Kiss products, we want you coming back over and over again.
What we cannot provide for you are the oils we use for our proprietary blend; we can, however, provide you some characteristics of essential oils, in general.
What is an Essential Oil?
Essential oil is “a natural oil, typically obtained by distillation, that has the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which it is extracted,” according to Oxford Dictionaries. An essential oil might be made from any number of plants: they could be made from flowers, for instance rose petals; from herbs, like cloves; or from trees, for example frankincense and myrrh. Often they are characterized as “volatile,” which means that they easily evaporate at normal temperatures. Chemically, they are classed as hydrophobic, which means that the molecules separate themselves from water. For example, an oil and vinegar solution will express itself in two layers. Essential oils get their name from the concept of the oils being the essence of the plant; associated with the essence is the fragrance of the plant from which the oil is derived. If you have ever gotten close enough to a rosemary plant to smell it or have stroked its leaves, you know the scent. That scent, crystalized into the oil, is the essence of that plant.
How Are Essential Oils Made?
Essential oils are typically extracted by distillation, often using steam. The best extraction is performed at low temperatures because high temperatures destroy some of the strength of the chemical properties. Thus, any method that does not use high temperatures is best. To make an essential oil usually requires a healthy portion of the plant from which it comes. For instance, a 5 ml bottle of rose oil requires 22 pounds of rose petals, according to Young Living Essential Oils.
Chemical Properties of Essential Oils
Essential oils were mankind’s first medicines. Ecclesiastes 38: 4 states, “The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth. They are powerful! Certain oils have certain properties. Those properties are listed as follows: antibacterial, anti-catarrhal, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, and anti-viral. Additionally, they can be used as an analgesic (pain killer) and as an immuno-stimulant.
Essential Oils and The Body Electric
Did you know that your body has a frequency measured in hertz (MHz). The healthy body typically measures from 62 MHz to 78 MHz. Disease also has a frequency and begins at 58 MHz. Foods that have been processed at high temperatures, as in canning, have 0 MGz, while fresh herbs measure at 20-27 MHz and dried herbs have from 12-22 MHz. Essential oils start at 52 MHz and range as high as 320 MHz, which is the frequency for rose oil. Essential oils have the highest frequency of any natural substance, which, when used in the body, is the reason they can moderate and increase body frequency from a disease frequency to a healthy frequency.
Essential Oils and Oral Health
The inside of the mouth is delicate, so whatever is used there must not harm oral tissue. Essential oils are perfect because they have healing properties and are non-toxic, which is why we use them in our Swish Mouthwash. They are the secret sauce in Clean Kiss products. For a list of other ingredients in Swish Mouthwash, go to cleankiss.com.
Swish Mouthwash is part of an oral care system. All products are designed to work in conjunction to create health in your oral cavity. That’s why using any one product of the system by itself will not give you the same health results.
This blog focuses on only one of the healthy ingredients in Swish Mouthwash. Other ingredients are delineated one-by-one on this Website.