About a month ago I wrote a blog post about my experience using coconut oil to oil pull. A reader left a comment about making her own toothpaste with coconut oil that grabbed my attention. I decided to do some research about making the transition and as I really dug into the world of commercial toothpaste the results both shocked and horrified me. (Read about my findings here..if you dare)
I really don’t have the time to make my own toothpaste and I am pretty sure it would turn out gross. So, I set out to see what I could find that was ready-made as well as chemical free (my family’s days of brushing with pesticides are OVER).
In my search I came across a product called Cocodent in an online, naturopathic forum. I did some googling and landed on the Greensations website. They are an all natural health and beauty supplier with products ranging from hemorrhoid cream, made with hot peppers and peppermint, to Swiss Apple Stem Cell anti-aging serums.
I did a little digging around and read up on them and decided to contact the company to get more information about their toothpaste. They got back to me ASAP and had no problem answering my questions about the product. (See below for a Q&A with Wayne Perry the founder of Greensations) I have been using their oral care system for over a week now and I am really happy with the line of products! (Enter below for your chance to win one of FIVE complete sets!)
DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional. The opinions here are based purely on my own experience. Consult your dentist before making any changes.
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The oral care system has three products Cocodent, Tooth Oil and Tooth Spray.
Question about Cocodent Product Line: What was the inspiration behind creating a chemical free oral health system?
I wanted to move away from fluoride and started reading studies showing coconut oil and cacao worked as well if not better than fluoride at fighting decay, but without the harmful side effects. – Wayne Perry CEO Greensations
The Toothpaste: Cocodent
Cocodent is made with three ingredients: Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Spearmint Oil and Baking Soda. It is fluoride free, gluten free and Non-GMO. It whitens, cleans and it’s 100% natural.
It works great! My teeth have that “dentist” clean quality after brushing and that feeling lasts all day and I love it! It tastes yummy! The spearmint is not overpowering, which I like. It is easy to use and comes with a pick of sorts to scoop the paste out of the jar.
It does not foam up like a traditional toothpaste, which was odd for me for the first couple of days. After using commercial toothpaste for so long I feel like the one trademark quality is the foaming action. It was a different brushing experience. I am starting to miss the foam less now that I’ve been using it for a little while.
Jade is adjusting to the switch in toothpaste really well. She complained the first couple of days due to it not being sweet and fruity like her previous brand. If I would have introduced it earlier on, I don’t think she would have said a word. When I explained that it was chemical free (which she calls “Camels”) then she was all for it. Apparently, I talk about chemicals more than I thought.
Question about Cocodent: Is the coconut oil you use in Cocodent/your products cold-pressed?
Yes…The toothpaste is 100% pure extra virgin fair trade. The fractionated oil comes from organic coconuts as well. We actually make many of our own herbal ingredients such as green tea, etc, but we get the coconut oil from a large well known American distributor. If can’t find a good trustable source – we make it ourselves! Our products and some of our ingredients are very unusual and they work! For instance our earthworm pooh wrinkle cream is no joke and the same goes for our hot pepper hemorrhoid cream. – Wayne Perry CEO Greensations
The Tooth Oil is made with: Coconut oil, Peppermint oil, Spearmint oil, Wintergreen oil and Arnica oil.
At first I thought this was going to be something that you used to oil pull. However, it is more of a topical treatment. You put a small drop on the pad of your finger and run it across your gum line and teeth. I usually do a drop for the top and one for the bottom. It has a minty flavor and gives my mouth an extra clean feeling. I usually use this before bed.
I did not try this with Jade. It says to keep out of reach from children and I wouldn’t put it past her to try and bite my finger if I tried it.
Question about Tooth Oil: What makes your Tooth Oil above and beyond using standard Coconut Oil?
The peppermint and arnica along with spearmint and wintergreen make a powerful antimicrobial combination that fights decay and fights dry mouth. You can brush with it or simply rub it into your teeth. You can also use it with your favorite toothpaste. The oils are super concentrated therapeutic quality oils.- Wayne Perry CEO Greensations
The Tooth Spray is made with: Distilled Water, Cacao Extract, Organic Coconut oil, Slippery Elm Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, Peppermint Oil, Sea Salt and Potassium Sorbate.
I have incorporated the tooth spray into my routine as a mouth wash. I use the recommend 5 sprays, after lunch. It has a a minty flavor and is a good “mouth refresher”. It kills any left over garlic or onion smell. It’s easy to stash in your purse, so go ahead and get those extra onions for lunch.
It is safe if swallowed and in fact the bottle does say not to spit it out, but I do. I don’t like swallowing the little pieces of food that get stuck in your teeth after eating. If you are going to use it in the morning after you brush your teeth, then you probably don’t need to.
Question about Tooth Spray: The Tooth spray is intriguing, how does it benefit dental health?
The tooth spray uses a combination of fractionated coconut oil and most importantly, Cacao extract which is clinically proven to fight decay better than fluoride and helps strengthen teeth. The slipper elm helps fight dry mouth which aides in fighting bacteria and the coconut oil is a powerful antibacterial that helps fight gum disease in its liquid fractionated form. You use it anytime throughout the day to fight decay, freshen breath and fight dry mouth. You can also brush with it or use between brushing and after meals, etc. I use it every day. It’s incredible for sensitive teeth! – Wayne Perry CEO Greensation
My New Daily Dental Routine:
I asked Wayne what he recommend as far as implementing the products and this is what he said:
Do you recommend using all three products, Cocodent, Tooth Spray and Tooth Oil daily?
It all depends on the person. I use the toothpaste at bedtime and spray throughout the day and then I still use my regular toothpaste in the morning.
What order should the products be used in?
Most people brush with the oil in the morning and use the spray throughout the day and then the toothpaste at bed time. Of course many people just use one or two of the products. Many people use the spray and toothpaste together when brushing and the same thing with the oil. I don’t think there’s really a right or wrong way to use these products.
Since I oil pull in the mornings with “plain” organic coconut oil I decided to try out a custom schedule.
Here’s what I came up with:
I have noticed a huge difference in my overall oral health, in just a weeks time. I have Periodontal Disease and I can actually see the difference in my gums. The inflammation is almost non-existent and I haven’t had any issue with bleeding for the past couple of days. It has been great! I plan on keeping this routine up and I can’t wait to see what the next month and year are going to do for me.
I will be updating this post in a couple weeks with my results over a prolonged period of time.
A little info about Greensations Q&A with Wayne Perry, Founder:
1) Can you tell me a little about Greensations and the array of products you offer?
Greensations specializes in creating unique proprietary natural health and beauty products in a variety of categories including skincare, oral care, cough & cold, pain and more. Founded in 2010, Greensations has more than 20 natural personal care products under a variety of brands including Sinus Plumber, Acne Killer and Thermaskin which are sold in national chains such as Vitamin World, Price Chopper and ACE Hardware. Our brands have been featured by Doctor Oz, the Doctors and more.
2)What inspired you to create a company centered around all natural ingredients?
Before I founded Greensations, I created the world’s first hot pepper nasal spray in my kitchen after accidentally discovering that hot peppers could stop my chronic headaches while doing a live police pepper spray demonstration. From that moment on I became fascinated with natural health products and it became my life’s work. Until then i was a self defense instructor and crime news reporter who went around the country doing defensive pepper spray demonstrations for live audiences and on tv shows such as Oprah Winfrey. My first product was Sinus Buster which is sold in almost every big drug stores chain today. I went on to create a better version called Sinus Plumber with Horseradish and Pepper under the Greensations banner.
3) What is your number one selling product?
4) Which product is your personal favorite?
Acne Killer Body Wash & Sinus Plumber and our Cocodent tooth spray! Those are the three I use personally all the time. I love them equally.
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