I have been fortunate in life to have healthy teeth (thanks mom for making me brush). But honestly, I am not that great at taking care of them. I brush every day, usually forget to floss, never use mouth wash and usually make it to the dentist once a year, on a good year….Believe it or not, I have only had two cavities in my life. There are others though in my family who suffer from tooth troubles, regardless of good care.

Clove essential oil has an amazing ability to support oral health. This unique oil has a variety of uses including cleaning the gums and teeth, providing a warming massage, adding flavor to desserts and other dishes—the list goes on and on. The warm, spicy scent of Clove makes it very powerful and invigorating, and a good addition to a diffuser blend, especially in the fall and winter seasons.  Clove oil is a must-have for your essential oil collection. It does have a very strong flavor, so when using in your mouth, you will want to dilute! The first time I gave it to my husband for a toothache, I did not dilute and it was not a pleasant experience for him! But it did numb the pain 🙂 Clove is good for intense pain and bacteria.

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My preferred oil for gum and tooth pain, but a more expensive choice, is Roman Chamomile. While providing a sweet, floral aroma, Roman Chamomile can soothe body systems as it supports calming effects for the skin, mind and body. Roman Chamomile grows close to the ground, reaching only up to a foot in height. It has gray-green leaves, flowers that resemble a daisy, and smells like apple. The plant has been nicknamed the “plant’s physician” because it has positive effects on plants growing nearby. Ancient Romans used the oil for courage during war. If you have a teething baby, Roman chamomile diluted and applied directly on gums will sooth. I also use it for tooth pain. It does not have the strong taste or burn that clove has.


I have made an easy, chemical free, mouthwash to help promote oral health and healing.

DIY Mouthwash

2 cups distilled water

5 drops doTERRA On Guard essential oil

5 drops of one of the following oils depending on preferred taste (Peppermint, Lemon, Clove, Melaleuca, or Wild Orange)

16 ounce dark glass bottle

Simply mix oils and water together in your glass bottle and swish after brushing. I personally love doTERRA On Guard toothpaste!




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