A liquid pearl of holy anointing oil from the tree of life, frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii) is from the sap of the frankincense tree. Living Libation's frankincense essential oil comes from Somaliland where the highest quality of gums whose origins lie in the most ancient groves rooted in antiquity - the Dhallo valley, the heart of frankincense country. Their unique distiller specializes in the hydrodistillation of the fresh oleo-gum resins of Frankincense. It is very rare to have frankincense distilled with material from the fresh harvest – this creates a rich frankincense with a wide range of incredible top notes and heart notes. Frankincense has been used to support oral health for thousands of years in Middle Eastern areas. It is common for Arabian people to place the resin in their mouths daily and chew it to strengthen teeth and gums. Frankincense is chewed to strengthen teeth and gums and to refresh the mouth. Known for its antimicrobial properties, it is also used to assist with infection of the teeth and gums. Compounds of frankincense have been found to exhibit in vitro antibacterial, antifungal, and immunomodualtory properties.
Myrrh is an oleo gum resin obtained from species of Commiphora myrrha trees. Myrrh is one of the oldest botanical medicines in the world. It has been mentioned in Egyptian medical texts including the Ebers Papyrus, which documents over eight hundred medicinal formulas. The Egyptians used large amounts of myrrh, rituals, medicines, cosmetics and embalming. In Chinese medicine, the use of myrrh was recorded as early as 600 CE during the Tang Dynasty for medicinal formulas. For thousands of years myrrh has been praised as one of the most effective substances for sore gums by herbalists and by practitioners of TCM. Ancient Greece valued myrrh for its astringent and antiseptic properties to treat wounds. In addition to its antiseptic, antimicrobial and astringent properties, it has used by people wishing to stimulate circulation in the gum tissue. Myrrh’s oral history includes it being used for swollen, spongy gums, canker sores, and sore throats.
Peppermint, Mentha piperita, helps with digestion and has an analgesic and cooling anti-inflammatory effect. Ingesting peppermint oil reduces levels of oxidized fats in body tissue and reverses declines in glutathione that were caused by radiation exposure. Living Libation's peppermint is a genuine distillation of the fresh leaves and comes from a fourth generation family of distillers in France. It is important to understand that the peppermint flavouring in commercial toothpaste is artificial menthol and offers no benefit in preventing gingivitis. Real peppermint is a potent anti-oxidant and inhibits the bacterium that causes tooth decay.
Tea Tree Oil, Malaleuca alternifolia, from the paper bark tea tree, has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal plant by the Australian Aborigines. Tea tree oil has anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties. Tea tree is very high in natural anti-inflammatory agents and contains the plant-chemicals cineol and propanol, both kinds of natural chemicals that can decrease gingivitis and reduce plaque.
Thyme Linalool, Thymus officinalis linalool, is a rare variety of the thyme species. It is both antiseptic and gentle. Thyme Linalool balances oral salivary secretions, stimulates the immune system, and acts as a decongestant. Overall, it is a tonifying and effective immuno-stimulant with anti-bacterial agents.