Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap — Is it Safe for Your Mouth?

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Most of us are familiar with Dr. Bronner’s, a company that produces a host of hygiene products, including hand and body soaps, toothpaste, and hand disinfectant. You might have seen that they say that their castile soap can be used as toothpaste, but is this safe? In today’s episode, Dr. B dives into what castile soap actually is and why it is better than regular, mass-produced soaps. He talks about why, when combined with essential oils, which are bactericidal, using castile soap as toothpaste is not a good idea. Remember, we want to nourish and feed our mouths rather than create a dysbiosis. Finally, Dr. B recommends how to safely use castile soap as toothpaste if you are in a pinch. Be sure to tune in today!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Insights into castile soap, its history and how Dr. B has been using it for over 30 years. 
  • Why you should not be putting essential oils in your mouth. 
  • What a dysbiosis in the mouth is and the myriad of problems it leads to. 
  • If you are in a pinch, you can use castile soap; just make sure to dilute it! 
  • How Dr. Bronner’s differs from regular soap; it doesn’t dry your skin out, and it’s alkaline.

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