How long should I swish with the Brushing Rinse for before I brush?
There is not a hard set required swishing time, but on average you should swish for 30-60 seconds. If you are running short on time, you can do it for about 10-15 seconds. If you have more time or an acute oral issue that you are trying to target, you could swish for a minute or so.
How do I keep the Brushing Rinse from dribbling out of my mouth as I’m trying to brush?
You can tilt your head back a little as you are brushing. If it still comes out, you could spit a little out after you swish so that you are brushing with less. By the way, it is OK if it does get on your skin.
Is it safe to use the Brushing Rinse with a Water Pik?
We do not recommend using our product in a water pik. We have heard that forcing peroxide through the gums is not a safe practice. You may want to do further research on that subject.
Is it safe to use the Brushing Rinse with braces?
No one has reported a problem with using the Brushing Rinse (BR) with braces. The BR will whiten the whole tooth when the braces come off. It’s nice to have the extra cleansing power the BR provides when brushing is impeded by the braces.
Are your products gluten free?
None of the ingredients in our products contain gluten. None of the other products manufactured at our manufacturing facility contain gluten, but we cannot attest to the places where each individual ingredient has come into contact. It is highly unlikely that any of our ingredients come into contact with gluten, but because we do not test them for gluten, we cannot say so definitely.
Is it OK if I swallow a little of the Brushing Rinse by accident?
Many people use the ingredients in the Rinse for internal therapies. No worries on swallowing a little.
Should I also use an abrasive in addition to the Brushing Rinse?
You could brush with an abrasive like Essential Oxygen BR Tooth Polish, and on-demand abrasive you can use as much or as little as needed depending on your enamel and abrasion needs.
Is Brushing Rinse safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?
Some say clove oil is contraindicated for pregnant women. The amount used in the Brushing Rinse is quite small and it is not ingested. Another consideration is the toll pregnancy takes on women’s teeth. It is a time to be hyper vigilant with oral care and minimizing oral bacteria. The old saying goes, “For every baby, a tooth.” Thus, I suggest you do a little research online and choose what feels right for you.
Is lemon damaging to tooth enamel?
Lemon juice can be hard on tooth enamel. Lemon essential oil, as used in the Brushing Rinse is not.
Does hydrogen peroxide erode tooth enamel?
Our research has revealed no indication that 1.5% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide (FGHP) removes enamel or is harmful to teeth in any way.
Is the Brushing Rinse safe for small children?
Yes, it is safe for small children, but adult supervision is recommended.
Should I rinse with water after using the Brushing Rinse?
We suggest rinsing after brushing or swishing to stop the foaming action.
What is the complete ingredient list for the Brushing Rinse?
Purified water, 1.5% food grade hydrogen peroxide, organic aloe vera, and organic essential oils including peppermint, rosemary, cinnamon, eucalyptus, lemon & clove.
Does the Brushing Rinse contain any animal ingredients or by-products of animals?
No animals or animal by-products are used in any of our products.
Do you recommend using toothpaste with the Brushing Rinse?
It is okay to use toothpaste with the Brushing Rinse, but I find current toothpastes on the market are problematic for a number of reasons. For one, it often contains harmful substances like sodium lauryl sulfate, alcohol or fluoride. Almost all “natural” toothpastes contain glycerin which research reveals blocks the absorption of minerals in teeth. I have grown to prefer the freshness of the Brushing Rinse to the gooey sweetness of toothpaste. Many dentists feel that brushing with toothpaste is removing enamel at an unhealthy rate. To protect my enamel, I brush with the Brushing Rinse daily and use clay or baking soda once a week to remove any film from my teeth.
3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Why does the Hydrogen Peroxide sometimes bulge or bubble at the bottom?
Sometimes heat or exposure to light can cause the oxygen to expand and there is not enough room in the bottle so it bloats. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the product when this occurs. This happens because we do not add any of the toxic stabilizers found in the brown bottle hydrogen peroxide.
What is the difference between Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide and the brown bottle type found in drugstores?
The hydrogen peroxide found in brown bottles in drugstores is intended for cosmetic and industrial use. It is manufactured with stabilizers to extend shelf life. The stabilizers contain significant quantities of heavy metals and other toxins such as tetra sodium phosphate, sodium stagnate, acetanilide and phenol. The FDA does not condone the internal use of cosmetic or industrial grade hydrogen peroxide, but allows it for oral and topical use. At Essential Oxygen, we feel that putting something on our skin or in our mouth is the same as taking the substance internally. Essential Oxygen Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide does not contain the toxic additives and heavy metals of cosmetic or industrial grade hydrogen peroxide.
What is the difference between 3% and 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide?
Hydrogen peroxide can be diluted to varying strengths from 1% for oral use to 90% for rocket fuel. Solutions stronger than 6% are caustic and can burn skin. Stronger solutions require hazardous handling fees when shipped. To be safe and because most personal and home uses don’t require more than a 3% solution, Essential Oxygen only manufactures 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide. When determining equivalency in recipes it is important to know that 1 drop of 35% hydrogen peroxide is equivalent to 11 drops of 3%.
Is Hydrogen Peroxide safe for internal use?
We are not doctors and cannot recommend internal use of food grade hydrogen peroxide. Opinions are mixed about using hydrogen peroxide internally. The One Minute Cure and Flood Your Body with Oxygen are a couple books on the subject.
What are other uses for 3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide?
Consider using our 8oz spray bottle in the kitchen as a way to clean without imparting any toxic residue. Here are some ways we use it:
- In the sink after animal protein has been washed
- To whiten and clean counters instead of using toxic Clorox Clean-Up
- To authentically get the smell out of a trash can rather than just covering it up
- To spray on berries and other fruits & veggies
- To soak produce and invigorate it for a longer shelf life
- To brighten laundry without toxic Oxy Clean.
How can I order wholesale?
We can sell you wholesale product if you have a resale number. To place an order, email Angie at [email protected]. She will send you a new customer form and take your order.
Who do I contact for media requests?
Contact Emmi Buck, at [email protected].
Do you ship internationally?
Currently, we do not ship internationally. You can order our products from Amazon.com, iHerb.com, Vitacost.com, or thousands of other online retailers that ship internationally.
Do you have an affiliate or influencer program?
Yes, we have an affiliate program as well as flexibility to work with influencers in various ways. Our affiliate + influencer program info can be found here. We are open to ideas that help promote radiant health for all on this planet, so please reach out to Emmi Buck ([email protected]) with any partnership or co-promotion ideas.