Are citrus oils safe for my teeth?

To avoid sugary drinks, I have been adding citrus essential oils (from Young Living Vitality™ Dietary Essential Oils) to my water as I don’t always have the fresh fruits on hand to add into my drinks. I alternate between, lemon, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, lime, jade lemon and citrus fresh essential oils. Totally flavor overload and love it! It is a great way to enhance my water to increase my water intake.

As I started adding the oils to my water, several questions popped into my mind. What are the differences between citrus juice and citrus essential oils? Are citrus oils safe for my teeth? So I started looking into it and found some useful info and I’m so glad I did! There are many videos and articles explaining the differences. This info-graph explains in a simple way some of the differences and I hope it will help put your mind at ease too.

We try to aim for a more alkaline PH balance for our body/mouth. Citrus juice may damage enamel because fruit juice is from fruit pulp that has citrus acid (decreases PH/acidity increases) where as citrus oils is from the rind and contains citron molecule (PH didn’t change). Therefore citrus oils are better than juice on your enamel.

I’m so glad that I can have these natural delicious flavors in my pantry throughout all seasons. Vitality™ Dietary Essential Oils make it super convenient!

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