Are you pregnant?
Many women look to rid their lives of synthetic toxins by switching to natural personal care products. We applaud your choice to clean up your personal care routine for both you and your child. While natural products are infinitely better for your health than most conventional products, natural does not mean that products come without some precaution. There is a lot of unsubstantiated information on the web, we want our customers to be informed about their health and feel empowered, below you will find information about certain ingredients and pregnancy.
Myrrh and Pregnancy.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that myrrh is contradicted during pregnancy, based on this tradition many sources recommend avoiding myrrh as an oral supplement while pregnant. During clinical studies, rats given 50-200 mg/kg of myrrh essential oil/resin blend showed no malformation or adverse effects on the fetus of the rat. It is considered category B1 - no evidence of increased malformation or other harmful effects on the fetus with limited use in women. Opinions are divided but studies have shown myrrh to be safe during breastfeeding. [source] [source]
The recommended dose of myrrh as an oral supplement is 1gram a day, our 51gram jar contains only 2 grams of myrrh resin in total. Over the lifetime of the jar (6 months) your daily exposure to myrrh is only a trace amount. While according to clinical studies this should cause no alarm we wish our customers to be informed, empowered and choose the right products for their lifestyle.
Why do we use myrrh?
Myrrh is an incredible natural medicine. Made famous by the three wise men, is the resin of the Commiphora myrrha tree. Myrrh is known to be anti-bacterial and anti-septic. It is frequently used by both Ayurveda and western medicine to treat oral problems such as canker sores, mouth ulcers, loose gums and sore throat. It is also analgesic for toothaches. [source] It is one of the top recommended tonics for oral care across nearly all cultures and eras of medicine. Hippocrates recommended it for mouth sores as did the 12th century herbalist Hildegard of Bingen, today Myrrh is used widely as a mouthwash, toothpaste additive and proven anti-gingivitis paste. [source]
We believe Myrrh to be an invaluable ingredient for your oral health.