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Oral Care: The Natural Market



Consumer buying trends and the Oral Care market have seen a dramatic increase in the interest in products showcasing natural, sustainable and environmentally friendly materials. While fluoride is seen within numerous Oral Care products since the late 1890s, the increase of natural, organic and fluoride-free products has created a new market for eco-conscious consumers. 

With the Oral Care market expecting to increase by US $8.8 billion from the year 2019 and reaching just over US $53 billion by 2025, leading innovative brands are at the frontline of this expanding market, and you could be too.

Below we have put together our recommended oils, the perfect addition to any Oral Care formulation:

floviva Peppermint Oil

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is one of the most sought-after essentials oils in the Oral Care industry due to its wide range of antibacterial, anti-fungal and antibiofilm properties and excellent, refreshing flavour and fragrance. In addition to its therapeutic properties, the compound menthol, which is found in Peppermint Oil, helps stimulate the nervous system, providing a cooling and refreshing sensation often associated with ‘minty freshness’.

floviva Spearmint Oil

Like Peppermint Oil, Spearmint Oil is also popular within the Oral Care industry due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and its uniquely sweet flavour and fragrance. Furthermore, Spearmint Oil can stimulate saliva production, which is essential in ensuring overall oral health and well-being. 

floviva Myrrh Oil

Myrrh Oil is often used within the Oral Health industry due to its various suggested healing and medicinal properties and warm, sweet, spicy notes. In addition, the proposed benefits include antibacterial and antiseptic properties, making the oil more popular within mouthwash products to help treat oral infections and freshen breath. Myrrh Oil has a bitter yet sweet flavour, a unique addition to any Oral Health product. 

floviva Frankincense Oil

Frankincense (Boswellia carterii / serrata) is also popular within the Oral Health industry due to its aromatic, pine, mint-like fragrance and its anti-inflammatory properties (due to the presence of Boswellic acid). It is often used to help treat various inflammatory diseases such as gingivitis, a periodontal tissue inflammatory disease. 

floviva Eucalyptus Oil 

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties due to the major component present in the leaf (Eucalyptol/1,8-cineol).Eucalyptus Oil has antimicrobial activity against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria and also helps to fight various germs that cause bad breath and oral discomfort. 

Fresh eucalyptus leaves. Flat lay, top view. Nature green Eucalyptus leaves background

floviva Clove Bud Oil

Clove Oil is another sought-after essential oil due to its antifungal, antioxidant and antibacterial properties and robust, warm and spicy flavour, making it the perfect addition to various dental products. Previous studies have shown that Clove Oil (which contains Eugenol, a natural anaesthetic), can be used to treat dry socket, tooth pain and Staphylococcus infection, which is known to have antibiotic resistance. 

floviva Cinnamon Oil

Cinnamon Oil is an excellent addition to any Oral Care application due to its various antimicrobial and antibacterial properties (due to the high level of Eugenol contained in the leaf and the high level of Cinnamaldehyde contained in the bark) and sweet, spicy flavour and fragrance. The pure compounds within the oil show significant activities against oral pathogens, which could be beneficial in oral disease prevention, endodontics, and candidiasis treatment.

Citrus Essential Oils

Citrus essential oils such as lemon, lime and orange are often used within the Oral Care industry due to their sweet and refreshing flavour and fragrance. The high content of d-limonene contributes to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making them a popular choice of ingredient.

To find out more, please visit ProTec Botanica’s website or download their product list to view their full range of essential oils, butters and waxes.