I’ve always had very sensitive skin and as a result I’m very conscious about the products I use. Which is why when I developed perioral dermatitis near the end of last year I was very surprised.
I tried a variety of creams and ointments but nothing seems to help. I thought it might be due to stress but I started doing some research of my own and was surprised to find that one of the most common causes of perioral dermatitis is fluoride sensitivity! I immediately decided to change all my oral care products. I’d known about Olgani for a while so I decided to give that a try. Within a few days the redness started to go away and after a couple of weeks it was gone completely and hasn’t returned since.
Did you know? The skin along your gums is extremely thin and as a result, the chemicals in your oral care products can be absorbed into your body through the skin.
Olgani is 100% natural and free from fluoride, parabens, foaming agents and all other nasties. It took a while to get used the salty taste but now I absolutely love it and can't imagine using anything else in my mouth.
There are two toothpastes in the range:
Olgani Herbal Refreshing Toothpaste - I use this one during the day. This has quite a strong taste due to the high amount of sea salt, herbal extracts and essential oils.
Olgani Mineral Rich Evening Toothpaste - this is designed to be used at night, the ingredients are designed to assist the body’s natural process of re-mineralisation of the teeth.
I’m also currently using the Clove and Xylitol mouthwash. The mouthwash is used by mixing a spoon full with about half a cup of warm water.
Olgani oral care products are available from selected Clicks and health stores. If you’re in Cape Town Southern Suburbs, I normally pick mine up from Soil for Life’s organic gardens in Constantia, they have a little shop which sells a few selected products.
My name is Megan, I'm a non-practicing Nutritionist. I live in Cape Town with my husband and two crazy dogs. Read more.