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Moondust Ingredients


Using our combined dental knowledge and with the help of dental profesisonals, we've brought together the cleanest, most effective natural ingredients possible into our products for maximum cleaning and whitening results. We've chosen ingredients that have proven positive oral health benefits, and that have the perfect balance of abrasion and softness.  Scroll down to see our product ingredients list and take a closer look at why we've handpicked each ingredient.

 

Activated Charcoal

ur Medicinal Grade Activated Coconut Charcoal is made wholly from sustainably sourced coocnut shell charcoal. Activated Charcoal is one of natures finest magnetic sponges for absorbing toxins, poisons, pollutants and bacteria from the body and contains contains no additives, chemicals, or binders. When used in our MoonDust Tooth Powder, it helps create an inhospitable environment for bacteria, draws out toxins in the mouth, freshens breath, and is the secret sauce for naturally whitening teeth!

Safe to swallow:  When ingested Activated Charcoal is one of the finest natural absorbent agents. Each particle of Activated Charcoal contains many small chambers and cavities that “capture” or bind-up unwanted materials and gas, which are safely carried out of the digestive system. Through an electrostatic charge it draws toxins, chemicals, drugs and wastes and will restore the body to its natural and proper condition. The body can therefore proceed with its healing process, uninhibited by toxins. Activated Charcoal is fast becoming popular in whole body detoxifying as it can plays a significant role in maintaining, restoring and enhancing levels of health.

Our Charcoal is sustainably sourced from Sri Lanka.

Bentinite Clay

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Our 100% Australian Bentonite Clay is food grade and so safe to ingest. Bentonite clay does its work drawing toxins out of the mouth and leaves behind minerals that are nourishing for the teeth. Bentonite clay is formed after volcanic ash has weathered and aged in the presence of water. The mouth is one of the most susceptible areas of the body when it comes to harmful outside “invaders” taking over, like bacteria and toxins,  but Bentonite Clay has a strong negative electromagnetic charge, and when activated by water, it acts like a magnet in and on our bodies, pulling metals and toxins to it,  binding to unhealthy substances in the mouth, around the teeth and on the tongue and gums, and helps to remove them before you swallow them.

The alkalinity of the clay helps to balance out the acidity (which eats away tooth enamel and creates halitosis) in the mouth from the food we have eaten. Its also low in abrasivity so it wont scrub away enamel over time. Because of Bentonite’s amazing properties, it has been used in natural toothpastes and even mixed with water and used as a daily rinse. We looooove it in our Powders for that squeaky clean feeling every brush! 

Our Clay is sourced from Australia using clean extraction practices.

Diatomaceous Earth

We use another amazing ingredient in our toothpowders:  Organic Food Grade Australian Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
DE is another great product for teeth, it’s great to help remove plaque and tartar cleaning stains from the teeth and drawing toxins in combination with the clay and Xylitol.  DE is actually composed of the exokeleton of prehistoric diatomic marine algal organisms, and it has a  unique toxingrabbing structure, that works as well internally as it does externally to capture toxins, and dessicate bacteria, virus and parasites. We use an ultra fine organic food grade DE, which is highly effective and has a low abrasion factor

DE is around 80% silica which is a primary mineral to protect teeth and gums - a diet high in silica will harden enamel and prevent cavities. Natural food grade diatomaceous earth contains many trace minerals including; calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc, iron, phosphorous, and selenium, which are also helpful to strengthen teeth and gums. Its a dynomite addition to Moondust Powders. 

Our DE issourced from Australia

Birch Xylitol

Xylitol may sound like its a scary chemical that should be avoided,  but it is a naturally occuring plant sugar, that iis contained in many fruits, plants and trees. We use a low-manufactured extract from Sutainably sourced birch trees. Why use xylitol for a toohpowder? It has been shown in lab tests to actually prevent bacteria from sticking to  teeth and gums. In this way, the bacterial acid-attack that would otherwise last for over half an hour after eating is prevented. Its also naturally sweet and so we can get the best of both worlds here; tooth protection and a yummy brushing experience! 

Ingesting naturally sweet Birch Xylitol is easy and actually healthy. It modifies the saliva in your mouth so that eating meals, desserts and candies flavoured with Xylitol not only do not cause cavities but prevent cavities by promoting the remineralisation of tooth enamel. A win win for Moondust and you! Find out more about our Xylitol from our Australian supplier Naturally Sweet. https://www.naturallysweet.com.au/dental-papers

Imported from the USA. Certified non GMO, Kosher, Halal.

Sea mInerals (vegan)

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A unique wholefood source of natural vegan calcium, GreenCALCIUM is an organic marine plant (Lithothamnium calcareum) naturally rich in elemental calcium, magnesium and 72 other trace minerals crucial for optimum calcium absorption and bone health.

GreenCALCIUM contains 34% elemental calcium and has a unique porous ‘honeycomb-like’ structure and the large surface area that allows for greater absorption and utilisation of calcium in the body. We use calcium in our powders for supported mechanical removal of bacteria, and to support the re-mineralisation of dentine and enamel. GreenCALCIUM is harvested in Ireland and Iceland under strict ISO 9001-2000 certification, is Organic, Kosher and Halal Certified and GRAS Approved. This makes GreenCALCIUM the perfect calcium supplement for all people, including Vegetarians and Vegan looking for vegan toothpaste alternatives.

This product - along with many others in our powders - would also effectively support tooth re-mineralisation by ingesting it too! check out here for more info on green Calcuim. 
 

Spice Mixes

Naturally antibacterial and refreshing for the mouth our carefully selected organic, non-irradited spices in this delicious Chia-spice mix have been used for thousands of years in India and China, not only as condiments, but also as medicine for many ailments. Ayurvedic medicine used cloves for halitosis (bad breath) and clove oil is highly antibacterial. Clove oil has been used in dental practice for hundreds of years to lessen the severity of toothache.  Our Organic Clove Powder comes from Fairtrade farmers in Sri Lanka.

Cinnamon is a spice that's been used since antiquity for its antibacterial properties, and is a great addition to our mix - helping to remove bacteria, and providing great flavour too! Its active compound Cinnamaldehyde has profound antifungal and antibacterial properties too (i).  We use the medicinal form of Cinnamon 'Cinnamomum verum' as it has stronger flavour and proven health benefits.  Our Organic Cinnamon powder is from Fairtrade farmers in Sri Lanka

Ginger  Zingiber Officionalis has many wonderful health qualities taken internally, but for us, we just love the warm tingly feeling we get from using the power in Moondust Cahi-spice powder. This is more than just a pleasant sensation, because this warmth is a direct result of increased blood flow to the gums, and increased blood flow leads to healthier gums that repair more quickly and are more robust against periodontal diseases.  Cardamom is also a warming powder, and just one of those essential flavours for chai you can't go past!  Our ACO certified Organic Ginger powders are sourced from China and our ACO Organic Certified Cardamom powder is sourced from Fairtrade Farmers in Guatemala.

Fresh mixes

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We just love our fresh minty combinations, for that traditional clean taste toothpastey kind of feeling. In our blends we use a blend of Spearmint and Peppermint to add that freshness to the powder. Peppermint has been shown to be as effective as the mouthwash chemical chlorhexidine in inhibiting the formation of biofilm formations linked to dental cavities(i). Powdered peppermint and spearmint leaves have also been used historically to freshen breath and whiten teeth. Both our ACO Certified Organic non-irradiated Peppermint and spearmint powders are from Egypt.

Liquorice is a perennial herb in the legume family – the same family to which peas and beans belong. The root of the liquorice plant is edible and is sweet which is why we choose this as our natural sweetener. But its not just a pretty taste: antibacterial chemicals have been found in liquorice that are believed to inhibit two major causes of tooth decay bacteria and gum decease bacteria (ii).

Although this is an oral product not design to ingest i have found that Pregnant and nursing women and people with oestrogen diseases shouldn’t eat liquorice. In some cases liquorice use can raise blood pressure and lower the potassium level in the blood. We would advise with any of our products to consult with your general practitioner before using.  Our ACO Certifed Organic Liquorice powder is sourced from Egypt

Essential oils

In our gel powders we use essential oils because the plant organics, as yummy as they are, don't last well once hydrated at home. We only use organic, fair trade oils (DOTERRA brand). In our spice mixes we use oils of Cinnamon, Ginger, Clove and Cardamom, and in our minty blends we use Peppermint and Spearmint oils. We substitute Fennel oil for licorice in the gel blends  because at this time we cant source a non-hydrated licorice extract, but Fennel has a similar aniseed taste and is also excellent for gum health in its own right!

Carrier oils - grapeseed and sesame

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Guar


We use organic Psyllium and Locat bean (Guar) powders in our gel mixes to thicken the mix up enough to be used as a gel. Both these totally gluten-free, 100% vegetable powders are created simply from grinding the plant seed or bean without the use of chemicals, and contain no additives or preservatives.

The Psyllium Fiber is the outer covering of the seeds of the plant Plantago ovata, and has been used for 5000 years in India, as part of Ayurveda and by many different cultures as a dietary fiber for constipation and for its blood-cooling properties. It is a soluble tasteless fiber with a high mucilage content, which easily absorbs water to form a slippery gel-like bulk. This gel-like bulk fiber is able to absorb toxins and other substances, and we love it for its clean, easy to use properties in our gel powders.  Our ACO certifed organic Psyllium powder is sourced from sustainable farmers in India.

Our Guar powder is a food product made from fine-crushed Guar beans, without the use of additives or chemicals. Guar is a great thickener and stabilizer - often used in gluten-free cooking, and is really helpful to stabilize and smooth out our gel powders for weeks of clump-free tooth gel! Our organic Guar powder is Sustainably sourced from India. 

 

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