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HOW DO I USE THE TEETH PASTE? To use the Teeth Paste: Sometimes I shake the jar, sometimes I stir the coconut oil more into the DE as it tends to settle. dip your tooth brush into the jar, scoop a grape size amount onto the brush. Brush your teeth. Follow up with flossing and your regular dental hygiene routine. You can always add more peppermint and/or eucalyptus essential oil. As you use you'll want to mix up to keep the coconut oil mixing with the DE. It seems complicated but MF thinks its a fair trade off considering the effectiveness and minimal ingredients of the paste.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I SWALLOW THE TEETH PASTE? SHOULD I SPIT? If you are familiar with oil pulling, you use rad plant based things to pull nasties from your mouth and get rid of it. The difference with the Teeth Paste is the diatomaceous earth. It acts like a strong magnet grabbing the nasties and will hold onto them all the way through your digestive tract, even pulling more with it. You can spit out into the sink with some childlike delight! Look at the tiny plant skeletons! Look at the nasties it has taken from your mouth! WAHOO! Yes, it is a little messy. Yes, it is not what you are used to. It is not fluffy because I don't use sodium lauryl sulfates or other toxic, harsh detergents or petroleum. Because you are better than that. Because I am smashing that idea. You also can swallow the Teeth Paste. Personally, sometimes I am on autopilot and even after five years I habitually spit. It's really up to you. Either choice you make, the nasties pulled by the DE include bacteria, fungus, protozoa, endotoxins, pesticides and heavy metals.
WHAT IS REFLECTED IN THE COST OF MERAKI OFFERINGS?
Essentially: high quality ingredients, lots of labor, heart and hand crafted essentials that are deeply medicinal, zero waste packaging.
All plants used are organic, majority of them started by seed, by me, in february - april. As plants grow, oils are infused for at least one lunar cycle. The soaps are filled with medicinal plants and start at seed, evolving with the plant and lunar cycles for approximately six months. These items are deeply healing, handcrafted, homegrown. The prices of the offerings reflect the quality of care, the preventative and first aid medicine, the planning and labor required. Costs also reflect the zero waste packaging - very, very, very few other providers are using compostable tubes for salves, and the metal tins, dropper bottles, glass jars can be repurposed or sent back to the farmacy and re-filled for you.
I appreciate you seeing the expansive value in what I do through meraki farmacy and am continuously honored by your support and choices.
WHY DO YOU HAVE A DONATION?PASS IT ON OPTION? Accessibility is paramount. In the capitalist, white centric society in which we live, there are millions of people who don't have access to safe products. I kindly request that white people, people with increased access to resources, people who are financially stable through the effects of COVID-19 share resources so that People of Color, Black people, Indigenous people, Queer people and Trans people can have access to medicinal and preventative care essentials. This is one way I as a practitioner and business owner can honor and pay respects to the folks who suffer immensely from systems that are violent and oppressive. I need your aid, generosity, assistance, commitment to do so.
HOW DO I STORE MERAKI PRODUCTS? The best way to keep your soap lasting longer and from getting really mushy is to not keep it in a puddle of water between uses and keep out of direct sunlight. Vitamin E is an ingredient in all soaps and balms, nourishing your skin and acting as a natural preservative. However, there IS shelf life just like all things natural. You should use the soap within 6 months of purchase.
FUN FACT: Each soap responds to your skin & your water quality so each person will have a unique experience. Isn't that rad?
Balms can be at room temperature. Use within 6-10 months of purchase. You may find there is a liquid layer atop the Teeth Paste; it's just coconut oil and peppermint essential oil. You can shake or stir it into the paste at use. You can also add more mint essential oil as you like. Store tinctures and flower essences at room temperature out of direct sunlight. They are preserved in alcohol and do not expire. Shake before use.
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