Olgani – the Smart, Natural Approach to Oral Health Care
If you love natural products and care about what you put in – and onto – your body, opt for natural oral care that will effectively clean your mouth and nourish your body.
Olgani Naturals is a brand that cares about the health of the entire body and offers a completely natural oral health care option to protect and care for your teeth and gums. Olgani Naturals’ philosophy and core belief lies in proper oral and bodily care; because the body absorbs what we put onto and into it. The absorption properties of the oral mucosa are approximately two to three times higher than that of the epidermis, making the use of safe and healthy oral care products, critical. All Olgani toothpastes and mouth washes are made from specially selected medicinal plants and are completely edible – they’re as good for your body as they are for your pearly whites.
Olgani products are free from glycerine, fluoride, sweeteners, foaming agents, artificial preservatives, dyes and flavours, artificial anti-bacterial agents and parabens. Glycerine can coat the teeth, slowing the natural process of re-mineralisation of tooth enamel and contributing to the formation of dental plaque. Instead of the need for glycerine in Olgani’s formulae, the principal of “oil pulling” was adopted, using sesame and coconut oils to create a unique signature blend, NutrireB. NutrireB is a proprietary base combination of rice flour, sesame oil and sea salt. Rice flour, which is rich in minerals and vitamins, is non-abrasive yet thoroughly polishes the teeth. Sesame oil moisturizes and nourishes gums and teeth. Sea salt is a natural preservative, regulating the pH and stimulating production of saliva, your body’s natural mouth wash.
Olga Niemkiewicz, the creative force behind the Olgani products, grew up in Poland at a time when modern-day health and body-care products were not available. “We had to use what was available naturally,” said Niemkiewicz. “You could say we lived an organic life. The use of natural ingredients and wholesome food to protect and maintain health was an integral part of my life.”
Years later, living in South Africa, Niemkiewicz was diagnosed with a serious case of periodontal disease, and surgery was recommended. She asked for a four month respite to remedy the problem using her knowledge of natural remedies. She formulated the herbal brushing salts and was successful in containing and improving the periodontal disease. No surgery was necessary. Similar success stories from friends who used her ‘salts blend’, convinced her to market them. The first Olgani product – Herbal Brushing Salts ‘Original’ was born.
Today the Olgani Naturals range includes a Herbal Refreshing Toothpaste, two different types of mouth wash – Sage & Spearmint and Clove & Xylitol, and the latest addition to the range, Mineral Rich Evening Toothpaste, with Mineralife™ Cal/Mag – the first toothpaste on the market especially formulated for night-time use.
Olgani Mineral Rich Evening Toothpaste works in synergy with the body’s natural re-mineralising process, increasing the amount of saliva, minerals and proteins in the mouth, to naturally re-mineralise the teeth while sleeping. “Using our evening toothpaste just before bed, strengthens tooth enamel and helps prevent cavities and decay,” says Niemkiewicz.
The evening toothpaste is the perfect partner for regular Olgani Herbal Refreshing Toothpaste with NutrireB, which is ideal for daily use.
The mineral-rich Olgani Sage & Spearmint Mouth Wash or Olgani Clove and Xylitol Mouth Wash are effective at removing bigger particles between the teeth before brushing, and are also handy to use on the go during the day. The mouth washes are a dry blend of sea salt, organic herbal extracts and essential oils. A half a teaspoon of the salts quickly dissolves in warm water for a rinse and gargle. They can also be used as brushing salts – applied directly onto a toothbrush.
Marelize Maree, dental hygienist for Christo Brecher Incorporated, has been very impressed with the results she has seen in patients suffering from gingivitis and mouth ulcers. She says her patients’ initial reaction was that the taste of the toothpaste was unfamiliar. “It is a little bit salty, but they get used to it within two to three weeks.”
Maree says the difference she’s seen in patients using Olgani Herbal Refreshing Toothpaste with NutrireB together with Olgani Naturals Mouth Wash as opposed to ordinary toothpaste, is “very exciting and encouraging”.
“Within two to three weeks I noted a big difference in my patients’ overall gum health. Gingivitis patients reported that their bleeding had subsided. When doing follow-up visits with patients, the gum looked pinker and in some cases no bleeding to minimum bleeding was noticed.” Maree added that patients with mouth ulcers said their pain was relieved, and the ulcers vanished within a week.
If you’re looking for an intelligent, all-natural oral health care range that will nourish as you brush your teeth and leave your mouth clean and fresh, Olgani Naturals is the range for you, and your entire family.
The Olgani range is available online from Faithful to Nature and at selected Clicks stores and health shops nationwide.