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Xylitol Benefits & Recipes

Xylitol is my favorite all natural sweetener due to its amazing health benefits and recipe versatility! If you aren’t quite familiar with xylitol yet, it comes from the birch tree and is rich in vitamins and minerals.

Here’s the deal, xylitol tastes just like sugar, looks just like sugar, but it isn’t sugar! If you can benefit from an all natural sweetener like xylitol, why not use it as a sugar substitute?

The Perfect Fit

Xylitol is perfect for those with diabetes, special dietary needs such allergies or the keto diet and for those looking for a sweetener to aid in weight loss in a healthy way. I don’t know about you, but I am not about those chemical sweeteners. You know…the ones you find in diet drinks and other artificially sweetened products. You are worse off consuming products containing chemical sweeteners than consuming real sugar.

With no after taste at all, I am proud to say that xylitol is my newest obsession! I already knew about xylitol, as it is commonly found in chewing gum and other oral care products, but I had never thought about substituting it for sugar.

More specifically, Morning Pep xylitol is made in the USA, kosher, vegetarian friendly, non-gmo and free of common allergens including corn, wheat, gluten, soy and dairy. Sounds like a win win to me!

Health Benefits

You will not believe where I am going with this. Xylitol has amazing health benefits too! Its natural health benefits include killing germs, helping get rid of acne and relieving congestion.

Instead of contributing to poor oral hygiene and tooth decay, substitute your oral care products for those containing xylitol, or make your own using the recipes below. When you can, buy candy with xylitol and add xylitol to your recipes as a replacement for sugar. (Adding a spoonful of xylitol to my morning coffee is my newest obsession!)

Xylitol Recipes

Homemade Facial Cleanser:

 Simply combine Morning Pep xylitol with warm water and organic coconut oil.

Homemade Mouthwash:

Combine ½ cup water, ½ cup pure aloe vera juice, 5 tablespoons Morning Pep xylitol, 2 tablespoons baking soda and 6 drops Morning Pep tea tree essential oil.

Homemade Toothpaste:

Combine ½ cup organic coconut oil, 2 tablespoons Morning Pep xylitol, 2 tablespoons baking soda and 8 drops of Morning Pep essential oil such as peppermint, orange or tea tree or a combine of all three. Mix all of the ingredients together to form a toothpaste.

Homemade Nasal Spray:

Combine 1 cup distilled water, 3 teaspoons Morning Pep xylitol and 1 teaspoon iodine free salt. Mix the ingredients together then fill a bulb syringe with this solution. You may also use a neti pot. Lean your head over a sink and gently squirt the solution into the congested nostril while holding the other nostril closed with light pressure. Let the solution drain out of the nostril and into the sink. 

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Xylitol is an all natural sweetener sugar substitute with amazing health benefits. Here are some xylitol recipes including face wash, mouthwash, toothpaste and nasal spray.
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