Cracked Candy Cinnamon Candy
New Cracked Candy Xylitol Candy
We try to take simple, pure ingredients and turn them into Cracked Candy. There's no machinery used, just our bare hands. That means that
each tin of Cracked Candy and each individual piece is different - that’s part of the fun of it, we think - but we don't get out so much these days.
The therapeutic grade essential oils we use are 100% pure and, wherever possible, organic. This means that have all sorts of surprising benefits:
Peppermint: Used for digestive disorders including nausea, vomiting, flatulence, indigestion. Clears the brain, helps concentration,
is a restorative in cases of mental fatigue. Helps nasal congestion, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, colds and coughs. It also helps eliminate
bad breath, helps teeth and gums fight germs.
Cinnamon: Anti-microbial. High anti-oxidant capacity. Helps remove blood impurities – it has anti-clotting properties. Helps fight
cholesterol by improving circulation.
Orange:Well-known for its uplifting and calming properties. It can also provide relief from internal and external inflammation caused by
infections by stimulating blood circulation. It is known to promote digestion, ease constipation and increase the absorption of vitamin C.
It is even said to have an aphrodisiac effect!
Lemon: Powerful antiseptic, anti-bacterial and antifungal. It is calming so helps ease mental fatigue and nervous tension.
It can therefore refresh the mind and help increase concentration and alertness. Lemon improves circulation, can help indigestion and also
ensures good sleep.
A word of to the wise: We know it's delicious but don’t eat the whole tin at once or you could find yourself rushing to the bathroom. Too much Xylitol can
do that to you. Also don’t feed it to your dog; along with grapes, chocolate and coffee, Xylitol can be harmful to your pooch.
What is Xylitol
Good question. It’s a natural sweetener found in birch trees, fruits, vegetables, and believe or not, our own bodies. In fact our bodies make between five to ten grams a day. Clever clinical studies have shown that eating it daily may reduce cavities, plaque and promote remineralisation of tooth enamel. It has 50% fewer calories than sugar and 75% fewer carbs. So, Xylitol: smart stuff; silly name!
Here’s a bit of dental science: Xylitol stimulates saliva because it tastes sweet, but unlike sugar it’s not converted to the acids that nasty bacteria live off in the mouth. The result? It reduces levels of decay-causing bacteria therefore protecting your teeth. As little as six to eight grams a day can bring about these benefits. Many large-scale clinical studies have shown it to have long-lasting dental benefits. In fact, over 25 years of clinical tests confirm that Xylitol is the best sweetener for teeth. This has led to official endorsements by dental associations in England, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia and the Netherlands of many Xylitol products. Okay, enough science.
Some people have asked ‘is it safe?’ Absolutely. Xylitol has been approved for people of all ages, and studies show it’s of particular benefit to children. Because it only scores a seven on the Glycemic Index it is safe for diabetics too. Did we mention Xylitol also acts against some bacteria that cause ear infections? At Cracked Candy we source birch wood Xylitol that is non GMO and made right here in the USA.