Oil Pulling..Yep, I'm doing it!
I am by no means a hippie. I hate the smell of patchouli. If you had told me a month ago that I would be oil pulling, I would have told you you were cray cray. Yet, here I am...pulling oil through my teeth as I type this.
I read about it on Facebook, I had coconut oil in my cupboard...whitens teeth...I'm in!
Here's what I do:
-I take about a third of a teaspoon of coconut oil and put it in my mouth.
-Then, I swish it around for 20 minutes.
-After 20 min, spit it out in the garbage. Do not spit in your sink, it will clog your pipes.
-Rinse with water.
Is it gross swishing oil in my mouth?
Nope. Doesn't bother me one bit.
Does this replace teeth brushing?
Nope. I still brush my teeth every morning and night.
Are my teeth whiter?
Yep. My teeth are noticeably whiter! *squee*
Does it help with bad breath?
Yep. I find your breath is just neutral. Not minty, just makes your mouth feel clean.
I have been using Spectrum Naturals, Organic Coconut Oil, refined. I've read that unrefined is better, it has to do with the amount of Lauric Acid. Once this jar is done, I am going to try unrefined...I'll keep you posted on that.
Straight up, I have no idea if the health benefits are true. I didn't have headaches before, so I don't know if it helps with that.
Since I started, my husband has picked it up, as well as one of my friends in the burbs. Are we the only one's on this train? I've been told I'm nuts...You bet...coconuts;)