I know that oil pulling has been a HUGE topic around the web lately, so I wanted to discuss it from a personal standpoint myself, and give my take on it. I first read this article that was sent to me on facebook and I was confused and perplexed. I thought to myself-- Sure I have used coconut oil plenty of times. I use it to cook all of my vegetables, I also use it to moisturize my skin, but swishing it around in my mouth? I don't really know about that....
Either way, I wanted to give it a try, because I am a curious person who loves any natural remedies for whitening teeth, freshening breath, etc.
Anyway. So I did it. I put a teaspoon in my mouth, swished it around and sat on the couch for twenty minutes. I first felt a little weird having this consistency in my mouth, but you get used to it, and there is no overpowering flavor anyway, so it's almost like putting water in your mouth and moving it around.
I used Organic expeller pressed coconut oil, which comes in a thicker consistency and loosens once it is heated. I didn't bother heating it as it slowly melted on its own.
My results ? My teeth look so much whiter! After spitting it out I noticed my breath is naturally pleasant too.
Some of the other health benefits include:
_ Prevents bad breath
_ Strengthens teeth
_ Increases oral health
_ Relieves headaches
_ Reduces insomnia
_ Supports Kidney Function
_ Strengthens gums & jaw
I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed this experience, and I plan on doing it again. Do you plan on trying it out?