Saturday, June 13, 2015

How I Stopped Hating Oil Pulling

coconut oil picture from forever concious

After first hearing about oil pulling I spent a solid 30 minutes researching it before convincing myself to do it. There were no possible negative side effects to doing it and how bad can swishing some oil around for a whiter, healthier smile be? If only I knew what I was getting myself into. I couldn't even last a minute without gagging and spitting the coconut oil out of my mouth. I stopped trying for a while until I stumbled across a company that was selling little packets of flavored coconut oil to use for oil pulling. Of course, it cost more for 2 weeks of their product than an entire jar of coconut oil so I decided to make my own flavored coconut oil and that little choice changed my oral hygiene life. 

If you're like me and grossed out by oil pulling try adding some pure oils to flavor it. Make sure your coconut oil is already liquid and then add as many drops as you need to flavor to your liking. My favorite is plain old peppermint. Then swish it around in your mouth for 15-20 minutes while doing something to distract yourself. I will usually throw something on tv, read, or catch up on emails while I do it. Hopefully this helps some of you like it has helped me. For those of you wondering if oil pulling actually works I can say that it has for me. My teeth are whiter and cleaner and there is no risk of sensitivity from using whitening systems. 

Have you tried oil pulling before? What was your experience like?

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