So, oil pulling is all the rage in healthy living, and while it’s all the rage now, it’s actually an ancient Ayervedic dental technique. It involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for about 20 minutes. And because it’s known to draw out toxins in your body and improve oral health and overall health, I had to try it!
Here’s what I used:
– Silicone cupcake mold (use whatever cupcake, candy or ice mold you have)
– ½ C coconut oil
– 20-30 drops of essential oils (appropriate for oral use) I used 20 drops of
peppermint and 10 drops of lemon.
Here’s what I did:
– Melt the coconut oil (if it’s not already melted. I live in AZ so my coconut oil was
already in liquid form.)
– Add the essential oils
– Pour into your molds
– Put in the freezer to harden
– Remove from freezer and store in a jar in the fridge
– Use one daily
I waited an hour before removing the molds from the freezer. I cut my coconut bites in half to make it easier and more comfortable to chew! I could probably fit an entire cupcake in my mouth but come on this isn’t a cupcake!! If you have mini molds or candy molds, those would work great. I didn’t, so I used what I had!
On to the fun part!
Chew on your coconut bite for 20 minutes. I say chew, but it actually turns into more of a swishing! Find something to do to take your focus off of your chewing! You will thank me later! When you spit the oil out of your mouth, spit in the garbage can so you don’t clog up your sink.
When using oil pulling regularly, you may notice your teeth and gums feel much cleaner, that your breath is fresher and that your teeth are whiter!
We will be implementing this healthy habit into our family’s daily dental routine.