Ok. So recently as I went away with some fabulous friends I heard some girls talking about oil pulling while we stood in an elevator heading to our destination. I’ve heard of the ‘swish coconut oil in your month’ thing BUT thought it was probably just a trend AND always heard the ‘ugh it’s gross’ after the comment. I never bothered trying it because, well honestly, I didn’t want to waste my coconut oil and be gagging. But the other 2 friends I was with mentioned they both do it and they don’t find it gross at all. Sooooo I thought ‘what the heck’ let’s try this. [A tip a friend gave me was to put in mouth and swish was getting ready to leave in AM- BAM multitasking at it’s best!]
So I read up on it and tried it.
It’s supposed to actually PULL the bad bacteria etc from your mouth-helping against gingivitis, plaque, & microorganisms that cause bad breath. “Cells are covered with a lipid, or fatty, membrane, which is the cells skin. When these cells come into contact with oil, a fat, they naturally adhere to each other”. “This oral therapy dates back 3,000yrs” -Jessica T Emery, DMD.
Once your time pulling is over, spit into the trash not the sink — the oil could solidify and clog your drain.
It wasn’t a bad experience! I started with tsp and did it for 5 minutes or so because my son wanted something from me and I couldn’t talk to him while swishing haha. I will work up the tbsp. and longer time frame lol