Have you heard of oil pulling recently? I did, and I was VERY intrigued. Apparently the practice has been around for thousands of years, and is great for oral health. I was blessed with a family history of oral health issues, so I’m willing to give it a go.
Just before Christmas, Tropical Traditions was giving away the 32oz jar of Certified Organic Coconut Oil. Since I had just been reading up on all the benefits of oil pulling, this was an very good way to take the plunge and not be out a lot of $$.
Fast forward to today (since I just got my coconut oil yesterday…long story involving the FedEx shipping delays) and I was FINALLY able to try oil pulling.
Let’s just say, it’s going to take some getting used to. It’s recommended to swish a tablespoon of oil for 20 minutes. I’m pretty sure I only achieved five. The taste wasn’t bad, I had added a couple drops of Spark Naturals Shield Blend to the oil.
First impressions: My mouth feels surprisingly clean. (I don’t know, maybe I was expecting the oily residue to hang around even after brushing.)
What am I looking for out of this practice? Hopefully a little teeth whitening, but mostly I’m hoping for some healing of my receding gum line. I’ll definitely update throughout my experience.
Go today and do something healthy for yourself!