So, I know for a fact I’m not the only one who is always looking for remedies. Who doesn’t love a great miracle product ?! Whether it be to grow my hair, grow my nails, keep my skin fresh or in this case… whiten my teeth while doing a whole lot of good for the rest of me.
A friend of mine told me about “Oil Pulling” and I was so curious, I gave it a shot. This remedy consists of swishing oil (a few selections of oils) around in your mouth for 20 minutes to detox your insides and brighten that smile we always love getting compliments on. If it sounds too good to be true, than it most likely is.. right? Wrong! After some of my own research, I have concluded that it actually works. From all the reviews I have read, it is known to literally clear acne, help that awful weekly hangover (for me at least), get rid of head aches and detox our bodies while whitening our teeth. There has been some negative feedback about the oils because it can cause a hangover feel but to me… there is no way on earth you can go wrong trying this!
Oil pulling is not difficult, in fact it is so easy that it seems fake. First you will need to pick between the oils that are recommended. Obviously, organic oils are first choice because they don’t have all those ingredients that ruin a good thing. Second, you will need to pick which one will work best for you (and what you can stomach). I went with coconut oil, but the other options are sesame oil, sunflower oil and olive oil. Once you have that all figured out, it’s time to get a table spoon and start swishing inside of your mouth. It is said to be for 20 minutes but some people will probably have a hard time with that. I personally find it a little difficult because with a mouth closed full of swishing, it makes it hard to keep it all in (including that saliva) but I trooped it out. You also have the option of spitting out a tiny bit every 5 minutes to prevent your mouth from basically exploding lol I think the best way to do this is by having something to pass your time. Maybe put on a tv show, read a book, guilt free texting.. I mean, after all…you have an excuse to be on your phone this time.
The process is simple and the results are totally worth it. The swishing pulls all of the bacteria and toxins from the surfaces of your mouth and dissolve into the oil. Once you spit it out, the bad stuff goes too. After your 20 minutes are up, spit your oil into a little baggy and toss it in the garbage. Remember, spitting it into the sink can cause clogging.
I added a very strange picture collage of me swishing and how my smile looked after this interesting remedy. I also got my friends in on this and as you can tell it’s not the most enjoyable experience but beauty is pain right ?! I definitely recommend it! Happy Wednesday.