Our favorite use for coconut oil? Nope, it’s not slathering it on your hair. It’s pulling. If you’ve never heard of oil pulling, listen up. Rinsing your mouth with oil is a tried and true practice for reducing plaque, bacteria and gingivitis. It’s called ‘pulling’ because of the idea that the oil pulls the bacteria from the gums. Many believe that it can also give your smile a boost by brightening and whitening your teeth.Always use unrefined organic coconut oil which is high in natural antioxidants, or phenolic compounds.
Here’s how: Start by swishing a tablespoon or two around in your mouth for a good 2 minutes twice a day before you brush your teeth. Gradually build up to 8-10 minutes each session.
Coconut oil is nature's richest source of healthy Medium Chain Fatty Acids
Warning: don’t spit out the oil in your sink, you could clog your drains! Spit it into a jar or a trash can and always follow up with a thorough warm water rinse before you finish by brushing your teeth. Try adding a drop of a pure essential oil like cinnamon, peppermint or clove for a fresher taste and added anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.