Oil Pulling is a somewhat bizarre practice or oral health, which is getting a lot of Pinterest love because it’s one of those easy DIY’s, but one with very outlandish claims – most of which, aren’t validated by any sources that I would trust. However, the one thing that all the studies agree on is that Oil Pulling does help to remove oral bacteria, and thus give your bad breath a run for its money! It also does make your oral cavity feel very clean (so something in that for sure), and that’s the reason why I decided to make my DIY Oil Pulling Melts Recipe.
Oil Pulling was originally an ancient Ayurvedic technique. Performed with Sesame oil, it was thought to help balance anyone with a Vata imbalance. Since my Vata (if I’m to go with the whole dosha body type thing), is often way out of whack, I use sesame oil a lot. I use it as a body oil, and yes, for oil-pulling.
You can also use unrefined coconut oil, and it has the added benefit of being anti-microbial.
I will say that my mouth and teeth feel bizarrely clean and shiny after pulling with coconut oil.
MOUTH RINSE INGREDIENTS
- ½ cup sesame oil or unrefined coconut oil (heated to liquefy)
- 10 drops clove essential oil
- 15 drops spearmint essential oil
- Heat the coconut oil in the microwave for about 2-3 minutes, or until melted.
- Remove and add the essential oils.
- Pour into molds (about 1 tbsp per mold) and leave in the fridge to set up for a couple of hours.
- Remove from molds and keep in Mason Jar in your fridge.
How To Use:
As soon as you wake up, before you brush or have breakfast, pop a melt in your mouth and allow it to melt. Once melted, swish it around your mouth, pulling it back and forth between your teeth. You want to do this for 3 – 20 minutes. At first it feels a bit strange, but you DO get used to it!
Do not spit it down the drain! It’s an oil and will clog your drain. Spit it into the trash.
REMINERALIZING TOOTHPASTE INGREDIENTS
- ½ Calcium Carbonate
- ¼ cup baking soda
- ½ cup xylitol
- ¾ cup coconut oil
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- Mix all ingredients in a small mason jar.
- Use a Popsicle stick to scoop out of jar and place on your toothbrush
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