I bet some of you have heard of this crazy “oil pulling” fad, and probably thought, like I did, that it’s just something else celebrities have come up with to trick us into thinking natural remedies can actually work. BUT, since the whole “no poo” thing, (which I’ll do another post about later) to my surprise, which is already working wonders for my hair after 2 washes, I can’t say I’m not a little more eager to jump on board this hippie train.
See, even ABC News is catching on.
SO, this whole oil-pulling thing…what on Earth does that even mean?
Well. It sounds pretty gross, and it is! But after reading countless testimonies of its healing powers, I’m willing to give it a shot.
All you have to do is: Swish a tablespoon of either sunflower, sesame, or coconut oil, which is the best tasting but least effective of the three, for 20 minutes. Every day. That’s all.
I already had sunflower oil in my pantry; so, I went ahead and tried it out. My biggest issue wasn’t holding the oil in my mouth, but actually swishing for the full 20 minutes. Apparently, I have weak jaws or something, because my entire face was going numb after like 5 minutes. Of course you aren’t supposed to be HARDCORE swishing, just slowly and gently. Doesn’t matter, my face still got tired.
So I swished for 20 and spit it out. It was all white and gross, as I had read it would be; so, I felt satisfied. It might be a brain trick from reading all these reviews; but, I swear my mouth felt rather nice afterwards. I didn’t even feel the urge to rinse immediately like I thought I would. Is it possible that my teeth are a tad bit whiter?!
Whatever. Just spreading the word, informing and whatnot. I’ll keep at this and see what happens. Later y’all!