The craze of oil pulling is by no means anything new but I thought I would talk about the Cocowhite Coconut Oil Sachets £24.99 because I am on my second box and really loving the results.
Why oil pull? And why coconut oil?
Coconut oil is a great anti-bacterial agent and works wonderfully at pulling the nasty bacteria out of your mouth which can cause plaque as well as staining from food and drinks such as tea/coffee and wine. It is also completely natural and doesn’t contain anything else such as hydrogen peroxide which is a common agent used in whitening strips and toothpaste.
Oil pulling can be a little tricky if you haven’t done it before. The idea is to swish it around in your mouth similar to mouthwash for 15 minutes. But I will warn you, the sensation of having oil in your mouth is quite weird. Also waiting for the oil to melt (if its cold or at room temperature coconut oil is a solid) is strange too. But hang in there! If you are starting out I would recommend starting small, add little by little of the sachet into your mouth until you have the full amount deposited. It is the perfect amount so don’t be afraid that it’s too much. I would also say oil pull for around 5 minutes to begin with and gradually increase the time. If you use mouthwash you may find this easy just doing it for longer that’s all. It helps to do something to distract yourself like watch tv etc that way you aren’t focusing on it too much.
Now I like Cocowhite for the convenience but in reality you can just use any coconut oil (for ingestion – check the label) for this as Cocowhite is just made of coconut oil and flavouring. As far as I am aware at the moment they come in 3 flavours; Mint, Lemon and Vanilla Swirl. I have tried the mix pack also and mint was my favourite so I purchased this the second time around. However not to spoil your expectations but the flavouring does disappear quite quickly so you will be left with just coconut oil for the most part. Cocowhite also has convenient sachets which make it easier to portion out the amount plus it’s great for travelling.
I have done the 14 day box both times and I had only used 5-6 sachets and already noticed a huge difference. My friends and colleagues noticed the same and I got a lot of compliments on how white my teeth were looking. It really makes a huge difference and my favourite part of this is that not only does it provide quick results, it’s completely natural and won’t damage anything but in fact improve my oral hygiene.
I can’t believe how skeptic I was about trying this but I am so glad I did. It may be heavily celebrity endorsed but it really does work. If you don’t fancy splurging out on Cocowhite sachets, I’m sure you have coconut oil for cooking lying around at home. This is perfectly fine to use – start at a teaspoon and increase the amounts as you can have the same results at a lower cost.
If you try it out or have done let me know your thoughts! I hope you like it as much as I do.
Until next time..
Beauty & the Payroller