Chicks Top 5 Oils for Oil Pulling
The new craze this year will be oil pulling with coconut oil.
Don’t panic! It’s not particularly dangerous, actually its quite enjoyable really.
What are the benefits?
Used primarily in Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling is a fantastic oral detox process. This ‘pulls’ plaque, bacteria and hidden food from the teeth, leaving you with healthier gums, cleaner teeth and mildly fresher breath.
How do I do it?
After brushing your teeth, you take a tea spoon of your favourite buttery Coconut Oil, swish it around in your mouth with your tongue onto your gums and teeth until it becomes liquid. You gargle for 3 minutes.
Spit out and rinse with water. Your teeth will be left feeling silky and surprisingly fresh!
What are the best coconut oils to try?
Top 5 brands worth looking at
Vita Coco Organic Coconut Oil £4.99 Tescos megastores
Lucy Bee Coconut Oil £5.99 Sainsbury’s
SheaButter Cottage Coconut Oil £6.99 via website
Perfectly Pure Coconut Oil £15.49 Holland and Barretts
KTC Coconut Oil from £6.11 via eBay
If I don’t have coconut oil, can I use any other oil?
Typically coconut oil, olive or sesame oil are the best.
Written by Dr Clare Anyiam-Osigwe
*For other uses for coconut please see our previous article here
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