“Oil pulling” sounds like something that would be really painful and gross. But it’s not at all! It’s ~natural~ and it’s ~trendy~ so why did it take me so long to finally try it? Probably because the name is really offputting. But I’m here to shut down the rumors and tell you that oil pulling is
fun! not that bad!
So how does it work? It’s super simple. You take a spoonful of coconut oil, add a drop of essential oil (I used peppermint) and then you swish it in your mouth for 20 minutes. Don’t swallow. I was scared of swallowing but if it happens then at least you don’t have to worry about toxic chemicals… but that’s a lot of calories and fat for something that is not ice cream. Then you go ahead and brush your teeth.
It’s supposed to be really good for teeth health.