I read an article today on StyleCaster about a "miracle" treatment called Oil Pulling. It sounds a lot weirder and tougher than it actually is.
All you do - swish a teaspoon or tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 20min a day, then spit it out. If you hate coconut, you can use a different type of organic oil.
Via StyleCaster, here are the benefits of doing such a simple task:
"Some fans say they’re pretty much endless, but a few of the most popular are as follows: whitens teeth, strengthens gums, teeth, and jaw, prevents cavities and gingivitis, gets rid of skin problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, detoxes your body, cures hangovers and migraines, helps with sleep issues, clears your sinuses, helps allergy sufferers, freshens your bad breath, helps with pain issues, and more."
Um, sign me up. How does it work, you ask? While you're swishing, the coconut oil grabs onto bacteria and toxins that are in your mouth. When you spit out the oil, all the bad crap goes with it. So obv, don't swallow the coconut oil.
There have been other articles written about oil-pulling, but how do we know if it really works? Well, you guys are lucky to have me, because I'm going to test it out and blog about it! I'm not sure how long it'll take to see results, but I will keep you guys updated if you're interested!
I'm not sure that i'll be able to handle 20 whole minutes of swishing, so maybe I will start at 10 and work my way up. Might be a good activity when you're doing something else - taking a bath, dishes, watching TV, etc so you don't notice the time as much.
What do you guys think? Is this kinda crazy, or kinda awesome? Or both? Let us know in the comments section, I would love to hear what you guys think! Xoxo
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