I have been oil pulling for years but recently have gotten lazy about it. I decided to buy a candy mold and make up a months worth of the perfect size for pulling.
Oil pulling is an alternative medical practice in which an edible oil is swished around the mouth for a period of time and then spat out, similar to mouthwash. Practitioners of oil pulling claim it is capable of improving oral and whole-body health, including a benefit in conditions such as headaches, migraines, diabetes mellitus, asthma, and acne, as well as whitening teeth. Its promoters claim it works by pulling out toxins, which are known as ama in Ayurveda.
I mix up a batch and store in a jar in my fridge. Half of them have on guard for an added immunity and the other half is lemon/peppermint.
- Melt one cup coconut oil
- Add essential oils (10-15 drops total)
- Pour into candy mold
- Store in jar in fridge
- Pop on in daily and swish 3-5 minutes
- Spit into trash (not sink)
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