La dernière fin de semaine de l’été a été marqué par le tournoi de soccer de Frédérique qui s’est soldé par une médaille d’or en finale résultat d’un pénible match sous la pluie qui s’est terminé 1-0 en fusillade. Frédou a très bien joué et s’est beaucoup améliorée ces dernières semaines. Elle a déjà hâte à l’an prochain.
Any produce that is not organic is laden with either pesticides, herbicides, or chemicals. Organic on the other hand is not treated with chemicals. So if you’re trying to remove toxins from the mouth one shouldn’t use a chemical laden oil to begin with. How important is the 20 minutes time frame? I have a strong gag reflex, having trouble leaving it in that long.
The morning is definitely better since your working with a fresh palette” not having eaten in about 7-8 hours… yet if you can’t do it in the AM, nighttime will be fine. Not silly at all! Personally, I don’t think it tastes like coconut oil all that much- maybe a teeny tiny bit, but it doesn’t have a strong coconutty taste to it. The more pure, unrefined, and cold-pressed coconut oil has a bit of a coconut-y taste (but it’s not overbearing). The refined stuff does not. Not stupid at all- to me it doesn’t taste much like coconut but you can also use sesame or sunflower oil.
If you like coconut taste (and personally I LOVE it), try Carrington Farms organic cold-pressed. I bought a 1.5 L jug at Costco for about $10. I am trying this now!!! Already use as make up remover and moisturizer! Costco has a 54 fl Oz Jar of Carrington Farms Pure, unrefined, cold pressed 100% organic extra virgin for 15.00 (I saw 10.00 above, but have not seen that price here!!) Can’t wait to see results! I DETEST morning breath!!! Thanks!!
They have naturally neutralized the coconut taste for those who don’t like the taste or don’t want the coconut flavour in what they are making with it. have you ever had pinenuts? i heard when bad they cause a metallic taste in your mouth…not sure how long it lasts though. may want to look into it. You may want to get your thyroid checked for that metallic taste. I had a similar issue, and that was the cause.
Carolyn, My stepfather went through this for a very long time… over a year. I don’t think they ever found out what caused it but it did finally go away for him. I know it was really frustrating, though. Maybe the OP will help, but I will see if I can find out any other methods that might have worked for him. Hi- I think the pill can cause a metallic taste – just like pregnancy. I got it when I first went on the mini-pill.
I have several large old fillings still and was wondering the same thing Vicky…this is very interesting though…. Hhmm. I’ve been reading more and more about all the benefits of coconut oil, and have started using it on my dry, winter hands. I’m going to try this too. Yes- coconut oil is solid. I put it in my mouth as a solid & swish it around till it is liquid, but heating it up a bit should be fine. Just don’t heat it too long!
Some people keep it on top of fridge because it is warm and keeps it in a liquid form for smoothies and oil pulling. the refined has way less of a xoxonut taste than refined. I think I would stick to coconut oil- I haven’t heard of anyone using emu oil for anything other than topical treatments. It’s not terribly strong- but you can also use sesame or sunflower oil if you really can’t stand the taste!! Sorry about the confusion- it’s really as much as you can handle. It suggests a tablespoon but I can only handle about a teaspoon!
Hi Erica! I oil pulled this morning for the first time. I am excited and appreciate you sharing! One question- the pictures have tsp measures buy you wrote 1 tbsp. Which is correct? I am hoping the tsp b/c it was just right. At first it was tough, for the first 30 sec. but after that it wasn’t hard at all. It should definitely become a habit- not just a temporary thing. Right now I am Oil Pulling about 5 days out of the week :).
Tried it this morning! Question…how much did you use? The photo shows 1 teaspoon, but it says 1 Tablespoon in the article. I did the TBSP and it was too much. 20 minutes felt like forever, but I’m sure I’d get used to it. Also felt like I needed to brush my teeth right after and then the first thing I drank tasted weird. Sorry about the confusion- it does suggest a tablespoon but I could only handle about a teaspoon of it :). After your done, don’t brush with toothpaste- just dry if you need to, then drink a full glass of water. I’ve only used the solid… not sure about the liquid as I’ve actually never even seen liquid coconut oil.
I haven’t really used coconut oil for acne yet, but I am sure it would help due to it’s antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Definitely something worth looking in to! I’ll be interested to see if the ‘push’ on saliva production gets my salivary glands more functional, too. Like strength training for salivation. 🙂 I would love to have less trouble with dry mouth. You mentioned doing this a week straight. Do you recommend doing this indefinitely or is there are only a certain amount of time one should do this? Thanks!
Great question! Oil Pulling works so great because by reducing the total bacteria in your mouth, it actually gives your body (& mouth) a better opportunity to grow all that good bacteria it needs! It is recommended to do it in the morning when you have a clean palette for optimal benefits, yet if you can’t- a later time is okay. I think it’d be fine to start with new oil, but definitely not necessary. If it makes you more comfortable, go for it!!
I have been doing this for about a year now and it’s super easy. Just put some in your mouth(put it under your tongue to melt) as soon as you get up, and swish while you shower and dress. It just becomes a habit. Almond oil should be fine as well- typically it’s more expensive which is why I prefer coconut oil. You can certainly swallow it instead but just don’t swish first!!! Lots of people say eating a spoonful of coconut oil a day has helped their health/hair/skin/nails/etc greatly! It doesn’t HAVE to be in the morning, but it is definitely the preferred time as you are starting with a clean palette.
Ok, I don’t know how I’m going to handle this but I bought some oil and I’m going to try it. I’m rounding 30 and have more acne now that I ever have so I am darn near willing to try anything! I haven’t read all of the comments, but about heating your oil, if you happen to store it in a cabinet near your stove it will stay melted. It is also a wonderful skin moisturizer and hair conditioner!!! I have never heard of oil pulling before but will be giving it a try! Thanks! I also saw a tip about coconut oil helping acne, so I’m definitely going to look in to that as well!