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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Oil Pulling

I'm gonna preface this post by saying that there is absolutely no cute or remotely photogenic way to shoot something like this. Keepin' it real. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I'll try almost anything once, and when I needed a jar of coconut oil for some recipes, I figured I'd give oil pulling a shot.

And I have to tell y'all...the outtakes from this post are absolutely hilarious. Olivia, the roomie/photographer, kept making me laugh and I had my mouth full of oil! I've got to round some of these up for an outtakes post for you guys soon.

So, for the actual oil pulling - basically you take about 1/2 a tablespoon of the oil of your choice and swish it around your mouth for about 15-20 minutes. The coconut oil I'm using comes as a solid, but within a minutes or two of putting it in your mouth it melts and is liquid-y. If you don't like coconut oil, I read that olive oil works just as well!

As you swish it around, like you would with mouthwash, it pulls out a ton of bacteria and germs and is said to help with fresh breath and white teeth. With that being said, make sure not to swallow it! You don't want all those germs you just flushed out of your teeth to go back into your body.

Seeing as how I'm always on the quest for whiter teeth, I gave it a shot, not expecting much, and it actually works pretty well! I can tell a difference in how white my teeth are, but I can't tell much of a difference in anything else.

But hey, I'm not going to say no to a super cheap way to have whiter teeth.

What do you think? Have you ever tried oil pulling? Read here for a more scientific explanation of how it works

xx, Victoria

Photos by Olivia Burchett

PS - I was playing around with the edits of some of these for fun and one of them turned out really cool if I do say so myself. Check it out.

1 comment:

  1. Although I haven't tried oil pulling yet, baking soda and peroxide have been my go to for whiter teeth!


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