"Oil pulling" is the process of swishing an oil around your mouth for 5-15 minutes to help eliminate stains on your teeth and help to reduce bacteria levels in your mouth, resulting in fresher breath and healthier gums.
It started as oil gargling 1000's of years ago in India and has been a staple method of oral hygiene in the middle/far east ever since.
Practiced by millions worldwide, this effective and easy method of oral hygiene is becoming more and more mainstream as western celebrities are touting oil pulling as a natural method of teeth whitening and a great way to improve oral health.
There are many oils you can use for oil pulling with some more favourable than others. The typical oils people use are:
- Coconut oil
- Sesame oil
- Olive oil
- a mixture of all three
Each gives similar results but there are several reasons why coconut oil reigns supreme as the most effective oil to use for oil pulling:
- Out of all the oils is has the nicest taste (although bitter)
- It is rich in antioxidants and lauric acid making it incredibly good for you
- Natural moisturiser so improves skin and gum health
- Can be flavoured for a more enjoyable oil pulling experience
- Natural stain remover so good at tackling tea, coffee and wine stains
- Softens plaque resulting in more removed when you brush
Mintycoco utilises a unique method of coconut oil extraction called Vitalock which ensures all of the goodness from the coconut is transferred to the coconut oil without losing nutrients.
We combine this incredibly high quality coconut oil with our soft peppermint oil flavour to bring you the world's most delicious oil pulling formula.
As we said above, coconut oil on it's own can taste a little bitter and it's not particularly enjoyable to oil pull with (although better than all the other candidates!)
By combining our superior coconut oil with peppermint oil we have created an oil pulling formula that's a joy to use: leaving your mouth feeling fresh, your teeth looking whiter and your gums healthy.