I know, I know.
It’s all the rage right now, and why it all of a sudden took off like a mad woman is beyond me.
(über cute measuring spoons found HERE)
We ALL saw that going through our feed several Saturdays back. Everyone shared the crap out of it, gagging at the thought of it.
I was skimming through, reading it and it definitely grabbed me. Google, google and a bit more and I knew I needed to try it. We had a jar that is kept in the pantry for cooking, that I started buying a while back when I had researched all the good that comes from using it.
Three of the key reasons I wanted to try it were for clearing your sinuses, acne and teeth whitening. My allergies are horrific…Four shots twice a week for years. The acne, yup…never had it growing up and it hits in my thirties. I have had one knot in my cheek that I can feel with my tongue since the fall. And teeth whitening, I can’t use the strips or trays because I need morphine afterwards, I literally cry.
I reread the directions and went for it, what could it hurt. You use anywhere from a tsp to a tablespoon and swish in your mouth for 10-20 minutes. Spit out, not in a drain because it will clog, and rinse if needed.
I’m still at a loss at why people are repulsed by it. Many said the texture or flavor or swishing for 20 minutes. People, seriously….
Heres the dealeo. It basically turns into water when you put it in your mouth. It’s a harder texture (I keep mine in the bathroom now, so it’s softer) but when it’s warm it liquifies. Go about your morning, best to do it in the morn, and that 20 minutes flies by. And don’t swallow! It immediately starts ‘pulling’ bacteria and you don’t want that going back in. The bacteria, toxins and plaque stick to it.
What I noticed immediately was how good my teeth felt, and pretty much all day.
And my sinuses were draining and I wasn’t stopped up, or sneezing.
By day two I could tell that my teeth were a bit whiter.
And guess what, I could no longer feel that lump in my cheek. weird, right? So I fully dived in with more research and this is what I found it helps with:
Acne, eczema, psoriasis and other skin care issues.
Clears out your sinuses
Symptoms of TMJ
Prevents cavities & gingivitis & benefits overall oral health
Halitosis, bad breath and morning breath
Oral pain issues
So for something that can help with all of that, plus a ton more, it was definitely worth it to me to try. And it’s not bad. At.All. Without any negative side effects, why wouldn’t you at least try it?
When you are oil hunting, you have different options if you don’t like coconut, or if you are allergic to any of them. And I have read that it can be good to switch around from time to time. The biggest thing is to try to find unrefined and organic. My local grocery carries it and I think most do. And you can order it online (HERE). I opted for coconut because we have it on hand, the taste doesn’t bother me (it doesn’t really taste after it’s in your mouth) and it has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties in it.
Other options are sesame, sunflower, olive and almond. Again, make sure you aren’t allergic before downing any.
I have also started using coconut oil for a few other things, but I will save that for another post
It was interesting reading all the people who have done this for years and who shook at the thought!
So what are yours? I am super curious to your thoughts or if you already do this and your results!!
(word to your mutha, I am not a doctor….just a professional splinter picker. Please don’t attempt this as a method for a broken arm caused by the trampoline. More info can be found HERE)