When you first hear the term oil pulling in relation to your oral health you wouldn’t be the first one to assume it was some new trend in flossing. Luckily, this whitening and detoxifying practice is neither.
Oil pulling is an age-old practice that involves swishing a vegetable-based oil (so coconut, sesame or olive) in your mouth for 20 minutes each day.
Oil pulling cleans your teeth and gums with the properties in oil cutting through plaque. It is also a fantastic natural teeth whitener as it dissolves the yellow layer from your teeth.
Worried that 20 minutes of swishing oil might be a little too much to handle on a daily basis? Brands like Keeko have made it easy by flavouring coconut oils with cold pressed essential oils to both extend the results and benefits and make the process a whole lot more enjoyable.
Take Your Oil Pulling to the Next Level With a Charcoal Toothbrush
We know from skincare that charcoal is a fantastic natural magnet able to absorb and remove dirt, oil and in your mouth’s case, bacteria from your mouth. The negative ions in the charcoal based bristles also mean bacteria is less likely to make a permanent home in your toothbrush, win win!
WIN! A Keeko Oil Pulling Pack
Keeko are giving 3 lucky TdM readers the chance to whiten their smile with a 2 week Keeko Oil Pulling Pack (valued at AU$39 each) and Keeko Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrush (valued at AU$12.95 each). Want in? Enter below and follow the Keeko mantra of Swish, swirl, slay!