Coconut oil can be used for many things. Coconut oil pulling being one of them.
This tropical oil is antibacterial and antiviral. Therefore, swishing it in your mouth kills bacteria and viruses. Coconut oil pulling removes toxins and it also helps to reduce gum inflammation.
I do coconut oil pulling on a regular basis. I used to do it I twice a day as a part of my daily routine for adrenal fatigue. It is also something I like to do it when I feel like I’m getting a cold.
Note 2021: I wrote this post a long time ago.
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How to Do Coconut Oil Pulling
- Swish 1 TBS (or less… ) of coconut oil in your mouth. There is some debate what the right length of time is. I do anything between 5 and 30 minutes.
- Do not swallow the oil. Spit in a trash can. Avoid spitting in the sink because it could clog up the drain.
- Rinse your mouth with warm water.
At times having a gob of oil in my mouth makes me gag. It helps me to do the oil pulling while my focus is on something else like getting ready in the morning or watching a movie.
Coconut Oil I Like
I like the taste of this coconut oil. I use the unrefined, extra-virgin, organic, cold pressed coconut oil. It comes in various sizes. Iherb sells it at a great prize. If you use iHerb discount code LAB515 you’ll get 5% off your orders.
Tropical Traditions coconut oil is also very popular. But I didn’t like the taste or smell of it.
If you are allergic to coconut oil or don’t like the taste, you could try using olive or sesame oil for the pulling.
Coconut oil pulling was one of the things I did to recover from a severe adrenal fatigue. It was part of my morning and evening routine. Even if you don’t have adrenal fatigue, you can benefit from it.
Note: Some prefer to refer to Adrenal Fatigue as HPA axis dysfunction or HPA axis dysregulation. For now, I call it Adrenal Fatigue since that is the more common term at the moment.