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Benefits Of Oil Pulling And Peppermint Bites

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Ingredients

1/2 cup coconut oil
1-3 drops peppermint essential oil

Benefits Of Oil Pulling And Peppermint Bites

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I love natural and affordable remedies that have a positive impact on my health. Oil pulling is such a simple method that has so many great benefits, it kills bacteria and removes other harmful organisms from the mouth. Although oil pulling has only become more popular in the past years, it is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy that has been done for thousands of years. While it is not only beneficial for oral health, it can also relieve migraines, help with hormone imbalances, reduce inflammation and detoxify the body of heavy metals. For me personally oil pulling has helped to improve my oral health, strengthened my teeth and every time I do the oil pulling method my teeth feel incredibly clean. Oil pulling is also highly beneficial for pregnant women who are at risk for gingivitis. Doing oil pulling once a day throughout all of pregnancy can significantly decrease the risk for gum disease and cavities.

There are different oils that are suitable for oil pulling such as coconut oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil, peanut oil, grapeseed oil, almond oil, pumpkin seed oil and olive oil. I personally prefer coconut oil. For convenience reasons I make little oil bites made from two simple ingredients: coconut oil and essential oil. In winter I keep them in my bathroom and in summer in the fridge.

Unrefined, organic coconut oil is available in most supermarkets. I try to use organic, unrefined, cold-pressed whenever possible, because the less the oil is processed the higher the quality and nutrients are. When oils are cold-pressed it means that they are pressed under controlled temperature. Unrefined oils are pressed under minimal heat, which have not been bleached or deodorised. In Abu Dhabi I buy mine at Mawasim, which is the cheapest I have found so far.

Another oil that is easily available, affordable and very effective is sesame oil. It eliminates bacteria, whitens teeth, freshens the breath and may even help treating migraines. I take 1-2 tbsp of sesame oil and swish gently around the mouth for 10-20 minutes. I personally do not like olive oil, but there are so many oils to choose from so everyone should be able to find one they are comfortable with. Coconut oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil, peanut oil, grapeseed oil, almond oil and even pumpkin seed oil.

 

 

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Place the coconut oil in a hot water bath until it melts.

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Add the essential oil and pour the mix into a silicone tray.

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Keep in the fridge for 10-20 minutes until the oil hardens and then store in a jar either inside the fridge or in the bathroom.

Eliza Birg

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