Oil pulling can whiten your teeth, support all over mouth health and boost your entire body’s immunity. And although it’s been trending lately, it can also be gosh darn inconvenient…and kind of weird.
Here’s the thing about health trends like oil pulling, despite the newness of swishing coconut oil in the morning, we’ve got to remember – at some point in history, brushing our teeth was a weird, modern habit too. Someone had to be the first to create the perfectly sized toothbrush and whip up an herbal mint paste to match (an aside for history geeks: it was this guy!). Just because the practice of oil pulling hasn’t been popularized or commodified, doesn’t mean its not legit.
We love that oil pulling is having a moment in the sun lately, most of all because it brings all kinds of innovative new products to the surface, like single serving oil-pulling packs.
Our favorite thus far comes from Keeko, the first brand to make oil-pulling cute. Between the packaging and the convenience factor we couldn’t be more into it. Why dole out precious funds on glass bottles of face oil and countertop succulents then allow your vanity or sinktop to be marred by the presence of a leaky, grease-covered jar of coconut oil? Keep that jar in the pantry where it belongs and try out one of these new brands that’s making the healthy process easier. One portion oil-pulling packs make us more likely to keep up the healthy habit – and gives us the option of “pulling” on the go.
Want to get into oil-pulling but don’t know where to start? We highly recommend you try it daily for one month. If you can’t stick to it every day, try the holistic habit when you feel your immunity slumping. Oil swishing is purported to pull toxins quickly and easily from your system. Follow up with a tongue scraper or solid tooth-brushing and you’re all set!