I have heard about oil pulling as a way to whiten teeth. I know there are one or two brands that make the ready to ‘pull’ kits. I had seen quite a lot of them posted on social media including ones from Minty Coco. Having seen my faves from Pretty Little Liars instagramming pics with the little tubes, I knew I had to give it a go and see if it could work its magic on my teeth.
The box from Minty Coco comes with a two weeks supply. You use one tube a day to oil pull. I put a post on Instagram and I got a few questions about what oil pulling actually is. Well, the tubes contain natural, cold pressed coconut oil. You squeeze the coconut oil into your mouth and then when it has melted by the heat of your mouth. You pull it and swish it around your mouth and between your teeth.
Oil pulling helps to:
- Naturally Whiten Teeth
- Remove Stains
- Strengthen Teeth & Gums
- Fresh Breath
- Naturally kill viruses & bacteria in your mouth
When I first used a tube, I’m not going to lie it was a rather odd sensation. The coconut oil was a little lumpy. It takes only a few seconds for it to melt, though. Then I just got pulling! It says that you should do it for 5 – 15 minutes a day. It does feel like quite a long time but I found just doing it when I was in the shower on a morning was the best idea for me. At first you might feel like your jaw aches a little bit, but it soon gets use to it. Because coconut oil solidifies at room temperature, you should spit out in the bin, rather than the sink. You don’t want the oil to clog up the drains.
I found it easy to use and it did leave my mouth feeling fresh. The question is, did I notice an improvement in the whiteness of my teeth?
I have noticed a difference in the whiteness of my teeth too. So a bonus that I have found a natural way to to whiten my teeth, rather than a way that is filled with chemicals and could damage my teeth. There was no increase in tooth sensitivity or anything like that either.
I liked that the oil is measured out and in ready to use packets. I liked the minty flavouring too. You could technically do this with a spoon and use some coconut oil from a jar. It wouldn’t taste as nice, though as you’d just have the oily coconut taste. I think this is just an easier option and on a morning, that is what I need. At £19.99 for the two week supply, I don’t think it isn’t breaking the bank either. I’m not sure I would do it every fortnight but after seeing a difference in the whiteness of my teeth, I would certainly consider doing a cycle of it every couple of months.
Have you tried oil pulling before? Did you have success in whitening your teeth? I’d love to hear what you think.
*the two week supply was gifted in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
How interesting! I’ve never heard of oil pulling before. I must admit, when I started reading I was thinking, ‘ugh, chemicals, no thanks!’ But it’s really interesting to hear that this is a natural product. And you can see the difference in your teeth, too! Thanks for sharing x #KCACOLS
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I was so pleased to find something that is natural x
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Love your blog, Rebecca 🙂 Great to read about your results! Did you know that once you’ve completed your 14 Day Detox with Mintycoco, you only need one box a month? I’ve just blogged about the power of habits and why we’ve created subscription savings so that this daily habit makes such a difference: http://mintycoco.com/blogs/news/137964935-whats-the-habit-thats-the-missing-link-in-the-chain-of-good-health
Oh wow! This sounds super interesting! I really want to find a good teeth whitener so I’ll keep this in mind! #kcacols
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Oooh thi is very interesting, I have read about this before but didn’t know you could get little kits like that – I must admit I was put off by the idea of the oily taste but if it has mint flavour that would be much nicer. Becky x #KCACOLS
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Oooh what a fab product. I need these in my life with the amount of coffee I drink 🙂 #KCACOLS
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It’s interesting to read an honest review of this because I’ve only seen people from Made In Chelsea etc posing with the packets and figured they were just being paid to spon and never really touched the stuff! And £20 is pretty reasonable…and my teeth *could* do with a polish…!! 🙂 #KCACOLS
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Very interesting, however i’m not one for flossing and squirm at the thought of pulling anything in between my teeth! It’s great that it’s a natural substance cleaning your teeth and it’s not too badly priced either 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday
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This is really interesting!! I have always wanted to whitening my teeth but I can’t use chemicals so this method sounds perfect for me. I’m loving the fact that this is natural. I can definitely see a difference in your teeth. That is great!! I will have to check them out. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS.
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Hi Rebecca, thanks for trying Mintycoco and writing such a great blog post about it. If you live in a cold climate like the UK it’s important to warm the sachet first – either in your hands, under a hot tap or holding in a hot shower. This makes the coconut and peppermint oil completely liquid and it makes a HUGE difference. When I first started oil pulling I found the taste and consistency really hard to deal with but from all the clinical trials I researched, I knew that oil pulling works to whiten teeth and as a detox – so we set out to make it much easier and taste great – that’s why we created Mintycoco. The story about that is here: http://mintycoco.com/blogs/news/137964935-whats-the-habit-thats-the-missing-link-in-the-chain-of-good-health. If anyone else you know wants to try Mintycoco for free, there are two ways right now: one is at http://mintycoco.referralcandy.com and another is at https://deliciousoilpulling.com. Thanks again for your great blog, Rebecca!