How are you whitening your teeth?
My dad always told me that a pretty smile is one of the most important beauty attributes to have. He said that when you meet people you always greet them with a smile, so its important to have straight, clean, white teeth. My dad was not a vain man, but dental hygiene was very important to him. Years later, I couldn't agree more! Our teeth are not only some of the first things people notice about us, but their upkeep also holds the key to much of our bodily health.
Proper dental care is a huge part of my life. I go to the dentist every six months for my cleanings and get work done on my teeth if need be, but caring for my teeth starts in my home. I'm a firm believer of brushing twice a day, but I also practice the Ayurvedic tradition of oil pulling. Oil pulling is used to detoxify your mouth. By placing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth and swishing it around for 10-20 minutes, you can create a clean oral environment in which it is hard for disease to thrive. Oil gargling is believed to help detoxify your entire body, helping to support and purify your bodies systems.
Oil pulling has been around for centuries and is believed to help prevent tooth decay, bad breath, bleeding gums and cavities, it also helps to whiten teeth, healed cracked lips, boost your immune system, reduce the risk of heart disease and reduce inflammation. Oil pulling will not reduce the effects of tooth decay or cavities that are already present, but it can certainly help make your teeth that are not affected by these conditions stronger and more healthy.
I have always used organic coconut oil when oil pulling but recently found an even better product to use. Cocoswish, a company based in Australia offers individually packaged sachets of certified organic virgin coconut oil combined with natural essential oils for an added boost of freshness! Not only are these sachets convenient and compact for on the go use, they taste wonderful too with flavors of vanilla, lemon or mint!
Cocoswish offers a 14-day detox pack in mint or a variety pack so you can try all the flavors. In my opinion, the mix pack is the way to go so you can get the full experience! Simply cut the top off the sachet, empty the sachet contents into your mouth, swish and spit! It's that easy! Cocoswish is safe for people of all ages, can be used with braces, is vegan, and can be shipped anywhere in the world! Cocoswish is even safe for pregnant and nursing mothers as its ingredients are solely essential oils and coconut oil; however, always consult your primary care physician before starting any herbal and natural products.
In addition to loving this company because of their amazing product, I'm a huge fan of this venture because it is a woman owned business. As you all know or can imagine, owning a business is hard work, and often times, there is a stigma that men are better business owners than women. I'm proud to have a successful business as a woman, and I know Sally at Cocoswish feels the same way! This girl is rockin' the oral health market and I couldn't be more proud of her!
If you're interested in oil pulling and want to try it yourself, give Cocoswish a try! Head over to their website and at checkout enter code HERBALXCOCO for 10% off your order on me! I promise you won't be sorry and your teeth and body will thank you ! Get those chompers pearly white and rid your mouth and body of toxins in the process!
Love and Light,
These statements have not been approved by the FDA and are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Always contact your primary care physician before starting any type of herbal or natural care supplement.