I’m sure that you’ve heard by now about the many wonders and uses of coconut oil, but have you heard about coconut oil teeth whitening? We’ve recently been trying out these coconut oil pulling kits from Coco Baci and wanted to share the thoughts of one of our guest bloggers with you. Coconut oil has numerous nutritional health benefits and using it for oil pulling has claimed to improve oral hygiene. These kits offer an all natural teeth whitening course, whereby you use a sachet of the oil mixture daily and swirl the oil around your mouth for 10-15 minutes before brushing. I know you might be thinking that 15 minutes walking around with coconut oil in your mouth seems like a rather long time, but you could do this whilst you make breakfast, get ready for work or take a bath and our blogger found it to soon become second nature. Read a little more about Charley’s experience with the products below:
Review by Charley’s Health:
These products come in a variety of different flavours ( I tried the mint) and are packaged in little sachets that you simply squeeze the slightly hardened oil out of. They recommend doing the oil pulling for between 5-15 minutes and I initially started off with 5 and then worked my way up as I got used to it. The main question that people have asked me is what it feels like? and is is hard to keep the oil in your mouth? Initially, it does feel very strange and I kind of felt like I was going to swallow it, but I very quickly got used to it and now It feels like second nature.
The first time I tried the product I was pleasantly surprised with the taste, but the texture really shocked me. I did struggle to keep the oil in my mouth for a long period of time and felt as though I was going to swallow it. After a few minutes, I quickly adjusted and it’s a little like using mouth wash.. just for a longer period of time. I did like how it made my mouth feel and I do think it helps to keep my teeth feeling fresh and cleaner.
How I use it:
I like to do the oil pulling in the morning before brushing my teeth and I usually do this whilst I’m having a bath or doing my makeup. I find that this way, the time goes by pretty quickly and I don’t really even notice it anymore. I also find this quite relaxing and detoxifying, so is something that I’ve been loving to add to my morning routine to start the day on a positive note.
I’ve only tried the mint flavour, so can only comment on that one, but I really love it! It tastes a bit like peppermint creams and leaves my mouth feeling and tasting lovely and fresh. You also get a nice little hint of coconut in there too, so if you like coconut like me, then you’ll probably like that!
Unlike lots of teeth whitening products, this is made from natural ingredients (mainly coconut oil) so isn’t harmful to your body. I was always sceptical of using regular whitening products, so love the fact that this is a more natural alternative, with added health benefits too!
I’ve been using the products for 15 days now and although my teeth aren’t miraculously 5 shades whiter, like they might be if I had them clinically whitened. I do feel that they look slightly whiter and also brighter too. Not only that, but I feel that this has made a difference to the cleanliness of my mouth and it’s even become quite a relaxing part of my morning routine.
Overall, I’ve actually been extremely pleased with this product and would without a doubt be repurchasing this again.. and I’m not just saying that! I’ve wanted to try whitening my teeth for a long while now, but have held back due to not wanting to use chemical products. The fact that this is natural and has added health benefits from the oil pulling really appeals to me and personally, I think has had results both visible and internal. My teeth feel cleaner, fresher and in my opinion look whiter and brighter! Plus, it’s easy to do from home and is quite affordable for a product of the nature (I think so anyway). So would I recommend this and buy it again? Yes, definitely!
If you’d like to find out anymore information about these wonderful new products, feel free to pop in store a grab a free sample to give it ago at home for yourself! We’re now selling a selection of the different flavoured kits for £19.99.
I’m a qualified personal trainer and health food blogger. I spend most of my time either in the kitchen cooking, or at the gym. I’m always developing healthy, yet indulgent recipes and love showing people that you can still enjoy an abundance of delicious foods, whilst leading a healthy lifestyle.