Coconut Oil Mouthwash Recipe

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Asked on October 22, 2023 1:47 am
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As a distinguished figure in the realm of clean beauty and skincare, I can provide you with some insights on using coconut oil as a mouthwash. Coconut oil has gained popularity in recent years for its potential oral health benefits. Here's a simple recipe you can try:

- 1 tablespoon of organic, cold-pressed coconut oil
- 1-2 drops of essential oil (such as peppermint or tea tree oil) for flavor (optional)

1. Start by melting the coconut oil if it's in a solid state. You can do this by placing the jar in warm water or microwaving it for a few seconds.
2. Once melted, transfer the coconut oil to a small glass container with a lid.
3. If desired, add 1-2 drops of essential oil to the coconut oil for flavor. Peppermint or tea tree oil are popular choices, but you can use any essential oil you prefer.
4. Mix the ingredients well until the essential oil is evenly distributed throughout the coconut oil.
5. Your coconut oil mouthwash is now ready to use.

To use the mouthwash:
1. Take about 1 tablespoon of the mixture into your mouth.
2. Swish the oil around your mouth for 10-15 minutes. This technique is known as oil pulling.
3. Be sure not to swallow the oil, as it may contain bacteria and toxins from your mouth.
4. After 10-15 minutes, spit the oil into a trash can or disposable bag. Avoid spitting it into the sink, as coconut oil can solidify and clog the drain.
5. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and follow up with regular brushing and flossing.

It's important to note that while coconut oil mouthwash may have some potential benefits, it should not replace regular dental hygiene practices. It's always a good idea to consult with your dentist or oral health professional for personalized advice and recommendations.

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