First, YOU PEOPLE ROCK.
Im woman enough to admit Ive purchased coconut oil a few times. And never used.
I knew it would cure my
dryass elbows struggle with dry patches of skin.
I was confident I needed it in my life. And yet Id purchase, ignore, let expire, repeat.
The cycle was endless which was 100% why I asked—at the grocery. pre-purchase—for your best tips.
(Here’s where I give a big SHOUT OUT to this blogger for being the first and one of the most prolific to chime in. Here’s also where I nag her to link her homemade toothpaste recipe below as it has coconut oil in it!)
While I was waiting in the checkout line (& getting all kinds of excited about your ideas) a non-blogger friend messaged me this link of strange and quirky uses for coconut oil.
Head lice eradication? pink eye healing? removal of chewing gum from places it doesnt belong? I was even more intrigued.
Healthy magic shell topping I might actually allow the Tornado to consume? She was at my side, salivating and ready.
And then came the oil pulling.
Mentioned in the article & when I asked you about it suggestions came raining down like….oily rain from a coconut sky.
I was repulsed. I was intrigued. I was in to try.
I figured I could handle anything once.
In case you’re clueless as I am here’s the short version on what oil pulling is (longer version here).
- Swishing oil in mouth to relieve body of toxins.
- The toxins are released due to the stimulating effect the swishing has on the body’s “eliminatory system”.
- Supposedly oil pulling heals individual cells & cell conglomerates (lymph nodes/internal organs) simultaneously.
- Oil pulling has been purported to keep gums exceedingly healthy and prevent Alzheimers.
It was the last one which snagged my eye and solidified my trying.
Poor genetics make for an adventurous misfit.
And, as I said
again and again and again to Ren man:
It’s all natural. It’s just OIL. How bad could it be?
Despite the initial *oily shock* as evidenced in the 17 second clip above* Im 100% in & committed to oil pulling. Im giving it six weeks to see if I notice a difference.
Yes, it’s pretty gross (the technical term) but in the name of healthy gums, diminished Alzheimers risk and the added benefit of whiter, brighter teeth I shall give it an oily-try.
Are you more an *eating* coconut oil type? Please to share your favorite food-use?
Do you slather coconut oil externally? Whats your fave spot?
Are you, too, a misfit & in to join me on my 6 week oily adventure?
*I was sort of shocked at the taste. Id hoped —in the same way OLIVE oil doesnt taste of OLIVES—it wouldnt taste like coconut. I was wrong.