Use Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil as a Mouthwash

Described as ‘the healthiest oil on earth’, most people know about the amazing benefits of organic extra virgin coconut oil for health. It can

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for Teeth, Mouth, and Gums (This is a baby coconut) Photo: Tom Rulkens, Wikimedia Commons

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for Teeth, Mouth, and Gums
(This is a baby coconut)
Photo: Tom Rulkens, Wikimedia Commons

be used for dry scalp, to moisturize hair, help in weight loss, for the face, fights body odor, moisturize skin, diabetes, colon trouble, cholesterol, immunity, to flavor foods, to cook with, and so much more.

Now, your going to learn how you can use organic extra virgin coconut oil as a mouthwash to help get rid of bad breath, bacteria in the mouth, prevent tooth decay and restore tooth enamel.

Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil as a Mouthwash

Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil comes in the form of a solid. If you’ve never seen the oil it sounds as if it would be the consistency of olive oil, but it is not. It is more like a butter and melts much the same way only quicker and at a lower temperature.

Coconut oil is packed full of nutrients great for teeth (nutrients listed below). With these natural nutrients, using coconut oil as a mouthwash only makes since. Why? When used as a mouthwash, the natural enzymes in the oil works with your saliva to draw out toxins in the mouth and blood.

How do you use the coconut oil as a mouthwash? There are two ways to do it, both are correct. The difference lies in the preference of the user. Some people have a hard time putting the solid into their mouth because they don’t like the way it feels while others have no problem at all. The good news is that you have two options: use solid coconut oil or melt it before using it as a mouthwash.

As long as you slowly melt the oil and do not over heat, you will get the same wonderful results. If you choose to melt the oil first, be sure to let it cool so it will not burn your mouth.

How to Use Coconut Oil as a Mouthwash

The ancient Ayurvedic method of oil pulling is easy and inexpensive and has been used in natural medicines for decades. To get the best benefits of the extra virgin coconut oil , you should start your day with the following routine. Do not eat or drink anything of a morning before you mouthwash. Why?

In the morning, our mouths are full of bacteria and toxins – more so than any other time of the day as they build up and grow while we sleep. By using the mouthwash first thing in the morning, you will be able to get rid of more toxins that threaten the insides of our mouths and our bodies.

What to do…

Place one tablespoon, either solid or melted (the solid will quickly melt inside your mouth if you choose to not melt the oil first), into your mouth and begin to pull the oil through your teeth. Swish back and forth being sure to pull the oil through all of your teeth and across your tongue. For best results, swish between 15 to 20 minutes. While this seems like a long time, it is necessary for the oil to do its job to the fullest. Some people choose to swish the oil while taking a shower in the morning. Kind of like the old saying…’killing two birds with one stone’.

Even though coconut oil  is safe to eat and drink, do NOT swallow the oil after you’ve used it as a mouthwash. It is full of bacteria and toxins and it needs to be spit out. After spitting out the used oil, brush your teeth and rinse several times to remove any remaining bacteria left inside your mouth.

What’s In Coconut Oil? How Can It Help Our Teeth?

Below are some of the most important ingredients you’ll find in any oil making it highly sought after. Luckily, it can be found easily and at an affordable price.

  • Caprylic Acid

    Coconut is full of healthy vitamins and minerals. Photo: Hans Braxmeier, Creative Commons

    Coconut is full of healthy vitamins and minerals.
    Photo: Hans Braxmeier, Creative Commons

  • Capric Acid
  • Lauric Acid
  • Myristic Acid
  • Palmitic Acid
  • Stearic Acid
  • Oleic Acid

Extra virgin coconut oil  also contains fiber and it aids the body in the absorption of vitamins: A, D, E, K, and B Vitamins along with Beta-carotene, protein, and other minerals.

* Note: Organic extra virgin coconut oil  does NOT contain cholesterol, sodium, corn, milk, soy, salt, sugar, wheat, yeast, artificial flavors, preservatives, or carbohydrates.

The extra virgin coconut oil helps naturally whiten teeth, prevent tooth decay, freshen breath, and help keep your gums healthy.

Our teeth are bones and bones need calcium. Coconut oil helps in the absorption of calcium into the body thus helping gain strong teeth.

Tips for Storing Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Extra virgin coconut oil  should be kept at room temperature so don’t put it in the refrigerator. It will begin to melt at temperatures above 76 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit, so be sure to keep it away from sunlight, stoves, heaters, or anything else that may heat it up. While this is not a major problem, it will spill easily and is hard to work with.