Proponents say that using a teaspoon or so each day is good for mouth health so I thought I would try it. I like coconut oil so wasn’t expecting to gag when I put the cold oil in my mouth and started to swoosh it around a bit like a mouthwash. But the gag reflex soon passed and it became an inoffensive taste to work with.
While swooshing for the suggested 10 – 15 minutes I decided to look up the possible downsides (why not do this beforehand I hear you ask?) and found that inhaling or swallowing could be problematic and that many people recommended keeping the swilling to 3 minutes to avoid dryness afterwards. So I didn’t inhale or swallow and spat out after a few minutes.
OneGoodThingByJillee suggests adding tea tree oil to the oil to boost the benefits but I am keeping it simple for now.
The research I should have done beforehand also suggested that there aren’t any proven benefits beyond plaque removal and possible halitosis or gingivitus avoidance but just in case the whitening – without the risks of enamel damage – and remineralising claims are right, the plan is to do this twice a week.
We had a diy beauty products day and filled lots of pots and jars with creations, then decided to prettify the containers – with washi tape, of course.
My favourite is the hobbycraft bunting tape, the white background is translucent and ‘disappeared’ on the plastic pots.
We sealed the surfaces with mod podge to try and keep the washi in place until the next refill.
A new direction for the crafting adventure after an afternoon mixing up moisturisers, balms, sprays , scrubs and rice pads.
Anya’s mixing of essential oils makes using them extra special…
pillow spray: just 2 parts distilled water to 1 part vodka and 1 part glycerin plus relaxing essential oils in a misting bottle
Lip balm: unused old chap sticks with melted beeswax, coconut oil and essential oils in mini pots
sugar scrub: equal parts coconut oil and brown sugar with essential oils in big pots
Moisturiser: to aqueous cream add a squueze of aloe Vera gel and a little softened coconut oil with essential oils to suit
headache soother pad: 2 cups rice with 5 drops peppermint e.oil and 5 drops lavender in a cotton pouch
period pain soother pad: 4 cups rice with cypress, ylang ylang, lavender and Melissa ess. oils
uplifting body spray probably the most successful: 2 parts distilled water, 1 part glycerin, 1 part vodka then 1 drop mandarin essential oil, 4 drops sandalwood, 4 drops benzoin, 2 drops grapefruit
P.S. found this post in my drafts although we made all this a couple of months ago!