Oil pulling really came in handy this morning! I spontaneously slept over my brother’s place last night, unprepared with no sleepover kit, which usually just means a toothbrush and my makeup bag. I really hate going to sleep without flossing, brushing my teeth, scraping my tongue and taking my eye makeup off with coconut oil (in that order). I had to skip my bedtime ritual last night, but upon waking this morning, I immediately searched his kitchen for oil. My brother is not the type to have coconut oil and goji berries lying around in his cupboard, so I stopped my search once I found his olive oil! I think it’s safe to assume most households have some sort of cooking oil in the kitchen cabinet, so if you ever find yourself in a pinch for a toothbrush, just ask your host for some olive oil, sesame oil, etc.
If you don’t feel like explaining yourself as to why you will be mute for twenty minutes, just oil pull for five minutes. It isn’t necessary to brush your teeth after oil pulling, but make sure you rinse your mouth with warm water. Then scrape your tongue with a spoon. Voila!