The in’s & out’s of OIL PULLING!
I really have grown to love this process! It has benefited my oral health tremendously.
•1-2 tbs of coconut oil (food grade)
•1-2 drops of your favourite cleansing essential oil (my fav is the OnGuard, protective blend from doterra)
•Simply scoop your coconut oil, and add your essential oil to it.
•Swish it in your mouth for about 20 mins.
Note – this can be tiring for some in the beginning. That’s okay. Just swish as long as you can and your cheek strength will improve over time.
•Spit it out in the garbage (especially if you have a septic system).
•Rinse your mouth with warm water.
•Brush and floss as per your normal routine.
If you do not like the taste of coconut oil you can switch it out for MCT oil. This will have the same benefits as the coconut oil however it is a tad more expensive. Please note that MCT oil is always in a liquid state.
•Helps prevent tooth decay/cavities
•Improves bad breath
•Improves bleeding gums
•Helps with oral inflammation
•Help whiten teeth
•Soothes throat dryness
•Helps with cracked lips
•Supports Immune System
•Strengthens gums and jaw
Oil Pulling Tabs
If you are a DIY guru, this might be something for you. Oil Pulling Tabs are simply a little pre made tablet that is extremely convenient for people on the go!
•Coconut oil (food grade)
•your fav essential oil! Mine is OnGuard
•small silicone pan
•mason jar with lid
•Fill your silicone pan with coconut oil.
•Add one drop of essential oil to each tab
•Refrigerate (or freeze) until solid
•Remove tabs from silicone pan and store them in your mason jar or any other airtight container!
My aspiration is to educate the masses.
Why we don’t purchase doTERA through Amazon;
1. You get what you pay for – the essential oil industry is growing at a fast rate. Many people are in it for the money and not for the true therapeutic benifits of the oil. The caps and seals can be purchased for next to nothing and it is way too simple to dilute or even replace the oils that are in the bottles. Amazon has no control over this and it is scary to think of what’s out there and what is being portrayed as an essential oil.
2. As of March 31, 2016 there are no authorized doTERRA sellers on Amazon.
3. Community support – there is a lot to learn when it comes to essential oils. It’s a journey and is not something that will happen overnight. We have an amazing community set it place to help, guide and support you in any way imaginable! If you purchase from Amazon you do not receive any of that.
Personally for me, because I use the essential oils to support my family and myself I want to make sure that I get guaranteed pure oils and the education to maximize. Plus I get 25% off retail, FREE oils every month AND 25% back on each purchase I make. That is 50% off just because I am a wholesale member.
I was previously very impressed with Charlottes Web CBD Oil and would often recommend it to clients. But the pice tag was SHOCKING and still ran the risk of possible THC interactions 😔 If you don’t know about medical marijuana or hemp, aka CBD, then you need to know that there are two components that have an affect on our body systems – CBD and THC.
CBD interacts with our CB2 receptors and gives us incredible therapeutic benefits such as:
-nervous system support
-lowered insulin levels
*THC is the controversial component that interacts with our CB1 receptors which is responsible for causing the “high” associated with marijuana.
*What you may not know is that there’s a THIRD type of cannabinoid–BCP (aka Copaiba). BCP is the long lost relative we always hoped we’d find!
It was only just discovered as a cannabinoid in 2008. And while it’s different from CBD, it directly affects the same CB2 receptors and is a much more concentrated form.
💧CBD derived from hemp has a 2-4% concentration.
💧CBD derived from cannabis/marijuana has a 5-35% concentration.
💧dōTERRA’s BCP? 60%! Wow!
dōTERRA is the first company ever to formulate their Copaiba using 4 different species making it the highest concentrated cannabinoid available. Yet because it is not a cannabis derivative it will never show up on a drug test or alter your cognitive state out of a natural comfort range.
Lastly dōTERRA Copiba is 1/3 of the price of a good quality hemp CBD! I’d say that in my opinion. I feel Copaiba is the superior option. How about you?!?
I’m always on the lookout for opportunities to share information with you. Starching clothing is a dying art but one my grandmother took pretty seriously 😋 Personally the spray bottle with numerous warnings never beckoned me to take up this practice but it does not have to be that way. Did you know you could starch your clothing naturally. Please just ensure the ingredients you are choosing are Gmo and pesticide free. Happy Starching 💜
1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch. You can vary the amount to get a greater or lesser degree of stiffness.
1 pint cold water
1-2 drops essential oil (optional)
1 clean spray bottle
1. Combine the cornstarch and water in a bowl, and stir until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. (The mixture will be milky in color)
2. Add a couple of drops of dōTERRA essential oil for fragrance (if desired)
3. Then, transfer to a clean spray bottle, and use. You want to use a clean spray bottle that hasn’t been used for chemical products. Cornstarch is a neutral chemical, but it could still pick up traces of other products.
I’m sometimes asked how would a homemade cleaner work exactly if the oils do not mix into the water and disperse evenly. Well the answer is it’s all in the composition of the oil itself. The power in any essential oil is due to the constituents that make up that oil!
So in lemon (and most every citrus oil) the rockstar constituent is a monoterpene called d-limonene. It has the ability to dissolve dirt + pesticides which are petroleum based. You can read research on that here:
Properties of limonene: http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol56/mono56-9.pdf
It is best to add a natural castile soap to the water that you’re adding the citrus oils to so that the castile soap can help disperse the essential oil with the water. (Castile soap such as D.Woods, is made of coconut olive and hemp oils and has lots of uses around your home – it’s natural, and safe if ingested which makes it great for this use) The Best way to soak produce is to use a large bowl that will fit in the sink and add approx 1 tsp castile soap and 5-7 drops of citrus essential oil such as lemon or grapefruit or tangerine. Mix it around and then add your produce to sit for 10 min. Then rinse really well because that soaking water now contains soap, pesticides, dirt and bacteria.
This method will cost you a total of about $0.25!
Essential oils inhibiting cell attachment and biofilm development indicates a promising tool for reducing microbial colonization of food processing surfaces. Use of natural antimicrobial agents could provide alternative or supplemental methods for the efficient disinfection of microbe-contaminated industrial surfaces.
Have you ever taken a look at the ingredients in Febreze? The list is massive!
Here is a simple safe alternative to the chemically filled Febreze. It is Free of chemicals and will leave its fresh natural scent behind!
All you need is;
Spray bottle 500ml
Your favourite doTERRA essential oils
I personally prefer Thayers Witch Hazel ! They have been around for 140years, get more info here. I also prefer getting the unscented one however the last time I went to the store they only had the lavender in stock which was fine for me.
Fill your bottle about 1/3 of the way with witch hazel. Top off with filtered water and add your 20-30 drop of essential oils. Before use make sure that you shake your bottle to break up the molecules of essential oils as they are not water soluble. Then spray in the room of choice! The witch hazel is great for a quick evaporation of the spray. Leaving only the minuscule beads of essential oils. The frangeance will be refreshing and safe for your family and pets.
My top essential oils for this type of DIY are;
Feel free to experiment as well and make your own blends!
It’s been about 6 months since I have not bought a chemical cleaner!! And boy does it feel great! I do not have to worry about my kids and our family dog, I know that what I make will not harm them in any way.
Every since I learned about the chemicals present in household cleaners, I was just terrified!
Here is what I use;
- 500ml spray bottle
- 1/2cup castile soap (unscented)
- 30 drop favourite doTERRA essential oils
- Distilled or filtered water (filled to the top)
These are the different essential oils I love to use for this purpose.
dōTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend
As one of doTERRA’s most popular oils, doTERRA On Guard is a powerful proprietary blend that supports healthy immune function* and contains cleansing properties.
Wild Orange Citrus sinensis
With multiple health benefits and an energizing aroma that can uplift the mind and body, Wild Orange has become one of doTERRA’s top selling essential oils.*
Lemon Citrus limon
The cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties of Lemon make it one of the most versatile oils, not to mention the top-selling essential oil that doTERRA offers.
If you want more information please refer to our essential oil page 🙂