Today completes the 21 Day Oil Pull challenge if you have been following along. If you haven’t, I encourage you to you to give it a shot as it has plenty of oral benefits. It has almost become second-hand nature, doing this each morning for my day to day routine. For the first week of the challenge, I used unrefined Sesame seed oil. For the remainder two weeks, I used Unrefined Coconut Oil.
Here’s a BEFORE and AFTER side by side picture of my oil pulling journey. I tried my best to get a clear shot and due to flash the picture may promote a bias lean towards the AFTER picture. To be honest, both fairly looked the same. I can tell my teeth have gotten whiter, but I can’t say that it’s strictly due to the oil pulling. I am almost certain my recent jump in Fasting has assisted in the effects of Oil pulling.
Coconut Oil vs. Sesame Seed Oil
Both the coconut oil and sesame seed oil assisted well in preventing plaque build up and bad breathe, however, the effects of sesame seed oil lasted longer throughout the day. The coconut oil had a more bearable taste in comparison to the sesame seed oil. Using both allowed my lips, mouth, and throat to prevent dryness.
And the winner is…
If I had to choose one over the other, I personally would opt for Coconut Oil. While sesame seed oil seemed to be more effective in the realm of oral health, Coconut oil was more cost effective. In most cases when shopping, you can get twice the size glass jar of Unrefined Coconut Oil for the same price of a small 8oz bottle of Unrefined Sesame Seed oil.
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