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Old 02-06-2007, 11:32 AM   #91
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I use evoo. Day six for me. It's nice to wake up and have clean teeth. Breath is better. Gums have less bleeding while flossing. I think my skin on my face actually has a better tone. Maybe all that swishing gets the circulation moving better. I'll update in another week or so.
thanks for the PM catkin
will read it ALL later
Mel, that is what I was referrin to with the swishing, my jaws get sore/tired and well we know I have issues with my teeth( need a crown and no molars etc on back) so will see
gonna do this 2x a day, morning and night
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:33 AM   #92
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thanks
I wont go there then
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:33 AM   #93
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Don't use Canola!! It is not a good oil. Stick with more natural recommended ones-- unroasted sesame, sunflower, olive, coconut, walnut, etc.

"The great Con-ola" at Weston Price
ummmmmmmmm ok EWWWWWWWW its now gone in the trash totally
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:13 PM   #94
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Im pretty sure putting oil in my mouth for 15-20 minutes a day would ruin my appetite.

I think brushing my teeth does the same thing. I hate eating after I have brushed so if I brush early and often I wont eat so much.

Chewing gum also helps me keep out unwanted foods lol


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Old 02-06-2007, 12:30 PM   #95
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Okay dokey, sounds like I won`t be buying any more canola oil. It`s back to olive oil and whatever for baking (one of the ones you said anyway). Boy we sure do learn a bunch of stuff we would never know here. Than`ks a bunch. S
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:34 PM   #96
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Another question: has anyone noticed a marked reduction in appetite? It's lunchtime and I am not hungry AT ALL. (Very unusual for me, and my diet has not changed at all, just the oil pulling.)
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Don't use Canola!! It is not a good oil. Stick with more natural recommended ones-- unroasted sesame, sunflower, olive, coconut, walnut, etc.
ditto, Ditto, DITTO!!!!!!!!! Right on!!!

Was gonna respond with the same info, but kept on reading the responses and found yours.

Try to stay away from all "refined" oils ... go for cold-pressed, unrefined.
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:50 PM   #98
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I have a question for anyone who has Keratosis Pilaris-- you know, those weird benign tiny bumpy red spots usually on the upper arms. After doing web research on oil pulling, apparently it helps reduce or cure KP. Has anyone noticed a reduction in bumps, redness, etc? I have it all over my upper arms, I have for years and ususally I just ignore it... but I will keep an eye on it and see what it does with oil pulling. I've only been doing it less than a week, and some of the success stories say you have to do it 3 weeks or more to see any results.

I've heard cold-pressed Castor Oil is really good for keratosis, Glamazon.

Just massage it into your trouble spots, and see if that helps.

Let me know.
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Thank you angela!!!!

I'm really excited to make this.
I am on day 2 of oil pulling for a variety of reasons. I'm using coconut and already seeing a whiter smile!
This is a fun thread.......I'm enjoying all of your input!
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I tried it last night with EVOO. I love to try holistic remedies...this is about as holistic as it gets. I thought it would be gross...but nope. It was doable... I cleaned house, did laundry while I was swishing...set a timer for it.
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As far as the tooth brushing goes, I just found a bar soap with the same basic ingredients (with no added glycerin) as the tooth soap that costs almost 20 bucks (Dr. Bronner's tea tree)

Here's the ingredient list for the product marketed as tooth soap:

Ingredients are: Specially formulated soap made from saponified coconut, palm, and olive oils and essential oil. NO added glycerin, sweeteners, silicates (sand), fluoride, dyes, stabilizers or other materials that can damage teeth.

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thats it!! ive been following this thread for a while now, and though the initial thought of swallowing/gagging on the oil put me off, im definitely going to try it. ive got gum issues and my teeth arent as pearly white as id like them to be, so why not give it a shot?

ive only got olive oil now but ive read a couple of posts where people have used that so ill give it the ol' college try.
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As far as the tooth brushing goes, I just found a bar soap with the same basic ingredients (with no added glycerin) as the tooth soap that costs almost 20 bucks (Dr. Bronner's tea tree)

Here's the ingredient list for the product marketed as tooth soap:

Ingredients are: Specially formulated soap made from saponified coconut, palm, and olive oils and essential oil. NO added glycerin, sweeteners, silicates (sand), fluoride, dyes, stabilizers or other materials that can damage teeth.

Three dollars at my HFS
Thanks Cat! I'll go buy a bar - that's a pared down version of what I use anyway. And since I just made about 50 lbs of soap, I think I'll head to the store!
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thats it!! ive been following this thread for a while now, and though the initial thought of swallowing/gagging on the oil put me off, im definitely going to try it. ive got gum issues and my teeth arent as pearly white as id like them to be, so why not give it a shot?

ive only got olive oil now but ive read a couple of posts where people have used that so ill give it the ol' college try.
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I have never heard of this before, but I think that you have me convinced to try it! Unfortunately I don't have coconut oil with me yet (which is something that I'm very interested in adding to my diet after learning so much about it), but I do have olive oil and sesame oil. I think that I'll try sesame tomorrow and see how it works for me.

I'm so glad that telemetry nurse suggested that I check out this site for support and information! Thanks!

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Thanks Cat! I'll go buy a bar - that's a pared down version of what I use anyway. And since I just made about 50 lbs of soap, I think I'll head to the store!

You bet!
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I have never heard of this before, but I think that you have me convinced to try it! Unfortunately I don't have coconut oil with me yet (which is something that I'm very interested in adding to my diet after learning so much about it), but I do have olive oil and sesame oil. I think that I'll try sesame tomorrow and see how it works for me.

I'm so glad that telemetry nurse suggested that I check out this site for support and information! Thanks!

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Hi Barb! Make sure your oil isn't toasted sesame oil!
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WildFlower Mama: I'd be interested in a recipe for tooth soap if you wouldn't mind pointing me in that direction - if you were doing something out of the ordinary. Were you guys using bar or liquid? I've got lye and KOH so either would work. Although my liquid soapmaking skills are not as good as my bar!
I don't use a specific recipe for toothsoap - just my regular CP recipe with minty essential oils.

I did just start using salt bars and I LOVE the results
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mm I wonder if my dead sea mud bar would work
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Hi Barb! Make sure your oil isn't toasted sesame oil!

I second that!
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mm I wonder if my dead sea mud bar would work
I have a DSM bar that I added salt to. Used that last night and it worked fine
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so what kind of soap can i buy to brush my teeth with???
i am starting the op right now. to whiten my teeth, curb appetite, and especially help with my gum disease. i've had to get root scaling and planning and i'm not sure yet if i don't have to have gum surgery. so you know i'm hoping this "cures" my problem.
anyway, i really want to start brushing w/ the soap if it's better than toothpaste. don't want to make any of my own though.
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I have a DSM bar that I added salt to. Used that last night and it worked fine
I used it and it was fine
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Brandi - make sure you're getting real soap with essential oils - not fragrance oils. Most of the commercial soap has a lot of stuff in it - synthetic detergents, hardeners and fragrances.

If you go to your health food store, you should be able to find handcrafted essential oil soaps.

If you look at the label of a handcrafted soap, you should see something like this:
Saponified oils of coconut, olive, palm with essential oils of peppermint and orange.
A commercial detergent bar will read like this:
sodium cocoyl isethionate, stearic acid, coconut acid, sodium tallowate, water, sodium isethionate, sodium stearate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium cocoate or palm kernelate, fragrance, sodium chloride, tetrasodium EDTA, trisodium etidronate, BHT, titanium dioxide and sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate
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Brandi - make sure you're getting real soap with essential oils - not fragrance oils. Most of the commercial soap has a lot of stuff in it - synthetic detergents, hardeners and fragrances.

If you go to your health food store, you should be able to find handcrafted essential oil soaps.

If you look at the label of a handcrafted soap, you should see something like this:
Saponified oils of coconut, olive, palm with essential oils of peppermint and orange.
A commercial detergent bar will read like this:
sodium cocoyl isethionate, stearic acid, coconut acid, sodium tallowate, water, sodium isethionate, sodium stearate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium cocoate or palm kernelate, fragrance, sodium chloride, tetrasodium EDTA, trisodium etidronate, BHT, titanium dioxide and sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate

thanks. i just did a tsp of op for 15. swishing the back teeth i think i swallowed a bit, gagged a couple times, spit some out on the rug, but i made it. i only rinsed and gargled with warm water. but, i can still taste it in my mouth, so i am spitting into a cup for now. i don't want to swallow any of the toxins. any tips on what i might be doing wrong?
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Ok, did use 1 tsp olive oil this morning. Only kept it in my mouth 10 mins. After 1 1/2 mins. it did thin out quite a bit and not be so thick. So that was a good thing. I'd have to work up to a tbsp! And I want to try coconut oil. Does coconut oil taste like coconut? Or more of a bland taste??
I plan to continue this for gum problems and whiteness..
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Ok, did use 1 tsp olive oil this morning. Only kept it in my mouth 10 mins. After 1 1/2 mins. it did thin out quite a bit and not be so thick. So that was a good thing. I'd have to work up to a tbsp! And I want to try coconut oil. Does coconut oil taste like coconut? Or more of a bland taste??
I plan to continue this for gum problems and whiteness..
Yea! Congratulations on getting started.

Cold-pressed, unrefined coconut oil does indeed smell and taste like coconut.
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OH goooood! Thanks Mama Crow!!!!
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Wow - I really want to try this. Silly thing is I am afraid I will swallow some by accident. Have any of you? Any problems with that?

Facinating post - thank you!
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