It's an ancient treatment that simply consists of swishing high-quality oil (I think most use organic coconut oil) in your mouth for 20 minutes, without swallowing it. Easier said than done. Anyway, the process is supposed to attract and remove bacteria, toxins, and parasites that live in your mouth or lymph system. Some people say it helps with allergies, diabetes, sore throats, improves gum health, and naturally whitens teeth. Yay!
Its a solid but turns to liquid at about 76 degrees. So, at the grocery store you can see various brands and some may be solid while other brands may be more liquefied. It doesn't need to be refrigerated.
It really doesn't taste like oil to me. It is just a light liguid when you have it in your mouth. I get mine at Costco but Sam's has it, too, now. I haven't done it in a while but this reminds me to do it. Lots of people take a teaspoon a day just for hair and skin to be better.
Having just done it 2x's now, I have to say my mouth feels very clean, almost like I feel after my teeth have been cleaned.
I am doing it first thing in the morning and keep it next to my bed so I can do it when I am checking my emails and watching the early morning news. I have not worked up to 20 minutes yet. 10 minutes seems to be my max right now. I am trying a teaspoon but that is hard to manage. The saliva builds up and without going into TMI, it just seems like too much liquid.
How do you that do it manage that? Do you have any tips? After reading about the history of it and the health benefits it seems like something that has merit and is something I want to pursue.