Sunday we start the February Oil Pulling Challenge so I wanted to have some easy ways to incorporate oil pulling into the morning routine. Normally I make up a mixture of coconut oil and essential oils in a mason jar and just take a spoonful of the mixture every morning to use for oil pulling. Well, I wanted to have another way to proportion the coconut oil used for oil pulling and these fun oil pulling shapes were just the thing. I melted the coconut oil at low temperature (so the benefits remain) and added essential oils that are generally regarded as safe for ingestion (like these here). I poured the mixture into cute little heart-shaped silicon molds that would hold about 1 Tbsp of oil. After letting them set in the fridge I un-mold the shapes and store them in a mason jar (either in the fridge or in a cool place). In the morning, I just pop one of the little hearts into my mouth and let it melt as I start oil pulling. I have to admit, I LOVE the texture of the oil in this method. It’s not as “gritty” starting out so it’s easier to get through the melting phase at the beginning.
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- 1 cup coconut oil
- 25 drops Thieves essential oil (get started with essential oils here)
- 25 drops Peppermint essential oil (get started with essential oils here)
- Other essential oil options: Lemon, Clove (less EO can be used since this is a "hot" essential oil) Orange, and Citrus Fresh (get started with essential oils here)
- Over low heat, slowly melt the coconut oil in a double boiler or glass bowl placed over a pot with a few inches of simmer water.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the Thieves and Peppermint essential oil.
- Pour the coconut oil into a silicon mold (like this one--my molds hold about 1 tbsp of oil) and place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours or until set.
- Remove the shapes from the mold and store in a mason jar (in the fridge or a cool place).
- Place one shape in the mouth and allow to melt to use for oil pulling (Learn how to oil pull here)