Peppermint Coconut Oil Pulling Bites are a fresh way to up your oral hygiene game! Made from coconut oil and therapeutic grade peppermint essential oil, these oil pulling bites will leave your mouth feeling clean and minty.
A few years ago I started this oil pulling habit. First thing in the AM, you swish a tablespoon of coconut oil around in your mouth for 10- 15 minutes then spit it out. It is an aurveydic oral hygiene routine that dates over 3,000 years ago. It is said to aid in whitening your teeth as well as reducing plaque and strengthening gums.
There is lots of info out there but this article is pretty well rounded and science based if you are interested in more details.
I’m the type of person who loves to organize, plan and prepare. Does that make me Type A? Is that still a thing? When I saw this idea shared on a Facebook page I knew it was right up my alley. Pre-make little coconut oil bites by melting down some coconut oil and pouring it into chocolate candy molds. Brilliant! Adding in the peppermint essential oil turns these cool babies into Peppermint Coconut Oil Pulling Bites. You want these in your life, STAT! 🙂
You may have noticed my recent obsession with essential oils. These Mint Chip Black Bean Brownies were shared a few weeks back and they have been heavy in rotation. Protein packed treats are my favourites. But my passion has not been limited to just these Brownies. I’ve been diffusing up a storm and using immune boosting blends in an effort to stay healthy this cold & flu season. I’ll keep you posted on whether this is successful. Fingers Crossed! I’ve been sick too many times in the past 2 years.
Lets get back to those bites, shall we?
I keep them in a small mason jar in the fridge and pop one in my mouth first thing in the AM. The minty bites turn liquid as you swish it around. I multi task by brewing tea/coffee and making my oatmeal. Spit it out (into the trash can as not to clog up your drains) and done.
Using the doterra peppermint oil gives me peace of mind because this company sources its ingredients from the very best. I’m not a salesperson for the brand but I can put you in touch with people who are if you are interested in their oils.
But be warned!
This is highly addicting. I find myself wanting to buy all . the . oils . 😉
1/2 cup coconut oil
15-20 drops pure essential peppermint oil
Melt coconut oil until liquid, but not hot. I melt it over low heat in a small saucepan and it takes no time at all to liquefy.
Stir essential oil drops into the melted oil and pour it into a silicone candy mold.
Carefully place the mold in the fridge for the bites to harden for 30 minutes or until the bites are completely solid.
Pop them out of the mold and store them in the fridge in a sealed, glass mason jar.