We Asked Four People to Try Cocorinse for 14 Days
We asked four non-oil pullers with different lifestyles and interests to try Cocorinse for 14 days and let us know how it went. Here are their results!
If you’re not familiar with oil pulling, it’s a daily practice of swishing oil around in your mouth for 10-20 minutes. It is time consuming, but not disruptive—after pulling, you can eat, drink, floss and brush your teeth normally. Oil pulling can result in a variety of natural benefits, from fresher breath to fewer cavities, without harming the lining of your mouth.
Cocorinse is Boka’s perfectly portioned blend of organic, cold-pressed virgin coconut oil and pure mint essential oils.
Why oil pull?
Each of our oil pullers had a different reason for trying Cocorinse.
Tova: “A friend of mine told me about oil pulling a few years ago and I was intrigued. I’m always down to try ancient practices that promise positive benefits.”
Josh: “I’m bought into the idea of a healthier mouth, healthier body—I think oil pulling is one way to achieve that—I’m interested in the idea of balancing the oral bacterial biome.”
Amanda: “I feel like I’m always sick…so am trying more holistic health remedies. I’m trying to have healthier habits overall, so oil pulling is part of that effort.”
Paula: “I’m interested in trying oil pulling for general oral care. I’m hoping for heathier gums and fresher breath.”
From left to right: Tova, Josh, Amanda* and Paula
Starting off fresh
Our oil pullers reported feeling refreshed as early as Day 1. Tova wrote, “My mouth felt really fresh and clean—and I hadn’t even brushed yet.” Amanda felt the same way: “I felt like my mouth was fresher, longer. And my teeth felt so smooth!”
For Josh, it was all about the blend of coconut and mint: “I was really surprised by the flavor—I LOVED it.”
Paula’s favorite part was the knowledge that she was doing something good for her mouth and her overall health.
Changing habits takes time
As a daily practice, oil pulling can require a change in routine that can be difficult to keep up with. Our pullers reported range of success in changing their morning routines.
Tova tried diligently to keep it up every day while on vacation in Colombia, but found it harder than expected. It also cut into her normal morning routine of chatting with her roommate and travel buddies.
Amanda began the process sick, and had to take a break to let her nose clear out before she could breath comfortably and oil pull at the same time. She also found it difficult to to find the time, especially with a nine-year-old: “I love the idea of doing it forever, but it stresses me out a little trying to figure out how to get everything done.”
Josh started off with a commitment to waking up earlier each morning to oil pull and read the news, and found himself more and more rushed due to his work schedule. But “it was a good way to start the day” when he found the time.
Paula found it easiest to keep up with. She incorporated it into her morning shower routine, and shared, “Changing habits takes time, but it feels good when I actually do it.”
Reaping the benefits
After 14 days, everyone reported positive results, except for Tova, who “didn’t love it or hate it” and found the process a little burdensome.
Amanda wished she hadn’t had to pause for breathing purposes, and loved the outcome overall. “[My teeth] feel perfectly smooth, all the time—as if I just had them polished at the dentist! I also feel fresher, longer, even if I have a cup of coffee later in the morning.”
Paula saw the most benefits to her gums and inner cheeks, and enjoyed the “psychological lift” of doing something good for her health every day: “My teeth, gums and mouth are so happy to have gotten this much attention!”
Josh thinks oil pulling had a positive effect on his overall health. Despite his stressful schedule, he hasn’t had a sore throat or stuffy nose, which is unusual for him. He also reported, “After pulling, my mouth felt fresh and my teeth felt delightfully smooth.”
Try it for yourself
Interested in giving this natural practice a try? Determining how to fit it into your lifestyle may be one of the keys to success. Before you get started, check out our step-by-step guide to oil pulling with Cocorinse for some tips.
*Boka team member