Oil Pulling; DIY

The in’s & out’s of OIL PULLING!
I really have grown to love this process! It has benefited my oral health tremendously.
Ingredients;

•1-2 tbs of coconut oil (food grade)

•1-2 drops of your favourite cleansing essential oil (my fav is the OnGuard, protective blend from doterra)
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How to;
•Simply scoop your coconut oil, and add your essential oil to it.

•Swish it in your mouth for about 20 mins.
Note – this can be tiring for some in the beginning. That’s okay. Just swish as long as you can and your cheek strength will improve over time.
•Spit it out in the garbage (especially if you have a septic system).

•Rinse your mouth with warm water.

•Brush and floss as per your normal routine.
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If you do not like the taste of coconut oil you can switch it out for MCT oil. This will have the same benefits as the coconut oil however it is a tad more expensive. Please note that MCT oil is always in a liquid state.
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The Benefits;
•Helps prevent tooth decay/cavities

•Improves bad breath

•Improves bleeding gums

•Helps with oral inflammation

•Help whiten teeth

•Soothes throat dryness

•Helps with cracked lips

•Supports Immune System

•Improves acne

•Strengthens gums and jaw
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Oil Pulling Tabs
If you are a DIY guru, this might be something for you. Oil Pulling Tabs are simply a little pre made tablet that is extremely convenient for people on the go!
Ingredients;
•Coconut oil (food grade)

•your fav essential oil! Mine is OnGuard

•small silicone pan

•mason jar with lid
How to;
•Fill your silicone pan with coconut oil.

•Add one drop of essential oil to each tab

•Refrigerate (or freeze) until solid

•Remove tabs from silicone pan and store them in your mason jar or any other airtight container!

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Starch Spray

I’m always on the lookout for opportunities to share information with you. Starching clothing is a dying art but one my grandmother took pretty seriously 😋 Personally the spray bottle with numerous warnings never beckoned me to take up this practice but it does not have to be that way. Did you know you could starch your clothing naturally. Please just ensure the ingredients you are choosing are Gmo and pesticide free. Happy Starching 💜

Ingredients

1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch. You can vary the amount to get a greater or lesser degree of stiffness.

1 pint cold water

1-2 drops essential oil (optional)

1 clean spray bottle

Preparation

1. Combine the cornstarch and water in a bowl, and stir until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. (The mixture will be milky in color)

2. Add a couple of drops of dōTERRA essential oil for fragrance (if desired)

3. Then, transfer to a clean spray bottle, and use. You want to use a clean spray bottle that hasn’t been used for chemical products. Cornstarch is a neutral chemical, but it could still pick up traces of other products.

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Homemade cleaner

I’m sometimes asked how would a homemade cleaner work exactly if the oils do not mix into the water and disperse evenly. Well the answer is it’s all in the composition of the oil itself. The power in any essential oil is due to the constituents that make up that oil!

So in lemon (and most every citrus oil) the rockstar constituent is a monoterpene called d-limonene. It has the ability to dissolve dirt + pesticides which are petroleum based. You can read research on that here:

Properties of limonene: http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol56/mono56-9.pdf

It is best to add a natural castile soap to the water that you’re adding the citrus oils to so that the castile soap can help disperse the essential oil with the water. (Castile soap such as D.Woods, is made of coconut olive and hemp oils and has lots of uses around your home – it’s natural, and safe if ingested which makes it great for this use) The Best way to soak produce is to use a large bowl that will fit in the sink and add approx 1 tsp castile soap and 5-7 drops of citrus essential oil such as lemon or grapefruit or tangerine. Mix it around and then add your produce to sit for 10 min. Then rinse really well because that soaking water now contains soap, pesticides, dirt and bacteria.

This method will cost you a total of about $0.25!

Essential oils inhibiting cell attachment and biofilm development indicates a promising tool for reducing microbial colonization of food processing surfaces. Use of natural antimicrobial agents could provide alternative or supplemental methods for the efficient disinfection of microbe-contaminated industrial surfaces.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0956713511005561

Wooly Traditions

The reasons as to why I chose the name “Wooly Traditions”…

You know when your grand-mother or other relative makes you something… mostly knits, they are so soft and comfy and just heart warming. A lot of people these days always talk about how they grand-mother or mother use to knit. It always seems to bring a nice warm fuzy feeling…

Back in the day people had to make their own things… it was either way to expensive to buy or the manufacturing process was not quite in place yet. It was sort of a survival mode. If you wanted to  have a pair of socks to keep you warm you had to make them. So in a way it became somewhat of a “tradition” if I can put it that way. Also, they only had access to natural fibres and thus wool was more prominent and easy to work with (unlike linen).

So there we have it… simple reason as to why I chose the name “Wooly Traditions” for my micro business.

I absolutely love working with natural fibres and incorporate them into my crafts in various ways.

🙂

Elise