A almost a month ago I told y’all all about my new adventure with oil pulling, how it works and why you should consider adding it to your routine. I’ve been “pulling” every morning consistently for 3 months now and I am DEFINITELY seeing a difference! But here’s the thing… putting 2 tablespoons of oil in my mouth every morning was weirding me out! ESPECIALLY with the coconut oil was all cottage-cheese-ish (you know what I mean right?). The texture when I first start was making me gag a little… and it was rough! So I decided to try something… and I created some DIY Oil Pulling Cubes! Life is much easier now 🙂
This oil pulling cube idea started when my health coach mentioned that I could add essential oils to my morning oil pulling oil! I loved that idea… a little peppermint or thieves when I need it would be awesome! But how to juggle tablespoons of coconut oil while trying to add a drop or 2 of essential oil? I’m just not that coordinated!
I decided to try mixing it all up in advance and making my morning oil pulling routine easier! Its remarkably simple to DIY your own oil pulling cubes! All you need is coconut oil, your essential oil of choice and a few things to mix and make them!
OK. So here’s what you need to mix and make your own oil pulling cubes!
Measure out about 1 1/2 cups of your coconut oil (I didn’t measure, just sorta eyeballed it), melt until completely liquid in the microwave. It took about a minute for it to be melted ALL the way through.
Next add 15+ drops of the essential oil of your choice. I “tasted” after 15 drops. With the peppermint I ended up adding another 5 or 6 drops. For the thieves, 15 drops was perfect. Stir your oil/coconut oil mix well.
Spoon 2 tablespoons of the mixture into each slot in the ice cube tray.
Freeze until solid, then pop out out of the tray and place in your storage jars.
Store in a cool place (below 70 degrees) to maintain the cube shape. I keep mine in the fridge… you know since Texas is rarely below 70 degrees 😀 )
Now all I have to do in the morning is grab one of these oil cubes and pop it in my mouth! Within a few seconds the oil warms up and after a minute its all melted and swish-able! The process and the texture is much more palatable for me and makes this daily habit much easier!
If you’re still on the fence about this oil pulling thing, I hope these DIY oil pulling cubes will make starting this daily habit easier!
*This essential oil advice is based on my experience with essential oils and the research that I’ve done. This information is my opinion and should not replace the advice of a doctor. When it comes to your health and well being, I always recommend that you do your own research. If you’re interested in leaning more about essential oils, I’d love to talk with you! Send me an email at [email protected]