Merakk oil pulling signature collection for Teeth and Gums - - Daily Swish Travel Packets - 10ct (10ml each)

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Experience the power of nature's wisdom with Merakk's Oil Pulling Signature Collection. This Ayurvedic oral care blend harnesses the power of coconut oil and other natural ingredients to detoxify your mouth, leaving it feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Key benefits:

Removes unwanted bacteria and toxins
Available in individual sachets
Strengthens gums and supports healthy tissues
Reduces dry mouth and freshens breath
Small in size makes it easy to carry everywhere
Promotes overall well-being

Made with love for your oral health:

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (coconut oil) - natural antibacterial shield
Menthol - cooling sensation and fresh breath
Vitamin E - antioxidant protection
Clove Oil - anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial
Neem Oil - fights bacteria and promotes gum health
Grape Seed Oil - antioxidant and potential anti-cancer properties
BENEFITS
  • Helps reduce dry mouth
  • Reduce plaque
  • Freshen breath
  • Whiten teeth
  • Promote oral health
  • Detoxify
DIRECTIONS TO USE

Shake Well. Take 1-2 teaspoons and gently swish it around your mouth for 5-15 min. When finished, spit out ideally into a trash can (oil can clog pipes). Do not swallow. Follow with brushing your teeth, and whenever possible, cleaning the tongue with a tongue scraper.

INGREDIENTS

Glycerin: Prevents dryness in the mouth and is also used to treat mouth ulcers.

Xylitol: Xylitol inhibits the growth of the bacteria that cause cavities.

Stevioside: Natural herbal sweetener with antibacterial properties important in preventing dental caries

Menthol: Menthol provides a cooling sensation when applied to the skin or other tissues (such as the tongue, gums, or inside the cheeks). Menthol topical oral mucous membrane (for use inside the mouth) is used to treat minor sore throat pain, or mouth irritation caused by a canker sore

F.A.Q.

A Complete Guide to Healthy Oral Care

What is oil pulling and why it is essential?

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing oil around in your mouth for several minutes to improve oral hygiene and
overall health. 

Oil pulling is considered essential by proponents of natural health for several reasons:

  • Ancient Practice: It has a long history in Ayurvedic medicine as a preventive oral care technique.
  • Holistic Health Benefits: Beyond oral hygiene, supporters suggest it can contribute to overall health by reducing the toxic burden in the body.
  • Non-Invasive: It's a simple practice that requires only a tablespoon of oil and a few minutes of your time each day.
How does oil pulling work?
  • Process: Typically, oil pulling involves taking a tablespoon of oil (commonly coconut oil, sesame oil, or sunflower oil) and swishing it around in your mouth for about 15-20 minutes. The oil is moved around the mouth and between teeth, similar to using mouthwash but for a longer duration.
  • Mechanism: As you swish the oil around, it mixes with saliva and binds to toxins, bacteria, and other debris in the mouth. This process is believed to "pull out" or trap these substances.
  • Spit Out: After 15-20 minutes (it's important not to swallow the oil), you spit out the oil into a trash can. The oil may appear thinner and milky in color due to mixing with saliva and trapped particles.
Does oil pulling cause any side effects?

Oil pulling is generally considered safe for most people when done correctly and in moderation. However, like any oral hygiene practice, it can potentially cause some side effects, especially if not performed properly or if you have certain conditions. Here are some possible side
effects of oil pulling:

  1. Nausea: Swishing oil around in the mouth for an extended period (15-20 minutes) may cause some individuals to feel nauseous, especially if they are not accustomed to the sensation or taste of oil.
  2. Discomfort or Jaw Fatigue: Holding a large amount of oil in the mouth and continuously swishing it can be tiring and may cause discomfort in the jaw muscles or facial muscles, especially if done for a long duration.
  3. Gag Reflex: Some people may experience an increased gag reflex when swishing oil, particularly if they are not used to the sensation.
  4. Dry Mouth:Oil pulling itself may not cause dry mouth,but if you are using oils that are not hydrating (like some essential oils), it could potentially contribute to a sensation of dryness.
  5. Allergic Reactions:While rare, allergic reactions to the oil used for pulling (such as coconut oil or sesame oil) are possible in individuals who have allergies to these substances.
  6. Loosened Dental Work There have been occasional reports of dental work (like fillings or crowns) becoming loose with oil pulling, possibly due to the mechanical action of swishing.
  7. Diarrhea (if swallowed):It's essential to spit out the oil after oil pulling, a swallowing large amounts of oil could potentially cause gastrointestinal upset or diarrhea.

To minimize potential side effects, consider the following tips:

  • Start with a smaller amount of oil (e.g., 1 teaspoon) if you find 1 tablespoon too much.
  • Swish gently to avoid excessive jaw fatigue.
  • Do not swallow the oil; spit it out into a trash can (not the sink, to avoid clogging).
  • Brush and floss your teeth afterward to remove any residual oil and debris.
Who should avoid oil pulling?

While oil pulling is generally safe for most people when done correctly, there are certain individuals who may want to avoid or use caution with this practice:

Children: Oil pulling involves swishing oil around in the mouth for an extended period, which may be challenging for young children to do effectively without swallowing the oil. It's advisable to consult with a pediatric dentist or healthcare provider before introducing oil pulling to children.

Those prone to gagging: Individuals with a strong gag reflex may find oil pulling uncomfortable or difficult to perform without triggering gagging. If you have a sensitive gag reflex, consider starting with shorter durations or alternative oral hygiene practices.

People with dental issues:If you have dental work such as crowns, fillings, or braces, there's a risk that the mechanical action of swishing oil could loosen or dislodge these dental materials. It's best to consult with your dentist before starting oil pulling if you have extensive dental work.

Allergy to oils: Some people may have allergies to specific oils used for oil pulling, such as coconut oil or sesame oil. If you have known allergies to these substances, avoid using them for oil pulling or choose an oil that you know you are not allergic to.

History of swallowing difficulties:If you have a history of swallowing difficulties or dysphagia, it's
important to be cautious with oil pulling to avoidaccidentally swallowing the oil, which could lead to aspiration or other complications.

Pregnant or nursing women While there's no strong evidence suggesting harm from oil pulling during pregnancy or breastfeeding, it's prudent to consult with a
healthcare provider before starting any new oral hygiene practice to ensure safety.

Those with certain medical conditions:Individuals with certain medical conditions affecting the mouth, throat, or gastrointestinal tract should consult with their healthcare
provider before starting oil pulling. Conditions such as oral mucositis,severe dry mouth (xerostomia), or active infections may require specific oral care protocols.

People with oral wounds or ulcers:Oil pulling may exacerbate discomfort or irritation in individuals with oral wounds, ulcers, or other oral lesions. It's advisable to allow these conditions to heal or consult with a healthcare provider before attempting oil pulling.

If you fall into any of these categories or have concerns about whether oil pulling is suitable for you, it's best to discuss with your dentist or healthcare provider. They can provide personalized guidance based on your medical history and oral health status.