A couple of months ago I went to my first Brighton blog meet and in my goody bag were two samples of Mintycoco; the coconut oil-pulling formula with peppermint which is for “leaving your mouth feeling fresh, your teeth looking whiter and your gums healthy.” I decided to give it a go….
To use this product, you warm the sachet in your hand until the coconut oil has liquefied, open it, squeeze the contents into your mouth and swill around your mouth for 5-15 minutes.When you’re finished, simply spit out and brush your teeth. Being a regular coffee drinker and an ex-smoker, I figured this might do my teeth the world of good and I was really excited to try it out.
- First Impressions: It seems like a lot of coconut oil, every time I thought I’d squeezed it all out, there seemed to be more (I didn’t realise until afterwards that you could just use half a sachet). I kinda got the hint of mint but generally just an over-whelming taste of coconut. And unless it’s in a Bounty, I’m not really the biggest coconut fan. Damn, now I’m craving a Bounty. Can someone send me a Bounty please?
- How did I get on?: I didn’t like it. At all. I didn’t like the taste. I didn’t like the texture. I felt sick after 3 minutes of using the product and had to give up. I brushed my teeth with the biggest blob of toothpaste known to man and I still felt sick. I even still felt a bit sick a couple of hours later. You know that post-drinking sesh feeling of feeling “a little bit ropey”? Yeah, I felt like that. It’s probably one of the worst things I’ve ever put in my mouth. Ever. *cough*
- Value for money: The sachets are about £20-£25 for 14 sachets. The website only seems to have a 3 day trial set available at the moment for £7 though. It’s definitely a lot cheaper than professional whitening.
- Will I use it again?: I still have another sachet, but I really don’t think I can bring myself to use it. Maybe I’ll give it to J and film his reaction 😀
- Verdict: 1/5.
Have you tried oil-pulling for whiter teeth? How did you get on? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x