Homemade Toothpaste with Cloves and Peppermint Oil

Recently I had an infection on the right side of my face and I couldn't tell if it was toothache, earache or just a saw throat. I did have a swollen lump on my neck and I could tell it was to do with the pain and also for my general feeling unwell.

I did a bit of research on the internet and stumbled across a few home remedies. One of them was to use an oil (coconut oil, olive oil or sesame oil) in the morning and swirl it around inside your mouth between 5-12 minutes each morning. Then spit it out in a bag for the bin (don't put it down the sink or you will block your sink).

I've been doing this for a while now and I can honestly say my mouth has never felt so clean, I don't know how it works, but it does! It's now the first thing I do when I get up. Rinse your mouth with water and expel the water too, just to clear away the toxins. This is an ancient Ayurvedic method called "Oil Pulling" and claims to rid the body of toxins, not just for dental problems but also for skin conditions, arthritis, asthma, headaches, hormone issues, infections, liver problems and whitening teeth. Personally, my teeth are much shiner and my mouth feels very clean. Here's what a dentist thinks about oil pulling.