Kilted Suds ~ The Dirty Truth — coconut oil

All You Need To Know About Your Skin, Coconut Oil, and Lauric Acid

Posted by Brigid McHugh on

It seems like everyone uses coconut oil for everything these days... Frizzy hair? Coconut Oil. Cavities? Coconut Oil. Ran out of lube? Coconut Oil. The list goes on and on. So what's all the fuss about, and why is coconut oil so amazing? What is Lauric Acid? Lauric acid is a fatty acid that can be found in foods contining saturated fats. It is classified as a lipid, a class of organic compounds, and another name for fats. Fats are required for human life, as they contribute to the construction of cellular membranes, and keep our bodies from starving. There...

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Oil Pulling for Oral Hygiene

Posted by Brigid McHugh on

Oil pulling is something that I have turned many of my friends and customers on to since I discovered it a couple of years ago. While it may be a new thing for me personally, it is actually an ancient Ayurvedic (traditional Hindu medicine) practice dating back over 3,000 years. What is Oil Pulling? Oil pulling is a practice in which one places a few tablespoons of oil in the mouth and "pull" it between the teeth. The swishing and pulling helps to remove toxins from the mouth, the teeth, and potentially the blood stream. The idea here is that...

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