The only problem I had with the plain coconut oil is the taste, it has a bitter and relatively unpleasant taste which you can get used to but it takes a while; so I was exited to try the *Minty Coco Minty Fresh Coconut Oil Teeth Whitening (£19.99, two week supply) which is a flavoured coconut oil teeth whitening system. Oil pulling is the method in which the coconut oil helps whiten the teeth, along with many other substantiated and unsubstantiated claims.
The Minty Coco box comes with a two week supply of individually packaged minty flavoured coconut oil, which is a much more convenient method of teeth whitening than gloopy peroxide gels and mouth trays. The sachets are small and well sealed so you could take them travelling or on the go, if you wanted. The sachets only contain virgin cold pressed coconut oil (10ml) and natural peppermint flavouring.
To use, you just open the sachet and swill *I hate that word* the contents around your mouth for between 5 to 15 minutes then spilt out after the time. It's a much more handy and quick way of oil pulling compared to using a tub of coconut oil and it tastes better. However as with any coconut oil, it is going to have a mushy and odd texture which melts in the mouth and can be a little unpleasant but you do get used to it. The experience of using this minty coconut oil is FAR nicer and tolerable than plain, unflavoured coconut oil so just on that basis I would prefer it and recommend it over plain coconut oil - even though it is more expensive. Don't swallow the coconut oil, it won't be harmful, I don't think but it won't be nice either! Also after rinsing, you have really fresh breath and it doesn't obviously contain peroxide which can be damaging. Annoying I don't have before and after photos as I forgot to take the before photos, doh.
As with the plain coconut oil I have used in the past, I do notice positive effects while using it. My teeth do appear to become a little whiter with time and continued use of the coconut oil and oil pulling method - you have to use it constantly though. The whitening effect isn't noticeable from the first or even second use, for me anyway but there is a definite change. I think this would be a great product to try, if you want a natural teeth whitening system - they also have vanilla and lemon flavours and I'd love to try the lemon one. I am going to continue using it and I will have a comparison post between all of the at home teeth whitening products I have tried *it will be a very long post* and it will be live later this month. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.
Have you tried oil pulling? Have you tried the Minty Coco teeth whitening?