A SAVVY beauty enthusiast has revealed the secret behind her pearly whites – and it’s all thanks for a 5p hack that takes minutes.
Teeth whitening can oftentimes cost a fortune, especially when you’re going to a professional or rely on pricey toothpastes that promise to work like a charm.
According to the beauty fan, the answer to stunning pearly whites is coconut oilCredit: Tiktok/@yurileeeee
The ancient method is also said to improve one’s oral health amongst many other benefitsCredit: Tiktok/@yurileeeee
But whilst there are many products in the market to choose from, one woman, Yuri, recently revealed another, more affordable, option – coconut oil.
According to the beauty fanatic, who also shared a 57p hack for achieving a glowing skin, the kitchen ingredient will transform your gnashers on the cheap.
Rather than forking out for teeth whitening buys, Yuri follows something called ‘oil pulling’ at the start of every morning.
Oil pulling, which involves swishing oil around the mouth, is an ancient remedy that us believed to improve the appearance of your teeth.
What’s more, Healthline reported, the Indian folk method also claims to freshen your breath and greatly improve one’s oral health.
Those keen to give this beauty hack a go should put a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth and then swish it around for a while.
Although Yuri said she does this for three to five minutes, others advise to do so for up to 15 to 20 minutes.
The main benefit, it is believed, is that coconut oil will reduce the amount of harmful bacteria in the mouth, also assisting with removing plaque.
Although having some plaque is normal, waiting for it to get out of hand can cause a number problems, such as unpleasant breath, gum disease, cavities and even gingivitis.
”The best natural teeth whitening hack,” claimed Yuri, adding she did oil pulling before having breakfast and brushing her teeth.
Since being shared on the platform, where she posts under the username @yurileeeee, the clip’s racked up over 150k views in just one day.
Dozens of people raced to comments, where many also raved about the affordable beauty trick.
One person wrote: ”this really works! it also helps with bad breath, i do this every morning instead of brushing or mouthwash.”
Another chimed in, sharing a hack to make it even better: ”Coconut oil slugging with charcoal powder is elite.”
However, not everyone was a fan, as one TikTok user warned: ”I can’t do it , it disgusts me so much pulling your own saliva back and fourth mixed with the oil , it’s not for squeamish people.”
”i tried and i threw up,” someone else was also struggling.