Kismet Kiss


What It Is: A premium coconut oil pulling kit from Canadian brand Kismet Essentials. If you just raised an eyebrow or went ‘huh?’ at the words ‘oil pulling’ allow me to explain. This ancient practice stems from Ayurvedic teachings; a holistic approach to caring for your body. Essentially the theory is that quite a few toxins and bacteria enter our bloodstream through our mouths, in particular via our gums. Oil pulling involves swishing a natural oil around your mouth for about 10-20 minutes per day to help purify the mouth, clean out harmful toxins, and leaving more than just your mouth refreshed. While modern medicine has questioned the myriad of benefits people claim to have from doing oil pulling (including clearer skin, better sleep, reduced allergies and headaches, to name a few commonly stated pros), dentists are in agreement it certainly doesn’t do any harm, and may indeed be helpful in maintaining a good oral care routine.


So let’s get to what Kismet’s offering up. Technically you can do oil pulling with any oil (although olive oil is thought to be too harsh – grapeseed and coconut oils are more commonly used). But Kismet has specifically sourced organic, virgin coconut oil that’s designed for oil pulling. In fact, it has a subtle minty flavour to it, which is ideal because you oil pull before you do anything else in the a.m. (including brushing your teeth). A Kismet Coco Rinse oil pulling kit comes with 14 individually packaged tubes of semi-solid coconut oil (no worries, it melts in your mouth within 30-60 seconds. I loved that it was all pre-portioned out, way easier than trying to just scoop some coconut oil from a tub, and the minty flavour really enhanced the taste / sensation. The packaging is also useful if you’re doing oil pulling on the go, while traveling or post-workout in the morning, for example.

Now, let’s talk about the experience and results. I’ve actually done oil pulling before. It’s a really weird experience if you’re new to it – in fact it can be a bit exhausting. If you try it out and get tuckered out fast, don’t worry – you’ll get used to it with time and be able to swish for longer periods of time. There’s nothing unpleasant about the experience, but it’s certainly different. Once you’re done, be sure to spit out your oil and DO NOT swallow it – it’s full of stuff you just cleaned out of your mouth! It’s recommended you avoid spitting it out in your sink or any drain as well, as the oil can harden and clog up your pipes over time. I’ll say this in terms of the results. My mouth felt cleaner over the two weeks I tried my kit out. I loved brushing my teeth right after as everything felt all refreshed and sparkly. It also felt like I didn’t really have to floss (although I did) as any build-up was removed. Now, the main Coco Rinse promise is that your teeth will be whiter. I’ll tell you that if your teeth were ranked on 1-10 scale in terms of whiteness, it won’t move you up by more than two shades, but it will make them whiter. My teeth definitely just looked more refreshed and clean by the end of it – I asked my husband and he confirmed they did indeed look at least one shade brighter. I imagine if you keep it up (and Coco Rinse auto-subscriptions exist for your convenience) they’d even more sparkly clean looking. All in all, I loved it – and would definitely recommend as a gift!

Who It’s For: Your yogi best friend, to up her wellness practices. Your au natural sibling, as another crafty way to show the power of natural beauty. Your mom, who’s always game to try a new (old) product out.

What It Costs: A single kit is $29.99, but if you sign up for a monthly subscription you’ll save a bit ($25.99 / month + shipping). Each kit has 14 tubes for a two-week teeth detox, but you can do oil pulling daily if it floats your boat. You can also feel okay if you miss a day in there.

Where It’s At: Shop online here – or check out Kismet Essentials’ list of retailers.


Want to try it out for yourself? I’m giving away a Kismet Essentials box to a lucky reader of mine! Here’s how to enter for the chance to win a Kismet Essentials Coco Rinse oil pulling kit.

1) First up! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by October 23, 2016 telling me why you’d like to try Kismet Essentials.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around October 24, 2016 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Like Kismet Essentials on Facebook and leave a wall post on why you’d love to try the product. Link back to your wall post in a separate comment below. 

5) Bonus Entry #2: Follow Kismet Essentials on Twitter and send out a Tweet tagging them + me (@cdngiftguide) that links back to this post. Share a link to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

6) Bonus Entry #3: Follow Kismet Essentials on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos and take a photo from their site and share it on your own feed, tagging them in it. Leave a link back to your photo in the comments below in a separate comment.

85 Responses to “Kismet Kiss”
  1. katydidit21 says:

    I’ve heard and read quite a bit about oil pulling and would like to experience the benefits for myself. This is a convenient way to try this out.

  2. janicour says:

    I have read a little on this, and would love to try this first hand. Very interesting.

  3. Debra says:

    I would certainly give this a try – anything to help oral hygiene!

  4. Kim K says:

    I’ve read a bit about oil pulling and I’m interested to give it a try.

  5. aketch says:

    I’ve heard about this! Sounds interesting.

  6. Deanna Barkley says:

    I know that oils have a lot of benefits, but I had never heard of this. would love to give it a go. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  7. Aimee says:

    I’d like to try it I need whiter teeth. I am a subscriber

  8. Jared heatherington says:

    I am sceptical , but would try once anyways

  9. Chanel O says:

    The flavor sounds very pleasant, and I would love to try a natural and organic teeth whitener!

  10. DebP says:

    I’ve actually tried oil pulling, but found myself skipping it to often to keep it up. Kismet Kiss sounds good, because it would taste better than the oil I was using. I’d like to try again, using a better tasting oil.

  11. cookie3 says:

    I’ve heard of oil pulling before but have never tried it. This kit would make it very convenient to try & the minty taste would be a big bonus to do so.

  12. mousecat says:

    I’d like to try Kismet Kiss because it sounds very interesting. I’ve never heard of oil-pulling before, but it sounds like something I might like to try.

  13. dawn gordon says:

    I am a subscriber and love to try this beautiful product especially when you mention yogi and natural!

  14. dawn gordon says:

    I left a wall post and it’s not being seen on their wall…I will leave comments on their page instead because I guess they have the feature turned off

  15. bkick1 says:

    I would love to try this product. Over the years my teeth have lost that white color of youth. Would appreciate the chance to try a natural form of whitening them.

  16. Tom D. says:

    This is a good habit to get into, plus bonus coconut base. I’m all in.

  17. tammy ta says:

    I have never tried oil pulling before but would like to. . This kit would make it fun to try and the minty taste would hopefully be good.

  18. Lindsey says:

    I would love to try this out. I love the feeling of clean teeth.

  19. Joan G. says:

    I would like to try this product to heolo resore my natural colour on my teeth,

  20. Joan G. says:

    I would love to try to make my teeth clean and fresh.

  21. Alyssa says:

    This sounds really cool! I’d be interested in trying it plus I love coconut!

  22. Kathleen L says:

    A friend of mine tried oil pulling and thought her teeth were whiter, so I would love to try Kismet Kiss

  23. Susan says:

    My reflexologist practices this and recommended it as well. I would love to pull toxins and get whiter teeth!

  24. intensev5 says:

    Wow. I have never heard of oil pulling but I would love o try this!!!

  25. Carla B says:

    This sounds so cool! Love the idea of the prepackaged “servings” and the fact that its been flavoured!

  26. cheryl mclellan says:

    This is the first I’ve heard of this. I’d love to try this!

  27. laura says:

    Would love to try this oil pulling after your post and your positive comments.

  28. aclily19 says:

    I am curious to try this because I suffer from allergies and headaches. If it works that would be fantastic.

  29. Anne Derkat says:

    Never heard of this before but am always willing to try something new.

  30. Victoria Ess says:

    Because I would love to try oil pulling!

  31. Linda says:

    Would love to try it – sounds interesting

  32. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. I’d like to try Kismet Essentials ‘cos I’ve tried oil pulling with olive oil but not for long ‘cos of the inconvenience so this would be interesting & I would prefer coconut over olive. Thanks

  33. Alison K says:

    Bonus Twitter Entry: Followed Kismet Essentials on Twitter and tweeted /784602693239181313

  34. Alison K says:

    Bonus Instagram Entry: Followed @kismetessentials and shared

  35. Karen says:

    Would love to try this, my teeth seem to yellow more as I age.

  36. dabrowne says:

    I want to try this for the health benefits. I am going to try this. Thanks for the post.

  37. Burcu says:

    I never tried it. I would like to give it a try.

  38. KELLY E says:

    I have never heard of this and maybe it would stop me from getting cankers in my mouth.

  39. I do oil pull regularly, and think this kit would be really handy for travelling.

  40. Lynn Marie says:

    The benefits sound intriguing, this would be awesome to try for improved health and well-being.

  41. L. Marie says:

    The benefits sound intriguing and any holistic way to improve my health I am always open to trying. Oil pulling fits this criteria well and in oral health care, a most welcome and vital option.

  42. leah e says:

    I’ve tried oil pulling before but I didn’t stick with it. I feel like the mint flavour in this kit would really make it easy to stick to!

  43. Steven says:

    Sounds interesting, I have never heard of oil pulling before.

  44. Jay Al-noor says:

    LOVE it i want this very nice as a gift for my mom

  45. donyadonya says:

    Baby.. you had me at DETOXIFING !! LOL !!

    I have tried different detoxifying kits from the health food store for different parts of my body, but have never heard of ‘oil pulling’ and this just make sense. Especially, when we consider the amount of germs and other unknowns that are settled in our mouth !!

  46. Kimberley Hamilton says:

    I would love to try Kismet as I love to try new products especially anything to do with my teeth! In addition, I am loving the coconut trend! As amazingly useful as it is delicious.

  47. Sherry K says:

    I have heard about oil pulling and this would give me the way to try it out. The benefits seem to be many.

  48. Caroline Archer says:

    I use regular coconut oil for pulling but this seems a lot easier! Would love to try and possibly switch to this product

  49. jasmyth says:

    I’ve never heard of oil pulling before, but I would really love to try it! It sounds really interesting and worthwhile.

  50. gloria konelsky says:

    Have never heard of this oil but its an interesting product -would like to try it.

  51. Renee Lacasse says:

    A girl at work does it, so I would like to try it.

  52. Tdub says:

    I’ll give it a try!

  53. Juliee Fitze says:

    Never heard of of it before so would really like to try it.

  54. krysta d says:

    I’ve never tried oil pulling before but I am interested in trying it out!

  55. sonya says:

    i’d like to try Kismet Essentials because a friend on mine says it works wonders? Umm..i’d like to see it for myself.

  56. sonya says:

    Bonus Entry: Liked Kismet Essentials on Facebook

  57. sonya says:

    5) Bonus Entry #2: Follow Kismet Essentials on Twitter

  58. sonya says:

    6) Bonus Entry #3: Followed Kismet Essentials on Instagram

  59. Tainan Lu says:

    I’d like to try Kismet Essentials because it’s interesting.

  60. I’d like to try it for the many benefits.

  61. Edith Rennes says:

    I’ve heard of it and would love to try it…a shade or two whiter is always nice.

  62. Courtney Geddes says:

    This sounds wonderful! Would love to try

  63. Courtney Geddes says:

  64. gayle b says:

    I’ve been hearing about this for some time and have friends in the states who swear by this. I’d love to try it and see if it lives up to my expectations. Whiter teeth would be lovely.

  65. serenity38 says:

    Coconut everything is awesome! I buy coconut oil that you cook with and use it as a moisturizer…so versatile

  66. Denae Boucher says:

    I’d love to try this in hopes to whiten my teeth a little.

  67. Kevin B says:

    I have heard good things about this helping with oral health so would like to try it out

  68. Theresa C. says:

    Our family tries to use natural ingredients in our oral care – Kismet sounds like a great product!

  69. talah says:

    i would love to see if it works for me

  70. Julia says:

    I want to get into this so bad but need some help!

  71. wawi says:

    I love the convenience that this package provides. I’ve tried oil pulling but only did it for two days, so this package would help keep the routine going!

  72. alexa says:

    been wanting to try this

  73. I would love to try this 🙂

  74. Nancy says:

    I would like to brighten my teeth and have a clean mouth.

  75. photomum says:

    I Subscribe and this sounds very interesting that i would love to try this product

  76. doreen lamoureux says:

    I subscribe by email. I would love to try Kismet Essentials and make my teeth whiter.
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  77. beewbedard says:

    I have never heard of this thats why I would like to try it out
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  78. yvonne says:

    I’d love to try the Kis-met coconut rinse solution because it is a natural and convenient way to care for teeth.

  79. carrie l says:

    I would love to try it because it is a natural way to keep my teeth healthy!

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