Oil pulling is a traditional Ayurvedic detox technique that involves swishing oil in the mouth. It is said that it helps remove harmful bacteria and pulls toxins out of gums and teeth. I love this because it is so beneficial, extremely effective, cheap, easy and of course ALL NATURAL. Oil pulling helps the body's natural detoxification process. Usually it is best done in the morning upon waking but can be done all day long. It can act like a cup of coffee, waking you up. It also clears out the bacteria that has accumulated in your mouth while sleeping. Wherever you are in the world, this is a great way to maintain oral health. All you need is some oil. I use Coconut Oil, it tastes good to me and it is anti-bacterial. However, you can use other oils like Olive Oil or Sunflower Oil.
Please use Organic oils!
Benefits of Oil Pulling:
1. Put a Tablespoon of oil in your mouth ( I prefer coconut oil, it is anti-bacterial)
2. Start swishing it around your mouth. Do this for 15-20 minutes.
3. Spit out the oil. It should be milky and watery.
If your mouth still feels oily you didn't pull long enough
4. Rinse out your mouth. It is best to use salt water to rinse and then give your
teeth a good brushing.
Things to Remember:
I have been oil pulling every day for a few months and I have seen whiter teeth. My teeth and gums are smooth and feel healthy. I use my homemade toothpaste of baking soda, coconut oil and himalayan rock salt after the Oil Pulling and my mouth feels as clean as it could be. All from the Earth!
If you try Oil Pulling, please let me know how you feel after!
In gratitude and service,