Oil pulling is an ancient technique that was used for dental care.
The technique works to pull out toxins from the body and pull out plaque and harmful bacteria. The microorganisms in the mouth usually consist of one cell and this one cell has a skin of a fatty membrane. What happens to this fatty membrane when it meets with another fat? They cling together! And eventually you spit them out of the body!
Oil pulling is done by swishing 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in the mouth for approximately 20 minutes. You can do this technique for 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes but the minimum is 5 minutes. Remember that the longer you do it for the more toxins you are pulling out.
It is also important to not swallow the oil, SPIT IT OUT! If you swallow the oil your ingesting the toxins instead of getting rid of them. Riding of the toxins is what assists us in our glow! Don’t forget to brush your teeth afterwards and SMILE. (I like to use toothpaste that is fluoride free and SLS free) Your smile will be glowing from the goodness you have just provided for your teeth because coconut oil also has antiviral and antibiotic properties that cleans them!
I oil pull weekly to maintain clean healthy teeth! It is believed to also helps fight bad breath and reduce cavities. I love my dentist and he is very funny but I do try to avoid seeing him by taking care of my gums and teeth! If you know what I mean 🙂
I think that oil pulling is beneficial to try – just make sure your using a high quality oil – there are other oils that can be used as well. I have only mentioned coconut oil in this posting because it is the one I always use for oil pulling and it is my go to for many other things as well.
It has been noted that oil pulling can also help with headaches and migraines. Sometimes headaches and migraines are due to toxic build up and by pulling these toxins out you are helping your body. Although keep in mind that sometimes it gets worse before it gets better because it’s a form of detoxification and a common symptom during detox can be headaches!
How To Oil Pull:
Step 1: Take 1 tbsp. of coconut oil & in your mouth (I take a tbsp. of the oil solid and let it melt in my mouth)
Step 2: Swish for 20 minutes
Step 3: Spit it out!
Step 4: Brush your teeth
Step 5: Rinse, smile, glow & go!
I am sure my dentist would also be proud if I mentioned: Don’t forget to floss!
Happy pulling and flossing!