Oil pulling is a fancy term for using an oil like coconut oil or sesame seed oil as a natural mouthwash. It is an Incredible way to start your day!
By now I’m sure you have heard about how miraculous coconut oil is. I have been oil pulling for years. Your mouth feels so fresh and it lasts all day. I first started doing oil pulling while I was pregnant. I had problems with sensitive teeth from years of stripping the enamel using store-bought tooth whitening strips. With oil pulling and using my homemade tooth whitener / remineralizer my dentist noticed the I have reversed my receding gums.
What is Oil Pulling?
Oil pulling is an ancient Indian ayeruvidic remedy that promotes complete health and healing. Through oil pulling you will greatly reduce the amount of toxins and bacteria in the body. Bacteria in the mouth teeth, gums goes into your body and burdens your immune ststem. Oil pulling works to remove this harmful bacteria and plaque before it is reabsorbed by the body. Additionally it whitens teeth naturally.
How to do oil pulling:
This how I start my morning – everyday – even before I have my coffee.
-Buy an organic oil like coconut, sunflower or sesame seed oil.
-Swish 2 teaspoons – 1 tablespoon of oil around the mouth and through your teeth for 15-20 minutes.
-Then spit out oil and rinse mouth out well with water.
Oil Pulling Tips & Tidbits
-Oil pulling is best done upon waking on an empty stomach
-Remember, organic, cold-pressed, unrefined oils are always best because they are the least processed and have the least pesticide residue.
– I scoop coconut oil out as a solid and let it melt in my mouth before swishing. I have also used sesame seed oil, I love both and like to switch it up.
– This practice can be done several times a day.
– You can start with a few minutes and build up to the full time.
– You need to swish for 15 minutes or longer for maximum benefits.
-15-20 minutes is purported to be long enough to break through plaque and bacteria but not long enough that the body starts reabsorbing the toxins and bacteria. The oil will get thicker and milky as it mixed with saliva during this time and it should be creamy-white when spit out. After this, spit oil into the trash can; don’t spit into the sink! Do not swallow the oil as it is full of bacteria, toxins and pus that are now not in the mouth and throat!
Afterwards, rinse well with warm water to clean excess oil remaining in mouth and then brush teeth like usual.
This little practice does it all. I have heard many people on my blog saying that it helped improved acne. It is also recommended for people with sinus congestion, headaches, migraines, inflammation.
- Encourages gum growth, color, and resiliency.
- Improves breath.
- Pulls bacteria, viruses, fungus and other harmful agents out of the mouth and throat.
Ideal for people with teeth sensitivity, receding gums, chronic bad breath, teeth discolorations, plaque, and people looking to restore/keep pristine oral health. I love having a healthy mouth.
Breathe easy with fresh breath and a smile on fleek!