Oil pulling is an ancient form of Ayurveda; detoxification. It has been used for several years India for its natural health and beauty benefits!
There are many benefits to oil pulling including clear skin, reduction of bad breath, natural teeth whitening, gum strengthening, plaque removal, hormone balance, and what I love most it detoxifies the body. The mouth holds tons of toxins and bacteria that enter the body if not removed; oil pulling removes those toxins.
- First thing in the morning on an empty stomach take a capful (approx. 1 tbsp) and swish the oil around in the mouth (similar to mouthwash) for about 20 minutes.
- DISPOSE OIL in a trash bin NOT THE SINK (will clog drains).
- Brush teeth as usual.
Oils to Use
There are tons of oil that can be used for oil pulling; the most popular are coconut, sunflower, and sesame oil. The pulling oil I use is a combination of both oils with added peppermint oil for a fresh taste.