A new morning practice for natural health and beauty!
What is Oil Pulling?
Oil pulling is an ancient form of Ayurveda; detoxification. It has been used for several years India for its natural health and beauty benefits! it is the act of swishing oil in the mouth similar to mouthwash. Only this practice last 10-20 minutes and come with many more benefits!
There are many benefits to oil pulling including:
- Clear skin
- Reduction of bad breath
- Natural teeth whitening
- Gum strengthening
- Plaque removal (Swishing the oil for up to 20 min removes plaque and bacteria on and in between teeth.)
- Hormone balance
- Detoxification (The mouth holds tons of toxins and bacteria that enter the body if not removed; oil pulling removes those toxins. In the process of removing those toxins from the mouth, oil pulling can also balance bacteria in the gut.)
- First thing in the morning on an empty stomach take a capful (approx. 1 tbsp) of oil and swish the oil around in the mouth (similar to mouthwash) for about 20 minutes. Stretch, listen to affirmations, make your bed, or hop in the shower to pass time!
- When 20 min is up 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. You can use one of these oils, mix them all together, or even purchase an oil specifically for the cause.
The pulling oil I use is a combination of both oils with added peppermint oil for a fresh taste!
Nala Asa Shakur
Tyler A. Norman who now goes by Nala Asa Shakur is the CEO of The All Natural as well as the author of Love Starts Here. She’s a multifaceted creator & healer serving through various forms of artistry. Her ways of expression range from being an author, philosopher, model, holistic health guide, creative director, to a Kitchen alchemist . Through her work and her movement, #Naturalisthewaytoglow™, she inspires and assist others with personal growth, self-love, holistic healing, and finding an inner glow.
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