This One Practice Can Clear Up Your Skin, Whiten Your Teeth & Banish Bad Breathe

November 15, 2015

 

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic technique that has shown to have incredible results, both inside and outside the body. It’s a very simple technique where you swish oil in your mouth anywhere from 5-20 minutes. (Sounds like a long time, but you can work your way up.)

 

Benefits: 

  • Recent studies show that it helps with gingivitis, plaque, and microorganisms that cause bad breath

  • Helps with bleeding gums

  • Helps whiten  teeth

  • Helps clear up skin, including rashes

  • Detoxes the body, which increases energy levels

  • Kills bad breath

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Prevents cavaties 

  • Heals cracked lips 

So how do you oil pull?  It’s very easy.

  1. Put 1 TBS of oil in your mouth (coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil) Try to use high quality, organic oil for best results.

  2. Swish the oil around your mouth and between your teeth. Start with 5 minutes and try to work your way up to 20 minutes.

  3. Spit the liquid full of bacteria in the garbage. DO NOT spit in the sink as the viscous, contaminated oil can clog the drain.

  4. Rinse your mouth out with salt water for a thorough clean.

  5. Brush your teeth for a clean, fresh mouth feel.

  6. Look in the mirror and smile to show off those bright teeth.

Oil pulling can be done any time of the day, however morning time is best.  It’s a great way to clean your mouth when you’ve had oral surgery and cannot properly brush your teeth.

 

I did it when I had my wisdom teeth pulled, and it did wonders for me. It is recommended to oil pull 3-4x a week consistently to see results. 

 

Now, I would love to hear for you. Have you tried oil pulling? If so, what benefits did you experience?

 

 

Resources:

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/oil-pulling

IIN slideshow on Oil Pulling

https://draxe.com/oil-pulling-coconut-oil/

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