When oil pulling hit the health scene, I heard about all the fabulous benefits, but I had NO IDEA what it meant or how to do it.
So, what exactly is oil pulling?
Oil pulling is when you take a tablespoon of your favorite organic oil (we will get into which oil to choose a little later) and swish it around in your mouth for 20 minutes every day. In addition to the constant swishing, you are supposed to 'pull' the oil through your teeth so you won't miss even the smallest nook and cranny of your mouth. After your 20 minutes, be sure to spit out the oil and brush with an all natural toothpaste. Whatever you do, don't swallow the oil!
20 minutes of swishing...really?
Yes, really. I know this seems like forever (and you can honestly get away with oil pulling for even 5 to 10 minutes instead) but 20 minutes is really optimal for the full benefits oil pulling offers. If you are like me and love multi-tasking, the swish session will seem more like a challenge than anything else. Meal prep lunch for tomorrow, fold laundry, get in that extra episode of Property Brothers on Netflix...the 20 minutes will go by regardless so take the time to swish and let your mouth thank you.
What oil do I use?
Other than making sure your oil is organic, the choice is up to you I personally like using cold pressed organic coconut oil, but hemp oil or even your favorite olive oil will work.
Why am I doing this again?
Your mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria to grow and enter your system. This bacteria can actually cause harm to your immune system and cause it to be sluggish. When you oil pull and remove those toxins, you are freeing up your immune system to work properly, leaving you with extra energy!
So what are these awesome benefits?
+ WHITENS TEETH Done are the days of messy teeth whitening strips! Swishing the oil and dragging it through your teeth brightens your teeth and keeps them white and healthy.Try it for a couple of weeks and you will definitely see a difference!
+INCREASES ENERGY When your remove toxins, you are removing excess work that our systems would have to do. This new found freedom leaves us feeling awesome and energetic!
+ DETOXES THE BODY Germs, as you know, can cause illness, inflammation, and can cause disease. When the oil pulling removes these germs from entering your system, your body goes through a nice, natural detox.
+ REDUCES HEADACHES When the body is under toxic stress, headaches and migraines occur. It is nature’s way of asking for some time out to recover. By eliminating bacteria from the body via oil pulling, headaches can be avoided.
+ KEEPS THE SKIN CLEAR This is by far my favorite effect of oil pulling. I ave noticed that since beginning, my skin has cleared up and it looks even better. Oil pulling removes the toxins in your mouth before they can reach the blood stream.
+ HAPPY TEETH AND GUMS Oil pulling, especially when swished through your teeth, helps reduce tooth decay, cavities, and even helps with bad breath. As someone who is prone to getting cavities, I have noticed my dental appointments have been much better! How long until I start seeing results? It can happen right away or it can take a few weeks. Your results will depend on your health to begin with but when you start seeing results, you will definitely keep on pulling!
How long until I start seeing results?
If you oil pull every day (morning or evening), results can happen right away or it can take a few weeks. Your results will depend on your health to begin with but when you start seeing results, you will definitely keep on pulling!
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