If you haven’t heard of, or tried, oil pulling, you are in for a TREAT! We know it sounds strange, but trust us on this one! It’s a goodie! This technique has been used for centuries to promote dental health and can help with detoxification, tooth health, gum health, whitening- We've got you listening right?! Here's the lowdown on oil pulling!
WHY OIL PULL?
Oil pulling can help with a whole host of health issues! Disease starts in the mouth! Yep! Your mouth can happily become home to all sorts of bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, toxins, and germs which can WREAK havoc in your body! Tooth decay, poor immunity, disease and inflammation can all start in the mouth. This is where oil pulling comes in! Oil pulling clears out these nasties, preventing them from moving through the body leaving you with more energy, whiter teeth, healthy gums, better immunity and clear skin- need we say more?! And it's SO simple to do too!
HOW TO OIL PULL?
Oil pulling involves choosing high quality and clean oil (coconut or sesame seed oils are ideal). You start by putting a tablespoon in your mouth first thing in the morning before any food or drink has passed your lips (this is strange at first but we PROMISE it doesn't take long to get used to!) You then rinse it around for ideally 15 minutes (if you can’t do 15 first time, don’t worry! Slowly work your way up to 15!). As you swish it around the oil will collect any toxins, plaque, bacteria, viruses, fungi living in your mouth to be cleared out when you spit out the oil.
NOTE: Be sure to THOROUGHLY spit out the oil and DO NOT swallow any of it- it's full of toxic nasties so you want these well and truly OUT of your system and not put back in!
Once you’ve done that, give your mouth a rinse to clean any lingering oil out and you’re ready to brush your teeth and get on with your morning! Too easy right?!
IF PLAIN OIL ISN'T FOR YOU...
Keeko. Coconut Oil Pulling
If you can’t stomach putting a tasteless oil in your mouth, Keeko is a company that have made flavoured oil pulling sachets (that are also certified organic! AMAZING!) to make the process much more pleasant! Mint? Citrus? Sweet? They have all tastes sorted and are really worth a try!