The New Craze: Oil Pulling

Have you heard of this popular phenomenon called oil pulling? More and more people are discovering it and learning the amazing benefits having to do with oil pulling. Lets start with the basics if you have no idea what oil pulling is.

What is Oil Pulling?

Oil pulling is used with either coconut oil, sesame oil, or sunflower oil. It's really whatever one you prefer the best. It is a practice done 1 to 3 times a day, where you simply place a spoonful of oil into your mouth, and swish around for 20 minutes. Make sure NOT to swallow the oil when your 2o minutes is up, for there are toxins and bacteria that gets drawn from your mouth and could harm you. Just spit out all the oil and if you want you can gargle water just to make sure you got it all out. As simple as that! But why do this? There are many benefits to oil pulling:

What are the Benefits of Oil Pulling

  • Teeth Whitening (free from bleach and abrasive chemicals that break down enamel and cause teeth to chip or break)
  • Reduces Insomnia
  • Eliminates Bad Breath
  • Relieves Headaches and Hangovers
  • Increases Energy
  • Clears Sinuses
  • Helps with Tooth Pain
  • Helps Bleeding Gums
  • Increases your Metabolism
  • Heals Arthritis Pain
  • Detoxifies the Body
  • Clears Acne

How Does Oil Pulling Work?

While you're swishing, move your chin up and down as if you're chewing. This helps draw out a lot of saliva and activates digestion. Through this action, poisons are drawn from the blood through the mucous membranes in the mouth. Toxins that pass through the salivary ducts into the saliva and oil mixture in your mouth will cause the oil to become thicker and white half way through your oil pulling session. Essentially, oil pulling draws out the disease and harmful elements from the body and eliminates them through the mouth.

So give oil pulling a try! We suggest doing your oil pulling in the shower, that way it's a time saver for you and if you happen to spill (this has happened to me a few times) it won't matter!

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