Been hearing about oil pulling? When I first heard about it, it sounded too good to be true. So why not try it and see for myself, right? After doing it one time, I was hooked. My teeth seemed whiter and cleaner immediately. It’s crazy.
What exactly is oil pulling? You simply swish coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes. That’s it. It’s incredibly simple. No special equipment or products are required. For optimal benefits, pull 4-5 days a week.
Oil pulling is an ancient method of healing the whole body. Many bacteria enter our bodies through our mouth. Oil pulling removes toxins, bacteria and microorganisims that can cause disease and health issues. It’s really not a big mystery. The theory is that microorganisms in the mouth are single cells with a fatty membrane outer layer. And oil attracts oil, right? So when you swish oil around your mouth, the fatty membranes of the microorganisms are attracted to the oil. All of the bacteria hiding in the gums and crevices are sucked out. Sunflower and sesame oil are frequently used. I prefer coconut oil.
There are some radical oil pulling testimonials out there. One of the most common is whiter teeth. I can corroborate that one. I’ve also heard of reduced joint pain, relief from congested sinuses, curing skin disorders such as eczema and healing of chronic inflammation. Not to mention the reports of reduced gum disease, strengthening the teeth and a reduction of bad breath.
So here’s how I do it:
1. Take a spoon of virgin coconut oil. Add a drop of Protective Essential Oil Blend.
2. Pop into mouth.
3. Swish for 20 minutes. (It takes practice so don’t get discouraged if you don’t make it 20 min right away.)
4. Spit. (Into trash not sink. Coconut oil hardens below 76 degrees. Don’t want to take a chance on it hardening in the plumbing.)
5. Brush teeth with Protective Blend Toothpaste and floss (in my opinion oil pulling doesn’t take the place of flossing but that’s just my opinion).
I fold clothes, read, shower… whatever during the 20 min. And that’s it folks. It’s cheap, easy, simple, and has tons of benefits. Go for it!
Happy oil pulling!