What is Oil Pulling?

coconut oil

 

What is Oil Pulling?

Oil pulling is the practice of swishing oil in your mouth for 20 minutes. It is an Ayurvedic practice which says that oil pulling is capable of improving oral and systemic health.

What oil should you use?

Coconut oil is the best because it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, & anti-inflammatory properties.

How much to use?

1 tsp to a tbs. I suggest using a tsp to start and try to make it for at least 10 minutes and work up to 20 minutes.

What are the benefits?

Oil pulling helps eliminate:

Headaches (and hangovers)

Migraines

Diabetes

Asthma

Acne, eczema and psoriasis

Sinuses

Whitens teeth

Strengthens teeth, gums and jaw

Prevents cavities and gingivitis

Helps you sleep better

Detoxifies your body

Digestion

Joint Pain

Fatigue

When to do it?

When you are checking emails in the morning

Driving to work, errands, picking up the kids (driving is my favorite time to do it)

When you are doing chores

*don’t spit the oil down the drain it could harden and clog your drain

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