What is oil pulling?
Oil pulling dates back to over 3,000 years ago. It was an ancient technique used to pull out toxins in the body, not only making for better oral health but also reducing inflammation and all over well being in the body. It's a simple technique and one that I try to do on a daily basis or at least a few times a week. It is best to do first thing in the morning, but anytime of the day will benefit you.
Step 1 -Take 1-2 tbs of virgin organic cold pressed coconut oil.
Step 2 - Add 1-2 drops of peppermint and/or spearmint essential oil (optional) and mix it together.
Step 3 - Swish it in your mouth for 5-20 minutes (the longer the better). I typically do mine while getting ready in the morning or while taking a shower.
Step 4 - Spit oil out. Be sure to do this in the trash or outside. Coconut oil can clog drains.
Step 5 - Brush, floss and rinse your mouth out.
Not only does oil pulling detox the body from toxins and unwanted bacteria, it also aids in whitening teeth, preventing gingivitis, preventing cavities and giving the body overall energy.
I would love to hear if you gave it a shot. Let me know your thoughts!
My name is Hanna Kuyper and my mission for iamwell comes directly from my past experiences. Read more