There are so many things I wish I had known a loooong time ago, including how to eat a healthy diet, the benefits of essential oils, staying away from harmful chemicals, and my most recent find is oil pulling.
What is Oil Pulling: Oil Pulling is the swishing around of oil in the mouth to get rid of bacteria and toxins in your body. It dates back to 700 B.C and is one of the oldest health practices in the world.
How to Oil Pull: Put a tablespoon of organic, cold-pressed coconut oil in your mouth. Swish around for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, spit into trash can. Never spit into a sink as it can clog the sink and never swallow the oil as it has accumulated the toxins from your body. After, rinse your mouth with water.
How Oil Pulling works: The oil mixes with the saliva and pulls toxins from your body. Once the oil has reached a thick consistency (typically after 15-20 minutes which is why the time is important), it is spit out before the toxins are reabsorbed.
Oil Pulling Benefits:
- Whiter Teeth
- Healthier Gums
- Bad Breath Prevention
- Reduce Plaque and Gingivitis
- Reduces Inflammation in the Gums
- Reduces Cavities
- Clearer Skin
- Regulated Menstrual Cycles
- Improves Digestion
- Aids Weight Loss
- Promotes Better Sleep
- Helps Kidney and Liver Function
- Improves Diabetes
- Reduces Headaches
While this might sound or seem weird the first time you do this, I promise it will become routine!!! Cheers to healthier mouths and healthier bodies!!! We buy this coconut oil(the best price is Costco for $15.99/container).