Part of my new beauty routine now includes oil pulling. Oil pulling is one of the best ways to remove bacteria and promote healthy teeth and gums! Check out all about Oil Pulling and how you can do it at home.
What is Oil Pulling?
Like I said, oil pulling is one of the best ways to remove bacteria and promote healthy teeth and gums! Oil pulling works by detoxifies the oral cavity by sucking toxins out of your mouth. It creates a clean oral environment that is needed to prevent cavities and disease.
This procedure has been used for centuries as a remedy to:
- Prevent cavities
- Heal cracked lips
- Cure tooth decay
- Kill bad breath
- Heal bleeding gums
- Boost Immune System
- Improve acne
- Strengthen gums and jaw
- Reduce inflammation
- Whiten teeth
How to: Oil Pull
- Oil pull in the night right before you get into bed or before washing your teeth!
- Gently swish 1 – 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes.
- Make sure that you don’t swallow any of the oil.
- Spit out the oil in the trash (not the sink so it doesn’t clog up the plumbing)
- Rinse your mouth out with warm water
- Brush your teeth as normal.
Things to Note:
Oil pulling is more successful when you use organic, unrefined, virgin oil. I use the above coconut oil and love it. It is not super expensive (less than $10 USD) and you can find it at Aldi. You can find similar brands on Amazon but it is more expensive to buy. I would recommend buying in in store.
Oil pulling with coconut oil is a simple procedure with very effective results. I have recently started to oil pull, doing it 4 out of 7 days a week and love how clean my teeth feel after. If 10-20 minutes sounds like a long time simply start with 5 minutes and increase time as days go on.