Quick Tip Monday!!!
I’ve wrote at least a couple of blogs on the wonders of Coconut Oil, but what can I say I can’t get enough of it. It’s absolutely amazing!!! It seems that I’m continuously learning new ways to use this magnificent oil.
And as I learn I feel that I owe it to you guys to share.
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According to Wikipedia, Oil Pulling or oil swishing is a folk remedy where oil is “swished” or “held” in the mouth. Oil pulling is an old age Ayurvedic practice (Hindu traditional medicine) which originated in India and has now gone mainstream and is used to minimize bacteria growth.
When I was first introduced to Oil Pulling I was given a list of oral benefits, but after carefully researching this technique, I now know that this method has even greater healing properties than I was first told.
Benefits of Oil Pulling:
- Brighter and whiter teeth
- Healthier gums
- Better breath
- Clearer skin (can eliminate skin conditions such as eczema or acne)
- Increased energy
- Clearer sinuses and alleviated allergies
- Migraine relief
- Better sleep
- Regulated menstrual cycles
- Improved PMS symptoms
How does Oil Pulling work?
1. First thing in the morning on an empty stomach and before drinking any liquids (including water), pour a tablespoon of oil into your mouth. Most popular are sesame or coconut, but research indicates that there are also multiple benefits in using sunflower, olive, or safflower oil.
2. Swish the oil in a relaxed mode around your mouth without swallowing for 20min. Do not tilt your head back. Use your tongue to help move the liquid around.
3. At the end of 20min spit the liquid in the bathroom trash and rinse a couple of times with warm water.
4. Follow up with brushing, using your toothpaste of choice and go about your day as usual.
How Often should I do oil pulling?
Some research recommended daily while others recommended 3-5 days per week.
Why 20 Minutes?