Lately the ancient Ayurvedic practice of Oil Pulling has started to circulate by word of mouth again.
People are buzzing about this magical practice and now I understand why!
I have to say I was very skeptical when I first heard but then I tried... and it's wonderful alright! My goal was to whiten my teeth and after a week or so, a couple of friends of mine who never even knew I was 'oil pulling' noticed that my teeth were looking good!! How cool is that?? And the fact that you don't have to pay God knows how much for a chemical whitening at the dentist... awww, that's a bonus!
WHY WOULD YOU DO IT?
- Whitening teeth
- Bleeding Gums
- Tooth Pain
- Amongst others
HOW DOES IT WORK?
While you're swishing, move your chin up and down as if you are chewing something yum! This movement will draw out a lot of salive and will also activate your digestive system. But here comes the cool part: through this action, poisons are drawn from the blood through the mucous membranes in the month. Don't swallow the oil, it's not good for you... if you do, don't freak out, your body is smart enough to handle this :)
COMMON OILS FOR PULLING!
- Coconut Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Sesame Oil
Give it a go yourself and share with us your experience!