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Oil Pulling 101

A simple, all-around treatment for oral health, the Ayurvedic tradition of oil pulling not only detoxes the body, but cleans teeth and gums thoroughly! Whiten your teeth, remove harmful bacteria and reduce inflammation in a safe and effective way. For the past 3,000 years, India and Asia has used oil pulling to treat 30 systemic diseases, but it was only recently introduced to the Western world.

How to do Oil Pulling

Oil pulling has 3000 years’ worth of testimonials that display its effectiveness. It’s extremely easy, too. Each morning when you first get up, but before you brush your teeth or eat, swish a teaspoon of natural, food-quality oil in your mouth for 20 minutes.

It won’t work if you don’t make it at least 15 minutes into the swish. Don’t gargle it, and don’t swallow it. You’ll know you’re done because the oil will develop a milky, foamy quality. Spitting it out into the trash can to avoid potential plumbing problems with septic systems. Rinse your mouth thoroughly using warm water and brush your teeth. Your mouth will feel clean, fresh, and amazing.

You can use a wide range of different oils for oil pulling. The preferred oils include: coconut oil, olive oil, and sesame oil. These different oils have many benefits of their own and are more effective than using mouthwash or other products.

How the Oil Works

As the oil is swished around your teeth and gums, it literally “pulls” the bacteria and removes debris from your mouth, putting it into the oil, creating a detoxification effect. Our mouths can have a number of viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites and other toxic wastes. These can lead to gum diseases, bad breath, cavities and other oral problems. They can also contribute to heart disease, eczema, arthritis and chronic infection. Detoxing your mouth can relieve your immune system of these potential health problems.

Benefits of Oil Pulling

Treat Oral Diseases- Oil pulling provides an all-natural cure for conditions like gingivitis, inflammation, cavities and bleeding gums. It can provide relief from halitosis, too!

Whiten Teeth- Oil pulling will not only clean and freshen, but whiten your teeth, too! This simple, amazing home treatment, can whiten teeth better than commercial teeth whiteners that are packed with chemicals. You will experience cleaner skin, and higher alertness.

Other Ailments- It can provide help for a number of different ailments. It can boost the immune system, as well as provide prevention to a number of infections and diseases. Oil pulling promotes normal sleep patterns, protect from kidney disease, remedy headaches, prevent and treat eczema,  chronic infection, hangovers and bronchitis!

Some people also experience curbed appetites and weight loss. Aside from medical benefits, oil pulling has a number of cosmetic benefits, like healthy gums, clear skin, and immune system boosting benefits.

Books on Oil Pulling

You can find a ton of information on Oil Pulling.

Have you ever tried oil pulling? Please share your experience below!

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