Oil Pulling - The What and How
You might find yourself scratching your head and wondering what oil pulling could possibly be? No, it has nothing to do with crude! Oil pulling is the practice of washing your mouth with coconut oil to help it stay clean and is one of the most impressive uses of coconut oil. We’re going to walk you through the steps of how to use coconut oil in this way – as a natural, alternative method to improve your oral hygiene!
What is it?
Also known as “kavala” or “gundusha”, it’s an ancient dental technique designed to improve oral health. It’s done by swirling a tablespoon of oil in the mouth, on an empty stomach, for around 20 minutes. It can help with whiter teeth
, improved breath, teeth and gums! It’s a natural way to maintain oral hygiene, without any of the artificial ingredients or chemicals commonly found in toothpastes or mouthwashes.
How do I do it?
- It’s best done first thing in the morning. After you wake up, get a tablespoon of coconut oil and put it in your mouth! Don’t worry if it’s solid, good coconut oil should literally melt in your mouth.
- Swirl it around in your mouth just as you would with a mouthwash!
- Continue swirling it around the mouth, through the teeth and gums in order to draw out all the toxins!
- Carry on for up to 20 minutes, before spitting it out into a bin! (Try not to spit into the sink or you might block your pipes with oil over time).
PS- Try not to swallow any of the oil, as it’s meant to draw out toxins rather than putting them back into your body!