Oil pulling has been around for years, which makes me upset I’ve only just found out about it via the web. It’s an ancient technique that involves swishing oil in your mouth for 20 minutes to help improve your oral & overall health. The idea behind it is pretty simple- the oil is “sticky” and when you swish it around in your mouth bacteria gets stuck in the oil & dissolves.
It’s easy to do. Pick an oil, I chose this Coconut Oil, put anywhere from a teaspoon to a tablespoon, depending on what you can handle, in your mouth & swish for 20 minutes. know you are freaking out about the 20 minute thing, but TRUST me when I say- it flies by. Something about the whole process is relaxing to me. No talking, just swishing. Pull the oil through your teeth & make sure NOT to swallow it (you don’t want to swallow the bacteria you are trying to get rid of). When your timer beeps, spit out the oil into a plastic baggy or directly into the trash. Don’t spit it down the drain cause the oil will solidify again & could mess up your pipes.
here are a few of many good benefits, please do your own research.
- Whitens teeth
- Prevents cavities & gingivitis & benefits overall oral health
- Helps the ease the symptoms of a hangover & migraines
- Has been said to help people who have sleep issues
- Clears out your sinuses
- Helps with general oral pain issues
- Could assist in hormonal imbalances.
Coconut Oil Swish is the new Listerine!!!!
For more information please visit the website OIL SWISH