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Oil Pulling Benefits

Benefits of Oil Pulling

Does swishing oil around your mouth for 20 minutes every morning sound cool or gross? What if you heard that doing so might clear up your skin, improve your oral hygiene, and whiten your teeth in addition to a slew of other health benefits?

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic technique that has resurfaced in the modern health scape. When swished around in the mouth, the antibacterial properties of oil pull out bacteria and fungus, which may help alleviate inflammation, congestion, and even allergies.

Oil pulling may help with: • Bad breath • Bleeding gums • Cavities • Gingivitis • Plaque • Sensitive teeth • Moistening the mouth, lips, and throat

Although it may sound a bit intimidating and complex, oil pulling is actually one of the simplest self-care measures you can take. It can also be inexpensive, depending on what type of oil you use.

Oil Pulling Instructions:

1| Measure out 1–2 teaspoons of oil and put it in your mouth. Coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil is recommended for best results. Use the highest quality oil possible.

2| Swish and pull the oil around your mouth and between your teeth. Start with five minutes and build your way up to 20 minutes or more. Be careful not to swallow the oil since it contains toxins and bacteria from your mouth.

3| When you’re ready to spit out the liquid, make sure you do so in the garbage. The contaminated oil can clog your pipes.

4| Rinse your mouth out with salt water or water mixed with a little apple cider vinegar to ensure that all the oil is out of your mouth.

5| After you’ve thoroughly rinsed your mouth, brush your teeth well to kill any bacterial remnants.

6| Smile in the mirror and thank yourself for taking time to take care of you! Self-care should be an extremely high priority for you. When you care for yourself deeply, you’re able to show up in the world in a big way


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