So what is oil pulling? How do you do it? And why is it called pulling?
Oil pulling is an ancient remedy for removing toxins, harmful bacteria and cleaning the mouth, teeth and gums. It can also help with whitening teeth, cutting through plaque and improving the health of gums.
Traditionally, sunflower oil or sesame oil has been used in oil pulling, however recently there has been a shift towards using organic coconut oil.
Why is it called pulling? This is because the oil pulls the toxins and bacteria out of the mouth.
How do you oil pull?
Place 1 -2 teaspoons of food grade oil (Coconut oil) into the mouth and swish around for up to 20 minutes.
Ensure that you don't swallow the oil.
Remove into the sink or rubbish bin and rinse with warm or salted water.
Brush your teeth with a natural homemade toothpaste.