Posted on October 31, 2012 at 6:34 am

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Natural Mouth Wash – Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is a traditional technique used in Ayurveda to maintain healthy gums, remove plaque, and remove toxins from the body.  It is a completely harmless, simple, and cost-efficient method unlike other expensive medical treatments. The general oil used is cold pressed organic coconut oil or cold pressed organic sesame oil.

HOW TO PERFORM OIL PULLING

  • Take 1 Tbsp coconut or sesame oil on an empty stomach.
  • Take it in your mouth and start moving it around; try pulling it between the teeth and move it all over the gums for 15-20 minutes.
  • The oil will eventually become lighter in weight as it combines with your saliva.
  • Spit it out when it is thin and white. If it’s still thick and yellow; you will have to squish it around for longer.
  • Do not swallow the oil.
  • Rinse your mouth with warm water mixed with a pinch of celtic sea salt.
  • Make sure you wash the sink with an anti-bacterial liquid.
BENEFITS
Me: Morning- Oil pulling
  • Improves metabolism in the morning.
  • Removes toxins from the blood and gums.
  • Repeated cleansing has been known to alleviate liver and digestive issues.
  • Strengthens your gums and maintains strong white teeth.
  • Not expensive and it’s completely natural.

 

Health starts from your mouth. Take good care of it.

-Smriti