Have you ever Oil Pulled?
Ok, so this past week I have been studying Oil Pulling and feel comfortable enough to start trying it at home. Some of you may not know what Oil pulling is….Let me share it with you.:o)
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic technique that’s becoming very popular for dental and gum health. All mouth-related problems will benefit from this simple procedure known as “oil pulling”.
What you need to get started:
1.Unrefined, cold-pressed sesame oil or sunflower oil
2.Unscented pure vegetable oil soap (without added glycerin) like Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap (peppermint is good) or a pure olive oil bar soap known as “Tooth Soap”.
First thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, take 1 tablespoon of oil in the mouth, and swish and pull it through the teeth gently, not vigorously, for 10 minutes. It will turn white when it is time to spit it out. Remember to spit it in the trash or toilet..It will be filled with yucky toxins, so don’t spit it in your sink. You also don’t want oil down your drain!! It will turn white, much the way peroxide does in your mouth. Some folks do this daily and find themselves feeling completly rejunivated afterwards….It can’t and won’t hurt you in any way..so you can do this daily..or after getting dental work done, or if you have any cold sores,strep, etc.
Ok, so you now have spit the yucky germ filled oil out of your mouth…Now you need to clean your teeth. If you do not feel comfortable using a olive oil based SOAP-then use a baking soda tooth paste or homemade tooth powder will be fine. Don’t freak out at the thought of swiping your tooth brush on a bar of soap..because it will not foam and lather up nearly as much as your comercial tooth paste does!!!
Some folks say that they are asked if they are wearing tooth veneers, because after a couple weeks their teeth get so white! What a bonus!! I’ll let you know if my teeth get whiter! :o)