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Oil Pulling? Huh.

Oil Pulling? Oil Swishing? Everybody is talking about it, and soon everybody will probably be doing it. Oil pulling is the latest trend to hit the health stratosphere. But what is it, and how does it exactly work?

Oil pulling is an age old method of oral cleaning and is one of the most powerful, effective methods of detoxification and healing in natural medicine. The process ‘pulls’ bad bacteria, fungus and their toxins out from nooks and crannies leaving your teeth whiter, your gum and jaws healthier and less sensitive, and improving your overall health.

In India practitioners of ayurvedic medicine believe that oil pulling not only cleans and disinfects your mouth, it can help prevent oral and throat diseases. Also, by removing bacteria and other foreign invaders, it helps your lymphatic system operate more efficiently, increasing resistance to other types of ailments. As well as whiten your teeth, remove toxins, lessen congestion and some even say the Indian healing ritual helps clear up acne.

Oil pulling is not a complex process though 20 minutes of swishing may be difficult to accomplish at first. Place approximately a tablespoon of Cocovit Coconut Oil (if that is too much start with a smaller portion initially) in your mouth and swish, but do not gargle. Keep in mind the oil is semi-solid at room temperature, you can simply place it as a solid in your mouth, it will liquify in seconds. Swish the oil for twenty minutes around in your mouth. If this is your first time, try to do at least five minutes. When you’re done, try not to swallow (you are trying to get rid of the toxin, not put them back in your body) — spit the oil into a receptacle, like trash can. The oil can clog drains fairly easily, so stay clear of the sink.

For best results, we recommend oil pulling 3-4 times a week.