Oil Pulling is an Ayurvedic process that pulls toxins from the body and has numerous health benefits.
• First thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything, including water, put about a teaspoon of oil in your mouth. Coconut, sesame, sunflower or olive oil are all great options.
• Swish the oil around in your mouth and through your teeth for 5 minutes. You do not have to swish vigorously, relax your jaw and let the movement be natural. Do not swallow the oil!
• It might take some time to get used to doing this for so long. You can also start with less oil in the beginning and/or less time – work your way up. It’s normal to want to gag, you have a mouth full of toxins! Remember to breathe through your nose it helps.
• Brush your teeth immediately. Some Ayurvedic practitioners suggest rinsing with warm salt water first. If you have a tongue scraper you can use that too.
After about a week see if you notice any differences. I’d love to hear about them! Please share on my Facebook Page.