Oil pulling – Benefits and how to detox your mouth and body

Oil pulling – one of the oldest Ayurveda techniques which involved swishing oil in your mouth for few mins which is not only known to detox your body to flush out toxins but it also helps to keep your skin clear, make your gums healthy, and also whiten your teeth.  This technique is known as the oil pulling method because it “pulls out” bacteria, viruses, and fungi from your mouth to detoxify and cleanse your body.

Oil pulling

BENEFITS:

Whiter teeth: Oil pulling possesses natural properties that help to brighten dull or stained teeth. It loosens any debris and stain on the teeth due to the swishing activity. Regular oil pulling with coconut oil whitens and brightens your teeth and makes it squeaky clean and stain-free.

Boost immunity: Regular oil pulling makes teeth stronger, gums tighter and oil’s anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activities get rid of the bacteria in your mouth which helps to boost immunity.

Prevents cavity:  The oil creates a protective layer on the teeth and gums that helps to prevent cavities and hence prevents further tooth decay.

Clear and glowing skin: Oil Pulling pulls out bacteria from your body thus making your skin healthier, giving you a natural glow. It also detoxifies the body which can reduce the appearance of rashes, blemishes, and acne. READ MORE – NATURAL OVERNIGHT BEAUTY TIPS TO WAKEUP WITH CLEAR SKIN AND SHINY HAIR

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Follow these steps to know how to do oil pulling in a correct way :

Step 1: Make sure you do the oil pulling first thing in the morning before you drink anything or brush your teeth. Take 1-2 tsp. of oil, you can choose any oil of your choice I like to use coconut oil or sesame oil. Coconut oil works great for teeth whitening. You can also add in a pinch of turmeric powder for added benefits.

Step 2: When you start with oil pulling begin to swish slowly for a minute and increase the speed for another minute making sure the oil reaches every corner of the mouth. Swish the oil in your mouth for 3-5 mins.

Step 3: Once you finish, Spit out the oil out into the toilet or trash, do not swallow it. If it is winter, the oil can clog the drain so spit it into trash directly.

Step 4: Rinse your mouth well with warm water and brush as usual to clean the mouth of the toxins. You are done! Repeat this every day in the morning to detox your body. READ MORE – OVERNIGHT RICE MASK FOR HAIR GROWTH AND AMAZING SHINE