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What In The World Is Oil Pulling?
Okay, so I recently heard about a new beauty trend called "Oil Pulling", and after giving it a go, I felt like I had to share it with you! So, I am sure you are curious as to what oil pulling is. In short, you take unrefined organic Coconut Oil
As a wife, mother, and business owner, you can imagine that my mornings are filled with routine tasks to make sure everything is in order! The first day I decided to try oil pulling, I was nervous about two things: how I would react to the texture/taste of the oil, and how I would be able to keep swishing it around for 20 whole minutes. But alas, through my routine the time passed fast and I completed day 1. My teeth felt smooth and strong, and I decided there was no harm in trying it out for a weeks time. By the end of week 1 I was hooked!
So, I am sure you are wondering about the benefits of oil pulling. Below is a complete list. I will let you know what I have experienced following the list:
- Whitens teeth
- Strengthens teeth
- Strengthens gums & jaw
- Prevents gum disease, cavities, and gingivitis
- Prevents bad breath
- Helps to reduce bleeding in the gums
- Prevents dry lips, mouth, and throat
- Possible treatment for TMJ and soreness in the jaw area.
Alleged health benefits outside of oral health have been reported as:
- Migraine & headache relief
- Reduced redness and swelling in bones and joints
- May help with gastroenteritis
- Helps with eczema
- Reduce congestion
- Promote healthy sleep patterns
- Reduce hangover
- Overall body detoxification
- & More
So, are you eager to know what benefits I did/did not experience? The two most prominent experiences were whiter teeth and an overall healthier-feeling mouth. I can say that my headaches
Would I recommend the OP method? Of course! The time flies by, and it makes my teeth whiter and healthier. Who wouldn't like that? Especially for a fraction of the cost of a dental visit.
Which Oil Works Best? I have tried both sesame and coconut oil for this method, and prefer the taste of the coconut oil. However, I have read on different sites that switching up your oils is beneficial to the process.
Do you have any experience with oil pulling? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!