Oil Pulling


First stop in the morning, the bathroom for some oral hygiene! Did you know that while you sleep, your body is still working away? Part of your rest period is spent detoxifying, which involves toxins being released in your mouth. Now rather than just swallow these back down, it is important that you clean your teeth first thing or better still engage in an ancient Ayurvedic tradition of oil pulling. This involves swishing a small amount of oil around in your mouth for 10-20 minutes in order to improve oral health. I use dōTERRA fractionated coconut oil as it is already in liquid form, however the unrefined virgin coconut oil that you may use for cooking works just as well. It is important to note that you don’t swallow the oil once done, rather spit it out (I recommend spitting it in the bin or garden, not down the sink as you may block your drains) and rinse well. Another option is to add a drop of essential oil into your mouth as well. Ensuring that the oil is of high quality, many essential oils have a host of antibacterial and antifungal properties, which further aids in improving your oral hygiene. Some of my favourites are: tea tree, lemon or doTERRA’s Ongaurd.

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