We can define oil pulling as the practice of swishing oil in your mouth to eliminate bacteria and improve oral hygiene.
You can think of the practice as a more natural alternative to washing your mouth with neon green Listerine that contains God-knows-what.
I first came across the practice of oil pulling a few years ago from a friend that was really interested in the study of Ayurveda.
But let me tell you…
After seeing it demonstrated and then trying it myself a few times — swishing that clear, viscous coconut through my mouth, fighting off a gag reflex, and feeling like my mouth contained something akin to the texture of a slug — I wasn’t immediately a fan for life.
But I’ve done quite a bit of research on the benefits of oil pulling for oral hygiene, and I’ve finally come around to incorporating it into my daily self-care routine.
Me at 7.15 this morning: Swishing coconut oil around my mouth while standing in the shower shampooing my hair and rubbing body wash beneath my armpits, loving it like it was the best thing since sliced bread.
So let’s look at some of the benefits of this practiceRead More