One of the best parts of starting your own business is the fun of research and development! It’s studying articles until your eyes fall out, but there’s so much interesting information out there 🙂 Personally, I’ve tried a lot of different DIY types all in the name of natural research– but oil pulling quite possibly tops them all.
So what is oil pulling?
According to Dr. Mercola, it’s an ancient Ayurvedic tradition of “pulling” bacteria from your mouth using oils like sesame and coconut. Over Mother’s Day weekend, we did a family experiment with coconut oil for ten minutes. We each took a spoonful of organic coconut oil (easily found at your local Trader Joe’s!), and swished it around for ten minutes.
You can slowly build up your tolerance by first brushing your teeth with coconut oil. This is mainly so you won’t feel like throwing up the first time you try oil pulling. Once you’re comfortable with it, then you can do this in 5, 10, 15, or 20 minute increments. When you’re ready to spit out the oil, do this ONLY in your trash! (Oil does not go well down the drain). You’ll notice that it’s actually turned white– this is bacteria literally being “pulled” away from your mouth.
Tip: It’s supposed to be better first thing in the morning, right after you wake up.
Have you ever tried oil pulling? Let us know in the comments below about your experiences!
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