Oil pulling is an ancient health secret with so many amazing benefits!
If you’ve never heard of it, you may be wondering:
- What is oil pulling?
- Why would I put oil in my mouth?
- Will it make me fat?
- What are the benefits of oil pulling?
Have no fear. I’m here to share 🙂
As a person who has oil pulled religiously for almost 10 years, I can definitely speak to this.
What is Oil Pulling?
Oil pulling is a fancy way of saying
rinse your mouth with oil before you brush your teeth in the morning
Here is the step-by-step of how to oil pull correctly
- Wake up in the morning
- Put a tablespoon of raw coconut oil in your mouth
- Swish around for 5 – 10 minutes
- Spit into the toilet (more on this later)
- Brush your teeth as usual
You can do it while doing your morning prayers.
Some people love to oil pull in the shower.
You can even do it while packing lunch for the day.
So, now let’s get to the BIG question.
What are the benefits?
7 Best Benefits of Oil Pulling
You can get clearer skin from oil pulling.
Personally, this is the main reason I oil pull.
There are many health benefits of oil pulling, which I share below.
But if I’m being honest, this is my #1 reason!
I have noticed that
- My skin is significantly clearer when I oil pull consistently
- I have less hyperpigmentation
- I break out less
And my skin just looks happier.
Oil pulling has the effect of pulling out toxins from your body.
It is able to achieve this because of your tongue.
Your tongue is actually connected to different organs of your body.
When you oil pull, the oil basically sucks out toxins from your body through your tongue.
I know, gross.
But it’s better than leaving the toxins in your body!
This is why, when you finish oil pulling, you need to spit into the toilet.
This way, you can simply flush the toxins into the sewer and never have to worry about it.
If you spit into the sink or the bathtub, you’re going to have to clean up after.
And nobody likes to clean up after!
You can also achieve whiter teeth through oil pulling.
The swishing of oil in your mouth serves to loosen and dissolve debris.
Which is more easily brushed off when you brush.
The result is a brighter, whiter smile at little cost to you.
Natural Alternative to Mouthwash
Oil pulling with coconut oil helps to eliminate bacteria that causes bad breath.
This is great news if you need a natural alternative to mouth wash.
I find that many mouthwash brands are very strong.
This method is an affordable, gentle, and natural alternative.
There has actually been a study done on the potential of replacing mouthwash with oil pulling.
Oil pulling has also been shown to help reduce inflammation in the gums.
This is normally caused by a wide variety of factors ranging from bacteria to having a fish bone get stuck in the gum (ouch!)
Oil pulling can help reduce inflammation in the gums for improved overall oral health.
Normally, the phrase “habit forming” is a red flag but not in this case.
Most experts agree that having a regular morning routine is imperative for having a good, productive day.
Oil pulling is a simple health oriented habit that you can easily add to your morning routine.
Once it becomes a habit, it will become easier for you to add more healthy habits into your routine.
See the free 10 day workout plan for a nice fitness routine that you can try.
Cheap and Easy
Oil pulling is perhaps one of the easiest new habits you can add to your routine.
It does not require any exercise or significant investment.
The only ingredient needed is probably already in your home.
And the list of benefits is quite extensive.
Is Oil Pulling Backed by Science?
If you’re a natural skeptic (like myself), you might be wondering.
Is there any actual science and research behind any of this??
I personally feel this is a healthy question to ask regularly.
The answer is yes, there is some research on the benefits of oil pulling
However, the research is quite light and there is still lots to learn.
Most experts agree that it is safe but check with your doctor if you have any questions or concerned.
As with most things, personal experience is the ultimate teacher.
And so far, I’ve had a wonderful relationship with oil pulling and feel it’s a good thing worth sharing.
- Have you oil pulled before?
- What was your experience?