Uses for Coconut Oil | What is Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is an amazing way to detox and rejuvenate your body. It’s a small practice but has remarkable results. I learned about this practice through my Integrative Medicine Doctor.
It’s quite simple: All you need to do is use organic coconut oil (I use Barlean’s Organic Coconut Oil) and swish the oil in my mouth just like how you would use mouthwash. You swish the oil in your mouth for 10-15 minutes and then spit it out in the garbage. This process removes toxins, parasites and bacteria that live in your mouth and lymph system. Oil pulling also pulls mucus from your throat and loosens up your sinuses, which helps me tremendously with allergies. I’ve also learned that oil pulling re-mineralizing your teeth and strengthening your gums by cleaning your mouth.
Some oil pullers use sesame oil but I like to use the coconut oil because of it’s anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and enzymatic properties which kill off any bacteria that may be lingering in your mouth.
Start with 1 Tbsp. of oil in your mouth and swish and pull between your teeth and around your gums. Do not swallow it; just push and pull. My teeth are no longer sensitive because of oil pulling and I’ve found tremendous results from doing this every morning. The best time to do this is in the morning before you drink or eat anything.