Friday, April 26, 2013
Oil Pulling with Essential Oils
I was first introduced to oil pulling many years ago when I studied Ayurveda in Boulder, Colorado. I tried it and thought it was fascinating, but it never stuck with me. Fast forward many years... and now I LOVE it!
The best time to do is oil pulling is first thing in the morning to pull out all the toxins in your mouth that have accumulated while you were sleeping. Ideally, it is best to do oil pulling twice a day. You can use anywhere from 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp. of the oil of your choice for oil pulling such as organic sesame, safflower, olive or coconut oil. I personally only use coconut oil for oil pulling as it is the only oil I can stand to swish around in my mouth for a good period of time and don't mind the taste of. I add in either 2 drops of Clove or OnGuard essential oil to the coconut oil and swish in my mouth at least 5-10 minutes on busy mornings.
Swish the oil and essential oils back and forth, pulling them through your teeth and around all areas of your mouth. Try to do this for 20-30 minutes to thoroughly pull out the bad bacteria and other pathogens that lurk in our mouth. The oil mixes with your saliva and becomes white. The white is a sign that the oil has pulled out the toxins and now you can remove them from the mouth. Clove and OnGuard oils are fabulous for eliminating pathogens in the mouth and improving overall dental hygiene.
Do not swallow the oil when you are finished oil pulling! Spit the oil out.
Optional: Follow by brushing your teeth with doTerra OnGuard Natural Toothpaste. Our whole family loves this toothpaste. It is fluoride free and one both the kids and adults love the taste of. If you are used to a mint toothpaste, add 1 drop of Peppermint essential oil to the toothpaste.
And the result is the cleanest, freshest mouth you've ever had! Additional benefits you will see from oil pulling with regular use is clearer skin, decreased headaches, improved gum and oral health, improved mental focus, clearer sinuses and more!