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If you follow me on facebook you’ll know that I’m a big fan of oil pulling. I usually use coconut oil when I oil pull but lately I’ve been adding thieves essential oil to my coconut oil. The mix of these two oils is amazing and I know they’re both so beneficial too!
Oil pulling is known to help strengthen your teeth, reduce plaque and eliminate bad breath. According to Dr. Bruce Fife, “Your mouth is a window to your body”. If your mouth is filled with cavities, swollen and inflamed gums, bad breath, plaque or tarter buildup then thats a sign that things aren’t working properly in your body. In the book, Oil Pulling Therapy, Dr. Fife makes a great case on how important it is to keep your mouth clean. Apparently bacteria in the mouth is known to trigger health conditions like arthritis, chronic fatigue and even diabetes.
Oil pulling can be an amazing method to improve oral health which helps keep the whole body healthy!
How It Works
The oil helps to soak up bacteria and other toxins out of your teeth and gums.
Coconut oil is rich in Lauric Acid and has been proven to be antimicrobial (kill bacteria, viruses and fungi).
Thieves Essential Oil is highly antiviral, antibacterial and anti-infectious. For this reason thieves is also beneficial for eliminating harmful bacteria.
How To Oil Pull
- Put about a tablespoon of coconut oil mixed with a drop of thieves essential oil in your mouth.
- Swish the oils around your mouth for about 10-20 minutes.
- Spit out the oil, then brush your teeth.
It is best to do this on an empty stomach, before you brush your teeth. I usually do this when I’m making breakfast for my family. I always forget to tell them what I’m doing and we end up playing charades until they figure it out.
It’s important to spit out the oil. You don’t want to swallow it because it is full of bacteria. I do my best to remember to spit my oil out int he trash so I don’t clog up my sink.
Have you tried oiling pulling? Have you seen an improvement in your health since you started? Please share you thoughts in the comments below!