Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Oil Pulling: Worth the Hype?

I'm always ready to try something that is supposed to be game changing, and oil pulling is no exception.  I read a few blogs and found out that oil pulling is supposed to be the bees knees.  From what I've read, its an ancient Ayurvedic technique that involves swishing oil in your mouth for 20 minutes and it pulls the toxins out of your body through your mouth.  The Stickyness of the oil catches all those little nasties and dissolves in the oil.

Gross.  But awesome.

It's pretty simple to do.  All you need is some organic Coconut oil (room temp. Dont worry, it will liquify eventually) and a Tsp.  Put it in your mouth and swish for 20  minutes.  Simple as that. Done.

I wasn't happy with the 20 minute thing but it goes by super fast.

After only 3 days, I can already see a difference.  My mouth feels amazing, my teeth are whiter, and my tongue is pinker.  After I oil pull (everyday right after my workout, I just like to think that my body is getting an extra purge from the pull), I brush my teeth with baking soda and peroxide.  Loving the results so far.  It's like my mouth took off it's jacket. Ha! Does that make sense?

TIPS!!! Don't swallow the disgusting, toxin filled oil!  Don't spit the oil in the sink because it will solidify again and ruin your pipes.  Here is the post I found with the most helpful info!

Here are a few more of the benefits:

  • Whitens teeth (Always a plus!)
  • Detoxes body
  • Clears up allergies and sinuses 
  • Helps with sleep issues
  • Strengthens gums
  • Takes care of Gingivitis
  • Helps get rid of acne/ eczema/ and psoriasis.  
There are plenty more, but those are the big ones.  

So, after only 3 days in, I think its definitely worth the hype.  I can't wait to see what happens with my psoriasis in a few weeks.  

Juicy Tidbits
~~Vampire Diaries is losing me.  This Katherine and Elaina thing...I can't
~~In exactly 1 month we will be in our new house! Squeal!
~~Trying to work as hard as possible to be super fit by move time. I work better with deadlines!
~~Rob's going away party is this Friday.  
~~I have no idea how to wear my hair for the move. I need a "Leaving England Chucking Deuces" hairstyle. 

Have you tried oil pulling?


  1. Just purchased some coconut oil yesterday and trying it for the first tine this morning.

  2. Just purchased some coconut oil yesterday and trying it for the first tine this morning.


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