What is Oil Pulling?
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic method that goes back 3000 years and it intends to remove toxins and bacterias from your mouth. It requires 1 tbs of cold press oil (the best results you can get using coconut oil or sesame oil) taken orally and swishing it around in your mouth for about 20 min before spitting it out. Afterwards it’s recommended to brush your teeth with a natural toothpaste and rinse your mouth.
Research articles on Oil Pulling
These are some of the major medical studies done on oil pulling: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=%22oil+pulling%22
Oil Pulling “On Steroids!”
(Coconut Oil Chews with Activated Charcoal and Turmeric)
My first experience with oil pulling wasn’t great at all… I managed to swish it around my mouth for a just a couple of minutes before it gave me an unpleasant gag reflux and I had to spit it out immediately. That’s when I decided to “cheat” my body from thinking about my mouth being full of oil and created these almost chocolate-like looking, fresh tasting and triple detoxing coconut oil, activated charcoal and turmeric chews. I use them to do oil pulling regularly every morning and I no longer have any unpleasant experiences like I had before. My first impression was like I was eating some kind of breath refreshing soft candies that melts in your mouth and turn into a mouth wash. Not bad at all. Here is my recipe:
4 Tbs of Coconut Oil
1 Tsp of Activated Charcoal
1 Tsp of Turmeric
5-6 drops of Peppermint oil
Make sure your coconut oil is not hard. You can soften it by placing a bowl with your coconut oil in the hot water for a few minutes. When it’s all nice and soft (or even liquidy) simply mix in the rest of the ingredients, gently pour the mixture to your silicone molds and place it in the fridge until they’re ready to use. The whole process should take you about 15-20 min. I store mine in a glass jar in my fridge so they stay hard and candy-like.
Some people prefer the texture of a regular oil rather than waiting for the chews to melt in their mouth before they can start swishing the oil around. For these people I’d recommend this mixture instead of making the chews:
Detoxing Mouth Wash:
1 Tbs of Sesame Oil
1/2 Tsp of Activated Charcoal
1/4 Tsp of Turmeric
2-3 drops of Peppermint oil
Benefits of Oil Pulling with Activated Charcoal and Turmeric
- Removes plaque and reverses cavities
The mixture effectively “pulls” and neutralizes all kinds of unfriendly bacteria, mucus, and toxins from between your teeth and gums letting them regenerate and remineralize.
- Reduces inflammation in your mouth
Both – Turmeric and Coconut oil have some amazing anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties. That is just one of many reasons why this mix is a fantastic relief for any tooth pain and tooth sensitivity.
- Whitens teeth
Coconut, Turmeric and Charcoal are three most powerful natural teeth whiteners. Combined together work like Superman, Iron Man and Captain America all in one leaving your teeth white and shiny. You will notice a difference in just a few days of oil pulling with this mixture.
- Refreshes your breath for a long time
As you probably know, the bad breath is a result of overgrowing bacteria that live in your mouth and a digestive system. This simple technic will keep your mouth fresh for hours and you’ll notice a nice improvement of your breath overtime.
- Reduces headaches and sinus infections
Getting rid of the harmful bacteria from your mouth results in a significant improvement of your overall health and it becomes the most noticeable in reducing headaches caused by a toxic stress and sinus infections. Especially beneficial for those who are prone to this kind of infections.
- Detoxes the body
There are many ways to effectively detox your body and oil pulling is certainly one of them. Human’s mouth is wet and warm which makes it a perfect environment for all kinds of bacteria and even fungi. Oil pulling with Charcoal and Turmeric cleans your mouth and your entire blood stream from many of the harmful germs.
- Speeds up Hangover recovery
As oil pulling removes a lot of foreign substances from your body it may result in significant decrease of a recovery time from hangovers and toxicity sicknesses.
- Clears the skin
As you may have guessed, detoxing through oil pulling almost always shows on your skin. It makes it glows and clear within just a couple of weeks (sometimes even days) of regular treatments.
- Helps balance hormones
As your body will have less toxic waste from regular oil pulling, you may notice your hormones starting to balance rather quickly. Eliminating any types of physical, chemical and emotional stress will help tremendously.
- Increases energy
Giving your body a break from fighting to clear all the bad stuff floating in your blood stream by oil pulling will dramatically increase your energy level and overall mental health.