Learn the ancient practice and cleansing technique of "oil pulling" with the beauty expert @kylee.pickering.
Although our mouth is often treated separately from our body, the health of our mouth, absolutely impacts our overall health. Poor oral health may lead to other, more serious dis-ease or illness. Oils (coconut and essential) are particularly effective in supporting our health because of their anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Oil Pulling is an ancient practice used to detoxify our blood, clean our mouth, and cleanse our system + so much more. Thank you @kylee.pickering for this super quick tutorial!
HOW TO OIL PULL:
1. Pour one tablespoon of selected "swishing" oil in mouth. Add 1-2 drops of essential oils (see what oils are for what, below).
2. Swish oils around in your mouth. Move it around in the mouth and through teeth. The oil will begin to get watery as it mixes with saliva. Keep swishing.
3. Swish for 20 minutes. (It gets easier with time!)
4. When swishing is complete, spit the oils in the trash can. (Do not spit oils down the sink.)
5. Rinse mouth out with warm water.
+Eliminates bad breath
+Boosts immune system
+Detoxes blood from heavy metals, toxins, and chemicals.
1. Oil pulling should be done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It is not recommended to be done at any other time.
2. Choose a "swishing" oil that is cold-pressed or extra-virgin. I.e. Coconut, castor, avocado, black cumin, cedar nut, safflower. Each oil has particular properties.
3. If jaw muscles get sore, relax the jaw and use the tongue to help move the liquid.
4. If experiencing an urge to swallow during pulling session prior to the 20 minute mark, spit the oil out and begin again and resume the session until the change in the liquid (described above) has occurred. With practices, the urge to spit out, if present, diminishes over time.
WHAT OILS ARE FOR WHAT? (From the "Essential Life" Book):
Clove: Helps to relieve oral pain.
Cinnamon and Peppermint: Fight against plaque and gum disease.
Tea Tree: Helpful in eradicating canker sores or any mouth sores.
Lavender: Soothes sore muscles from teeth grinding.
Frankincense: Supports detoxification.
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