What would you say if I told you you could drastically improve your oral health and whiten your teeth by using just two teaspoons of a single ingredient each day?
You’d be interested right?
Well what if I also told you that the ingredient is something you likely already have in your home?
Read on and we’ll unveil the mystery substance and its workings!
Introducing Oil Pulling
In case the subheading didn’t give it away, the ingredient in question is oil. That’s unrefined cooking oil to be precise such as coconut oil. It doesn’t really matter which one you choose and it doesn’t matter if you don’t like the taste… because you’re not actually going to eat it.
Instead, take your two teaspoons and put them in your mouth. Now, you’re going to swish your mouth with the oil (as you would do with water after brushing your teeth) and then spit the oil into the sink. You may find it’s gross but that’s beside the point.
This is what’s known as ‘oil pulling’ and it’s a technique that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. The surprising thing is that unlike some of these other ‘ancient remedies’, oil pulling might actually work. As a result, it’s recently become very popular and is now touted by all manner of health bloggers, vloggers and grandmas.
What precisely does it do? Well, among other things, oil pulling will combat halitosis, gingivitis, eczema, acne and more.
How it Works