An up-to-date guide to the newly popular practice that’s been a dental health solution for thousands of years
Oil pulling, the ancient ayurvedic technique of cleansing one’s mouth with organic oil, has recently exploded in popularity—and for good reason. Unlike traditional toothpastes and mouthwashes, which are filled with nasty additives and chemicals, oil pulling is a completely natural way to clean one’s mouth while removing harmful bacteria, reducing plaque, and whitening teeth.
The practice of rinsing with oil draws out the body’s toxins and causes them to dissolve in the oil, simultaneously stimulating the body’s metabolism and immune system to ward off disease. More than just a tool for oral hygiene, other benefits include glowing skin, improved heart health, and fewer migraines.
This exhaustive guide covers everything readers need to get started with this practice, from addressing common concerns (no, it won’t cause bad breath) to determining which oil is best for their personal health needs. Author Michelle Coleman details the historic roots of oil pulling, which was originally discovered in ancient Indian healing texts. She also discusses how to advantageously combine the oil with other organic materials, like essential oils and apple cider vinegar, to maximize the practice’s detoxifying effects.