Maybe I'm late to the party on this one but yesterday on Facebook I came across a post for 'oil pulling'. Never heard of it, so I clicked on the link...
Oil pulling consists not so much of pulling but of swishing, whereby one rinses one's mouth with a natural oil like sesame oil, sunflower oil or coconut oil in the manner of a mouthwash.
Secondly, it's supposed to have amazing benefits including whitening teeth, clearing up acne and imparting a glow to one's complexion. And oil isn't something we imagined being able to do all those things. (Huffington Post)
I tried it. Using coconut oil, I swished while I showered and surprisingly my mouth didn't feel oily afterwards but strangely clean and disinfected. As to the other benefits- I'll have to keep it up and let you know. I'm going to do it again this morning.
My questions for you:
Do you oil pull? If you've been doing it regularly, have you noticed any changes?
If you haven't done it before- are you going to give it a try? I figured it can't hurt. If you give it a go- let me know what you think.
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