WELLNESS: Here Is Your Guide To Oil Pulling

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Oil Pulling, known as Gundusha, is an ancient dental technique that requires you swish oil in your mouth for 20 minutes in order to draw-out toxins from your body. It will also give you whiter teeth — which is why it has become so popular on Instagram and beauty blogs. Gundusha aids in preventing gingivitis, stronger gums, alleviate TMJ as well as help with acne, psoriasis and eczema. That’s a lot of benefits from one addition to your routine!

Here is how you do it:
Personally, I chose to use coconut oil for the process because it doesn’t taste bad like other vegetable-based oils such as sesame and sunflower. You swish the oil in your mouth for 20 minutes and then you spit the oil out in the trash so you don’t clog your sink drain. Afterwards, follow with warm salt water to remove any oil residue.
Coconut oil contains Vitamin E, lauric acid and monolaurin, which means that it acts as an antioxidant and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is known to be good for your immune system when it is ingested in food and can protect you from the sun’s UV rays. This oil does a lot and you will see whiter teeth within 2 weeks of adding pulling to your daily routine.
If you’d like to add flavor to this routine you can add peppermint oil or lavender to the mix. Keeko is a brand that offers 3 flavors of oil for gundusha. With options like citrus burst, morning mint and vanilla cinnamon, you won’t have to think about the taste while you swish.
Have you tried it? Start your personal journey today.
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