How to do Coconut Oil Pulling
Various people have had excellent results from oil pulling, including eliminating aches and pains, clearing up skin conditions, reducing face wrinkles, and improving gum and teeth health, just to name a few. These benefits have many people wanting to try oil pulling to help with their symptoms, but how should it be done for the best results?
The Use Of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has a reputation as a super-food, and with good reason. Coconut oil has a long history of effective use for many ailments in humans and even animals. It has strong antibacterial properties, which makes it so much more appealing than a vegetable based oil. Also, unlike sesame oil, it doesn’t have a high concentration of omega-6 oils, which is something that we get too much of in our diet.
How To Do Coconut Oil Pulling In 4 Steps
Oil pulling is not rocket science, but there are some things you need to know to get the most benefit from it and avoid becoming sick from it.
Step 1: Buy The Coconut Oil
There are two kinds of coconut oil you will be faced with – refined and unrefined. You want to get yourself an unrefined organic or raw high-quality coconut oil that has been extracted through expeller pressing.
Refined coconut oil should be avoided as it is not made from fresh coconuts, but rather it is made from dried copra and goes through processes of deodorizing, bleaching, and other treatments. That is not something that you want to put in your mouth.
“The oil that is expelled directly from copra is not fit for consumption, since it may contain dust particles, insect remains, spawns, microbes, fungal spores and many other such substances that may be harmful for health.” – Organic Facts
Unrefined coconut oil, on the other hand, has been obtained from directly from the coconut. There are no additives and it has not been processed in any way. Not only is it healthier than the refined stuff, but it tastes better.
Step 2: Put Oil In Mouth And Swish
In the morning, have a drink of water to get your saliva flowing, and then put 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth. You should actively swish it around for about 15 minutes; however, if you can’t do 15 minutes to start, do as long as you can. It will be a weird feeling to keep your mouth closed and full of thick liquid (the longer you do it the thicker it will become) swishing back and forth in your mouth, so it may take some getting used to.
As you swish, go about your morning routine. Doing this will help the time fly by faster as opposed to sitting in a spot and focusing completely on the swishing.
Step 3: Spit And Rinse
Do not spit out the coconut oil in the sink or toilet! It can clog up pipes. Instead, line the trash can with some paper towel and spit it into the trash can.
Do not swallow any of the liquid as it is full of toxins. Ensure you spit as much out as possible and then rinse your mouth out with water thoroughly in order to rinse out any bacteria or toxins that stayed behind.
Step 4: Repeat
Once session is not enough to get the benefits from oil pulling. Most people start to experience benefits after a few weeks or months of daily oil pulling. Moreover, some people suggest doing it more than once per day if you are suffering from something serious.