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The Art of Oil Pulling

Posted by James Applegate on

The art of oil pulling

Why oil pull:

Boosts your immune system, prevents heart disease, clears acne, kills bad breath, whitens teeth, heals/prevents cavities, removes teeth stains, and pulls toxins from your lymphatics…



Put 1-3 teaspoons coconut oil into your mouth.


Step 2:

Gently swish the oil around in your mouth without swallowing it. Move it around through your teeth, as if it was mouthwash but don’t gargle. I reiterate do not swallow! You'll find that the oil will start to get watery as your saliva mixes with it. Keep swishing. Relax your jaw muscles and use your tongue to help move the liquid around the inside your mouth. If your jaw muscles get sore while swishing, you're putting too much effort into it.  When you do this correctly, you'll feel very comfortable.

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There is no right or wrong way to swish and oil pull. Do this gently, not vigorously, with very natural movement in a relaxed way for about 20 minutes.

If you have the unbearable urge to swallow or if it becomes too much for you, spit it out and try again. It can be a bit unpleasant at first when you’re not used to it, but soon it won’t be difficult at all. It will be just like brushing your teeth.

Each time you oil pull, it can take a different amount of time to get to the point that the oil has become saturated with the toxins it has pulled out. 20 minutes is a general rule of thumb, but you can experiment with this. If you spit it out before 20 minutes, start again. The process is to make the oil swish enough time in your mouth so that it becomes a white thick substance which is an indication of process completion.



As the end of the oil pulling session approaches, spit the oil out, then rinse the mouth and brush your teeth.

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