This ancient practice rooted in ayurveda can be a wonderful addition to your daily routine. Oil pulling is best carried out first thing, on an empty stomach whilst the body is still in its naturally detoxing mode. Here's how:
First and foremost; select a high quality, cold pressed oil. We love THIS coconut oil, infused with peppermint. Not only does it taste and smell good but it is anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and packed with enzymatic properties.
Take approximately a teaspoon of oil in the mouth, and swill for a minute of 3 minutes, but ideally upto 20 minutes. Make sure you don't swallow any though!
Spit the oil back out; ideally into a tissue and then into the bin as the oil itself can sometime block delicate drains as it solidifies once cool.
Rinse the mouth with warm, slightly salty water. Again here a high quality salt is important; pick a natural rock or sea salt.
If it feels necessary, you can then brush the teeth with a natural toothpaste. Then, go about your day feeling fantastic!