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Have you heard of oil pulling? Do you do it?
Although I began my #LifeFromScratch two and a half years ago, there are many aspects of the crunchy life that I haven’t picked up. Sure, I don’t wash my hair or shower anymore, but there are many recommended practices for a a healthy and toxic-free life that I just haven’t gotten around to. Dry brushing, oil pulling, blackout curtains, and daily walks are the ones that keep nagging me.
Well, last week we bought blackout curtains, I’m making an effort to get some daily movement in, and I have now been oil pulling for over a month. Progress.
Have you heard of oil pulling? When I first learned about it, I immediately knew this was something that would be good for me to do, and I attempted to get started a few times. But it was awkward and messy. I would eventually give up before I could form the habit.
Oil pulling involves putting oil in your mouth first thing in the morning, swishing it around for up to 20 minutes, and then spitting it out. This swishing motion helps loosen plaque and clean between your teeth better than a toothbrush or floss ever could. It is even believed to be detoxifying.
Since I began oil pulling at the beginning of January, I have definitely noticed improvements. I have not had a single canker sore, my teeth feel smooth and clean, and I haven’t noticed any really bad breath (and I’ve been eating a lot of garlic lately!). When I went to the dentist at the end of January, they raved about how nice my teeth were, which made me feel pretty special. I entirely attribute this to oil pulling with coconut oil and clove essential oil.
So how did I finally manage to stick to the habit of oil pulling? With oil pulling tablets! Learn how to make these beauties over at Scratch Mommy.
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