Hey everyone, I've been seeing people on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook & Instagram referring to 'Oil Pulling' a lot in the last couple of months, and really had no idea what was going on. After putting my glasses on and doing some research I thought I'd share with you some of the amazing benefits of this, odd and albeit, unpleasant beauty trick.
WHAT IS 'OIL PULLING'?
Despite many rumours, this common 'life hack' is actually an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique, which involves swishing a tablespoon of oil around your mouth (Coconut Oil being the most commonly used) before meals for 10 to 20 minutes twice a day. This supposedly has many additional health benefits though is originally intended for Oral health.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS
Some of the benefits that I found were most commonly reported by various people & fellow bloggers, some who have tried this technique and others who haven't, are as listed below:
-Strengthens Teeth & Gums
-Prevents Bad Breath
-Helps alleviate skin conditions such as acne, eczema & psoriasis
-Helps with disturbed sleep patterns
I am definitely keen to try this out, though the mere thought of putting a tablespoon of pure Coconut Oil in my mouth sickens me.
Let me know if you have or would try this out?
Thanks for Reading.
See you next Sunday,