Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Morning Ritual: Oil pulling

Who wants nice white, clean & healthy teeth?
Mmmmme! I do.

That's why I've started oil pulling first thing in the morning.

What in blazers is oil pulling you ask. Well, listen up...

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic ritual that is claimed to cure a whole bunch of illnesses including heart disease, digestive troubles and hormonal disorders. Pretty cool hey?


Improved PMS symptoms
Improved Lymphatic system
Regulated menstrual cycle
Clearer skin
Better skin
Alleviated allergies
Clearer sinuses
Decreased headaches
Clearer mind
Increased energy
Prevents bad breathe
Healthier gums
Brighter whiter teeth


Oil pulling needs to be done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

Spoon a tablespoon of organic, cold pressed vegetable oil into your mouth and swish it around your mouth and pull it through your teeth.
Do this for 20 minutes, then spit & scrape your tongue with a wide spoon (or tongue scraper) from the back to the tip, rinsing with water in-between each scrape, then thoroughly clean your teeth.

After your teeth are clean, have a glass of hot water to rehydrate from your night of sleeping, then chase it down with hot water and lemon, to help flush your liver and kidneys. This also helps to stimulate your metabolism for the day ahead.

Make sure that the water for your lemon isn't boiling. If it is, you will kill the lemons vitamin C and other goodness.

This is a great time to catch up on reading any scripts or research... or a bit of fiction!
The time will pass very quickly if youre busying yourself with something.

*If youre using cocnut oil, melt the solid oil in a glass but placing into a bowl with hot water.. If this is too annoing, use another oil!!

**never swallow the oil! Very bad idea!

Have a great day x