The first time I ever heard about oil pulling, I wanted to gag. As if keeping mouthwash in your mouth for two minutes isn't agony enough. When I heard that oil pulling required a solid 20 minutes of swishing and pressing the oil through your teeth, I thought, forget about it!
Well, I decided just to do it. I'll be honest: I couldn’t do the entire 20 minutes. I had to break it down into two sets of 10.
For those of you who have never heard of oil pulling, you’re probably wondering what the heck I am babbling about.
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that uses pure oils to pull nasty crap from your throat, gums and teeth. Did you know our mouths are a breeding ground for viruses and bacteria? All of those little buggers can apparently grow in your mouth. Gross, right?
So, if care at all about your oral hygiene (and your breath, for that matter), you should really try oil pulling. This practice works. It’s the real deal.
You may still be skeptical, but hear me out.
Check it out. Oil pulling does all of the below: