Oil Pulling: Your New Morning Detox
What the heck is oil pulling and does it really work?
Lately my morning routine has changed. I wake up, head to the kitchen, put a spoonful of oil in my mouth, set a 20 minute timer on my phone and then head back to bed to check email until the timer goes off.
Are you wondering why I put a spoonful of oil in my mouth for 20 minutes?
Oil pulling has been around for years, and I had read about it but never really learned the benefits until I saw this new (to me) natural line of products at the Atlanta Gift Show called Skinny & Co. Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic technique/remedy for oral health and detoxification that involves swishing oil in your mouth for 20 minutes to help improve your oral and overall health. It's particularly good for your gums, mouth, throat and teeth. The idea behind it is pretty simple- the oil is "sticky" and when you swish it around in your mouth bacteria gets stuck in the oil and dissolves.
During those 20 minutes, you are strengthening your teeth, gums and jaw and improving the overall health in your mouth and throat. Oil pulling reduces the likelihood of having bleeding gums and helps to avoid chapped lips and dry mouths. Last but not least, oil pulling helps you to achieve that bright, white smile that you've always wanted!
I know, I know you are freaking out about the 20 minute thing, but TRUST me when I say - it flies by. Something about the whole process is relaxing to me. No talking, just swishing. Pull the oil through your teeth and make sure NOT to swallow it (you don't want to swallow the bacteria you are trying to get rid of). When your timer beeps, spit out the oil directly into the trash. Don't spit it down the drain because the oil will solidify again and could mess up your pipes.
Many natural health practitioners believe that oil pulling benefits more than just the mouth and throat. Additional benefits may include: migraine and allergy relief, reducing sinus congestion, insomnia relief and helping to support normal kidney function.
We have a Skinny and Co. Oil Pulling Kit to get you started!
Kit includes 8.5 oz. Oil Pulling Coconut Oil, .5 oz. Peppermint Lip Balm and Bamboo Spoon
Skinny and Co. believes healthy people change the world. That is why they produce the purest and chemical-free coconut oil and healthy skin care products.
Skinny and Co.'s international patent-pending Nutralock System crafts the ONLY 100% RAW coconut oil. Instead of heating, their Nutralock System cools and dehumidifies the coconut meat to extract the oil, ensuring it retains ALL the nutrients. Each jar of Skinny contains 12 wild-harvested coconuts never heated over 100 degrees F.
Sourcing exclusively from Vietnam, Skinny donates 10% of the profits back to the country to fund farming efforts, build schools and teach English. We are proud to have their products on our shelves!
Some other Skinny and Co. products we stock
Calming Cleansing Balm Makeup Remover
Soothing Vanilla Bean Sugar Scrub
See you at the store!