Oil Pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice to detoxify the mouth and body.
Oil pulling with coconut oil involves swirling the oil around the mouth and pushing/pulling the oil through your teeth for 5-15 minutes.
During this time, the swishing of the oil draws out toxins & bacteria from within the mouth and the naturally occurring Lauric acid in coconut oil helps to whiten teeth as well as having anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. The oil is then spat out and with it the toxins and bacteria that have accumulated in the oil are removed.
If 5-15 minutes sounds like a long time simply do oil pulling in the shower in the morning to help pass the time.
WHY COCONUT OIL?
Coconut oil also contains lots of easily digestible fat-soluble vitamins: Vitamin A, D, E and K. Vitamin E is good for the immune system, Vitamin E has strong antioxidant properies for the skin (clear acne) and can provide some protection against UV rays, Vitamin D is good for strong bones and teeth and Vitamin K is good for blood clotting.
We have formulated 3 different flavoured oils, not only because plain coconut oil on its own can be quite bitter, but each of our oil formulations contains a combination of essential oils each providing additional benefits to using just the oil on its own.
- Peppermint & Spearmint essential oils are a strong antiseptic. Both eliminating germs, helping any wounds heal more quickly and soothing to soft tissues like gum tissue.
- Cinnamon essential oil can be used to kill bacteria that cause periodontal disease and ease a toothache due to its antifungal, antibacterial properties.
- Orange essential oil is naturally uplifting, supports a healthy immune system. Lemon essential oil is PH neutral and is a well know remedy for halitosis (bad breath).
For the ideal oral health routine, we suggest to use your EBONiiVORY coconut oil pulling treatment each morning on an empty stomach and brush teeth as normal afterwards.