I had seen the words "Oil pulling" in scrolling through Pinterest, but I hadn't paid much attention to it. I had seen some good stuff on it, that there were health benefits and people loved it! But it wasn't until my own mom told me she was going to do it that I started reading more on it! It seemed so easy, and SO there are so many benefits! I at least wanted to give it a try for a month to see how it went, so I did and I'm going to tell you all about it. Let me begin by telling you what oil pulling is. It's take oil, (any kind will work) I love to use coconut oil because it has so many benefits as it is, and it tastes good! The pulling comes from pulling bacteria and toxins from your body, how incredible is that! By swishing oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes ( that's how long it takes for the toxins to cycle through your body) you can get clear skin, rid of headaches, improve oral health, get your energy levels up, asthma, diabetes, bronchitis, diseased teeth, chronic blood disorders such as leukemia, arthritis, eczema, heart and kidney disease, meningitis, hormonal disorders.
You do not want to swallow or, spit the oil into your sink. The toxins can be very harmful for yourself and your pipes. So I just spit into my trash can!
Day one: It was quite the experience! It didn't taste good, it was clumpy and stuck to my gums. But I did it! I made it through the whole 20 minutes! And I didn't think I would ever be able to do it again! ICK! How did people do that? And daily? I would find another way to release my toxins! Because I didn't think I could do that day after day! So I began to look into alternate ways to oil pull, different methods that I could do that wouldn't be so gross. After just a few minutes of researching on my favorite site, (Pinterest) and found that people make oil pulling tablets!
They looked so easy to make! I had all the ingredients in my kitchen, so what the heck! I gave it a try!
Here's what you need:
An ice cube tray, both silicone and standard plastic work!
1 cup of organic pure coconut oil
10-15 drops of peppermint or orange or lemon or frankincense essential oil (I usually use peppermint)
Step one: Scoop out 1 cup of oil, and place it in a microwave safe bowl
Step two: Microwave for 30 seconds or until melted
Step three: Add oil and stir together
Step four: Use a spoon to pour evenly into ice cube tray
Step five: Put ice cube tray into freezer for a few hours so that tablets can form
Step six: Pop out of tray and keep in a jar, I keep them in my fridge to keep them from melting!
The tablets will slowly melt in your mouth, so you will progressively get more oil to swish around as is melts. It doesn't stick and it tastes so much better!
Here's what I experienced in the first month, my body felt so refreshed and I felt so good! I didn't have migraines, I was way more alert, my skin was pretty clear, I was happier, my hormones seemed to be more balanced, I was more alert, and felt like a new me everyday! I started oil pulling in March of 2017 and I am still doing it 5-7 times a week!
I don't think I'll ever stop, such an easy way to make sure I'm always feeling my best! I encourage you to give it 30 days, keep a journal and keep track of your body and how it's detoxifying every day!
BONUS TIP: Oil pulling will get rid of a hangover! I woke up feeling a little gross after a night of drinking a few weeks ago, I oil pulled and felt SOOO much better. I then convinced Tyler's mom to do it, and her hangover disappeared as well!
I'm so excited for you to try!