Estelle Rea - Aug 8, 2019

Oil Pulling: What, Why, and How?

“Kavala Graha,” also known as “oil pulling” in the Western World, is a uniquely therapeutic and detoxifying ritual. Stemming from the ancient Ayurveda tradition, it was considered to be a staple in oral health. Keep reading to find out more!

So what exactly is oil pulling? Well, surprisingly, it is just as simple as it sounds: swishing oil around in your mouth. This process pulls out harmful bacteria and toxins from the mouth, gums, and teeth resulting in a simple yet effective detoxifying practice. Keep reading to find out more!

Oil pulling has recently been trending as another step one can take in improving their oral health in a natural, non-invasive way. It has been suggested that the best time to oil-pull is in the morning before breakfast (or coffee). Take about one tablespoon of our olivespa Daily Pulling Oil into the mouth and simply begin gently swishing it around. The optimum time of a pull is about 15-20 minutes. However, as you begin to make this a part of your morning ritual, start at about 5 minutes and work your way up. When the pull is complete, spit out the oil into a trash can (you don’t want to clog the sink), and rinse your mouth out with saltwater.

Many people have claimed that introducing oil-pulling to their morning regimen has reduced bad breath, improved overall gum health, and some have even claimed that oil-pulling promotes whiter teeth.

Let the detoxification begin!

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Written by Estelle Rea