Have you heard of Oil Pulling? Have you tried it yet? These days its become easier to include “updated” twists to traditional Indian Ayurvedic medical and healthy living practices. Oil Pulling is just one of them.
What Is Oil Pulling?
In a nutshell, it’s simply swishing oil – specifically coconut oil – around in your mouth for 10-20 minutes. It is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that is used to detoxify the mouth and body. It is a healthy, and natural way to reduce harmful bacteria, help prevent cavities, strengthen teeth and gums, and basically just improve your overall oral health. Not only does it give your teeth and gums and great cleanse, it can also naturally whiten your teeth!
It is of course important to use high quality ingredients, and keeko of use only organic ingredients such as organic coconut oil, and organic essential oils to add some flavour to your oil pulling experience. If you’re like me and tried oil pulling with plain coconut oil and found it revolting, then keeko’s products are going to be perfect for you!
Keeko Oil Pulling 101
Oil Pulling can be used as a teeth whitening treatment. Typically once a day for 2 weeks. It can be a two month oral and body detox, where you pull twice a week for 8 weeks. Or as a bit of a pick me up treatment when you’re starting to feel under the weather or having a breakout. By pulling every day for about a week you will be removing toxins and reducing bacteria to help you kick that pesky cold.
With all of these, its always best to swish your oil for as long as possible. 15-20 minutes is ideal; but if you can only handle five, you will still get some great benefits from it!
How To Oil Pull Using Keeko Oil Sachets
Ensure that the oil inside your sachet is liquid. It’s not, simply warm up the sachet between your hands or in some luke-warm water.
Step 1: Rip the top off the sachet and pour the contents into your mouth.
Step 2: Swish and swirl the oil around in your mouth from anywhere from 5 to 15-20 minutes. *TIP* do this gently or you’re going to have sore jaw muscles within a couple of minutes!
Step 3: Spit the oil into the bin (not into the sink to protect your pipes), and then follow-up with brushing your teeth! All done!
In partnership with Keeko.
Photos: Mochni, Model: Karoline (MD Model Management)
Rachael is a green beauty and conscious living blogger and comes from a background of sustainability and environmental management. Though she will always call Australia home, she is currently living in Germany where she first stumbled into the world of green beauty. From there, she has made it her mission to help inform others about what they are putting on their skin and what to look for in “safer” skincare and makeup alternatives.