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Oil Pulling

Why you should be pulling oil. Rather yesterday than today:

Sooo. I’ve read about this like, um. A week ago. And I’ve been hooked ever since.

I know you’re thinking (because I was thinking the same thing when I read about it): “WTF is oil pulling? And WHY would you want to do that?” Well, I’ll try to spill below and convince you to try the same. And if I can’t convince you: Feel free to call me crazy/stupid/lame. I’ll reply with a big-ass sparkly white teeth smile! Obvi.

Some facts: It has been around for years. It’s an ancient Ayurvedic technique. It basically involves swishing oil in your mouth for 15 to 20 minutes  on an empty stomach (I worked my way up to 20, I started at 15 minutes. Today, 20mins is a piece of cake. Baby steps). It pulls toxins out of your body through your mouth. Bacteria get stuck in the sticky oil when you swish it around and they dissolve. I know, sounds eww. But it’s the greatest thing.

I do it during my morning make-up and hear routine. And I may or may not be doing some squats too whilst pulling ze oil.

Easy peasy. Just pick an oil {I use coconut oil, but I heard sesame oil or plain oil will work the same magic}, put a tablespoon – or teaspoon – in your mouth and move it around for 20 minutes. That seems long, but if you’re occupied doing something else (make-up, hair, sporty spice moves, prepping your breakie), it flies by.

Make sure NOT to swallow it. The oil will be filled up with toxins and you don’t want to swallow those. Really. When you’re done, just spit out the toxic waste into the trash. Do not spit it down the drain, because oil will solidify again. You don’t want that mess in your pipes.

Do I like to do it? Let’s be honest here: not really. But neither do I like running that much, and still I go ahead and bust my ass off every other morning. Ya. A healthy life is a pain in the ass.

But, the benefits of oil pulling are endless. I mean, to name a few: whiter teeth (I’m DEF seeing results, and no ‘whitening’ toothpaste or pen ever worked that magic on my precious teeth!), no more cavities (not that I ever had any, but better safe than sorry), fewer headaches (my favorite benefit, didn’t really notice that one just yet though), no more bad breaths (I’m feeling minty fresh already), strengthens teeth, jaw and gum, cures acne, eczema & other skin care issues (say buh-bye to those nasty-ass blackheads) clears sinuses (might be the reason why I’m hooked to it) AND it relieves hangovers. Splash of wodka? Anyone? Oh. And it’s also an overall body detox.

Ahhh, I mean. Why did I only discover this a week ago?

So start doing it. Now! Mmkay?

And if you have any other crazy healthy routines: spill!

And if you don’t believe me, just google ‘oil pulling’. Lots and lots of other opinions on the oil subject out there. (and they’re all pretty dang amazeballs)

Xo, Kirsten

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