Oil pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic practice that many consumers are beginning to incorporate into their oral care routines, at the encouragement of their dentists. Thatâ€™s because oil pulling can result in whiter teeth, better breath, cavity and gingivitis prevention, and less plaque build-up. Of course, it is still necessary to brush and floss teeth as well.
Oil pulling works to rid the body of toxins that build up from poor diet, environmental factors, sedentary and stressful lifestyles, lack of hydration, etc. These oil soluble toxins get “dumped” into the mouth through the salivary glands, and the pulling oil (which is swished for several minutes and then discarded) takes them out.
Until now, consumers who practice oil pulling have routinely reached for something that’s already in their pantry — for example sesame oil, sunflower oil, or coconut oil. But Gurunanda Pulling Oil — which contains a proprietary blend of all three, plus peppermint oil — is specifically designed for oil pulling, and it harnesses the individual benefits of all three for a more balanced and effective approach.
I know I have always reached for the coconut oil in my pantry which can seem a bit like swishing Elmer’s glue as the coconut oil is solidified at a temperature below 78 degrees. Gurunanda Pulling Oil is easy to pull through your teeth and swish around. I love that the formula has peppermint oil for all the wellness benefits too, we are always using peppermint oil in our house for mood, digestion and energy.
For the week I have been oil pulling I can tell you that my sense of smell seems to be heightened, my sense of taste and my teeth do not feel as sensitive to hot and cold foods. While I am not a doctor nor making any medical claims, this is just my personal perception of what I have experienced through oil pulling.
Gurunanda Pulling Oil is available online at the GuruNanda website and you can find their full line of products on Amazon. From oil pulling to Neti pots, coconut oil to argan oil for healthy skin and hair. You can even destress with Yogi Nanda’s poses and book on how to destress your life.
If you have ever been a skeptic on oil pulling or thought how awful the experience might be, do not knock it until you try it. While this does not replace traditional brushing, the wellness properties that oil pulling offers truly helped me to overcome my skepticism and concern. Each morning before my coffee I am oil pulling to charge up my day and my body. The Gurunanda formula is much easier to maneuver than traditional vegan oils as well which makes the experience that much more pleasant. Are you oil pulling? What have you noticed with your teeth and body?