Thursday, 27 March 2014


So what exactly is Oil Pulling?
The phenomenon that has taken the beauty world by storm is really just the act of swishing a mouthful of oil (coconut, sunflower & sesame are your best options) for 20 minutes OR in other words, gargling & rinsing with oil!

Oil Pulling can be dated back to the Ayurvedic times.

This is best done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. The idea is to keep swishing oil for about 15-20 minutes and then spitting it out. Under no circumstances should you swallow this oil.

Swishing activates enzymes which draw all toxins and harmful bacteria! Continuous pulling & swishing will make the oil thin and pale and this means its laden with toxins. At this point you should spit it out.  If the oil you spit is heavy and yellow, that indicates you haven't pulled long enough.

The sink you spit in should also be throughly cleaned as this pulled oil is very loaded with harmful germs.

Oil pulling comes with the following benefits-

It intensifies your metabolism.

Coconut oil is known for its teeth whitening properties and gets rid of bad breath. It also makes gums healthy.

Oil pulling is known to reduce acne over a period of time.

It is more like a preventive act, a good habit that helps improves your immunity and health.

Celebrities that are responsible for putting Oil Pulling on the map are Gwyneth Paltrow & Shailene Woodley. These two totally swear by it.

Gwyneth Paltrow
Image- Reuters
Shailene Woodley
Image- Seventeen

Have you tried Oil Pulling yet? Any thing you want to share about it? Tell us?

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