Ever heard of oil pulling?!

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Did you know that overall immune system health has been directly related to oral health?

Oil pulling is an ancient practice that can kill harmful bacteria, freshen breath and whiten your teeth! Some other recorded benefits are; cavity prevention, improved gum health, treating tooth decay, and reducing inflammation,

I can say from experience that my mouth feels super clean after I oil pull and my teeth start whitening after just 3 times of doing it! Dr. Axe recommends more but you can still reap benefits by doing this 1/week. I do it every Monday morning.

This is such an easy, inexpensive routine that improves your mouth and overall health!


  • Oil pull first thing in the morning, before eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth
  • Choose organic, unrefined, cold pressed, virgin coconut oil (sesame or olive oil will work too)
  • Swish 1 tablespoon around your mouth for about 10-20 minutes (be careful not to swallow any)
  • Optional: you can add 3-5 drops of essential oil for added benefits (frankincense-supports immunity, lavender-gum health, tea tree oil, clove or cinnamon- kills off bacteria)
  • Spit it out in a trash can (do NOT spit in a sink as it could clog the pipes if it hardens)
  • Rinse mouth well with water and spit it out
  • Brush teeth
  • Enjoy a healthier mouth and whiter teeth!

If you want to learn more, check out this 5 minute video from Dr. Axe or read his more lengthy article.

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