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Oil Pulling for a healthy mouth

Oil pulling has been a staple in my life as I learned this technique from my parents, amongst everything else for that matter. I personally like to use 1 tablespoon of sesame oil (you can use coconut oil but I prefer the taste of sesame over coconut oil) into a stainless steel tablespoon and then add 1-2 drops of @doterra ‘s OnGuard essential oil and drink it up then swish it around my mouth for 15-20 minutes, making sure not to drink it as this can cause stomach aches. After I am done swishing it around, I spit it out into the sink and brush my teeth per usual. I usually do this at night but it would also be preferably to do this in the morning of whenever is good for you.

When I oil pull, which can we be on and off but usually in sessions of a few days at a time, I always notice a huge improvement in the overall feel of my teeth😁. Less sensitivity on my gums and it feels cleaner. Oil pulling, like I mentioned awhile back on my Instagram posts, helps to pull fat soluble toxins from your mouth improving the overall health of your teeth and has been shown to heal cavities and even help with receding gums like in my case. Using the OnGuard, which also happens to be my immune defense as I place a couple of drops on my and Yaya clothes😷, provides some more anti-microbial support and can also help treat and improve cavities. It contains clove oil, which is known to naturally and effectively treat toothaches and numbs the tooth from any pain😁. You can also use other essential oils – such as a drop of lemon or orange essential oil mixed with a drop of Stevia. This not only improves your oral health but also makes the act of swishing oils in your mouth a little more bearable. 

I tend to have a lot of these residual memories of my parents always using some type of herb, root and creating concoctions to treat ailments. It always peeked my interest & I guess that’s why I do what I do, go figure🍃🙌🏽 😂. I remember as child my dad giving his friend who was complaining of tooth pain a clove🍃 and telling him to bite down on it. He told me that they used cloves and other herbs and roots in his country (Pakistan) to treat mouth pain. Cloves have properties that can actually numb pain and where most of those analgesics come from. So naturally, why not use the original, natural form. You can also just dip a cotton swab in clove oil and place on the tooth or add into a carrier oil like mentioned above (coconut/sesame oil) and swish if you can’t tolerate the taste. 

Nadia

Registered dietitian-nutritionist, certified fitness trainer, researcher, natural born leader and energetically passionate motivator. Emphasizing a natural, 'whole-istic' approach to health as this is the key to a balance of the body, mind and soul.

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