Pulling oil is one of my favorite Ayurvedic products. While it is commonly used in India, many Westerners who hear the term immediately ask...
Okay, what the heck is pulling oil?
Good question! Before I dive in, let me explain the single confusing thing about pulling oil: pulling oil refers to the actual product, a natural and safe oil you use to clean your mouth. Oil pulling is the process of using pulling oil.
Pulling oil has been used in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system, for over 3,000 years. So I suppose the complicated language is something we have to accept in exchange for the wisdom!
Wait, did you say 3,000 years?
Yes. Ayurveda is the oldest holistic healing system in human civilization, and it’s still being studied and practiced today. A core principle of Ayurveda is that the mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. This might seem obvious today. But the ancient Ayurvedic practitioners were among the first to realize that bad bacteria in the mouth infects the rest of the body. So they developed the practice of oil pulling.
Wow. Tell me how to oil pull!
It’s quite simple. Every morning, pour a teaspoon of my Original Formula, Coconut Mint, or Advanced Formula Pulling Oil into your mouth and swish it around for between 2 and 10 minutes. This swishing allows the oil to help naturally destroy the bad bacteria in your mouth that causes cavities, gingivitis, and bad breath. Oil pulling can also naturally whiten your teeth.
After the allotted time, spit out the oil into the trash can, brush your teeth, and go on with your day. It’s that easy.
Why is pulling oil better than conventional mouthwash?
Like conventional mouthwash, studies show that pulling oil is effective at reducing bad oral bacteria and promoting oral health. But unlike conventional mouthwash, GuruNanda Advanced Pulling Oil is free from harmful synthetic chemicals and the negative side effects they cause.
I’m very proud of our Pulling Oils, and I invite you to give them a try. And while you’re at it, why not scrape your tongue as well? Your mouth will thank you.