'Watch Hannah's tips on how to oil pull with coconut oil from Lucy Bee.'
Oil pulling is an alternative, natural method for oral hygiene.
A large portion of bacteria in your body lives in your mouth so when you swallow, that bacteria is carried throughout your digestive system. The idea of oil pulling is to give your mouth a fresh, clean start each day by eliminating a large percentage of these oral microorganisms by ‘pulling them out’ of your mouth.
This is an ancient technique, first described in 5,000-year-old Ayurveda texts. Ayurveda is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent and a form of alternative medicine. The word ‘ama’ in Ayurvedic medical terms being ‘toxins’ which cause an inflammation in the digestive system if they are not eliminated.
A few different oils can be used and many people choose organic raw coconut oil.
The point of oil pulling is to offer a more natural and environmentally compatible way of maintaining oral health, without all of the nasty chemicals.
Read Lucy Baena's experience of oil pulling with coconut oil on the Lucy Bee blog.
Try keeping a jar of Lucy Bee in the bathroom as well as the kitchen.