10 Ways Oil Pulling Can Help Improve Your Life (And Help You Achieve Your Goals)

It's that time of year again! New year, new you right? How is everyone's New Year's resolutions coming along so far? Are you smashing your goals or do you need to re-focus on accomplishing your resolutions this year? 

Here at Kismet Essentials, we'd like to think we're off to a pretty good start. We've been focusing more than ever on our personal oral health goals (flossing more frequently anyone?!) and of course, using Coco Rinse daily because we know first hand the impact and positve effect proper oral health can have on our health. It really is so important and should not be overlooked! 

Today we're going to share some of the ways that oil pulling can improve your life. Whether you want to achieve some cosmetic goals such as whiter teeth, or really just need some downtime to relax, oil pulling can help benefit you in a variety of ways. Keep reading to find out how it can benefit your life, and even help you achieve some of your New Year's resolutions this year.

10 Ways Oil Pulling Can Help Improve Your Life (And Help You Achieve Your Goals)

1. It will make your teeth whiter

Oil pulling with coconut oil helps to break down and remove the plaque and tartar build up on your teeth, which makes them look brighter and whiter. All the more reason to smile more in 2017!

2. It can help save you money

Coconut oil pulling is quite affordable in comparison to other whitening practices. A visit to the dentist for chemically whitened teeth is not only expensive, but it can increase tooth sensitivity as well. 

3. It will make your next trip to the dentist easier

Oil pulling with coconut oil helps to loosen and remove plaque and tartar build-up on teeth. Therefore, this will mean that your next trip to the dentist for a cleaning might just be less painful and time-consuming. Your dental hygienist will thank you too! 

4. It will help you relax in the morning

Many oil pullers find that oil pulling in the mornings is quite relaxing and meditative. This is because your mind has to subconsciously work to swirl the oil around in your mouth. This allows your mind to slow down, relax, and just focus on the task at hand rather than your upcoming to-do list or current worries for the day. If one of your goals is to meditate, or be more present, this is an excellent practice to incorporate into your daily routine.

5. It can help cure your hangover

If you had a few too many glasses of wine the night before and wake up with a slight hangover, try oil pulling. It can help to remove excess toxins and bad bacteria from your mouth, helping to cleanse away the impurities you consumed the night before, so you can get back to feeling healthy, sooner.

6. It can increase your energy

Oil pulling can work to remove toxins and bad bacteria from your mouth and body which may be making you feel lethargic. Start oil pulling in the mornings to see if it helps perk you up a bit (maybe even enough to hit the gym!)

7. It can help clear up your skin conditions

Many of our customers report that after using Coco Rinse their skin is glowing, feels softer, and has been cleared up of acne and other skin issues they’ve been fighting. Oil pulling has been used for many years to relieve skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis as well.

8. It will give you an excuse for some "me" time

You know what the other benefit of oil pulling is? No one can talk to you while you're doing it. Since you're too busy swirling and swishing away to answer, your family (boyfriend, husband, kids, mother in law... you name it) will just have to learn to wait until you're finished to bombard you with questions. Ahhh... 10-20 minutes of peace.

9. It can reduce your headaches

Our bodies are exposed to a variety of toxins on a daily basis. As your mouth is the first point of contact for many of those toxins, they can build up in your mouth over time, which can cause headaches. The fatty acids in coconut oil can bind to these toxins, helping you to dispel them when you spit the oil out. Over time, this can help relieve your headaches and allow you to focus on the task at hand. 

10. It will give you fresher breath

The lauric acid which is found in coconut oil is anti-bacterial. This means is has the ability to fight against bad bacteria which can cause bad breath. In fact, scientific studies have shown that oil pulling is as equally effective as using Chlorhexidine mouthwash to fight the bacteria that causes bad breath. (Just in case you plan on doing a lot of kissing in 2017!)

Now it's time to start oil pulling and hitting your goals!

Well, there you have it! We hope you enjoyed learning about all the ways oil pulling with coconut oil can benefit your health and your life. We hope you get to experience the wonderful benefits of oil pulling soon and are well on your way to accomplishing your goals and resolutions for the new year. Be sure to check out Coco Rinse and visit our About Oil Pulling page to learn more information about oil pulling and how to incorporate it into your morning routine. We hope to see you there!