Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing oil around the mouth for several minutes before spitting it out. The most commonly used oils for oil pulling are coconut oil, sesame oil, and sunflower oil. Oil pulling is believed to have numerous health benefits, including:
Improving Oral Health: Oil pulling is said to improve oral hygiene by reducing plaque buildup, preventing gingivitis and bad breath.
Promoting Detoxification: The mouth is a gateway to the body, and oil pulling is believed to help remove toxins from the mouth and body.
Reducing Inflammation: Oil pulling is believed to reduce inflammation in the mouth and body, which may have a positive impact on overall health.
Boosting Immune System: Oil pulling is believed to boost the immune system by removing harmful bacteria and promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria.
Providing a Relaxing Experience: Oil pulling can be a relaxing experience, providing a moment of calm in a busy day
Recipe using your LĒVO machine
1/4 cup fresh home-grown mint leaves
1 cup coconut oil
Rinse the mint leaves thoroughly and pat them dry.
Place the mint leaves in the LĒVO machine herb pod.
Pour the coconut oil into the LĒVO machine reservoir.
Set the temperature to 175°F and the time to 2 hours.
Start the infusion process and let the LĒVO machine do its work.
Once the infusion is complete, drain the mixture into a glass jar or airtight container.
Let the mixture cool to a comfortable temperature for swishing in your mouth.
Take a tablespoon of the infused coconut oil and swish it in your mouth for 10-20 minutes, making sure to pull the oil between your teeth.
Spit out the oil into a trash can (not the sink as it can clog the pipes).
Rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm water and brush your teeth as usual.
This recipe should yield about 1 cup of infused coconut oil, enough for several oil pulling sessions. Store the remaining oil in a clean, airtight jar in a cool, dry place.