What the heck is oil pulling?

3rd Nov 2015

what is oil pulling

It’s no secret that the Biebz is still pining for Selena and Kim K’s butt isn’t actually real (don’t fight Keeko on this). It’s also no secret that coconut oil pulling is just as good for the insides as it is for teeth, skin, oral hygiene and overall health.

The best part is that this practice is so simple and easy to bash out, you’ll be totally wondering how the hell you went so long without Keeko by your side. Ready for a bit of schooling? Keeks is about to tell you all about the extensive benefits of this stellar beauty regime that’s coming to a mouth near you.

Oil pulling is a bad ass Ayuverdic medicine practice that dates back 3000 years ago to its ancient origins in India where it was used to prevent teeth decay, oral malodor, bleeding gums, dryness of throat and cracked lips, and for strengthening the teeth, gums, and jaws.

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To put it basically, coconut oil pulling promotes internal and external health, overall mouth hygiene and naturally whiter teeth. It’ll even make you breakfast in the morning and do the Coconut oil pulling removes the toxins from the salivary glands as well as the ones that make their way from our stomach into our mouth overnight, while kicking plaque and remineralising the teeth. The result is a whiter, brighter megawatt smile in as little as 14 days, not to mention killer confidence.

In fact, the results are almost instantaneous after a squeeze, swish and swirl of Keeko. You’ll emerge with a cleaner, fresher mouth, a sweeter breath and an uplift in energy, fo’ real. The formulated blend is 100% organic and cold pressed, making this tropical trooper more beneficial than any of us realise.

                                    Morning Mint Oil Pulling Sachets

Tell me more about the benefits, Sensei Keeko…

Who doesn’t love a flawless complexion? Acne, eczema, and psoriasis are often the result of bacteria found in the body. Oil-pulling removes and eliminates much of the bacteria causing these issues. That’s because when you remove toxins from your internal micro system, you’re allowing the skin to reach a natural state that’s not prone to irritations and inflammation.

In other words, toxins don’t enter the bloodstream, which gives your skin its best chance to shine (minus the oil slick).

Promotes overall mouth and oral hygiene (plus more dates + mates)

Awesome news - using coconut oil as a mouthwash will kill most of the harmful bacteria in the mouth and reduce issues like cavities, plaque induced gingivitis, candida (aka yeast) and gum swelling. Better yet, bad breath will be banished and tooth decay will slow the heck down as oil-pulling removes microorganisms that play havoc inside one of our most vital organs.

Not-so-fun-fact: Research has shown the link between gum inflammation and other body conditions such as heart disease and a weakened immune system.

Gulp. This is why Teeth that shine bright like a diamond (Riri would be proud)

Discoloured teeth got you tripping? Keeko removes stains on the teeth without using harmful and artificial chemicals that bleach the teeth and irritate the gums, often found in whitening strips. Coconut oil contains natural anti-viral and anti-microbial properties that aid in brightening and whitening the grills and eliminating the bacteria in plaque on your teeth that cause the yellowness. In fact, the natural lauric acid found in coconut oil penetrates deep into the plaque and disintegrates it so you can emerge with pearly whites so bright, peeps will have to start wearing reflective sunglasses around you.

Kick toxins out, detox your body, boost energy, party harder

Brain fog, lacklustre energy and sinus problems are all signs of a weakened immune system (or too many tequila shots the night before). When our body is loaded with toxins from external and internal factors, they can become prone to weakness, illness and often disease.

Think of your mouth as a gateway to your body, an entry point for bacteria and germs that then spread. Oil-pulling clears the pathway for better overall health, better energy levels … and better selfies. Fact: it will even help cure hangovers and manage any weird hormonal imbalances.

I’m sold. How do I jump onboard the oil-pulling bandwagon?

Well first you gotta’ purchase Keeko (duh).

Secondly, it’s as easy as three simple words; Squeeze, Swish, Swirl. Or as Keeko likes to put it; SWISH NOW. SLAY LATER.

The actual method is so damn easy. You simply place a dollop of Keeko into your mouth for about 10 - 15 minutes, and swirl it around like a mouthwash, effectively pulling it through your teeth. This collects all of the baddies and pesky germs that live there, so it’s kinda’ important not to swallow, especially while you’re trying to kick toxins to the curb.

The next step is to brush your teeth with an all natural fluoride free toothpaste (like this nifty little charcoal version) and rinse. So easy! It can be done once a week as a maintenance

Better breath, better skin, whiter teeth, loads more energy, a detoxed bod – er, can someone say NO-BRAINER?!

- Do your oil pulling on an empty stomach

- Don’t swallow the oil.

- Don’t gargle with the oil

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