Sorry for the delay in posts my little dbs obsessors! It's been a busy work time, and I have been trying to get ahead there, so that I can actually take a vacation where I focus on blogging and relaxing! More to come on that...
In the meantime, I am so excited to tell you about the latest obsession: oil pulling! I spent time trying it out before writing about it, so I could make sure I love this mouth cleaning method enough to tell you about it, and I do! So, what is oil pulling?
According to Google:
"Oil pulling, also known as "kavala" or "gundusha," is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth on an empty stomach for around 20 minutes. This action supposedly draws out toxins in your body, primarily to improve oral health but also to improve your overall health."
I first tried pulling with coconut oil, and liked it alright. After trying several oil options, I found Dr. Bronners Coconut Oil to be the best option if you choose to go with Coconut. It is very high quality, and also great for cooking! My only gripe with Coconut Oil is that you don't get the instant clean mouth feeling you get from something like brushing your teeth or using mouthwash. The heavy taste of coconut almost left me feeling like I had made my mouth dirtier, even after then brushing. I also found it difficult to continue to swish this around for very long, because of the thickness of the oil, which meant I could not use for as long as I would like to.
However, being that I was seeing an improvement in mouth health, and believe that (while difficult to prove) it really does have overall health benefits, I wanted to find an alternative that would be a better fit for me.
After doing some research, I came across GuruNanda Pulling Oil Oral Detox Oil Refreshing Ayurvedic Blend, and was instantly intrigued. Having experienced several Ayurvedic wellness treatments at Canyon Ranch (and several other spots), I have fallen in love with the practice. Time for another 'what is this'? No problem.
According to WebMD:
"Ayurvedic medicine -- also known as Ayurveda -- is one of the world's oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It was developed thousands of years ago in India. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit."
That alone was enough to get me to try the oil, but I also loved that it comes not only in a bottle, but is available in single use tubs as well.
I am IN LOVE! There is all-natural peppermint oil added to this blend, which gives that clean-feeling I wanted. The oil is also much thinner than the coconut oil, already portioned out, and an all-around better option in my opinion. I have already turned a couple of people on to this product and have heard nothing but rave reviews from them! Try it out, you'll love it.
drew bailey scott
My raison d'etre: Seeking and experiencing that which improves my life in all areas. The purpose of this blog: to share those incredible discoveries with others, hopefully making their lives even better!