Here’s an excerpt from an article that appeared on the examiner.com Sacramento:
“There’s possibly a growing fad starting in Sacramento–cleaning your teeth, gums, and mouth with olive oil, coconut oil, and sesame seed oil. Of course, the oil has to be organic, expeller pressed, cold pressed, no heat, no hexanes, extra virgin oil, kept in a cool, dark place (or dark bottle, if available).
In Sacramento, the practice is called “oil pulling.” It refers to the practice of swishing oil in your mouth as a mouthwash. And the technique is ancient. You put a teaspoon of organic cooking oil–olive, sesame, or coconut in your mouth and swish it around. The ideal time is to do this for 10 minutes a few times a day. Then you spit out the oil in a container or your yard, but not in the sink or toilet where it stuffs up the drains by accumulating soap stuck to the oily residue.
Then you rinse out your mouth. Supposedly, the oil pulls out toxins or bacteria from your gums and helps to remove particles embedded in your gums that you can’t see, such as plaque. It also is supposed to do away with bad breath.
Basically, after you do the oil swishing, you’re supposed to brush your teeth or at least rinse out your mouth.” – Living Tree, CA
By Åsa Paul-Johansson
On the Lime – Raw Foods
Fort Lauderdale area, Florida