10 Surprising Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil


8. Oil-Pulling

Oil-pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic therapy that involves placing a teaspoon of oil in the mouth and swishing it around for at least 15 minutes. The oil draws all of the toxins out of the body through the gums and lining of the cheeks and also helps to break down plaque and prevent gum disease.

Try to pull the oil in between the teeth and gums to remove trapped bacteria and food particles. Spit the oil out, and then brush your teeth immediately to remove any traces of toxins.