WHY YOU NEED IT
The Ayurvedic ritual of Oil Pulling has been practiced in India for centuries, and the way we supercharge it at UMA is by bringing in vital oral-health ingredients that take its already superlative benefits to the absolute next level! The result is a highly efficacious oil pulling treatment that draws out toxins, freshens breath and whitens teeth from the very first use – and with its pleasing flavor profile featuring mint and clove, it will delight as much during its use, as it will with its results.
Swishing oil around in the mouth is an ancient Ayurvedic practice for promoting oral cleanliness, ridding ama (excess impurities and toxins), freshening breath, and even whitening the teeth. It can also feel like a massage on the gums and tongue. Our blend starts with a base of sesame and coconut oils and includes Neem and Clove oil, which both effectively kill bacteria and have been shown to help to fight gum disease, and anti-inflammatory Turmeric. The touch of Peppermint oil leaves a lasting cooling note to freshen breath.
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A purifying herb, Neem is celebrated in Ayurvedic oral care and is believed to help with salivary secretion and anti-plaque activity within the mouth. Neem can also wield antibacterial action to promote better oral health.
Eugenol, a key component of clove oil, has been widely used in dentistry since the 19th century for oral care. The Ayurvedic oral staple - clove - wields both anti inflammatory and antifungal benefits through eugenol, and can help with management of oral pain.
Turmeric is beloved in Ayurveda for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. The curcumurin in turmeric can help with signs of inflammation in the mouth, as well as mitigating bacterial growth that can lead to decay.
A great addition to oral care, peppermint freshens breath and can help aid in gum health.
Due to its high percentage of lauric acid (with proven anti inflammatory and antimicrobial effects), coconut oil is a celebrated oil-pulling agent, and studies have shown that it can lead to a significant decrease in the plaque and gingival indices
Sesame oil contains sesamin, sesamolin and sesaminol and has detoxification, antioxidant, and antibiotic actions. Oil pulling with sesame offers several oral health benefits, and can also have beneficial effects on overall health.
Essential Oils of Melia Azadirachta Seed (Neem), Eugenia Caryophyllus Flower (Clove), Curcuma Longa Root (Turmeric), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) in a Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) and Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil base.
HOW TO USE
Take approximately one tablespoon of oil. Gently swish it around your mouth for 10-20 minutes, making sure to move the oil around so it touches all areas of the gums and sides of cheeks. When finished, spit into a trash can. Rinse mouth with water making sure not to swallow any remaining oil. Follow with brushing your teeth, and whenever possible, cleaning the tongue with a tongue scraper.
Swishing oil around in the mouth—known as oil pulling—is an ancient Ayurvedic practice for promoting oral cleanliness and health. It may seem bizarre, but it is, in fact, a proven wellness practice that has immense benefits. Firstly, it helps to rid the mouth and body of ama (excess impurities and toxins). Studies show that is has an effect on the reduction of plaque and gingivitis. As the oils swishes throughout the mouth the debris, viruses, bacteria, and other toxins stick to it, ultimately pulling it from the mouth.
Our oral cavity is often looked at as a telling sign of what else is happening in the body, from gut issues to autoimmune diseases. Billions upon billions of organisms fester in the mouth, many of which can contribute to various illnesses and diseases, from cardiovascular issues to diabetes. All of this is interconnected with our oral health, which makes it an essential element to care for. Oil pulling helps to kill bacteria connected to these health ailments, ultimately preventing various illnesses.
There are also the superficial benefits: Oil pulling is key for freshening breath, and even whitening the teeth. At UMA, we love it because it can also feel like a massage on the gums and tongue.
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