When Should I Do Oil Pulling and How Often? [video]

When Should I Do Oil Pulling and How Often? [video]


Welcome to our AskBanyan series, where we answer the most popular questions about living an Ayurvedic lifestyle.

Ayurveda recommends oil pulling every day. However, how frequently you do it is up to you. If you only have time to do this practice once a week, you're doing a great job.

In Ayurveda, your oral health care routine is meant to support natural elimination of waste in the mouth, and to gently stimulate your digestion. Digestion does begin with taste, in the mouth, after all.

There are a few tips to gain the most benefit:

  • You only need to do it once a day.
  • You'll get the most cleansing benefits by doing it first thing in the morning before eating breakfast or drinking any liquids.
  • And you'll want to fold this into your daily routine after you clean your tongue and brush your teeth. This order is how it's traditionally done, but feel free to create a routine that works best for you.

Want to learn more about the benefits of oil pulling and how to do it? Check out our Oil Pulling 101 guide!


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