Oil pulling is part of the Ayurvedic tradition of holistic medicine. Basically, you gargle with oil three times a day. It’s called pulling because you need to pull it through your teeth. There are a few theories on the way that oil pulling works. Some say that the movement massages and stimulates the sublingual muscles to excrete toxins stored up in the body. Others say that the production of saliva is the catalyst for the body to excrete toxins.
When you think of breast health most likely your mind goes to breast cancer, but like any other part of the body, there are multiple diseases associated with the breast. Breasts can develop infections such as mastitis, hard lumps, and fluid filled cysts. Thankfully, there’s a medicinal oil that’s been used successfully for generations to keep breasts healthy – poke root oil.
Flaxseed oil is a supplement that is derived from the dried mature seeds of the flax plant. The oil is obtained by cold pressing and is sold as edible flaxseed oil. Flaxseed oil can be purchased at most health food and nutritional stores as well as online. Flaxseed oil is also referred to as linseed oil.
Traditionally, using oil on your skin was a big no no. Using it on the face was believed to be a definite cause of breakouts and acne. However, now we know that plant oils especially contain a wide variety of nutrients and antioxidants that have wonderful culinary and cosmetic uses.
I mostly stick to carrier oils because they have a lot of great properties people overlook in favor of essential oils, but recently I ventured into the world of aromatherapy, and I love it.
My biggest issue was trying to figure out which oils to buy. I knew there were a few recipes I wanted to try right away, but I didn’t want to buy a bottle of oil and never use it again because I couldn’t find a recipe that called for it.