Have you heard of oil pulling? Long known, but not often advertised, the process of oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic ritual. The practice has been around for an estimated time of over 3,000 years and has been practiced by many Native people! The practice of oil pulling (also called gundusha) started in India thousands of years ago and was first introduced to the United States in the early 1990s by a medical doctor named Dr. F. Karach, who used it with success in his medical practice.
The basic idea is that oil is swished in the mouth for a short time each day and that this action helps improve oral health since oil is able to cut through plaque and remove toxins without disturbing the teeth or gums.
The process involves swishing around organic oils in your mouth for 5-20 minutes every day before spitting it out.
“Aloe Vera grows in drier climates such as those located in parts of Africa and India and has been used medicinally for centuries. It’s called the plant of immortality, but also goes by aliases such as elephant’s gall, jelly leek, Zanzibar zip, and the plant of life. And then there’s its rap sheet, including an exhaustive list of crimes against germs thanks to its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Some even claim it gets users an additional 10-15 years of life.” Read more about it here
Matcha (抹茶, pronounced [mat.tɕa]) is finely milled or fine powder green tea. The Japanese tea ceremony centers on the preparation, serving, and drinking of matcha. In modern times, matcha has also come to be used to flavour and dye foods such as mochi and soba noodles, green tea ice cream and a variety of wagashi (Japanese confectionery). Matcha is a fine-ground, powdered, high-quality green tea and not the same as konacha.
Blends of matcha are given poetic names called chamei (“tea names”) either by the producing plantation, shop or creator of the blend, or by the grand master of a particular tea tradition. When a blend is named by the grand master of a tea ceremony lineage, it becomes known as the master’s konomi, or favoured blend.
Hair care is SO personal. What works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. And that’s why today I’m excited to share this ultimate all natural hair care roundup. I’m going to be answering a few of the most common questions I’ve received about natural hair care and then sharing great recipes and tutorials to hopefully help you find YOUR favourite natural hair care routine.
Read the Q&A directly on ThankYourBody.com. Continue reading for all natural hair care recipes: