Oil pulling is a traditional Ayurvedic detox technique that involves swishing oil in the mouth.  It is said that it helps remove harmful bacteria and pulls toxins out of gums and teeth.  I love this because it is so beneficial, extremely effective, cheap, easy and of course ALL NATURAL.  Oil pulling helps the body's natural detoxification process. Usually it is best done in the morning upon waking but can be done all day long.  It can act like a cup of coffee, waking you up. It also clears out the bacteria that has accumulated in your mouth while sleeping.  Wherever you are in the world, this is a great way to maintain oral health.  All you need is some oil.  I use Coconut Oil, it tastes good to me and it is anti-bacterial.  However, you can use other oils like Olive Oil or Sunflower Oil. 
Please use Organic oils!  

Benefits of Oil Pulling:
  •   healthy dental hygiene
  •   whiter teeth
  •   pink, healthy gums
  •   speeds up metabolism
  •   removes fuzzy morning fog
  •   prevents and fights tooth decay
  •   protect teeth against bacterial rot
  •   improves digestion


  1. Put a Tablespoon of oil in your mouth ( I prefer coconut oil, it is anti-bacterial)
  2. Start swishing it around your mouth.  Do this for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Spit out the oil.  It should be milky and watery.  
      If your mouth still feels oily you didn't pull long enough
  4. Rinse out your mouth.  It is best to use salt water to rinse and then give your 
    teeth a good brushing.

 Things to Remember:
  •   Always use cold-pressed unrefined oil.
  •   Use on an empty stomach.
  •   Don't swallow the oil cause it has toxic pathogens in it now.
  •   Spit out in toilet since bacteria might clog the sink.

I have been oil pulling every day for a few months and I have seen whiter teeth.  My teeth and gums are smooth and feel healthy.  I use my homemade toothpaste of baking soda, coconut oil and himalayan rock salt after the Oil Pulling and my mouth feels as clean as it could be.  All from the Earth!

If you try Oil Pulling, please let me know how you feel after!

In gratitude and service,
           ~ Alex



Rhonda Smith
09/25/2013 11:57am

My husband and I have been doing oil pulling for about a month now and we have had wonderful benefits. We use about a Tablespoon organic coconut oil every night before bed, for about 10 to 15 mins. We follow up with a natural toothpaste, floss, and then rinse with water. One thing that needs to be added to the above comment is DO NOT spit out the used oil into the toilet or sink!!!! When the oil becomes cool again it WILL clog your drains!!! In stead make sure to spit the used oil in the trash can. As far as oil pulling it is an excellent alternative to mouthwash for anti-bacterial uses, detoxing, healthier teeth and gums, and not to mention fresher breath! Happy pulling!

09/25/2013 12:08pm

I would love to try this. However I have read other accounts of people stating that it loosens their fillings. I have no dental insurance so I can not get my mercury fillings removed or replaced. Is it the oil or the constant swishing that possibly loosens the fillings? Is there another way to get these benefits?

09/26/2013 6:33am

Listerine will accomplish the same thing.

Gidget Hansen
11/25/2013 6:53am

My problem is my mouth fills with so much spit. Can I spit a little now and then during the 20 min?


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