If you are an avid follower of natural medicine, you have probably seen or heard of oil pulling. While many people are aware of the practice, though, others are skeptical and don’t actually realize how beneficial it is.
Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about oil pulling with coconut oil, and once you’re finished, try it for yourself. You’ll be glad you did!
Oil Pulling With Coconut Oil
A number of different types of oil can be used, but coconut oil is considered the best option for specific results. Coconut oil has been found to have the greatest whitening effect on the teeth as well as eliminating certain types of bacteria. So, no, you don’t have to use coconut oil, but it is the most effective for certain results.
- Put a tablespoon of coconut oil into your mouth first thing in the morning.
- Swish the oil in your mouth and move jaws up and down as if chewing. The idea is to keep the oil moving.
- Do this for 15-20 minutes. If you can’t do it that long, just do what you can. It becomes easier.
- Do not swallow the oil; it is collecting the bacteria in your mouth.
- Spit out the oil, rinse your mouth with water and brush your teeth.
Advantages of Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is considered one of the most effective oil options and is believed to help in the following ways.
- Improved oral health
- Eliminating bacteria
- Whitening the teeth
- Freshening breath
- Treating migraines and tension headaches
- Alleviating chronic pain
- Helping arthritis
Our Reader Feedback
Earth Clinic readers love using coconut oil for oil pulling.
Julie writes: “I have been oil pulling for approximately one month and my teeth feel wonderful and the cleanest they ever felt. My skin is so clear and my brown spots on my hand and arm are fading. I no longer get headaches. My nasal passages are always clean – no allergy headaches this spring! The arthritis in my knees is so much better. I am also sleeping better. I will continue to do this. Its the best thing ever!!!!!! LOVE IT!”
Dani says that her teeth became whiter and less sensitive. “I have suffered with very sensitive teeth for years and avoided going to the dentist for fear of the pain that comes with a checkup and clean. That is until I started oil pulling with coconut oil. After a week of oil pulling for approx 10 mins a day 5 days a week all sensitivity was gone and I stopped using sensitive toothpaste. My teeth became whiter and most soreness went, I just had a very slight tenderness around the my bottom 4 front teeth. So I went to the dentist expecting cavities and was told that there were none and I was doing a good job cleaning my teeth despite avoiding the dentist for many years. After having a proper clean my teeth look and feel amazing. The oil pulling sorted out my sensitivity and improved my gums and oral health so that I didn’t suffer pain or feel embarrassment at the dentist. I will continue to oil pull so that sensitivity doesn’t return. Thanks again earth clinic.”
What is Oil Pulling?
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic medical treatment; however, oil pulling has made a popular comeback in recent years. That is because oil pulling is cheap, easy to do, effective and safe.
Oil pulling is really simple. All you do is swish a small amount of natural oil through the mouth and then spit it out. While it may seem strange, oil pulling boasts big benefits, as it literally pulls the toxins from the body and removes them as you spit them out.
How does Oil Pulling Work?
Sound too simple to be true? Well, it’s not. The process really is that simple and that beneficial. Oil pulling has a unique effect on the body. The friction created by rolling and pushing the oil around the mouth generates a unique cleansing effect in the mouth. This effect is exactly what cleans the oral cavity and removes toxins. The process not only eliminates bacteria in the mouth, however. It also removes bacteria and pathogens from the rest of the body.
Oral health has a unique tie to overall health. That being said, oil pulling is a particularly effective treatment option as it naturally improves oral health and, in turn, alleviates a number of general health conditions.
To learn more about the benefits offered by different oils, read Sandy’s incredible Oil Pulling Compilation, based on hundreds of testimonials from Earth Clinic readers!
Continue reading below for more reviews from Earth Clinic readers who have tried oil pulling with coconut oil. Some of the feedback will astound you. Let us know what you think!