Oil Pulling: Safe, Simple and Effective!

Last Modified on Apr 15, 2014

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General Feedback

Approval Ratings
YEA (123)
68%
NAY (5)
3%
BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS (12)
7%
BETTER BUT NOT CURED (5)
3%
WORKED TEMPORARILY (2)
1%
WARNING! (1)
1%
SIDE EFFECTS (34)
19%

[YEA]  07/11/2006: Kitty from Clatskanie, OR: "We have a group of people doing this procedure on curezone.com

http://curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=738

also www.oilpulling.com has info

There isn't a lot of information on it, in english anyway. It's excellent for dental health with results within days if not hours. It's truly amazing!!! One lady had 3 #9 pockets plus numerous 8, 7, 6 and 5s. After Oil Pulling for 5 minutes a day for two months, she went to the dentist with 2 #7 pockets at worst.

I've been doing it for a few months now. I had gone to the dentist because of problems with a couple deep pockets. He was going to send me to a periodontist for possle surgery. Then I found out about oil pulling. I had posted on the dental forum at curezone and someone mentioned the oil pulling. After a couple days of doing it my gums felt much better. Now after about 3 months my gums are so much better, my teeth are markedly whiter, my mouth feels clean and gums healthy. My cracked heels are almost cured as well (go figure that). I have less aches and pains. It used to be difficult climbing the stairs and getting up my feet would hurt, but I feel much better all around. It's a crazy thing to do but it's fantastic. It's so simple and inexpensive. I use refined expeller pressed (Hain brand) sunflower oil. I also started adding a few drops of oil of oregano, which has anti bacterial properties. Check us out at curezone! Kitty"


Barbara from Camden, AR: "My son had a crown put in.Will it be affected if he starts doing oil pulling. I hope to hear from some of the readers who have crowns and do oil pulling."

Replies
12/27/2007: Hollis from Hilo, Hawaii replies: "barbara from camden, I have crowns on many molars and have been oil pulling for 14 months, every morning with sunflower oil. So far I have had no problems with my crowns or other dental work. My health/life has improved in so many ways due to oil pulling."


Ghee

04/06/2013: Sq from Dubai, UAE: "Hi, I have been using a teaspoon of clarified butter/ghee to do OP. I can only keep it in for upto 5 minutes because by then there is too much saliva and if I do it any longer I will end up swalloing it. Is my choice of fat ok?"

Replies
05/23/2013: Kt from , The Usa replies: "I have been using coconut oil and do not experience excess saliva. Dairy cows are being fed GMO grasses and/or grains so I would guess that your choice is not using a pure oil. EVOO is not a good choice because it is being diluted with cheaper oils. It goes rancid quicker and I've had to return several brand named choices. The coconut oil is in plastic but I've had no reaction that I can identify and I have been pleased so far (maybe two months). What helps me pass the time is I set a kitchen timer (on my stove) for twenty minutes and I swish while reading the "Real-Time Posts"."


Grape Seed Oil

Approval Ratings
YEA (2)
67%
SIDE EFFECT (1)
33%

[SIDE EFFECTS]  05/15/2012: Singapore87 from Singapore, Singapore : "Hi, I try grape seed oil for oil pulling first day and time. (16/5/2012). I only lasted less then 5mins. I think I swish to hard till my mouth/throat is swollen.. Anyway after the first round there's this super thick white coat on my tongue. I mean I have white coated tongue like always. but it isn't that thick before I did oil pulling.

Why is this happening? I hope by tomorrow morning or afternoon when I do oil pulling again will be gone. Anyone had white coated tongue after oil pulling Is this the detox or what you called die off symptoms?

thanks. :)"


[YEA]  04/02/2010: Fiona from Pendleton, Or: "Oil Pulling Oil Type

I recommend grapeseed oil for beginners. It is thinner, very light in flavor and easier to "work" when you are first getting started. I have used sesame and olive in the past. It seems like just about everything from the olive tree is good for us, so why not? Grapeseeds have health building properties too, so it seemed a good thing to try."


07/21/2009: TimeSpirit from Jersey City, NJ: "I started oil pulling after reading all the positive comments on this site. I used olive oil for a few days. My teeth looked shiny and I felt a nice sense of well being. Then, I ran out of olive oil and picked up grape seed oil and that seems to be having a more profound effect. I've only tried it for a day so. I will come back and update after a week of steadily using it. I noticed with the grape seed oil that it has a much more pleasant taste then olive oil and I was able to swish it around for a longer time. Thanks to everyone who posts here. I have been given a lot of valuable information. :)"


[YEA]  05/25/2009: Le Bon Vivant from Johannesburg, South Africa: "Hi all, I have started oil pulling for 4 days now using cold pressed grape seed oil. I chose this oil because it's rich in antioxidants, bioflavonoids, high content of linoleic acid and vitamin E.When used on the skin Grapeseed oil makes it soft and glowing. Used for Oil pulling, it will not only clean you inside but your mouth will receive a cleaning of a life time. Try it if you love yourself and share with us your story."


Health Benefits of Oil Pulling

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  04/15/2014: Sam from Uk: "I wanted to write in with my own personal experience of oil pulling used in combination with my home made toothpaste which I have been doing for about 12 months now. I found the basis of my toothpaste here on earthclinic and from other research I did on the internet.

I can personally attest to the benefits of oil pulling. Definitely whiter teeth, at least two shades whiter and the oil removed the majority of stains within the first two months of use from a past history of having smoked for many years. No tartar ever since I started. The other thing it definitely does is remove particles of food which become lodged at the back of the mouth and tongue which can be missed when brushing the teeth and tongue .. oil pulling can also dislodge tonsil stones which you never knew you had. All these things can be missed and contribute to bad breath. Other things to note, while oil pulling, it will bring up phlegm which can also contribute to bad breath.

If oil pulling is done regularly and consistently with diligence .. properly .. swishing around the mouth for at least 15 - 20 minutes every night before bed you never wake up with bad breath in the morning. Gums are definitely healthier and pinker and has relieved mild tooth pain every single time.

My oil pulling regime has been done while I shower in an evening before bed and every morning when I wake up. Alongside oil pulling I have been using my homemade toothpaste. Sometimes I take my home made toothpaste and add it to my swishing mixture in my mouth which further adds to my oral hygiene routine. I am sure there are other things which have improved or that I have benefited from since I have been oil pulling which I have forgotten to add, for now this is my year long experience.

Note .. tongue brushing must be included in oral hygiene routines for good oral and dental health.

Thank you also earthclinic for having such a wonderfully diverse and informative site which helped me immensely in my journey towards better health."


Hemp Oil

Approval Ratings
BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS (1)
100%

07/13/2013: Desiggn12 from Raleigh, NC: "Is it okay to use raw organic hemp oil for oil pulling?"


[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  03/20/2009: Penawan from London, UK: "Hi People,

I am a natural remedy freak and am willing to try anything short of urine therapy ;)

I tried pulling with hemp oil the last two days. I had a slight pain in the left throat area, always a sign of oncoming infection, but today it has disappeared. I gargled for 3 - 5 minutes, but the hemp oil still retained its yellow colour when I spat it out, though in increased volume because of the stimulation of saliva. I don't know if I should gargle for a bit more.

I read in your report that microscopic examination of the foamy oil after gargling showed parasite eggs, etc. As the test is apprently done only on the oil by-product, I am not sure if this is scientific. Perhaps a comparison should also be done with gargled out plain water. This is not doubting the potential benefits of oil pulling, but tests must be rigorously done to be doubly sure.

Keep up the good work!"

Replies
01/25/2012: Casey from Chicago, Il replies: "WHAT WERE YOUR SIDE EFFECTS? I HAVE NOT USED HEMP OIL FOR PULLING BUT FIND IT EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE FOR MANY OTHER AILMENTS INCLUDING INSOMNIA, PAIN, AND ANXIETY."
01/26/2012: Jones from Miami, Florida replies: "Penawan.... I really hope you aren't gargling any oil you're using because I have read the instructions in the oil pulling section and they clearly say NO gargling! You should be swishing the oil and it must be done for at least 20 minutes. Gargling isn't suggested cause tilting your head back to gargle might cause some of the oil to be swallowed and you REALLY don't want to do that!!

Casey... How do you use the hemp oil for insomnia, pain and anxiety? And what else can it be used for? I haven't read much about hemp oil being used for ailments."


Honey

Approval Ratings
YEA (2)
100%

[YEA]  08/17/2009: Sandy (sandhya) from Bangalore, Karnataka: "I took a couple of teaspoons of raw honey in my mouth and kept swishing it around for 20 minutes (procedure same as oil pulling), and the spat it out and rinsed my mouth. Voila! Toothache gone immediately!!"


[YEA]  04/03/2008: Winnie from Washington, DC: "Thank you earth clinic. we're all in this together. I spend lots of time reading about remedies and testimonies, the yes and the nays, its all good. I am pleased to read the nays that come from people who understand that even though the product didn't work for them, doens't mean the other testimonies are fake, just as we all are individuals, we get different responses. it's all good, learn from it and ask your higher power to send you what works. that's what i did; I have been trying lots of things, every time I read a testimony, I run out and buy the stuff and start using, and a week later, I decide, this thing is not working, and sometimes get angry because I have a cabinet full of ingredients I don't want to use anymore; then I started reading the testimonies from my heart, and listening to how I really feel about a product.

What happened is that ideas started coming to me, and one of them is honey, I decided to try honey on my acne face, I had half a jar of manuka honey at home so I started using it along with baking soda and lemon juice, and imediately I could see a glow. I also had pain in my gum, and have been using OP with some results, but still had soreness with brushing, then today I DECIDED TO USE THE HONEY in place of oil, put a tsp in mouth for about 5 to 10 minutes, then spit it out and brush, wow! no pain or soreness, I also had a bump on my face, i put a dab of honey and went to bed, this money bump gone. I took the honey jar and spoke into it, thanking all the bees that gave me this wonderful product, I thanked the farmers, the store keepers and last but not least this wonderful site, earthclinic. thank you for taking us back to earth, now i know everything works, at the right time with the right attitude. Love always."


Method

04/11/2013: Karynda from Anthem, Arizona: "My first attempt at oil pulling did not go as well. I really had to do some research to find ways around the need to swallow during the pulling, and how to make the whole process less disgusting. I am going to attempt again this evening---"


Multiple Oils Tried

Approval Ratings
YEA (42)
67%
NAY (2)
3%
BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS (8)
13%
BETTER BUT NOT CURED (3)
5%
SIDE EFFECTS (8)
13%

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  01/30/2014: Yve from Taunton, Ma: "I've been oil pulling over a year. Using varies organic extra virgin oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil, evoo, 20 minutes in the morning everyday. The result is great! No more bad breath, aches and pains. sleep better (used to be a light sleeper). No more cracked heels. Overall health improvement except my hair. I have very fine, thin hair and short, and used to be able to shampoo when needed, about twice a week. But after two months of oil pulling, I noticed my hair gets stringing and oily next day after wash, it wasn't dirty, smelly or itchy. it looks awful. my scalp is normal. I've tried all the remedies online recommended. that includes baking soda, acv, and dish detergent, nothing works. it only makes the scalp and hair dry because of the stuffs I used. I use rinse just to help smooth the hair for easy combing, not on the scalp. Does this happen to anyone? Any suggestion?"


[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  07/31/2013: Jannis from Greece: "Hello everybody at earth clinic. I find your site very helpful and I am addicted to it every day for hours. Before 2 months I had a terible pain in my wisdom tooth, I started immediately oil pulling (after reading about it in this site) and within hours my pain went away. From that day I am oil pulling everyday many times a day, with different high quality oils. My gums are not swollen anymore and I felt better. I am a heavy smoker, and my teeth feel cleaner and whiter now. But my teeth have now many brown stains, (is it beacause they are whiter now?). Some teeth got a bit black like they are rotten, and my breath smell like rot). The last 3 days I feel very under the weather, depression like symptoms (i suffered from depression few years ago). I keep oil pulling in hope that everything is gonna get better. Are these symptoms a side effect of oil pulling? Or is it healing process? Please any similar conditions happened in anybody else? Thank you, I need your guidance."

Replies
08/02/2013: Timh from Ky, Usa replies: "@Jannis: Same thing happened to me. Oil Pulling is an effective detox method as well as oral hygiene BUT if one has some type chronic infection or perhaps parasitic infestation, the oil reservoir in the mouth draws those poisons and over-saturates until the mouth and teeth become filthy. In this case, one must always use an antiseptic mouth rinse (natural or synthetic) before and after the oil pull. Hydrogen Peroxide will be one of the mandatory cleaners on your list.

Now, lets back up and treat that chronic infection w/ some natural antibiotic herbs like Garlic, Oregano, Grapefruitseed, Olive Leaf, Pau de Arco, Cats Claw, Oregon Grape Root.

If you get no lasting results from the above list of herbs do a parasite cleanse with Black Walnut Hulls, Clove, and Wormwood.

If you get no lasting results from above, a Colon Cleanse would be advised."

08/02/2013: Jannis from Greece replies: "@Timh from Ky, Usa

Thank you so much for your answer, I was so worried in the thought of quitting oil pulling, as I think it has an overall positive effect on me. I will follow immediately your advice. I have oregano and clove oil available. Shall I add 2-3 drops in the coconut/sesame/olive oil I use for oil pulling everytime? How often shall I use it, and how often should I use hydrogen peroxide as mouth wash? I take good care of my mouth but nothing seems to work (even my gum recession seems worse). I have no pain. Shall I wait for better results soon? or go to the dentist as soon as possible.

Thank you again. Wishing you all the best"

08/03/2013: Jannis from Greece replies: "@Timh, I have both remedies in hand, so I am gonna use them as soon as possible.

I cant help thanking you again, for giving me a prospective continuing oil pulling treatment. I was really stuck what I shall do next.

Of course I will inform you about the progress in my teeth/gum situation. I owe that to you and to everyone in earthclinic community. I wish I will have good news to share. My best regards."

08/03/2013: Timh from Ky, Usa replies: "@Jannis: As for adding herbals to the oil pull, I personally began adding Grapefruitseed Liquid Concentrate to my oil for pulling with very good results. After about 15 or 20 pulls the infection in the gums seems mostly gone so I am now cutting way back on the Grapefruitseed. Same with Hydrogen Peroxide; after about 10 swishes with 3% H2O2 (one a day) the need drops to maybe once per weak.

As for infections, the most likely culprit is Candida or Fungal so there is lots of info on treating that here on E.C., but hopefully the herbs I suggested will work fine for you. Extracts will be best.

Your gratitude is most appreciated and do keep us updated as to your progress."

08/17/2013: Jannis from Greece replies: "Hello, to everybody. As I mentioned, I've been oil pulling with different oil (coconut, olive, sesame) for nearly three months now, and I really love it. The problem is that I noticed heavy gum recession and dark stains in my teeth (between teeth and the inside sides on my front teeth)

The dark stains must have come from nicotine and nothing seems to remove them.

I am also drinking AVC, 2 tbsp twice daily also for 3 months

I tried what @timh suggested swishing with peroxide and grapefruit seed extract for 2 weeks but it has not worked satisfactory. (My teeth seem a little whiter but the stains are still there and gum recession is worsening). Thank you very much @Timh for your interest I hope you have another method for me to try :).

Now I am gonna quit Acv, to see if that had something to do with my problems. I am gonna keep oil pulling and gonna keep swishing with peroxide. I don't wanna go to the dentist, I will keep trying solve the problem with home remedies.

Sorry for the long post. Wishing you all the best. Any ideas would be appreciated for fighting the stains and recession"

08/17/2013: Mama To Many from Tennessee, USA replies: "Dear Jannis, I am not sure about the stains... But I have something that I am trying for receding gums that seems to be working. I have one tooth from which the gum has been receding for a decade or two. I started using a homemade tooth powder for brushing twice a day. (I don't use toothpaste, just the powder.) My receding gum is looking less receded. I am hopeful that it will be fully healed over time.

Here is my recipe:

1 part myrrh gum powder
1 part black walnut powder
1/2 part cayenne pepper
1/2 part goldenseal root powder

I mix it up and put my damp toothbrush in it and brush. It doesn't taste good and feels very spicy the first few times. But now it feels refreshing to me and my mouth feels very clean. Black walnut is very good for the enamel of your teeth. The cayenne brings the blood for healing (Don't floss right after brushing or you will bleed!) The goldenseal helps with infection. Myrrh is antiseptic. You could do just mix equal parts of cayenne and goldenseal root or even just brush with cayenne. Lalitha Thomas, in her book, Ten Essential Herbs recommends that last two things for receding gums and has found them to be effective.

I have read the brushing with activated charcoal powder is good for whitening teeth. You could add one part of that to the mix. I have done that in the past, but it really makes a mess of the sink, even worse than the above recipe. Let us know what helps you!

~Mama to Many~"

08/18/2013: Timh from Ky, Usa replies: "You must first remedy the problem of toxicity in the body and the first place to begin is the colon. Do a colon cleanse and you must improve; here's a link: http://earthclinic.com/CURES/colon-cleansing.html.

If you were or are a smoker, you will also need to cleanse the lungs. The single most effective way to accomplish this is nebulizing hydrogen peroxide. The H2O2 oxidizes that black tar on contact.

I had one front tooth to become noticiably stained and the general 3% H2O2 swishing didn't clear so I began applying 35% H2O2 w/ a cotton swab. It's time consuming but 5 or 10 min a day for a week cleared my stain quite effectively.

Hope this helps."






 



 

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