Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Instructions and Theories
- Sandy's Oil Pulling Compilation
- Avocado Oil
- Black Cumin Seed Oil
- Blend of Oils
- Canola Oil
- Castor Oil
- Cedar Nut Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Cod Liver Oil
- Dental Health
- Dental Issues
- Flaxseed Oil
- General Feedback
- Grape Seed Oil
- Hemp Oil
- Multiple Oils Tried
- Neem and Sesame Oils
- Oil Pulling and Medication
- Oil Pulling and Mercury Fillings
- Oil Pulling And Sublingual Medications
- Oil Pulling and Tooth Pain
- Oil Pulling Side Effects
- Oil Pulling Tips
- Olive Oil
- Oregano Oil
- Peanut Oil
- Pumpkin Seed Oil
- Safflower Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Ted's Feedback
- Vitamin E Added
- Walnut Oil
[YEA] 04/14/2008: Trina from Saint Helens, Oregon, USA: "Oil Pulling cured my Rheumatoid Arthritis in a matter of 3 days. Been using Safflower Oil. It helped so much. I sleep like a baby and pain free!! No more limping, dropping cups, hurting to drive, bend - I can open lids - pain free!! I had Rheumatoid Arthritis for over a year. I dont have joint stiffness anymore - but i can feel the joint damage (tightness when moving) In truth i am affraid to stop oil pulling - i dont want it to come back - because i have not stopped my health keeps improving i had gum disease (Periodontitis ), 8 year Chocoholic addiction,Dry Skin and Hair, A Sinus infection and Suffering with RA -gone! My skin is soft as a baby's head to toe- A huge scar i got from last winter i branded my self by backing into a propane heater - it looks like a cat scrach. Anyways its been a month and my health keeps improving. I OP for 2 to 3 times a day. Oh yah my mens. has improved too. Rarely irritable, minor back pain, no chocolate cravings, lil bit of a sweet tooth, lil to no cramps- such a big improvement - THANKU Earth Clinic!!!!!!!!"
[YEA] 02/18/2008: Catherine from Orlando, FL: "I used about 2 teaspoons of safflower oil and pulled for 20 minutes. My teeth are whiter. Two brown spots are almost gone. My gums are more irritated, which I see as a positive thing because they're healing. My head!! It started hurting so much about an hour after I finished. I had to take something and go to sleep. It still throbs a little and it has been 15 hours since I pulled. How long does that last? After a week? two weeks? I don't know if I can stand it. I am mainly trying this for my gums/teeth and also for arthritis and TMJ. Any feedback on arthritis and TMJ would be nice. The headache isn't worth it though if I have to endure it for very long. Thanks for the feed back."Replies
12/31/2012: Francine from Houston, Tx replies: "Anytime I've done oil pulling and later feel achey, tired or headache, I knew that was a healing crisis or a detox time when lots of junk is pulled out from your organs and tissue. Drink A LOT of water and help keep your kidneys flushed and you'll recover soon. Weekends are a good time to hit it hard. Try it 2 or 3 times a day... Always 2 hours after a meal or first thing in morning. Take advantage of weekend timing and sleep a lot and DRINK WATER.
[YEA] 01/28/2008: Mira from Venice, CA: "... Then I found your site on Oil Pulling I had never heard of it before and I mistakingly thought it I read safflower oil in stead of sunflower oil. I got the courage up to try it and could do no more than a couple of minutes. Now I doubt if I will ever go to the Doctor ever again! After one try with the Safflower oil my VOICE was better than when i was kid! As if the oil had lubricated all that was rough and scratchy! I am so amazed at the oil pulling, I wonder why no one ever talks about it publicaly as the best thing ever for well being, as one of your writers on this site put it "The virus was made in nature can be healed by nature too!" I am a true Believer and will do these remedy's for life.I could go on and on about the benefits of these homade remedy's that REALLY WORK!"
EC: Read the rest of Mira's email on the ACV Multiple Cures page.
[YEA] 01/08/2008: Winnie from Washington, DC: "I stumbled on your site when searching for side effects for coconut oil. I took coconut oil for about 4 weeks and gained about 10 pounds, I was really hoping for the reverse; anyway I found your site and a lot of good information. I started oil pulling the very day I read about it, I have tried with extra virg. olive oil, sunflower, I didn't notice any real change after just one try. then I tried Safflower oil, did it in the morning just after brushing, then I felt sleepy, I decided to lay down on the couch, and slept for 3 hours; I didn't make a connection then until this morning I tried safflower oil again, same reaction. I slept so soundly, good thing I had the day off today. I'll try it again tonite, looking forward to a great night's sleep. I took 1TBSP for 20 mins. So if someone out there has problem sleeping, this might work for you. TED, whoever you are, I wish you radiant health and prosperity. Your kindness and generousity is written all over your words. Thank you. Winnie"
09/27/2013: Elodie from Victoria, Australia: "I have just started oil pulling with organic, cold pressed sesame seed oil. So far so good. My gums do however look a little paler than usual. Does anyone have any feedback on cold pressed/unroasted versus roasted sesame seed oil and which might be best?"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 09/15/2013: Ramakrishna from Chennai: "Hello friends, I started OP with Sesame Oil from 01.09.2013 morning. The first day, I experienced too much activeness, clear mind. I am enjoing my bath. After three days, Good sleep. Sleeping, unknowingly falling into deep sleep. My skin is clear and fresh. Normal and more free motions but no tight motions. From, 8.09.2013, I started OP two times a day i.e before breakfast and dinner, again no tight motion. But, from 13.09.2013, I have been pulling three times a day, i.e., before breakfast, lunch and dinner. From this day onwards until typing like this at this minute, I feeling much difficult to go motion which turned tight. Before motion, I experience a light pain at my stomach and release of litttle gas inducing me to go motion. I use much force to release motion, but release nothing. But, after this type of difficult motion, I feel free of the that little inducing pain eventhough I did not go freemotion as ever before. There is no any severe stomach pain which is generally felt by some to some or more extent while they are not going free motions. After this type of tight motion and releasing of too little or drop-like amount, sensation to go motion vanishes. But, again someother time it starts. From 13.09.2013, I have been drinking 1 and 1/2 litre water immediately after OP. I give minimum gap of 3 hours gap before the lunch OP and 4 hours before the dinner OP. I don't want to take any medicine to make tight motion lose since I want this to happen naturally. I understand that this one of the side effect of OP but for good. I do not know how many more days would my problem continue. Can any one comment on this please."Replies
09/15/2013: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Ramakrishna, sounds like way too much water! Also, how about cutting down on OP and trying once a day for a bit?"
09/25/2013: Ramakrishna from Chennai replies: "Dear friends, I am again Ramakrishna posting my experience through ‘reply’ to my post.
On 15, Sept 2013. I posted that I started my 3 times OP from 13. 09. 2013 and got tight motion and did not like to use any medicine and expressed that I did not know how many days my problem would continue. Now, I got relived of my tight motion problem on 18. 09. 2013. It is exactly 5 days I.E. from 13.09.2013 to 17.09.2013 that I faced this problem. In fact, I do not like to call it a problem, since this problem did not pose any problem or irritation for me during these 5 days, I.E. from 13.09.2013 to 17.09.2013, except that a little pain in my stomach inducing me to go motion. With confidence, I have waited for the natural results. Finally on 18.09.2013, I got free motions and I am still continuing my 3 times OP. In fact, on 17.09.2013, fearing that eating normally but not going motion, may lead to stagnation or accumulation of unreleased motion in the stomach and hence to some other problems, I bought ayurvedic tablets to make my tight motion lose. But, I did not use them at all. The next day I.E. on 18.09.2013, my problem has gone. Now I am going free motions. But, I should tell that at the last 1 day of above mentioned 5 days I.E. on 17.09.2013 after my dinner OP, I did vajrasana for 15 minutes which I think might have given a way for free motions. But, afterwards I.E. after 18.09.2013, I did not do vajrasana since the problem started declining. Now, I am very happy and relaxed with my OP being on continuous practice."
09/27/2013: Ramakrishna from Chennai replies: "Mmsg (from Europe): You advised to cut down my 3 times OP but did not tell exactly why? Many are doing 2 times OP and some 3 times OP. I preferred 3 times OP up to one year so as to get faster benefits. After being relieved of some problems which I will later share with you all, I will lessen as you advised. But please tell me why not 2 or 3 times OP or why should it be only 1 time OP. Does doing 3 times OP is equal to doing 1 time OP in respect of the influence and results of oil ? Please reply."
09/27/2013: Ed2010 from Canada replies: "One time OP in the morning is enough. Doing OP removes toxins, parasites through mucus memberanes. When you remove toxins and other elements give your body 24 hours to rest and heal. And ofcourse there will be detox symptoms initially.
09/28/2013: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Ramakrishna, any remedy that has undesireable results (as you wrote that you were having trouble with the oil pulling) should be reduced or stopped.
But I have now read that your constipation has been resolved, so you can oil pull to your heart's content now!!"
10/03/2013: Ramakrishna from Tamil Nadu replies: "I am again Ramakrishna. Posting my response again through my Update section.Thank you "Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe" for your advising me on 09/28/2013 to stop any remedy that has undesirable results. Really I accept. But you also expressed agreement to my practice and I can oil pull to my heart's content now. But, "Ed2010 from Canada" replied to me on 27/09/2013as "One time OP in the morning is enough. Doing OP removes toxins, parasites through mucus memberanes. When you remove toxins and other elements give your body 24 hours to rest and heal. And ofcourse there will be detox symptoms initially." This Sir/Madam did not advise me to do OP at least 2 times. I am a bit confused whether to continue 3 times OP or not. But feel that this Sir/Madam's telling right. I think we should give our body 24 hours to rest and heal.But, still I expect some more replies from some more friends like you two, as to how many times an OP should be done. Why not 2 times, obviously if not 3 times.I shall be continuing my 3 times. But I would be happy if someone who experimented OP for 3 times like me and advise me to continue 3 times OP, instead just advising me without experimenting so, of course, any kind of advise is really nice and good and I shall always be thankful for any kind of advise.I am expecting advises from friends as to, 1). 3 times OP is no harm or better than 1 time OP, 2). 2 times OP is also no harm and better than 1 and 2 times Op, 3). 1 time OP is better than 2 and 3 times OP.
I request every OP-doing friends to advise me accordingly for which I and many others like me would be thankful and be benefited"
10/03/2013: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Ramakrishna, personally I have done oil pulling more than once a day, and have done it only once a day or once in two days. No reactions. I think the real test to go by is how it makes you feel."
10/04/2013: Ramakrishna from Tamil Nadu replies: "Again I am Ramakrishna: 10/03/2013: Mr./Mrs./Ms. "Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe" Thank you for responding immediately to my comments. You have responded that you had done oil pulling more than once a day, and have done it only once a day or once in two days. No reactions and added that the real test to go by is how it makes you feel. " I am happy to listen to hear this response. You have responded not just with ideas and guessings but with experience. That is good. But, I still need some more men to say so. Though I quoted by latest that I would continue my 3 times OP until 1 year, yet, before seeing your response as this I have already stopped my 3 times OP and reduced it to 2 times OP I.E. Morning OP and Night OP. I would observe the difference between 3 times OP and this 2 times OP. Then I will again reply through my update section.
I want to add that in the website of "oilpulling.com" I have read some quotings as to do more than 1 time OP. I request every oil pulling friend to kindly watch this website and get knowledge of details of OP and come to this section and respond."
10/10/2013: Ramakrishna from Tamil Nadu replies: "Dear friends, I am again Ramakrishna want to share a new experience that I have been undergoing as a side effect of sesame oil pulling. Please read.
From 03.10.2013 onwards, I have been OP only for 2 times I.E. During breakfast and dinner instead of 3 times including lunch. From 07.10.2013, my lower back I.E. middle of two hips, my back at this point is aching I.E. I am getting pain while leaning down, and could not lean down completely. Such pain I used to get in the past when I dont sleep properly on the bed. Such pain will disappear the next day when I sleep properly. But, this time it is not due to my improper sleep and inadequate sleep. To confirm that this is not due to improper sleep, I slept adequately continuously for two to three days. Still the pain is not disappearing.
Moreover, the back pain that I feel as said above being sleeplessness, is also felt at my neck and other joints to a little extent. But this time, this pain is only at the point of place as I said above I.E. middle of two hips, I.E. lower part of backbone. There is at no other place I experience pain. To-day also, at the time of typing like this too I am experiencing pain at that point of place. But, I could walk and run also but cannot lean down front I. E. Front side of my face, not leaning leaning backside of my face. I can sit down but cannot lean front in sitting position. I do not know how many days this will continue.
I will again come to you with updates of my further experiences."
10/21/2013: Ramakrishna from Tamil Nadu replies: "Dear friends, Again I am Ramakrishna posting my updates through the 'reply' link.
I said (on 10.10.2013) that from 7.10.20132 (when I was on my continuation of my 2 times OP which I started on 3.10.2013), I got pain at the middle of my two hips. This pain is still continuing even at this point of time. One more important information I forgotten to add on 10.10.2013 is that this pain and the point of place where this pain occurs had already occured at my 21 years of age (i.e. 23 years back) very severely and my family members used to rub at that place with 'amruthanjan' and 'zandubalm'. We all wrongly thought that this pain occurred at that time for the reason of my bed-ridden position. Yes, we were all wrong, whybecause, had this been really for my bed-ridden position, why should it come now, when I was not at all in bed-ridden position ? The same kind of pain at the same place repeated now. Why? That is, the root cause for that pain might not have completely disappeared from my body and might have again affected that point of place where I am feeling pain. But this time, only after starting my oilpulling only, this pain emerged again which I can bear somewhat. My OP is started fighting with this root-cause and may be fighting until this cause completely disappears from my body but donot know when this fighting will end for my betterment.
Friends, now from 13.10.2013, I have been doing OP (oil pulling) only for once I.e. at morning only. This 1 time OP is also giving me all the benefits I have enjoyed out of my 3 times and 2 tiimes OP. I am feeling too happy and alert and energetic out of this 1 time OP. Now, again to know clearly the difference between 2 times OP and 1 time OP, I am starting my 2 times OP again from today I.e. 21.10.2013. But, my 1 tiime OP is excellent and gives me all the benefits that I enjoyed out of my 3 and 2 times OP. But to know clearly the difference, I want to once again do my 2 time OP from to day. see you all again with my further updates with expectation of your comments and suggestions. Thank you."
10/21/2013: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Ramakrishna, I'm happy for you!"
10/21/2013: Ed2010 from Canada replies: "Hello Ramakrishna,
You must have gotten GAS SPASM. This can occur when the body trying to heal after prolonged illness, physical inacitivity. This spasm can either be cause of GAS or Clogged Energies. Once your body is starts to heal, this pain will vanish. GAS SPASM similar to Gall bladder Attack, Kidney Stone movement Pain but occurs in the muscle.
One of the folk remedy for spasm is Heat Rice Bran and tie in a thin cloth like a sack and press it on the affected area something like how you use the heat pad. Good health."
10/22/2013: Timh from Ky, Usa replies: "Ramakrishna: Thank you for posting your OP updates, and congratulations on your positive experiences."
10/27/2013: Ramakrishna from Tamil Nadu replies: "Hi! I am ramakrishna, on 21.10.2013, I posted that from 7.10.2013, (when I was on my continuation of my 2 times OP which I started on 3.10.2013) I got pain at the middle of my two hips and I also added that is the problem which recurred after 23 years back. I also added on the same day I.e on 21.10.2013, that from 13.10.2013, I had been pulling only once per day which is also equally benefit compared to 2 times OP and also added that I will again continue my 2 times OP from that day I.e. 21.10.2013 to know the clear difference between 1 time and 2 times OP. As said, I started 2 times OP from 21.10.2013 and doing this 2 times OP even on this updating day I.e. 27.10.2013.
Now, on this day I.e. on 27.10.2013, I would like to add that the pain (as I added above) at the middle of my two hips is slowly decreasing but still I am experienceing pain at that place.
The second experience is an important one which I should tell. From 23.10.2013, I have been experiencing a kind of pain at the backside of my neck. On 22.10.2013 night, I remember well, I slept facing my right side for long until I wake up. I thought that this would be the reason for that pain. But such pain should have vanished and set right after my sleeping right ways the next 2 or 3 days. But, this pain is not declining despite my sleeping rightways and is in the same intense level even on this day I.e. 27.10.2013. One more thing I should connect here is that from 23.10.2013, I am oil pulling somewhat and comparatively slowly. That is raising my chin for only 1 time for every 2 seconds as against raising 3 or 4 times for each and every second. I think this should have been the proper speed how the OP should be done. within 2 to 3 days of starting OP in this speed I.e 1 pull for every 2 seconds, this pain at the back of my neck started, and astonishingly my teeth become more white. Actually as I already stated, I started OP from 01.09.2013 from which day, I have been OPing raising my chin 3 or 4 time per second, my teeth started to become whiter and better. But, after I started OPing in the ratio of 1:2, my teeth became still more white and better. Note that, I said "raising chin" for the sake of making the speed of OP clearer to you all. But apart from raising chin other ways also I used to OP so that the oil is spread and swished at every nook and corner of our mouth. I will continue this speed of OP and like the readers to comment on this. I will again come with my updates and relievings of my pains, if so, again at my next updatiing."
[YEA] 08/30/2013: Kara from Colorado: "For years I've had negative dental check ups with receeding and bleeding gums. I came across this remedy desperate to try anything to help my situation. I've been using unrefined organic sesame oil for 7 months now. My teeth quickly became noticably whiter but I was still skeptical about my gums although the bleeding did subside. Last week I went to the dentist for the first time in 4 years scared to hear the news. To my complete surprise I was told my gums are perfectly fine, although somewhat receeded but not any more than average, and the tissue is very healthy. I also started to use biotene which has helped a great deal. I'm definitely a believer in oil pulling."
[YEA] 06/12/2013: Marylynn from Goldman, Oregon: "I began OP 7 days ago and have 200 minutes to my credit. I don't mind the experience at all. The longest period was 25 minutes! I am a big tea drinker and my dentist cannor get the inside of my front teeth white, but OP has done wonders! White is working its way down from the top of each tooth! I wonder what my dentist will say?
I use Sesame Organic Oil and am happy with my choice. I rinse well with salt water about three times and then brush my entire mouth, not just my teeth. I do all my spitting in a zip lock bag.
I have been ill for four long months from a six and a half hour gallbladder surgery. The first day that I felt like myself was the day I began to OP. I had more energy and did chores I've not been able to do at all! I was not sitting the day away and it felt so good!
I OP in the morning after waking up and then about 9:15PM if I feel like it. I'm not binging at night on the nights that I do OP. I do have a snack and seem satisfied which is more than a small wonder!
So far so good with me! My jaw dropped when I found this site about OP! If my good health continues I will be doing this forever!"
[YEA] 06/12/2013: Jeffrey from Hartly, Delaware: "I started oil pulling several months ago, using sesame oil for 20 minutes first thing in the morning. Before I started I had severe flaking of facial skin and dandruff. Since then, the facial skin flaking and dandruff has almost disappeared. Also, before oil pulling, I used a saline solution to clear my nostrils, since oil pulling my nostrils are clear, and there is no need for the saline solution. I recommend oil pulling to everyone. Great stuff!"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 03/19/2013: Tbs from London: "Hello all! I started oil pulling about 1 month ago after reading this site - thank you for such an information rich source to read about OP. On to my story with OP.
I am not one to shy away from a challenge so the 'healing crisis' haven't detered me, but I must say they have been intense!
Initially I started to work on my mouth, I have had braces and plates and noticed that my teeth were moving very quickly, I also had receeding gums which my dentist told me was from pressure of my bite. I immediately noticed an improvement in my oral health, teeth which felt loose tightened up and gums are growing back and teeth do look lighter. I don't need to wear my plate at night like I used to!
Secondly, I had cystic acne when I was younger and went onto roaccutane for it (evil medicine) which worked but I would still have the occasional breakout appear. The oil pulling went straight to this next and I found myself breaking out severely, I knew this was part of the healing crisis so continued, that cleared up.
Next I broke out in rashes which looked like ring worm or dermatitis which I have never had when younger but now came in full force. I have been persisting with it and now doubled up oil pulling to morning and night - I now do 20 minutes each time, and brush with aryuvedic toothpaste as well - which I recommend.
The latest and by far most severe is a red scalp irritation - so my skin is hyper sensitive at this time - even though I was using aryuvedic shampoo. This has all been about the past week or so.
I would love to hear from other people who have encountered this, how long your healing crisis go for, etc. I know and can FEEL that this is all healing and working its way out so I am not giving up. I can also attest for the notable difference in overall emotions and mindset, the regular removal of toxins you aren't even aware of lightens the mood ridiculously well!
05/13/2013: Grannyof4 from Hobbs, Nm replies: "Hi Tbs from London! Your writing indicates that you are very cautious about what you use and what you ingest, so I'm positive you're using Organic Sesame oil. Have you tried other oils? Is it possible you're allergic to the sesame oil?
I've only just begun my OP-ing (my first 'swish' today! ) so I am by no means an expert on this topic, "I'm just it out there."
I hope you're doing better!"
05/14/2013: Mark from Newton Abbot, Devon Uk replies: "Hi Tbs from London, This most definitely sounds like your body is processing old accumulated waste and bacteria, fungus etc., stick with it. My wife (a long term health junkie! ) recently discovered (like you are now) that she was not quite as healthy as she hoped,
She recently started on an oxygen based product (oxy -----, Raise up! , not allowed to advertise here so search), after reaching the higher dose in around 2 weeks her symptoms of detoxing really kicked in.
My wife has not been ill or had a cold /flue or anything really for well over 10 years (hence she thought she was healthy) but after 2 weeks on the oxy product she came out in a red spotty rash on her face, sore chest/ throat , runny nose, sinus pressure/ draining, headache and odd aches and pains in various joints, anyhow these are all reported detox signs so to control the situation she reduces the dose by half and in 48 hours her symptoms have all faded to a manageable level, I am trying to get her to start oil pulling soon as well as we have a unopened bottle of sesame oil to use up soon,
I was thinking if you really want to give your body all you can to heal detox and repair itself you might want to search for and look into an oxygen/mineral type of product as well, If you want to look into it search Ed Mc cabe to read up on this aspect of health, this is the same reason so many people turn to and use hydrogen peroxide (oxygen) as written about all over this site, fortunately there are now far better alternatives available and without the gacky taste!"
[YEA] 03/12/2013: Jeffrey from Hartly, Delaware: "I have been oil pulling for several weeks, sesame oil, one tablespoon, each morning for 20 minutes. Before I started my facial skin was flaking severely. Now it doesn't! No flaking, period."
[YEA] 02/07/2013: Samara from Manchester, Yorkshire, England: "Hi all, I am new to this site but I found it a few months ago during my journey and my search to better health which I started a long time ago. I came across earthclinic when researching alternative/natural remedies that I look for when I want to improve or add to my ongoing healthy lifestyle. I am a 43 yr old female, I live a very healthy lifestyle atm tho that wasnt always the case. I am 90% raw foodist, a non smoker, no alcohol, meat or fish. I call myself a non smoker because that is what I am, even though I smoked for 22 years. It has been 7 years since I stopped and smoking and drinking.
I came across oil pulling about 10 years ago and tried it, along with making my own toothpaste, but with other healthy ways taking precedence, oil pulling and making my own toothpaste kind of fell into disuse. I stuck to flouride free toothpaste for a time.
Now I am back again to oil pulling and I was serious about implementing it. After extensive research and reading and re reading I decided to buy some of the oil that called me and set about making my own toothpaste, but this time to make it and stick to it.
I have been using pure, organic, unrefined cold pressed sesame oil to pull every single morning and every nite before I sleep. I have slightly receding gums and some slight brown stains on my teeth from smoking for 22 years. My morning and evening ritual consists of oil pulling with the sesame oil while running the shower. Then when I step into the shower, I take another swig and oil pull for the entire duration of me washing my body. After I rinse my mouth out and the toothbrush I take my homemade toothpaste and smear it onto my brush and brush my teeth with it. I then take my home made mouthwash and swill and gargle and repeat that action, then swill again and rinse with clean water.
I oil pulled for 3 weeks before I made my toothpaste. ~the only thing I can say at the moment is that my teeth were and are still definately whiter, the stains are gradually fading. Thats great in itself! My toothpaste consists of very high grade non abrasive organic baking soda, some fine sea salt, 2 drops of peppermint essential oil, all mixed in with a little sesame oil which makes it a paste type consistency which I keep in the bathroom for my oral hygiene routine. The mouthwash consists of sterilised water from the kettle, with 2 drops of peppermint essential oil and 2 drops of tea tree oil which I shake before I gargle and swill twice. To finish I wanted to say my mouth feels absolutely amazing! The recipes I took from earthclinic site and from reading ppls posts. ~Even tho its a long post, I am unsure if all of it will get posted but thank you earthclinic for this brilliant site and to all the ppl who contribute to it."Replies
02/07/2013: Susan from New York replies: "Samara, please clarify: Do you put 2 drops of peppermint oil and tree tea oil each time in a glass of water for gargle?"
02/09/2013: Samara from Manchester, Yorkshire, England replies: "To Susan from New York: I took a tall glass of water for measurement and added two drops of peppermint oil and two drops of tea tree oil. Then I poured it all into a bottle and shook it up. I store that bottle in the bathroom and each time I am showering after my oral routine.. To finish I use that mouthwash solution I made. Hope that helps. I didnt want to overdo it and put too much oil in, that solution as it is, is quite strong though not dangerous as far as I know."
02/18/2013: Jan from Manchester, England replies: "I am concidering oil Pulling, I have peridontal disease, and still suffer fron recuring bad breath, I floss, brush my tounge, use mouthwashes and electric toothbrushes, all to no avail. If I used the sesame oil, would it help get rid of the bad breath? I also have sinus problems, allergies, and post nasal drip, and also Asthma, would it help all of these problems? I could really use some advise please, thanks a lot"
02/26/2013: Samara from Manchester, Yorkshire, England replies: "Recently I wrote in about my experience with oil pulling and making my own home made toothpaste. I began using organic, unrefined cold pressed sesame oil for pulling, and baking soda with a minimal amount of fine sea salt and peppermint essential oil for brushing my teeth and still am.. My progress report.
It's been two months now in total and almost a month since my original post.
Initially I experienced some bad breath where I hadnt had a problem with bad breath before .. Or halitosis being the posh term :) My bad breath has disappeared.. My teeth are noticeably less stained.. Very noticeably I have to say.. My oral health, my teeth and gums are definately healthier.. not dramatically so I have noticed but definately an improvement.
The other thing I have noticed tho is that I do not ever get any plaque on my teeth .. Never.. prior to and during my menses I get very ill and sick which brings about any number of issues.. Mouth ulcers being one of them.. Oil pulling has virtually eradicated this for me. If I get one it is gone in a few hours. Other thing I have noticed is that my energy level has increased. I generally have a greater energy level than most ppl I kno anyways, and I dont kno if it is down to the oil pulling but I certainly have MORE energy than I usually do.
Also, last week I received my bottle of organic, cold pressed unrefined sunflower oil to try too, along with a tub of organic cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil to alternate and see what happens. I have been swishing with all three and eating minute pieces of the coconut oil
That's my update for the moment. I will keep you posted on any other changes. Many thanks for the site EarthClinic xx"
06/23/2013: Elaine from Thailand replies: "Hi Samara, very interesting post, I will try making my own toothpaste & mouth wash."
06/05/2012: Catinthebag from Fort Collins, Colorado, Usa: "I started oil pulling about 6 months ago due to some health issues and wanted to give it time to see how it went before I posted my results. I used Unrefined Organic Sesame Oil and oil pulled every morning for 20 minutes.
Immediately I noticed that my teeth felt 'fresh from the dentist clean', my breath also seemed fresher and my teeth were whiter. This hasn't seemed to reduce any in the past 6 months, my teeth still feel & look good, in fact I just had my 6 month check-up and my dentist said "everything looks great, keep doing what you're doing" -- mind you, last time I had 4 cavities that had to be filled! Speaking of cavities, I have a lot of fillings in my mouth and have not noticed any problems with them coming loose.
The other thing I noticed is the actual act of oil pulling makes my sinuses drain like crazy which is inconvenient since my mouth is full but I make it work.
As for noticing any reduction with the health issues that I've had, I honestly can't say that I have noticed any improvement -- or any unimprovement -- either.
I've read different theories for why oil pulling works from it 'pulling nasty bugs from your body', to 'massaging acupressure points on your tongue' to simply 'swishing out the the mouth bacteria'. Personally, I think the swishing of bacteria out of your mouth makes the most sense, why it works, I don't know, maybe having your own saliva mixed in there with the oil helps break stuff down. I did find out that if you put a small amount of oil in a bowl and whisk it, it will turn white so I don't think waiting until the oil turns white to spit it out has any credence, I think some people are probably just better swishers than others .
As for me, I will continue to oil pull because I enjoy the routine and it seems to have some benefits and no detriments thus far."
[YEA] 05/19/2012: Coffeeplease from Quad Cities, Iowa, Usa: "I oil pulled with unrefined organic Sesame oil for one week. I had a severe gum infection for which I was also taking antibiotics, but no over the counter pain medication. I had swelling and pain. I also have severe gum disease and have already lost one tooth by simply falling out, and before oil pulling had two more teeth about 80% loose, nearly ready to fall out, to the point where I could no longer chew on one side of my mouth, and retired to the idea that I could only eat soft foods for as long as I had this set of teeth. Being my first time oil pulling I opted to take the antibiotics as my infection was severe and wasn't sure whether oil pulling alone could take care of it, however, I was pleasantly surprised with the sesame oil! It took away pain for hours, it reduced my swelling almost immediately also for hours, it firmed up my loose teeth to about 80% normal in just a few days. I could bite into burgers and chew on both sides again. I oil pulled 3 times a day for 20 minutes. I followed none of the recommended rules (OPing on empty stomach, etc) I also slept like a rock during that week. Eventually gum disease causes people to NOT brush their teeth because of the pain, and if they do it is not for very long, so pulling before brushing helps tons, especially 3 times a day (once being before bed)
My mistake was switching to coconut oil the next week. It may be as effective at killing bacteria but was not as effective for pain (with me) nor did it make my gums feel good like sesame did... To the point where I just quit doing it until I got sesame oil again- which was today. I want to finish completely firming up these two still slightly loose teeth, and put an end to this gum disease. I intend to OP with sesame for the rest of my life and try remineralizing my teeth (for decay) at the same time. I absolutely love it and am so thankful to have to have come across it."
[YEA] 04/29/2012: Randy San Antonio from San Antonio, Texas, Usa: "Having gone through some painful gum surgeries I was looking for methods of healing up my gums and restoring receding tissue. I happen across Earth Clinic and tried pulling sesame oil. It was pleasant enough and seemed to help so I did it twice a day for maybe 6 days when the headaches got too bad. Now it is my worst allergy time of year so I don't know if it was the pulling or the stuff in the air that was giving me grief. A day and a half later the headache gone I resumed pulling and noticed that my pants were loose around my waist so I stepped on the scale to discover I had dropped 8 pounds in about a week and a half. Now for the record, since my mouth was so sore I was drinking chocolate shakes for some of my meals. This is something I never do but the thought of something cold, rich and most importantly soft was too good to pass up so my caloric intake was much higher than normal. I also noticed the grey hair in my beard was turning brown again and my teeth are brighter - more prominent than before. My gums are pinker and more healthy looking and the cracks on my heals are gone. All in all I am happy with the progress I am making with sesame oil pulling.
I pull first thing in the morning and again before lunch or dinner. I have the feeling that pulling before I eat in the morning might be setting my metabolism higher then it would normally be and that is what is burning calories as well as giving me a feeling of more energy. I base this conclusion on the fact so many weight loss experts recommend you eat your biggest meal of the day when you break your fast. I follow my morning pull with a tbsp of coconut oil and eat my breakfast about two hours later. What will be interesting is if this weight loss is permanent or will my system get used to this and slow the metabolism down to plump me up again. (I am about 5 - 10 pounds over weight)
p. S. I have a mouth full of old silver filings and they are still in place.
Randy San Antonio"Replies
12/28/2012: Priyanka from Gaithersburg, Md replies: "I am curious to know if the oil pulling is helping with restoring your gums. I just noticed two areas in my mouth where my gums are receding. I started oil pulling this morning for the first time. Can oil pulling help with building up gumlines? I really want to avoid surgery and I don't have dental insurance. Thank you."
12/28/2012: Om from Hope, Bc Canada replies: "I have been oilpulling for over a year. My teeth have by nature a yellow tinge but have become whiter and brighter. My gums still bleed occasionally but are much healthier and firmer. Moreover, two molars that were lose have become firm and make no more trouble. If there is infection in the roots, take colloidal silver and keep in the mouth for a while. Do this for at least three days. The infection will go. I use only sesame oil as it penetrates all the skin levels and nourishes the tissue. I am 78 years old and have all my teeth sans one that went many years ago. Oil pulling is mandatory for sinus drainage otherwise the body becomes toxic."
12/28/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Priyanka, I know oil pulling can really help the gums and teeth and even detox. I would suggest, in addition, making sure you get plenty of vitamin c. Recently, I had posted about alternative tooth/ gum mouth health. I study Nadine Artemis' work and most recently bought Ramiel Nagel's book called "Cure Tooth Decay". It is truly an amazing book with information on restoring tooth enamel, reversing cavities, restoring gum health and much more. One of the things he talks about is that many people with gum issues have a low level of scurvy. That made so much sense to me! One of the points he brought up is that scurvy is brought on by a whole, dry grain diet. So, that would be something to be aware of too. If you can get this book, it is a God send!
Dr. Hal Huggins says sea salt water rinses will kill bacteria causing the problematic gums and then rinsing with sodium ascorbate vitamin c powder which will create electrons which healthy tissue is saturated with.
Anyway, I find the whole alternative mouth health subject fascinating and have learned so much which we are never told by the mainstream dentists. People to listen to are Dr. Weston Price, Dr. Hal Huggins, Ramiel Nagel, Nadine Artemis and Dr. Victor Zeines who will teach you ways we were never taught! Actually, I will give you a link to an incredible seminar which I listened to and learned from. Interviews include all these people and more! I promise you will learn so much.
I'm not sure how long these will continue to be available to all so try to listen soon. Hope this information helps you keep those gums and teeth healthy! Lisa"
12/28/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa replies: "Hi Priyanka. I began oil pulling with coconut oil this summer and everything inside my mouth improved. I aslo did it this fall when I noticed some gum recession. After about 1 week of oil pulling with organic coconut oil, there were visible improvements in my gum line. OP, especially with coconut oil, offers lots of other benefits too. Give it a try, there's nothing to lose. You can always take any leftover coconut oil and use it for your hair, skin or cooking. Start out with 1 teaspoon and work up to 1 tablespoon, for anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes. It is tricky at first but becomes easier as you do it. I am sure you will be happy with what you see."
12/29/2012: Hope from Sacramento, California replies: "Thank you Lisa - I Loved this summit and So much valuable information was offered!
I appreciate your posting it and will listen to a few that I missed and looking forward to it!"
12/29/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Hope, I'm so happy someone listened to this valuable summit! So far, no one else has given any feedback on it. I have listened to a couple of them more than once because there's so much information. Since listening, I have incorporated quite a few protocols. I have even managed to turn one of my daughter's cavities around. It is no longer active. It is my instinct to find a way around the mainstream medical/ dental community as they tend to jump the gun and hand out antibiotics, drill and believe in invasive procedures too readily. After listening to David Wolfe choose to not listen to the dentist telling him to remove his tooth and 10 years later, not only does he still have it but it's absolutely fine, I sat quietly while the dental assistant insisted that I needed to get her small cavity filled immediately neither agreeing or disagreeing. I then went home and we went to work on de-activating it and healing it. The following day she said she couldn't feel it any more.
I am eating foods with K-2 in them, now have all of us taking fermented cod liver oil/ butter oil having learned this from Ramiel Nagel and Weston Price and have returned to making bone broths which I got away from over the summer. In two weeks time, I can feel how firm my teeth are in my gums and how firm my bite is now with absolutely no tenderness.
I am going to post an audio interview of Ramiel Nagel and also you'll see his book which I just ordered and have been reading with great interest.
One final note- did you notice that you can download all the interviews to mp3? It was just pointed out to me so I wanted to pass that on since at some point these will no longer be available for free. Anyway, so happy you listened! Best of health to you, Lisa"
12/29/2012: Hope from Sacramento, California replies: "Thank you again Lisa!
I have been listening to the one with Dr Lina Garcia for the past hour - she is simply amazing! I will proceed to download all of the interviews as MP3s, as they are to be treasured. I have also thought it would be a very good idea to listen to several of these twice (or more), including Nigel's, as there is so much valuable information. How wonderful that we have all been given the opportunity to hear these interviews for free and to make them into MP3s for our personal use!
Much appreciation to you, Lisa, for your valuable posts on this glorious website!"