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
03/01/2012: Blac from Detroit, Mi Usa: "I recently had a bout of bronchitis. I noticed my tongue was coated from my detoxing. I was reading thru the oil pulling therapy comments and decided to try it with sesame oil. I forgot how well it works. My tongue is pink again. I think I'll do it on a regular basis and see what happens."
02/04/2012: Leaann from Vincennes, In.: "I did my first oil pulling this morning. My hope is for it to help me joint pain. But I also woke up with a toothache and I am hoping this can be resolved as well. I used Sesame Oil. After finishing, I immediately am experiencing some nasal stuffiness and mild drainage. The taste wasn't bad. Once I spit it out the taste reminded me of peanut butter.
I plan to use other remedies posted here and will report back my results."
02/03/2012: Joy from Harrisburg, Pa: "Have been OP with sesame for about a week now. It was tough at first, as I have a strong reflex to swallow. If I couldnt make it the full 15 minutes, I did it for 10 minutes twice that day spaced out. So far I have noticed good and bad properties. The good ones are that I don't seem to be getting the regular corner of the mouth cold sores I used to get on a very regular basis. I notice the stains on my teeth seem to be lessening. The bad is minor and is also attributed to being severely anemic and struggling with depression and unhealthy habits in general, however I am finding myself very tired A LOT.
Another thing to mention is that since the birth of my daughter 11 months ago I have had severe painful acne (and I have always been blessed with beautiful skin). I have started proactive recently, so it may be a combination of things (however I am more consistant with the oil pulling than I am with the proactive system), and I have noticed less large painful deep cystic type blemishes and an overall less red appearance to my face and neck.
I struggle with an addiction to cigarettes right now so I'm not sure how much the oil pulling will have a chance to work with such an addiction but I'm already noticing differences. Also reading about "health crisis" situations I don't feel really uneasy about that... I have been sick most of my life with any number of respiratory and throat issues so I rather welcome a full body purge!
I find that with OP if you just decide you are going to do it and stick with it, it gets easier. I try to distract myself with chores or email checking or read a good article about something that intrigues you... It starts to go faster than you realize!"Replies
07/17/2012: Arla from Covelo, Ca, Usa replies: "Sounds like there are lots of toxins in you, wanting to get out. (At least your body wants them out. ) So you are helping release them through oil pulling. Having a baby is a very cleansing even. And pimples and other outbreaks are just another way for the body to release some disgusting toxin. So keep oil pulling, juicing, fasting, and attending stop smoking classes (or use patches) and enjoy a longer, healthier life!! Good luck! Arla"
08/11/2012: Rbmj1485 from Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States replies: "Hey Joy! Just wanted to say that you could replace the Proactive System with apple cider vinegar, and coconut oil. I would suggest organic either way, and unrefined virgin coconut oil. I have had severe acne for over ten years and have been recently using these products. I have noticed a dramatic change in just the first week! First, bring 1 cup of purified water to a warm temp, but not boiling, using a small pot. ( no microwave) Then pour water into heat-safe glass cup. Add 1-2 Tbsp of ACV and then use a cotton swab to dab affected areas. Second, after ACV has dried completely, apply the coco oil to the same affected areas.
I do this process myself and cover my entire body! Its absolutely refreshing!"
[YEA] 01/25/2012: Karen from Broomfield, Co, Usa: "I found this website and read about oil pulling. It was of interest to me because the last time I went for a dental cleaning the dentist suggested gum surgery for receeding gums. For the last few months (with breaks while travelling) I have swished organic, white, unrefined sesame oil in my mouth for less than one minute each evening and then spit it out. I know everyone says 5-10 minutes but that's not realistic for me (I will just avoid it) so I decided to do it for a minute or less after I brush and floss and while I am dressing for bed. Just had another dental cleaning today. Normal gums! The dentists didn't even want to measure the gums this time! This healed my gums with minimal time, little effort and little cost. AND to boot, it's helped me tremendously with my allergies. I know the die hard people will say 1 minute it too short but all I can say is that it's worked for me, big time!"
[YEA] 01/12/2012: Shannon from Desoto, Tx, Usa: "I've been oil pulling for about two weeks and am really pleased with the results. I began with coconut oil but found the texture and flavor to be off-putting. Once I switched to untoasted sesame oil, I found the process completely tolerable. I OP first thing in the morning for 20 minutes and have found the following results: My joints feel better (I have chronic knee and shoulder pain from degeneration), my teeth and gums feel like I've just been to the dentist for a cleaning, my skin is less dry and my muscles hurt less after re-starting to work out.
The best result is the healing of dermatitis. I have severe dermatitis in my ears. They continually itch from the outside all the way down into my ear canal. Not only is it uncomfortable, it's embarassing because of the constant flaking. After two weeks, I have minor itching externally with no flaking and no deep itch. It's as if my ears are healing from the inside out. I'm so thankful for this site and friends with great suggestions!"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 01/08/2012: Mike from Wilmette, Usa: "I've tried oil pulling for a few months with some short breaks. I'm using cold processed sesame oil. I've noticed a lot of benefits (reduced psoriasis, more energy--great substitute for morning coffee) but one side effect. My teeth seem to get more sensitive to cold and hot. Very noticably so. Anyone else have this problem? Would switching oil types help? By the way, I switched from Whole Foods brand to Spectrum and noticed a big change in freshness and taste."Replies
01/09/2012: Cf from Delaware, Usa replies: "I noticed an increase in hot/cold sensitivity when I began oil pulling, too. I use organic, extra virgin coconut oil. I'm not sure why the pulling increased the sensitivity, but after switching to a non-flouride toothpaste I longer have a problem."
01/09/2012: Cf from Delaware, USA replies: "Correction... after switching to a non-flouride toothpaste, I no longer have a problem."
05/14/2013: Mark from Newton Abbot, Devon Uk replies: "Hi Mike from Wilmette, Usa: This also happens with me. I did not have any issues with any of my teeth apart from one can be sensitive to extremely sweet foods like honey, but otherwise no problems. When I oil pull with black seed oil (BSO) my teeth often hurt like heck and are very sensitive to temperature for several days.
I only seem to get this with the BSO so now I use other oils I would suggest trying other oils until you find a suitable one for you also look into enamel issues of your teeth
I suspect the oil is merely highlighting an existing issue that is already there, In my case too much pineapple (very acidic) may have reduced my coating of enamel which then allowed the oil to highlight this problem
I am now looking into fixing my enamel properly through diet and no longer use BSO."
[YEA] 12/31/2011: Rosemary from White Rock, B.c., Canada: "I am a 55 y.o. female, blood type B-, and have only done oil pulling with sesame oil for about 2 weeks now and I am very pleased with the results. My teeth are cleaner, my skin looks youthful and my pores are smaller in the t- zone and am no longer struggling diverticulitis. I am also sleeping somewhat better. I experienced a small rash on my tongue from days 3 to 8 but it disappearred overnight. I love the information this site provides!"
[YEA] 09/24/2011: Miss. Burch from Brooklyn, N.y.: "I did the oil pulling with the sesame seed oil because I had a white coating on my tongue for years I could not get rid of and it worked wonders! I could tell a difference the same day I begin using it. I'm now on my third day and my tongue is nearly completely pink. I Love it! After I eat something, I check my tongue to see if the white coating has return and it have not. In the mornings, when I check it, it's still pretty in pinkish color! Again, I love this home remedy! So, thanks to whomever discovered this!!!"Replies
07/12/2012: Msjo from Des Moines, Iowa replies: "You may have acid reflux if you have white on your tongue.."
[YEA] 09/03/2011: Christofer from Denver, Colorado - Usa: "I have been doing OP with sesame for less than two weeks. Not only do I sleep better, cut down on excessive urination especially at night, weight loss, just general wonderful feelings, but my libido has returned like crazy. I am 62, but have suffered from psoriatic arthritis for years, and have lost sexual vitality for over a decade. NOW. What has happened? I am walking around with increased circulation, desire of youth and awakening with erections. I am sure now that my entire state of health has been affected by conjested toxins, but oh my God. This is wonderful! Can you give me more theory, or explanation for this wonderful change?"
07/25/2011: Om from Hope, B.c. Canada: "for oil pulling only sesame oil should be used. According to Ayurveda, this oil is able to penetrate all layers of tissue thus treating with deep reaching action.
Has anyone been able to reduce blood sugar, please respond kindly? Om"Replies
12/21/2012: Lili from Montreal, Canada replies: "You can try eating Chinese bitter melon for stabilization of blood sugar"
06/25/2011: Oilpuller from Gardena, Ca: "I keep reading that you must wait four hours after eating and one hour after drinking to oil pull. My mouth and teeth were improved after oil pulling for ten minutes each morning for six months with sesame oil. For instance, a tooth that had been slightly loose is now fine and my dentist complimented me on my dental hygiene. But he still found problems under the gums and I want to oil pull twice a day to see if it causes further improvement.
Waiting four hours after eating is hard for me and I can't see why two hours wouldn't be enough. What harm would there be in that? Has anyone tried it?"Replies
06/26/2011: Gtcharlie from Los Angeles, Ca, Usa replies: "I o/p with cold-pressed sesame seed oil every morning, then brush teeth with baking soda powder added to the low chlorine tooth paste. I then would sit down and browse the new posts on EC while eating my breakfast.
I am aware of the X hours before and after suggestion but decided not to follow based on my belief that any remedy that interferes with one's daily routine cannot be a long lasting remedy. I can see most of the benefits of o/p I gained. But I doubt anyone who separate their meals and o/p can tell you the difference in its effectiveness.
It is your choice, I think. I'd rather keep doing it everyday then skipping it for any reason."
[YEA] 08/02/2012: Maria from Charlote, Nc replies: "I'm 51 and my hot flashes disapeared about 2 weeks after I started doing oil pulling with unrefined organic sesame seed oil."
[WORKED TEMPORARILY] 06/09/2011: Traxxxi from San Jose, California, United States: "I recently started OPing every morning with Organic Sesame Oil and noticed immediate positive results: my skin softened and pores shrank dramatically (I actually got many compliments on my skin), my dry eye symptoms were completely gone after 15 years of suffering, my eczema started to disappear, my Chronic Fatigue lessened and I had more energy, and my chronic sinusitis started to clear up. I was truly amazed and in such relief!
After two weeks of OPing, some of my symptoms have returned and even worsened. My skin looks tired and dry again, my eyes are extremely dry, bloodshot and in pain, My fatigue is worse then ever and I have barely enough energy to get out of bed, my eczema is back, and suddenly I'm having dandruff. Luckily my sinusitis has not returned. What is happening??? I was so hopeful that I had finally found a cure for the ailments that had plagued me for so long. I have a myriad of other health issues, in addition to the aforementioned, that I was also hoping would eventually improve from OPing. I can't help but feel frustrated and heartbroken. Any insight and/or suggestions will be so much appreciated. Thank you!"Replies
06/09/2011: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "do you make sure to drink after rinsing when you finish pulling?"
06/09/2011: Jeff from Dallas, Tx replies: "I am new to this site -- have been reading it non-stop over the last several days, so perhaps someone who is more seasoned than I will comment. But, it sounds like you have quite a few things going on there and would benefit from implementing more than just OPing. I would highly recommend switching your oil to Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for OPing, perhaps even taking a tablespoon or two a day for good measure. Also, read the section on Apple Cider Vinegar and its amazing effects. The last thing, and probably the most important, would be to take a good hard look at what kind of food you're consuming -- cut out all breads and sugars for a while. Have you done the Candida test where you spit into a glass of water and see if your spit is stringy? If it is, you need to go to the Candida section and plan your attack for defeating it. Hope this helps.
06/10/2011: Andrea C from Cardiff, Wales replies: "GOOGLE HEALING CRISES I PROMISE U YOUR OK. A HEALING CRISES WILL USUALLY KICK IN JUST AS YOU FEEL AT YOUR BEST AND WILL FLARE UP WHAT YOU ARE TREATING AND A FEW OTHER SYMPTOMS AS WELL. FEVER, PARANOIA, JOINT PAINS, PANIC, BUT THIS IS BECAUSE YOUR BODY IS STILL DETOXING AND BELIVE IT OR NOT THIS IS A GOOD SIGN AND NOTHING TO FEAR, I TOO FREAKED OUT WHEN IT FIRST HAPPENED TO ME AND I STILL GOT MORE TO COME, BUT ITS JUST OUR BODIES HEALING SO DON'T STOP NOW OR YOU'LL UNDO ALL YOUR HARD WORK. LOVE ANDREA C X X X"
03/07/2011: Louise from Cork, Ireland: "Toasted sesame oil for oil pulling
Hi, I notice in the section on using sesame oil for oil pulling that the advice is not to use the toasted variety. Why is this? Is it harmful? Or just less effective?"Replies
08/02/2012: Louise from Waterford, Ireland replies: "Hi, Louise from Cork, I've been OP with toasted sesame oil...... Have you found out why you shouldn't use the toasted kind?? Its working fine for me. Maybe I'd get better results if I changed oil."
12/29/2012: sehjal from New York, U.s. replies: "The reason behind not using roasted sesame seed oil is that the process created some amount of trans fat."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 03/02/2011: Mare from Mechanic Lake, New Brunswick, Canada: "Hello,
Started oil pulling Feb 7th. I found it on internet was intriqued and looked into it. I figured it wouldn't hurt me. I tried EVOO. I have a strong reflux so it took a couple of attempts. I noticed a difference with my teeth after 2 days. Stains gone and when I woke up in the am no plaque. Amazing! I kept it to myself, I had a dentist app on the 28th and wanted to know what he thought. He was quite impressed. Said he never saw my gums ever look so healthy. Hardly any plaque, no sensitivity and healthy gums. He said he would look into it and wrote this website down. I have tired coconut oil, but enjoy it better in my coffee and on my skin and hair. My question at long last, I just started sesame oil, and have noticed a smell like wood burning, frequently. Has anyone experienced any strong smells? It seems to be always there. Appreciate your feedback!"
01/17/2013: Sue from Johns Creek, Ga replies: "Sesame seed oil has distictive smell which is wood burning smell as you described it. If you are not fond of it, you can perhaps switch to another oil. Although sesame oil is the oil to do the job. Hope it helped."
02/27/2011: Glynell from Kilgore Texas, Usa: "I Ihave been op for about 7 days, I have definite flu like symptoms, however I have coughed up, blown more junk out my nose, and cleared more junk out my respritory system, than ever, my teeth feel very clean, the aches in my arm, and knees are gone, I am expecting my skin to respond also, my toilet habits are improving daily. I am also drinking 8 0z. water first thing in morning with 7 drops food grade 35% hydrogen peroxide. and I believe this is definitely making me feel so much better....I praise Jesus for learning about this site... "AS A MAN OR WOMAN THINKETH, SO IS HE " NELL....TEXAS"Replies
07/12/2012: Msjosie from Des Moines, Iowa replies: "My stomach really hurts after the fist day of using the oil pulling with sesame oil -_-
The stomach pain woke me up last night and today it is so painful, I don't want to move around or bend over. Did I do something wrong? or does that mean it's working?? :("
10/14/2012: Caitlin from Austin, Tx replies: "I know that I'm replying late, but your severe stomach pain was alarming to me. Did you stop OP? Was this a problem when you switched oils? Did you see a doctor? Did you pass stones? My mother-in-law has severe pains as well; she found that taking 1/2 tsp. of coconut oil stops her stomach pains which helps her sleep at night. At 77, she has diverticulosis, hiatia hernia, chrionically loose stools, cysts, collasped colon... you name it (except for cancer), she's had it within her stomach. Also, her weak stomach (and age) has made her more prone to food poisoning sypmtoms if she eats ANY foods that are even slightly off at a restaurant. Now, whenever she eats out, she takes a garlic capsule after her meal and has eliminated that problem. But, she says that coconut oil ihas brought her the most relief she's had in years."