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
- Cocont 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] 02/03/2007: Darla from Tomball, TX: "I read about oil pulling on your site, we were looking up benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar, tried the pulling two days ago because everyone at work is getting sick. The first morning I did it, I could tell immediately during and after it was really helping to bring up the phlegm, I was alot more clear. Today was the second day and I am 100% clear and feel somewhat more energetic. I am using expeller pressed organic sesame seed oil for 15-20 mins each morning while bathing. I think its going to be great -- I will let you all know."
[YEA] 01/11/2007: Kelli from Silver City, NM: "Sesame oil 20 minute pulling with a teaspoon has cured headaches, and raised energy levels. I had OP sent to me in an email and gave it to my mom who is in her early 60's. She called me one morning and said that she woke up with a terrible headache, as she was going to the medicine cabinet she stopped and thought about trying the OP, she said that she sat down and swished for 20 min and before the time was up her headache was completely gone. Also she lives a ways out of town and rarely comes down without goog reason, she has been useing OP for over a week and has gone out with friends and made shopping trips. This may not sound like much, but to me I have my mom back, she is happier and more youthful than she has been in years. It is also helping with age spots she has recently gotten, they are fading at a visual rate. I highly recommend this to anyone who has tried healing on the outside, but may have negleted the inside. She also has said that her mouth feels fresher than ever. I started yesturday and look forward to any results as they seem to differ with different people."
[YEA] 01/11/2007: Lorelei from Utah: "After more than 2 months of oil pulling, I am ready to comment. I wanted to make sure I gave it enough time to see what would happen.
First, do NOT use unrefined oil! That was a big mistake! I spent the whole day trying not to barf. I used refined sesame oil after that. I swish for 10 mins, rinse, and swish for another 10 mins, then rinse with baking soda and salt in water (about a half tsp each in a few ounces), then rinse with just water. I only have the patience to do it once a day.
Within a few days, my teeth were white! This is amazing, because despite not drinking coffee, tea, cola, etc, my teeth stain very easily. They are also mostly plaque-free. My mouth is very healthy overall. Gums look healthier. I haven't had any canker sores either. I can't say that this has helped any other problems though. Still tired and have bags under my eyes. Still had an outbreak of cold sores. Still have psoriasis. Still have terrible periods. Still have dry feet! It has possibly kept me from catching my kids' myraid colds, etc. But that could also be due to cold(ish showers), echinacea, apple cider vinegar, or any other healthy thing I have started recently! I would recommend oil pulling though, just for mouth health alone."
[YEA] 01/03/2007: Sweet from Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies: "Dear EARTH CLINIC, Thank you for the information you share on your site. THANK YOU! I have been annoyed with acne for over 5 years. I will be 24 this month. It is most frustrating when I try everything (with caution) that others recommend that has worked to reduce acne for them, but no positive results for me. October 14, 2006 I did a search online for a "natural acne cure". I was amazed at all the natural remedies on your site. I was eating while reading about Oil Pulling, and felt an urgency to try it. I anxiously awaited a 5-hour period and finallly tried Oil Pulling for the first time, with the Sesame Oil from the kitchen. Needless to say, not a morning passes without me working this remedy. The first thing I noticed was the lack of a morning breath, and a continuous fresh breath throughout the day :-) Next, people started commenting on my 'bright smile'. I live in Trinidad (republic of Trinidad & Tobago) and usually have the worst sinus problems in November & December, yet the dreaded period passed without a sneeze or sniffle! I have more energy throughout the day, and it seems as though each day has an extra 2 hours or so. Last but not least, I still have new acne popping up, however, strangely, my face is noticeably smoother and cleaner, despite the marks from years of acne war. I have been visiting this site ever since October last, and have been recommending others to do the same. Oh, and my entire family and some friends have also started; I will let you know how it works for them. Thank you. **Sweet**"
[YEA] 12/12/2006: John from Daly City, CA: "Today is Tuesday. Last Friday night and Saturday morning I had increasing pain at the root of tooth #12, upper behind canine tooth. It was getting worse. I found your web page and read about oil pulling with sesame or sunflower seed oil. Saturday morning I bought 8 ounces of sesame oil and started pulling 1 table spoon in the morning and 1 tablespoon at night. Same on Sunday, and Monday. The result was immediate. The first result cut the pain in half, the in half again, and now I can feel only a little discomfort at the root of the tooth. I do not know how this works, but am grateful that it does!"
[YEA] 11/06/2006: Shakti from Chicago, IL: "Please post this where asthma sufferers can view it, this is important because I had a hard time finding a cure for asthma on your site but thank God I did. I began a regimen of oil pulling shortly after a lingering cold went to my lungs, I just couldn't get rid of the mucus. I prayed for relief. It got even worse after a chemical pesticide was sprayed in my home for pest control. The next day after the extermination I had the worst attack of my life, I couldn't stand it anymore, so after 10 years of not having to put any poison into my lungs I had to once again use an inhaler to control the attacks. After the second night of waking up feeling side effects of nervousness anxiety and panic I decided enough was enough. I went to the computer in the middle of the night and began hours of research to find a natural cure. That's how I found this miracle of a web site. The next day I went out a purchased some sesame oil and took one table spoon 3x a day at the onset of my asthma attack and Immediately after the very first dose the mucus expelled out of my longs, and within 10 minutes what had plagued me for over 10 years was no more. Since then If I have any tightening in my chest or shortness of breath I IMMEDIATELY do the oil pulling and the problem subsides in 10 minutes or less. ~~~Oh I'd be remiss if I did not mention the side effect, I took oil pulling for Bronchial Asthma but as a result I got a dazzling white smile, sinus relief, not to mention it remarkably helped to subside my symptoms PMS all unexpected but welcomed side effects. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! P.S. thanks my husband thanks you too, lol."
[YEA] 09/21/2006: Janette from St. Petersburg, FL: "i used sesame oil to relieve tooth pain until i could get to the dentist. i did it twice. it did seem to make the pain less painful, however, i don't think i will ever be able to eat sesame seeds again... it was hard to keep the oil in my mouth for 15-20 minutes, but when the pain is that bad, you will try anything."Replies
[SIDE EFFECTS] 06/26/2009: Marina from Vancouver, Canada replies: "I did the oil pooling therapy with a top quality organic sesame oil last year for about 8 weeks, all I gaind was a very bad acid refulx, which I never ever had in my life. It took me half a year to cure it, I will never do pooling again"
03/01/2010: Cindy from Semmes, Alabama replies: "First of all, it's pulling, not pooling. Secondly, you shouldn't have stopped doing it. Obviously your body was detoxifying and getting rid of disease you didn't know you had (yet). Had you continued, eventually your body would have healed with the oil pulling."
[YEA] 09/04/2006: Annie from Stafford, VA: "I thought I'd post a comment after my first day's experience with oil pulling, for all of you fellow novices out there who are thinking about trying it. I used sesame oil because I couldn't find sunflower oil (which I had decided, before going shopping for oil, that I'd probably prefer). I was afraid that the taste of ANY of the oils would make me want to gag, but it didn't -- although I do find the warm, greasy feel of it in my mouth somewhat disgusting, and I wonder if it matters if I refrigerate the oil. My first session was soon after rising, on an empty stomach. After one whole minute of vigorous swishing/pulling, I was ready to spit -- and what I spat out was thin and white. I can hardly believe that it takes most folks 15-20 minutes for the oil to change consistency -- and I find it even harder to believe that most people are actually spending this long at it. If that is truly what is required for me to experience any real benefit, then it looks like I'm out of luck -- and my hat is off to those of you who can and do keep at the pulling for this long; you are hardier souls than I. Immediately after spitting out all that I could, I spent a few seconds swishing & pulling with hydrogen peroxide (which I do every day after brushing), and then I looked at my teeth in the mirror as if one oily minute would have brightened the appearance of my tooth enamel! I drink both coffee and red wine every day, though, and despite brushing, flossing, and rinsing with peroxide daily, my teeth are on the dingy side, but did seem ever so slightly brighter after the oil pulling -- or was it my imagination, and/or wishful thinking? I did a second session later this same day not quite two hours after a meal, and found it much more difficult to keep the oil in my mouth for even the one full minute without gagging, but I managed, and again what I spat was thin and white. Hereafter I plan to try to do at least the one minute every morning for a while, and will post again if I have any interesting results to report."Replies
[YEA] 01/24/2009: Tina from Charlotte, Nc replies: "I was like you in the beginning, my gag reflex wouldn't allow me to keep the oil in my mouth for longer than 5 min. But after about 2 months of no oil pulling and watching my boyfriend continue his routine of it, i started it again. Make sure you are using cold pressed organic sesame oil refined. It does make a difference. Also slowly work your way up to 15-20 min. It also helps to do something while you are swishing... like watch tv or check your email."
01/30/2009: Dana from PDX, OR replies: "Try using less oil. I could not use 1 TBLS. I use about half. If I start to gag then I stop swishing and just held it until the sensation passed."
[YEA] 08/02/2006: Patricia from Astoria, NY: "Oil pulling has stabilized my overeating, reduced the itching due to eczema. I have also released 5 pounds in 10 days. I started pulling in mid July during a power failure that lasted 9 days. I started with roasted sesame oil which I loved but switched to cold pressed after reading a lot of testimonials on curezone. I pulled in the morning on an empty stomach and my mouth would fill with saliva after 15 minutes. I have since started pulling after 2 pm and after 5minutes the saliva is flowing. I then spit it out and do the pulling for another 15 minutes. I feel energetic. I haven't noticed my teeth getting any whiter. My face has lost its puffiness. There are some pimples that broke out since I began but their time on my face is short lived. I will write an update when new healings come to light. Peace, Patricia"
[YEA] Mariana from Richmond, California: "oil pulling with sesame oil has so far cured my diarrhea and insomnia. My teeth are whiter. I am amazed that i have not gotten a cold or the flu this year. i was wondering if this also cures epilepsy?"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 06/03/2013: Easy E from Rex, Ga: "I have been doing O.P. every morning for about 5 weeks. The first thing I noticed was my nails began to look healthy. Then my teeth brightened. Just recently though, I experienced something that concerned me. My stool was extremely black. Has anyone experienced this? I am using Sunflower oil."Replies
06/05/2013: Annie Jo from Anniesville, Am. replies: "Could possibly be you are cleansing your system and that yuck has been in your gut for a while. Just thinking..."
05/18/2013: Terry from Columbia, Missouri: "I haven't started oil pulling... Yet. I would like to know if I can use sunflower oil used for cooking or does the oil need to be specially processed?"Replies
07/04/2013: T. Holiness from Fall River, Massachusetts replies: "To Terry from Columbia: I'm actually O.P.ing at the moment! :D
It is always good to use Organic! BUT, if you don't have the budget ALL NATURAL SHOULD be used. You dont want regular GMO oil. Also, you want it UNREFINED. Unrefined means it has not been PROCESSED, which means none of the good stuff was taken out and no bad stuff was put in. Always get Organic, or All Natural, UNREFINED oil.
AND YES, im using Sunflower oil. Other oils work too but I didnt fancy the coconut oil too much. Hope things work out!
- Tommy, Fall River, Ma"
[YEA] 11/18/2011: Steve from Philippines, Cdo : "Really works for me. I have been suffering migraines, headache, arthritis for the past 3 years. Last two weeks ago I tried Oil Pulling as soon as I read it from the web. I bought a refined Sunflower Oil, take a tablespoon and swish for 15 to 20 minutes. I usually do it after I wake up in the morning then the second one before I go to bed (which is 3 to 4 hours after dinner). First day effect on me: I got a very great taste bud. Second Effect: I got my arthritis on the second day but I believe it was the symptoms of the healing process, so I just get on with Pulling. Third effect (after 4 days): arthritis is gone and I noticed an improvement on my teeth (whitened) although I smoke. I also noticed that I haven't been very tired at all after a day's work. Now I feel that it's time to say goodbye to my Arthritis (I hope) cause I don't have it anymore when I usually have it 3 times a week before OP. If these healing pushes through, then Oil Pulling is really a hidden miracle. I still continue Oil Pulling 2 times a day....
10/03/2012: Susan from Lichfield, Staffordshire, Uk replies: "My hair has been graying since my teens. At about 30 years of age my hair was totally white (just like my mother's) and I was having it professionally coloured every 4-5 weeks and colouring it myself in between (to save cost). I have tried almost everything to reverse the graying but nothing worked . until now.
I found out about oil-pulling on this site a couple of years ago but obviously didn't read as much as I should have. When my husband had a problem with a tooth abscess recently, I remembered about oil pulling and after 3 days of pulling with coconut oil his tooth was better. Meanwhile I read more and went to http://www.oilpulling.org and read the entire site. When I found that it supposedly cured graying hair I immediately purchased Organic Sunflower Oil and started using 1tbsp once per day in the morning for 20 minutes. The taste was a little weird at first but I am a determined person and was totally committed to reversing my graying. After a couple of days the taste no longer bothered me. I stopped taking all of the other lotions, potions and pills that I was taking as I wanted to be sure that it was the oil-pulling if there was to be a reversal of gray.
Now call me nuts if you like (my husband did) but in 3 days I noticed dark roots! I asked my hairdresser if I was going crazy and she said that it looked like dark roots and that we would keep an eye on it. At this point I also changed my shampoo to non-SLS. Every single day I would check the mirror and I swear that every day the number of dark roots increased. Today I was again at the hairdresser's and she was amazed. She said that my roots are definitely turning dark. I am totally amazed, thankful, and over the moon.
I don't know if this will work for everyone but I don't see why not. If you are skeptical so was I just try it, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I plan to switch to sesame once my sunflower bottle is empty and I will switch between those two and continue oil-pulling until the day I die. God bless oil-pulling."
10/04/2012: Heather from Leicester replies: "Hi, I'm glad this has worked for you. I wish I understood why- can any one explain? Is it just the type of oil you are using? It is brilliant that you have noticed a change so quickly. I have been wearing 2 copper bangles for the last couple of months and haven't honestly noticed a change to my grey but I do get marks where the bracelets touch my skin- I will carry on till December to give it a better chance before I try op."
10/05/2012: Susan from Lichfield, Staffordshire, Uk replies: "Hi Heather, From what I understand on the oilpulling site, the oil pulling pulls out toxins from the blood stream via the saliva that is created while oil pulling. The body is then free to heal itself as it is programmed to do.
Even if your copper bracelets start working, if I were you I would still start oil pulling as it has many benefits apart from reversing graying hair, for instance my teeth are no longer stained by red wine drinking and are whiter than I ever remember them. Also for years I have had a very sensitive tooth where the enamel had worn away between the tooth and the gum. The tooth doesn't bother me anymore and either the enamel has grown back or the come has grown over the gap. Either way I am very happy after only 6 weeks of oil pulling.
Good luck with whatever remedy you choose. I will update as I continue pulling if there is anything to report.
I'm wondering why Oil Pulling isn't listed as a remedy on the "Hair, graying" page."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 11/15/2011: Martika from Cumberland, Ri: "I started the oil pulling with sunflower oil for my pulmonary fibrosis, however I would like to know if it is normal to get canker sores and a sore throat on the third day of doing this. When I finish I do rinse with salt water and baking soda can someone please reply to me about this?"Replies
11/16/2011: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "Martika, my O. P. Experience was kinda similar except it took about one month for infection in my entire head region to occur, and I began experiencing esophagitus. The effects of O.P. were so positive that I knew I had to meet the challenging bad side effects. I think the problem is essentially an abundance of infection in the body, as-for-me, this could be fungal, bacterial, viral.
I began taking 1 gm vit-C before and after the pull, and mouth rinse w/ colloidal silver fallowing pull, and this is currently working for me (I am actually pulling as I write this). I pull only once daily and sometimes a back-to-back pull. I also started fortifying the Canola oil with cod liver oil and vit-E.
Hope this helps and good luck."
11/16/2011: Patricia from Hanover, Ontario Canada replies: "Hey there. I just read Martika's post re side effects of oil pulling and it concerned me. I also was wanting to try oil pulling for the first time but am hesitant now as I am extremely prone to canker sores (bad ones) and would not want to open that door as they are under control right now. Is it part of the healing crisis that occurs as you detox? If so and it is short lived that is ok. It is confusing to me as I thought the oil pulling supported oral health. Any info welcome."
12/20/2011: Ray from Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom replies: "Hello all,
I have been oil pulling now for 6 weeks or so. At first the benefits were clear to see such as feeling lighter, skin felt better and teeth felt and look so nice and clean s after expelling tons of mucous and now it seems that I'm either having the a strong healing crisis or changing oil might be the cause. Pains in the lower back, headaches, red eyes, joints ache, pains in the liver side of the abdomen and even the bones ache. Could it be the years of toxins finally coming out? It sounds like a huge toxic release taking place, I hope? Anyway care to share their experiences and see if as Dr Karcher says the really bad stuff to heal from might take anything up to a year? Btw I changed from cold pressed organic sesame to CPO sunflower."
12/21/2011: P from Middle Of, Fl replies: "Try it with coconut oil, it has ANTI- fungal / oxidant /biotic properties and I read that's what TED recommends because it helps fight the bacteria. Maybe makes a difference for you, good luck!"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 09/14/2011: Bella from Uk: "I have been oil pulling for about two or three weeks with sunflower oil and my mouth has got really, really dry, my cheeks sticking to my teeth even after closing my mouth for just a couple of minutes. I am not dehydrated, I have been constantly sipping water and have 2 litres a day but my mouth is so dry. I have heard some suffer this side-effect with sunflower oil but can't find an explanation why. Anyone know? I am now using olive oil and feel much better."Replies
10/02/2011: Becky from Laporte, Tx replies: "I have been using organic sunflower oil for about three months now, and have not had the dry mouth issue at all. I have not had as many good effects as others seem to have with other oils, so I may be changing to a different oil. My teeth do feel cleaner and it has helped my bleeding gums some. I was hoping for more good effects, but I miss it if I don't do it, so will continue. I was going to use sesame oil but the store was out when I went to buy the oil."