Oil Pulling: Safe, Simple and Effective!

Last Modified on Feb 25, 2015

Olive Oil   41  4   

Posted by Tunesia (Louisville, KY) on 01/26/2007

[YEA]  I''ve been oil pulling now for 3 mths with olive oil with amazing results. I used to wake up with joint soreness every morning.That ended after the first day for me and I also noticed that I sleep great and can get right out of the bed and function in the morning. my teeth are whiter, and skin is clear. I never had a problem with arthritis in my hands but pulling brought it to the surface and got rid of it I ached for two weeks and it's gone and hasn't been back. I quickly advised my family to start and now 4 of them are with favorable results. It definately does get worse before getting better, but stick with it. My Aunt is in her worsening stages of her ailments but looking forward to getting better.

Posted by David (Phoenix, AZ) on 09/13/2006

[YEA]  Oil pulling cured Brain Fog, Produced Whiter Teeth, Face used to be wrinkled around eyes but now amazingly smooth. I use expeller pressed organic virgin olive oil. I do a series of 3 flushes in the morning lasting seven minutes each and repeat the process just before bedtime. I have read reports that the mouth starts to re-absorb the very toxic used oil when prolonging (the oil pull) with the first tbs of oil for 15-20 minutes. Take the extra effort and expense and at least renew oil at the halfway point. I'm hooked for life. Combine this with an epsom/ olive oil liver flush for even better results. I removed over 2,500 bilium stones. (Confirmed by a lab)

Posted by Lisa (Port of Spain, Trinidad)

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  I began oil pulling 3 weeks after I suddenly developed very horrible bad breath. I have no cavities, am not a smoker, dont drink alcohol, coffee and carbonated beverages and I'm a vegetarian. I used EVOO as i couldnt get Sesame or Sunflower oil. The oil pulling has done wonders for my gums and teeth, my gums are more pink and my teeth are now a lot whiter. A gap i had between 2 teeth has closed up and there is no 'gap' anymore. However the bad breath remains and it is driving me crazy as i have to interact with lots of people. I keep wondering if i should continue with the oil pulling: will the bad breath go away eventually or do i need to use other 'remedies' as well, am I suffering from the herx effect or is my body too acidic? Any suggestions are welcomed. Thanks.

Replied by Kai
Seattle, Wa
[YEA]   Best thing ive found for bad breath is h202 (hydrogen peroxide) even the basic 3 dollar bottle from the drugstore will work. Its pretty amazing, I smoke and the ONLY thing that takes the taste and smell out of my mouth is hydrogen peroxide (confirmed by my girlfriend haha) I can even taste the smoke when I spit out the peroxide, it bubbles it all out, hold it in your mouth closed until there is pressure building up from the bubbling, maybe 5 minutes.

If the oil pulling is giving you the bad breath (though that doesn't make much sense, there's nothing in oil that smells bad but may be causing a reaction) I would do this for awhile and see if the bad breath continues, then stop the OP and see if it goes away. One more thought, you may have tonsil stones or some other abcess in your mouth thats collecting bacteria. I had a bad case of strep awhile back that permanently messed up one of my tonsils, there are big spaces in it now and bacteria collect and form "tonsil rocks" its really gross but very treatable and very common. Just a thought, good luck!

Oregano Oil   0  0   

Posted by Edna (Solomon, Kansas, USA) on 01/21/2009

[WARNING!]  I wanted to add a note concerning the addition of a drop or two of Oil of Oregano during the OP. You'll want to make sure that you get ORGANIC oil, and not only that, but make sure it is labeled as "Oil of WILD OREGANO! What sells under the label "Oil of Oregano" or "Oregano Oil" is really Marjoram, and does NOT possess the wonderful, natural, anti-biotic properties of Oil of Wild Oregano. Don't let 'em fool ya!

It is oil from a specific wild plant (not the same plant known in Spain as "oregano" and used in cooking) that grows on the hillsides of the Mediterranean region which is the real deal. It is the most powerful anti-biotic agent in nature.

I wouldn't have known the difference if someone hadn't once told me, so I wanted to pay it forward. Thank you for the opportunity.

Loving this site! :0)

Be blessed!!

Palm Oil   0  0   

Posted by Jeremy (Philippines) on 01/11/2015

Has anyone tried oil pulling with palm oil? I've been doing it for a couple days now mixed with coconut oils. Has anyone else tried Palm oil of any kind?

Peanut Oil   0  0   

Posted by Maria (Clarkesville, Georgia, Usa) on 02/27/2010

Hi there,

I used to use triple refined sunflower oil to oil pull with outstanding results for about 2 years. I recently moved to the US and couldn't find sunflower oil at the grocery store so I tried triple refined Peanut oil instead. I read one of the posts that said that peanut oil was dangerous since mold often grows on the peanuts that are used to make the oil. Is this true? I must say the quality of the peanut oil is really good and it has a clean, neutral taste.

Also, I quit oil pulling for about 3 months last year and all the symptoms of my ailments like stiff joints, yellow stained teets etc, returned 10 times more intense than before. So, just remember, once you start oil pulling, there is no turning back!

Kind regards,

Pregnancy   0  0   

Posted by Harjit Kaur (Malaysia) on 04/05/2014

Hi, I have been married for 9 years and been trying for a child. I have been reading a lot of article on oil pulling.

My main questions is oil pulling safe for planning a pregnancy and for someone who is pregnant. What I know is oil pulling is a detox program. I would like to try but I'm having the fear of using it. Thank you.

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa
Dear Harjit,

Personally, I would be comfortable oil pulling when not pregnant. You can stop if you find out that you have conceived.

~Mama to Many~

Pumpkin Seed Oil   1  0   

Posted by Stevie Lynn (Lala Land, Ca, Usa) on 04/08/2013

[YEA]  I used to work at a healthfood store, and we had many customers who purchased hemp oil for oil pulling... I am new to the practice of oil pulling and have never tried this oil myself. Has anyone out there tried it? How did it work for you?

One that I have tried that I did not see listed anywhere is pumpkin seed oil... It is one of my favorites. It tastes nicer that others and is a pleasing consistancy to start with. I do not know if it has anything special that it is good for... But it seems to have the same positive effects overall as seseme or sunflower oil. I do not like the taste of seseme or the consistancy of sunflower. If anyone else has used pumkin seed oil too and has any more info on the details of its possible benefits please let me know.

Rapeseed Oil   0  0   

Posted by Helen (Uk) on 10/21/2014

How is Rapeseed oil for Oil Pulling?

Sacha Inchi   0  0   

Posted by Maxine (Guayaquil, Ecuador) on 06/20/2014

Hi all. My local supermarket, here in Ecuador, has started selling Sacha Inchi "extra virgin" olive oil. I'd never heard of it before. Has anyone any experience of the oil or the seeds? I used it for the first time yesterday to oil pull and the detoxing effect was higher than when I've pulled with sunflower oil or virgin olive oil. Headaches, flu type symptoms, etc. I will, however, continue and see what happens after I've finished the bottle. Thanks in advance.

Safflower Oil   7  0   

Posted by Michelle (Lexington Park, Md) on 08/01/2011

[YEA]  Hi,

I just started oil pulling last night. I can say the my mouth has never felt cleaner. I am using Safflower oil. I haven't been able to find coconut oil yet. I am planning on trying it for a mouth to see if there is a really big difference. Then I am going to tell my daughter about it.

Posted by Hopeso (England) on 07/02/2011

[YEA]  Hi - Tried oil pulling a while ago but didn't have much wrong with me so only found the benefit of whiter teeth. A couple of years ago I went to my dentist about a bad taste in my mouth - he said he couldn't see anything wrong but gargle with mouth wash. I did try this but it didn't really work. Since then my tooth is very sensitive to cold and hot things and I have been restricted to eating on one side of mouth. Its been like this for well over a year and I have been thinking I must go to the dentist (but didn't really want to).

Anyhow bought some Safflower oil the other day and started to oil pull in the mornings. I have only done this for 3 days and I can now eat on both sides and don't have a problem with hot or cold. I normally don't believe people when they say "Oh yes it was amazing" but here I go "Yes it was amazing, and I'm telling the truth". I'm so happy I don't have to go to the dentist. I think I'm always going to oil pull now. NB A few of my friends have been put off oil pulling because of the 20 mins - but if you keep busy instead of waiting for the 20 mins to be up you find it actually flies by. Hope this helps someone. Jules

Posted by Eileen10121 (Roseburg, Oregon, Usa) on 01/07/2011

I saw someone else ask this but I could not find the answer. How is safflower oil for OP? I use it topically for other things. Thank you, Eileen10121

Posted by Lana (Clinton Township, Michigan, Usa) on 01/25/2010

[SIDE EFFECTS]  Safflower Oil Pulling

For the past five days I have been swishing my mouth with 1 tablespoon of safflower oil, once a day, about 10 to 15 minutes, before going to bed. I believe this has started a detox for me as I am experiencing mild skin breakouts, lethargy, and mild depression. A naturopathic doctor once told me that detox is emotional as well as physical, and that people going thru detox may experience a bit of melancholy along with some physical symptoms before they feel better. My gums feel less sensitive now. I plan to switch to a different oil after this detox. I believe in oil pulling, and I plan to start with a different oil after this initial detox phase passes. Thank you!

Posted by Dawn (Auburn Hills, Michigan) on 06/21/2009

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  I started oil pulling with Safflower oil last week. I started Safflower oil because that's what I had in the house. I use about a tablespoon in the morning first thing and swish for 20 minutes while I check email & clean up. Then I spit, brush with baking soda (I just dip my brush in, wet it and brush) and swish with equal parts peroxide and water, as usual.

I was already doing quite well quitting smoking but OP seems to have reduced my cravings and the orneriness attached to them. Further, I have found that I have fewer cravings for sweets and fatty food. McDs french fries and fish sandwich has been my guilty secret for a long time but I have passed up many opportunities for them in the past week. I have also been struggling to stop taking "seconds" for years. I haven't had that problem all week. Finally, I started my menses this morning and was surprised by it. I had not a single one of the usual symptoms associated with it.

On the negative side, while my teeth feel nice and clean in the morning, they seem to feel kind of gummy later in the day, which only leads me to brush extra, so no big deal unless I'm out with no access to a toothbrush, so I'm planning to start bringing apples with me. However, I also seem to be developing weird sores on my tongue. They are kind of like lumps under the skin that are tender and painful to the touch. I can't see anything when I look at it, but I can feel them. This concerns me a bit.

Replied by Pam
Durango, Colorado
Lumps, not visible, on tongue. I have one, too, and was so happy to read the article before this re' meridians tied to areas in the tongue. Now I assume it was only a cleansing thing because it's gone.

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