Oil Pulling for Multiple Oils Tried

5 star (41) 
4 star (3) 
3 star (8) 
1 star (2) 

Yve (Taunton, Ma) on 01/30/2014:
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

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

Jannis (Greece) on 07/31/2013:
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

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

Blistered (Chicago, Il) on 02/27/2013:
0 out of 5 stars

I tried oil pulling for the first time this morning using Meditteranean blend oil, which contains soya, sunflower and extra virgin olive oil. I did this before eating and drinking anything. I swished for 20 mins. , then rinsed with warm water, brushed my teeth and drank three glasses of water. It is now evening and I now have blisters in my mouth. Never had them before. Has this happened to someone else? Am I swishing too long, using wrong oil?? What can I do to avoid getting blisters. Thank you!!
REPLY   5      

Renee (Bronx, New York) on 08/28/2011:
5 out of 5 stars

I have read from many references that it is best to use cold pressed sesame oil or sunflower oil. Though we haven't tried sunflower oil (possibly due to most in my family are genetically not comfortable with the smell) we have also tried virgin coconut oil and they both do the job - without side effects. Hope this helps!

 View Entire Thread

REPLY   1      

Lisa (Closter, Nj Usa) on 04/03/2011:
5 out of 5 stars

BEE propolis with Manuka honey along with the oregano oil (P73 WILD is best) and the ACV ;and the cayenne pepper in tandem will cure the sinus infection. I used to get them 7x yr. All that chronic sinusitus is from candida. Eat clean and no sugar or refined carbs. I take a plastic spoon (as bee propolis will stick to a metal spoon) and dip it into the Manuka honey- then add a full dropper of Bee Propolis... Slide it down ur tounge into the back of ur mouth(as it can stick to ur teeth). Do 2xday. The Bee pollen in both the propolis and from the Manuka (i get any type over 80%pollen )has an antiallergen effect.

Dont believe the drug pushing drug companies. GOD gave us everything we need. How do u think other cultures survived for thousands of yrs? why was evoo, and herbs etc considered currency? EVEN BEER! Modern medicine is yesterday news. They try diff things but then 10yrs later u always see that people have lawsuits due to drugs they took. ESPECIALLY Now! DETOX first, then inflammation will go away, then restoration occurs. All diease comes from inflammation and cellular degeneration. Oxidation is also important. BUT THE MOST BY FAR- IMHO- is normalizing/testing regularly ur Ph. of BOTH the BLOOD/URINE. EVERYone is finding that acidosis is the main contributor of cellular degeneration. Check it out.

 View Entire Thread

REPLY   4      

Naturallyme (Potlatch, Idaho) on 03/10/2011:
5 out of 5 stars

I have been oil pulling with coconut oil for the past week and it has helped me a lot, I usually have a horrible hack from COPD and it seems to really help that, today, I am starting to pull with Extra virgin Olive oil for a change just to try it out. The coconut oil has made my face more radiant, I still have bags under my eyes but they are improving I think.. I will let everyone know how the Olive oil does for me. Also, the coconut oil has made my mouth so fresh, and I take prescription pain releivers for back problems, so having a fresher mouth is a plus!

 View Entire Thread


Letitia (Halifax, Nova Scotia) on 03/07/2011:
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

Hey! I have some feedback and a question. I've been Oil pulling with EVOO and Pure Sunflower Oil for 5 days now. I know it's suppose to be Cold-pressed, I'm working on it. I read a blog entry on oil pulling, and how it helped with whitening teeth and over all oral health. I thought BINGO! My prayers have been answered. I have soft teeth, and get cavities pretty easy. I started to do my research before trying it and found this site. I am happy to say that in just 5 days of oil pulling my skin is softer, my teeth are whiter, my mouth feels clean longer, my breath smells good, and I feel more alive!

I did get some detox side effects, like headaches and nausea, but that's about it. The only other problem I'm having while oil pulling is pain in my teeth. I took this to reduce the pain not increase it. Also weird discomfort in the back of my throat. I'm wondering if anyone else experienced the same thing? does anyone know what I should do, whether I should stop the oil pulling, is it making my teeth worse? I don't know.
REPLY   2      

Bluebelle (Various, EU) on 03/04/2011:
1 out of 5 stars


what I'd like to know is why I never get any sort of effect, bad or good, after oil pulling.

I have been doing this on and off (mostly "off" :)) for five years now. I've used mostly cold pressed sesame oil for periods of 10 days or so, and coconut oil for periods lasting a week or so.

I kept swishing it around my mouth for half an hour every day.

Now, I know that a week or 10 days is an awfully short time... But after reading many testimonies, here and elsewhere, I've noticed that people started noticing effects right away or after a few days, at the latest.

In fact, the only reason I stopped doing it was because of a total lack of effects, bad or good.

I am very attuned to my body, so I would have noticed even subtle changes.

And I always buy high quality oils (and everything else), so it couldn't have been that.

It is true that I appear to be very healthy. I haven't had a cold since 1999, haven't been to a doctor's office since the early 1980s, have no aches or pains, very good skin and hair, and apparently look more than 10 years younger than I am (I know this because I've actually overheard people talking about me ; )).

But I find it difficult to believe that there would be no toxins in me, because I've been smoking 30 cigarettes a day for years now. :)

I do not cough or anything, my skin looks fabulous, but I am sure there is something that could come out in the open, if oil pulling really works, even after only a week or 10 days?

Anyway, I am going to give it another try starting today. I'll be using unrefined coconut oil. I intend to post again in a few weeks.

Jtk (Independence, Missouri) on 02/22/2011:
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I have been pulling oil for about six weeks & though I'm not cured, my condition is dramatically better than on any previous day over the past 10 years.

I first heard of oil pulling in Dr Ott's column in our local newspaper, I then looked it up on the web. I bought a bottle of sesame oil at the grocery that tasted awful as it was pure but toasted. I misremembered what I'd quickly read/scanned on the web and bought a big bottle of safflower oil at a local health food store and started using it. I immediately began to see results and within a week or so my mouth was mostly healed up. The first time in over ten years without constant pain.

Enjoying such remarkable results I started reading more about oil pulling and realized that sunflower not safflower was the preferred oil. The next time I visited the health food store I picked up big bottles of sesame and sunflower and a bottle of hemp oil. I began pulling three times a day, with the very delicious hemp mid-day, in a couple of days I suddenly had day long diarrhea every 30-40 minutes followed by a half day of the same. I quit the hemp oil and my stool firmed up. I continued twice a day alternating between the sesame and sunflower, then I went to once a day first with sesame for a few days then sunflower for a few days all the while my old symptoms were resurfacing though not nearly so virulently. I then decided to revert to the safflower oil that seemed to have done so much good at first and my mouth seems better by the day; not perfect but lots better. Once a day seems sufficient though I sometimes pull at bedtime as well as morning.

My point here is that different oils definitely do different things and those things may differ with the individual. There is no question in my mind as to the power of oil pulling.

To give some idea of my condition:

I have had clinically diagnosed (biopsy) oral lichen planus which has persisted and worsened for more than 10 years. Modern medical science can only offer steroids to lessen symptoms (and the one med- pack I took didn't help at all) or oral steroid ointments, that also did no good. Alternative medicine offers three basic cures that list different countries of origin but all mail out of Pakistan, modest benefit if any. Limiting spicy and acidic foods helped slightly. Various homeopathic, vitamin, colloidal silver and nutritional protocols weren't helpful. A tea tree oil mouthwash did about as much as anything. For much of the time brushing my teeth was out of the question.

My condition has been a never ending series of almost healing for a few days followed by blisters that cover the inside of the cheeks and over the gums which burst and then peel in layers for days & weeks on end keeping the inside of my mouth raw to the point it hurt to drink water and it hurt even more when eating. As I write this I can still find sore spots in my mouth, but I have to seek them out. I am noticing other changes like smelling things I haven't smelled in years.

I am only 6 weeks into this we'll see how it is in 12. JTK

REPLY   3      

Metou (Trenton, Nj, Usa) on 01/30/2011:
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects


I just wanted to submit some feedback: I've been doing oil pulling for 2 months. In the first few weeks, I slept much better, and had a cleared up feminine problem. This is notable. I started the first month on organic unrefined sesame oil. The next month, I went to organic extra virgin cold pressed olive oil. Just this week I started with organic refined sunflower oil.

I am coming upon the third month oil pulling, and I seem to have some sort of gland issue: I sweat profusely, especially my feet and underarms, and am having a small odour problem.

Just this week, I have had swollen lymph nodes under my arms. It is painful, and I have been trying not to wear tight clothes till it goes down. I have had this a couple years ago, but not as bad as now. I feel some sort of inflamatory pain in almost all my lymph area- neck, groin as well.

I read how for this problem, you can take 1/4 teaspoon baking soda in a glass of water, with some sea salt. I did that for two days, and nothing happened. I then did just baking soda, for three more days, and still nothing. Except that my face seemed to glow after I took it.

I wanted to share these things. I love remedies for health, ayurevedic cures, and "potions". Thanks for the site, it is a gem.

2 3 4 ..7
Return to Oil Pulling