Oregano Oil Health Benefits

| Modified on Feb 14, 2022

Multiple Cures
Posted by Bob G. (Smithville, On ) on 11/13/2017
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H! I have been using oregano oil for 12 yrs. I'm currently using it for my allergies in my dog, over 5 yrs now and it still works, I tried all the others and they only partially worked for a short time.

I had some shin problems and cracked skin that would not heal for about 3 months, one time I rubbed oregano on my hands it has not come back that was 12 yrs ago .

I had a severe bug, not a common one but a very powerful one, 4 days taking oregano oil and it was gone and did not come back . Super Bug? Maybe.

I needed a root canal about 8 yrs ago, $1,200.00 was too much. I put oregano in the tooth off and on for about a month and it has not bothered me since, when ever I feel a tooth ache coming on I put oregano on it.

Had some serious lung pain about 5 yrs ago, I do have sensitive lungs due to smoking and bad air, Oregano works for that too, could I go on?

Yes I now use it every day and it keeps me going!

Food Poisoning
Posted by Katie (Wisconsin) on 02/05/2018
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I am so excited to share an experience I had while traveling in Mexico recently. While reading about how to avoid becoming sick due to the bacteria in Mexico's water and certain food (see "Montezuma's Revenge"), I learned that one of my old staples - Oregano Oil - is considered a great remedy/safeguard by a lot of world travelers because it kills off bacteria, parasites and more. About 3 days before my trip, I began taking about four drops with water each morning (70% Carvacrol); I continued this routine while I was on the trip. On the second to last evening, the three people I'd been traveling with became very ill within an hour of one another; absolutely horrible vomiting and diarrhea. Because we'd spent the day eating and drinking at the same places, I sat there in horror, waiting for the sickness to (inevitably) hit me like it'd hit everyone else. I waited and waited. Nothing happened. They were all brutally sick for 24 hours, and slowly returned to normal over the course of 7–10 days. But I NEVER GOT SICK. Oregano oil is truly remarkable. (Just make sure to read directions and start slowly to build your tolerance. If you take too much too quick, you will experience dizziness and stomach upset.)

Posted by Teresa (Kenedy, Texas) on 09/15/2008
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I use Extra Strength 83% Carvacrol Oil of Oregano, it is some pretty strong stuff. I got it because it claimed Immune System Support, Anti-Pathogen,Anti-Parasite,Anti-Fungal
Weight Loss: Diuretic, Aids Bladder Function.

I think of all the supplements and vitamins I take this is the one that I couldn't do without. I first started using 3 drops on my toothbrush to help with the peridontal disease, I soon noticed that my allergies and very bad sinues cleared up. They started to drain and now are clear and I no longer live on nosesprays and decongestants.

Recently I woke up with a terrible chest cold, which felt like bronchities. I immediately began taking about 10 drops in a small swallow of water, doing that 2 or 3 times that day, I also boiled water and put a few drops of the OOO and inhaled it into my lungs.

I rubbed a few drops on my chest. The next day it was gone, the heavy chest congestion, the cough, everything.

It is a great candida killer, I suffered greatly with it, having diabetes, and now I no longer suffer from yeast infections.

The way I like to use it is 3 drops on my toothbrush, then I use 3 more drops with a swallow of water, letting it sit in my mouth a couple of minutes, that way the vapors clear my sinues and as extra protection for my teeth, because I wake up in the morning with no feelings of plaque on my teeth, and then I swallow it to take care of any bad bugs or candida. I use the Won with Nature brand, which I am in no way affliated with, I just feel it is a very good brand.

Cutaneous Horn
Posted by Namaw (Bama) on 03/30/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My DH had this growth sprout from the back of his hand that grew and grew. I asked on EC for advice, was told poultice/castor oil/etc. So, he's been putting castor oil on it for months now and binding it with a cloth. No change, just kept growing. Big enough to snag when he puts his hand in his pocket, would bleed. Dermatologist said it needed to be cut off. The appt to do that is in 3 weeks.

Anyway, a week or so ago, he started putting oregano oil on it. Today, it came off! Not completely level with surface, but off! He had one starting to come up on his neck, too, and it also came off but not as completely. He'll keep on doing the oregano oil several times a day.

WOW, I'm blown away! If you google this, the internet is full of pictures of people with these things--they look like antlers and can get huge. God is so good, to provide us with this remedy and EC to spread the word! It may not be completely gone, but I feel it won't take long if he continues the treatment.

Mold Sickness
Posted by Sammy (San Antonio, Tx) on 12/24/2009
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Oil of Oregano after 3 months long nightmare

May of 2009 it started with sore throat and nasal congestion. 7th day i started feeling just fine. 8th day i woke up with a major sore throat then following 7 days i had chills (no fever) diarrhea, coughs, stabbing feeling all over my body. Then i went to see a doctor (no insurance) he said that my tonsils are infected so i have to take antibiotics and for hardship breating he gave me steroids. 4 days later tonsils still swollen and i cant breathe also diarrhea is full throttle. i was drinking 5-6 quarts of water every day. 19th day i went to see same doctor. listened to my lungs, ordered x-ray which came out clean and he told me that i am ok. BUT I WASNT. For diarrhea he diagnosed me with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) 6 days passed and my symphtoms are same but not getting worse.25th day i went and bought a humidifier for my room hoping to be able to sleep better. and also i wanted to close the a/c vent in my room. Right at that point I FACED THE REALITY. MOLD!!! my a/c vent was black in color. Very next day i called a company that tests homes for molds. Results came back in 3 days after i spent $400. my a/c unit had Aspergillus (high levels),Cladosporium (elevated levels) Penicillium (high levels). i went to see the doc again. he told me that its like impossible to prove that my health is bad because of those mold species.And addition to that he told me that skin prick test for this issue is expensive and i dont have insurance so he told me to just rest and pray that i will get better on my own. For the following 2 months i started getting worse. I quit my job. I was hopeless.

Then i read it somewhere on the net that OIL OF OREGANO will do the trick. I cut of eating anything that has yeast and started taking 4 oil of oregano capsuls every 8 hours and taking 1000mg vitamin c every 8 hours.Sublingual B12 25 drops everyday. 2nd day diarrhea gone. 7th day i am almost back to normal.

I hope this will help someone out there. I am a believer of oregano oils antifungal, antiviral, anti bacterial properties.

Sinus Infection
Posted by Aaron (Chicago, IL) on 03/15/2008
5 out of 5 stars

God and Oil of Oregano cured my sinus infection! Like many, one sinus infection after the other over the years. Tried, antibiotics, netti pot, homeopathics, echinacea, golden seal, tumeric, vitamin c, apple cider vinegar, acidophulus, gave up cheese and milk and other dairy items, gave up sugars. None of these did the job. Two weeks ago a cold turned into a sinus infection, with thick green and brown phlegm. On Saturday, the cold turned feverish. By 5:00 p.m, felt terrible, with a fever of 100. Online to do research. My wife, meanwhile, mentioned oil of oregano. I checked it out and discovered the Georgetown study, where it cured some drug resistant staph infections. Oil of oregano is believed to have both anti-bacterial and ant-viral properties. My wife had some in the cupboard. Decided to try it. Two drops under the tongue. Tasted terrible. Burned. Went to bed. Woke up at 6:00 p.m, an hour later, still felt terrible, but temperature had dropped to 99.1. Then, 30 minutes later, took temperature again, it was 98.6. Never in my life have I seen such immediate effects from anything. (But let's give God the credit, shall we? After all, it's God who makes the natural remedies in the first place. And it's God who directs us to the right cure at the right time. Let's always put God first and we'll always be the better for it.) Over the next 5 days, I increased the dosage to four drops under the tongue every 2-3 hours. Over those five days, the phlegm slowly changed from green and brown to clear. Sinus infection now gone completely. I would not have credited Oil of Oregano with the healing had it not been for seeing the immediate decrease in my temperature at those times. Nor would I have stuck with it when I did not see the same immediate results with the nasal secretions. But it handled it. I've continued a maintenance dose everyday since, of about five drops once a day. I recommend buying a bottle, but make sure it's wild oregano, and using it at the first sign of a cold or flu. One amazing remedy from Upstairs!

Vaginal and Intestinal Bacterial Infection
Posted by Tracey K. (Waldorf, Maryland ) on 08/19/2020
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I wanted to let you know about the time that I used Oregano essential oil to cure a vaginal and intestinal bacterial infection.

I went to see my doctor and of course she put me on an antibiotic for 10 days. I didn't have any improvement. She then gave me another even stronger antibiotic for another 10 days. I went back a third time and the course was repeated. I was early in my medicinal plant learning at the time and didn't know a lot but decided to take my health into my own hands after being sick for 2 months. What did I have to loose?

I started taking 5 drops of Oregano oil in a shot glass of water morning and night. By the next day the irritation in my vagina was much better. I continued the treatment for 4 more days. By the third day I had no signs or symptoms at all. It was amazing how quickly it helped and never returned.

I swear by Oregano oil for any bacterial or viral infections.

I hope my story can help someone else with taking control of their own health.


Tracey K. 🌿

Gum Disease
Posted by T. (Charlotte) on 10/12/2013
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Still using the oregano oil and still having success with gums. No more bleeding! :-)

Posted by London (Sandusky, Ohio) on 10/08/2008
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OREGANO OIL IS EXTREMELY STRONG. The first time I tried it, I put a dropperfull in a glass of water, and choked it down. It burns down your throat and tastes pretty gross. I was hacking and my eyes were watering. My throat burned for a good 10 minutes. I said this stuff must work, it's very potent.

Anyways, I didn't dare touch it again, until I got sick again. So...it dawned on me I could put a whole droperfull in a OO Gel cap.
I did it, and it went down wonderfully easy, and cured my cold in a day. I took three gelcaps that day. Oregano Oil is the most potent, and effective remedy I have come across. Plus it's chock full of nutrients and minerals, besides being anti-viral, anti- every thing that's bad for you.

Posted by Michelle (West Palm Beach, Florida) on 03/05/2008
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I couldn't find this one so here goes. Best for kids, as it helps whatever is causing the fever, especially virus. Two drops of Oreganol Oil, on each foot rub it in and fever will break in a matter of five (5) minutes. I have four kids and have used this on ALL of them. It has absolutely always worked.

You can rub a few drops on chest for congestion or sinus trouble too. (Dilute in a carrier oil first) I have used two drops (diluted) behind ear (rub all around area) for curing ear infections, ear pain, etc.

You can't beat it for cuts, they will never get infected! Best for little finger cuts as they are hard to keep clean! Also cures toenail fungus, especially seriously infected ones, drop several drops around nail bed, under nail, and around affected toe, with in hours, the pain is gone! Three times a day and the toe infection will be gone in a few days. My friend 6'11" male, was about to go to the ER when I told him to try this, he could barely walk! It was easy to walk in a matter of hours and completely cured in a few days! Three times a day several drops. Epsom salt soaks help to draw out infection and help pain too.

Earth Clinic is my Favorite for everything!

Mold Sickness
Posted by Tom (Usa) on 06/15/2017

collidial silver 30ppm - 3 times a day, 2oz total.

olive leaf extract 25 percent olureprin (work up from 1 to 3 capsules a day)

and oregano oil. 3 times a day sublingually.

= knocks out anything.

Gum Infection
Posted by Tabby (San Francisco, California) on 03/22/2008
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I have been battling a gum infection for 2 months. After three courses of antibiotics, I gave up and tried Vitamin C 3000mg. This began to improve my gums, however, the infection persisted. My gums have been aching, sore, dark red, and inflammed.

I decided to try Oil of Oregano. I purchased a brand that was 60% diluted in extra virgin olive oil. Immediately, with a clean finger, I rubbed one drop of it over my gums, and another drop on the other side. Immediately the ache subsided. After 8 hours, my gums felt much improved. There is a slight tingly warm feeling upon initially applying which is normal for Oregano Oil. Before bedtime, I repeated this again, along with placing one drop beneath my tongue, holding it in place and washing it down with water.

I woke up with my mouth feeling more nomal than it has in weeks. Another additional benefit, it cleared my sinuses! They have been blocked.

Caution: Do not use Oil of Oregano undiluted. It is caustic and it WILL burn. That is why dilution in extra virgin olive oil is important.

I'm sharing this remedy in hopes it will help someone else stop suffering today!

Posted by Chika (Michigan, US) on 01/29/2015
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I took very high doses to clear the fluid out of my lungs. I had pneumonia and was scheduled to have a procedure to drain the fluid in about three days and I didn't want to do it. I prayed to God and he sent me the answer that very day-Oregano. I bought some after work and over the course of three days I was alternating between taking 2 of the gel caps with the oil in it and the dried herbs every 2 hours that I was awake. When they did an ultrasound on my chest to try to locate the fluid to see where they would go in at they found NOTHING!

The oregano was the only thing I did for this problem (I didn't even change my terrible diet at the time because I didn't know any better-please eat healthy if you don't :)). I still had some pain and that's why I went in but one of the nurses told me it's common for the chest pain to stick around for a bit but the important thing was the fluid was gone. That made a believer out of me and I have been recommending it to everyone. I used P73 OregaResp. I can't speak on other brands because that one works so I haven't bothered to try another.

So some of these issues you have to treat very aggressively. As the poster above says please do take it with a probiotic if you are taking high doses. Normally it doesn't wipe out good bacteria but if you take potent forms and high doses of it it will mess with the good bacteria. Hope this encourages someone.

Strep Throat
Posted by Taissa (Montana) on 11/01/2013
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I have been using ooo for many years and have found that the fastest and most efficient way to get wild ooo 80% carvacrol into the system is delivery right under the tongue. I do not use it in any gel cap form because I think some of the stomach acids inhibits it's fullest antibiotic and antiviral potential. I once tried it with gel caps and it didn't respond as well. Under the tongue is more potent and powerful, and I find that I respond much faster to it. It burns a bit, but that's a good thing and I do like the taste of it. If it's too strong for some, mixing it up in a bit of sunflower oil or water may help. Perhaps some juice as long as it goes under the tongue. I hold it under the tongue for as long as I can stand it, then swish it through the mouth and swallow it back, followed with a nice tall glass of water or juice.

I would never take this on a daily basis, and would use it only as a preventative in cases where I'm going to possibly be exposed to illness. I have read many studies that suggest ooo stands side by side in potency with last resort antibiotics such as vancomycin. A dear friend of mine who is a biologist grew some bacteria in a petri dish, added in ooo and the germ killing response was incredible. So I would never use ooo on a daily basis, but as needed. Something so powerful should be reserved for such things, in my opinion.

I killed a severe tooth infection once by taking 2 cloves of garlic and three drops (not dropperfuls, but drops) of ooo under the tongue every two hours (during my waking hours) and followed that regimen until pain completely reduced, then cut the regimen in half for a couple more days. Garlic and OOO packs a powerful natural antibiotic punch. Chop the cloves, mash them up, let them sit 5-10 min to release allicin. Swallow with water like you would a pill, then take the ooo right after and bam you have natures antibiotic.The toothache reduced greatly by end of day two, and gone by day 3. Some people experience a faster response.

I have killed strep throat with ooo every single time my daughter or I have caught it. The strep was confirmed with the doctor. We took the antibiotic script he gave us and put it on hold, and went home and did our ooo and within hours the sore throat was gone. I painted it on the back of the throat with a q-tip, and gargled it. For my daughter, I put 2 drops in water and let her swallow it back every few hours. Strep is nothing to play with, so if we had no response, I would definitely get the doctor's antibiotic, but we have never had to do this because ooo is just as potent.

I have had some very good experiences with ooo and I would never be without it.

Sinus Infection
Posted by Tula (Greenwood, Ca) on 04/18/2011
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Thank you Robert from Naples, Florida! I bought my husband oregano juice (not oil) and followed your recipe for sinus spray exactly as written..... BINGO! After 10 years of benydril that only lasted half way thru the night, he slept all night without getting clogged up. That wasn't the only benifit... I looked at his symptoms through-out the years... Athlete's foot, sinusis issues, psoriasis.... Even after revamping our diet, sugar and gluten free, (he still was craving carbs. ) nothing, diet or medication, changed the psoriasis. As he was using the nose spray, he decided to put oregano juice on his psoriasis, and presto chango the next morning it went from red to white! We got out the cotton balls and started dabbing all over his spots. He also had a red area in his tush crack that we dabbed. He has had that forever, maybe thirty years. An hour later the red was GONE! What was next? He decided to drink it too. I'm calling him my Italian lover because of his potent oregano aroma.

We are both so excited about this. It has not even been 24 hrs and the changes are happening so fast! By the way, his doctor said benydril has no side effects, WRONG! So glad we have a cure. Thank you so very much Robert. We send you gratitude and positive thoughts for your health.

EC: Robert's Formula is as follows:

1. Rinse out a 1 ounce nasal spray bottle
2. Add one eye-dropper (approximately 1 ML) of Oregano Juice (NOT Oregano Oil -it's too strong and will not dissolve in water)
3. Add a pinch of salt (approximately - ML) (Iodized salt is OK - iodine is a good anti-fungal)
4. Fill the rest of the sprayer with distilled water, and shake well until the salt is dissolved.

Spray as frequently as once an hour until symptoms subside. For me, this solution began working within an hour; most symptoms were gone in three days. And the price of the ingredients per bottle is just a few pennies.

If the oregano/saline solution is too strong for you, dilute in half with water. If you want, you can add a drop of eucalyptus oil with - ML of glycerin, (which will bond the oil to water). I now spray once or twice a day, just to prevent any recurrence.

Mold Sickness
Posted by Roec (Los Angeles, Ca) on 03/12/2013

I'm so sorry to hear of your daughters condition. All of those antibiotics can backfire over time. Have her juice carrots and one green apple a day, cut waaay down on meat, pasta and other grains like bread. Increase tons of raw and dark green leafy veggies Have her take a good daily vitamin. This will help the body recover nutrients in order to heal itself.

The anti-mold regimen I recommend is 2 capsules of olive leaf casuals 3 times a day until the bottle is finished. Don't settle for cheap brands because of price, I find GNC brand is the best. It may cost more but over the years, I have found that brand most effective.

I would also try a baking soda bath to see if that helps. I use Arm and Hammer Super washing soda as its pure sodium carbonate, a natural anti-fungal and mold. It's soaked in through the skin and when I am not feeling well, this helps although, it may help restore to a more favorable PH balance as its mode of action. I think I have a mild case of candida from time to time. This helps.

I also recommend that she wash her cloths using baking soda added detergent and borax to help eliminate any fungus or mold from recontaminating her.

Mold Sickness
Posted by Sweet Pea (Somewhere, Usa ) on 03/12/2013

I agree wih Roec with the use of baking soda. I have worked in the mold removal field for a time and baking soda is the one thing that can kill mold without killing you. I now drink it every day for maintenance. Other than that, I strongly recommend a high dose of iodine. I have taken 100 mgs of 5% of iodine for two weeks at a time with no side effects at all. (Just be sure to work your way up to this dose.)Your daughter won't believe how this will help her energy levels and it may heal her thyroid. Nascent iodine is the superior kind of iodine and you can get it on the internet. Taking some selenium which you can get by eating 2 brazil nuts a day, taking vitamin c and unrefined sea salt will help the iodine work. I wish you all the best. Please let us know how she is doing!

Mold Sickness
Posted by Faith (Seattle, US) on 06/17/2014

Clearly your daughter was exposed to mold/ mycotoxins.

The steps to take

1.Find a an mold literate MD that is specialized in this area.

2. Get her into a clean enviroment a place - that has no history of leaky pipes and/or mold or mildew.

3. Take Cholestraymine - this is the most effective mold binder that will carry the mycotoxins out of the body

4. Get on Candida diet ( fungus free diet)

5. Buy a high quality zeolite and benonite clay.

6. Read the research at Sponaugle Wellness Institute is now the top mold toxicity clinic in America

Posted by Mary (West Columbia, SC) on 12/11/2007
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Pain and inflammation, due to arthritis, bursitis, overworked muscles or plantar fasciitis respond beautifully to oil of wild oregano, applied topically. I highly recommend it, both as a user and as a registered nurse. I have suffered for five years with severe pain in my feet, both knees and right hip. I have done cortisone shots, anti-inflammatory drugs, orthotics, and endless pain meds. I take ACV, which does improve mobility overall. For true pain relief, however, the oil of wild oregano is the only way to go! It can be mixed - 6-10 drops to one tablespoon of olive oil and rubbed into the affected area as many times a day as you wish. On the soles of my feet, I use it full strength as the skin in that part of the body is much thicker. I noticed a decrease of pain and improved mobility after the initial application. Within 3 days, I was virtually pain free! Oil of wild oregano has many of the same properties as morphine and works almost instantly. It is available at some health food stores and on the web. Be sure you purchase pure oil of wild oregano. It is worthwhile to try this for any chronic pain. Good luck!

Multiple Cures
Posted by just me Bob (Alberta) on 10/14/2021
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I have been using the oil of Oregano for over 15 yrs, I use strong and good quality stuff.

One test I use for selecting a brand: if there is any hint of bitterness in taste, I avoid it. There are many on the market, I prefer strong, even used 100% for bad toothaches. It's worked for my teeth for serious and minor issues.

The best way to use it is by nipping in the bud whatever you notice, pain or discomfort, do not allow the problem to become a monster. Any major pain can be hard to get under control, but I have had 100 percent success even with these.

Maybe I'm well suited for it, I can take large doses of it and it only works that much better with no side effects. I know my body very well and can read it easily .

I have beat all viruses with it big and small, colds, allergies, toothaches needing root canals, pains in my body that were strong, do not know what they were but with constant use of Oregano they went away ... 100 % success and more things as well beaten.

You must be able to read your body, and you should be able better than anyone else, that's what pain is, it's a signal to you that only you are aware of. It's really that simple to me anyhow.

Oregano Oil is my go to, and I have other things too. It's been a blessing in a big way for years. I hope others find it too, many can not believe what I just wrote here, their great loss.

Vaginal and Intestinal Bacterial Infection
Posted by Rsw (OH) on 10/11/2020

Oregano oil is also sold in softgel capsules, regular and super strength, that are easy to swallow.

Vaginal and Intestinal Bacterial Infection
Posted by Anon (Not Canada) on 10/12/2020

Mix it with another oil such as olive oil. Please always eat something with it so it does not burn your stomach.


Oregano Oil Tips
Posted by Deanne (Virginia) on 06/03/2020
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Here's a great way to take the oregano oil + coconut oil - I just started doing this myself:

1. Buy a silicone ice cube tray that make small cubes. The trays I have make 21 cubes each that hold around 2tsp of oil.

Here's a description of the trays from the website I purchase it from: "Each ice cube has a narrow dome shape (half circle) with a diameter of 30 mm and a height of 20 mm. This small size allows it to fit into most water bottles, and freeze quickly."

2. Fill the tray with melted coconut oil

3. Put 1 - 3 drops of oregano oil in each "cube" (or however much oregano oil you would like) and allow it to harden in the fridge or freezer - this happens quickly, maybe an hour or less.

4. When your ready for your "dose" of coconut oil / oregano oil just pop out a cube, chew a few times and swallow. Viola!

More tips

1. If you're not used to "eating" coconut oil, it may give you tummy discomfort. Start out with a smaller amount. You can also try taking it before or with meals.

2. Once the coconut oil / oregano oil mixture hardens, I pop it out of the tray and put it in a glass jar & keep the jar in the fridge. That way the oils aren't sitting in the tray absorbing more of whatever toxic material the trays are made out of.

3. You can also use these handy little cubes for OIL PULLING.

In fact, I have 4 different 12 oz glass jars with different combinations of coconut oil + essential oils for oil pulling!

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