A Short Post About Oil Pulling


Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic oral cleansing technique where one swishes oil in their mouth to help draw out toxins in the body, cleanse the mouth, brighten their teeth and return their gums to a healthier state. Oil pulling has been in existence for ages and is deep rooted in Ayurvedic medicine. Those whom practice Oil Pulling claim that it aids in fighting bad breath, gingivitis, periodontal disease and even brighter teeth. For this method to be effective one must swish the oil in their mouth for 15-20 minutes. Oils that are commonly used are sesame oil and sunflower oil although the following oils can also be used:

  • Sunflower oil
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Almond oil
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Cedar nut oil

I discovered Oil Pulling in 2005 because I was looking for a way to do a modified fast. That’s when I discovered Curezone.org (and the rest is history). While I was researching info on the Master Cleanse, I came across Oil Pulling. Not very long afterwards, I got hit with the worst toothache ever. Tylenol didn’t help and neither did Ibuprofen or Aleve. After several days of suffering, I decided to try Oil Pulling. I swished with a tablespoon of Olive oil and 3 drops of oregano oil. My intention was to pull for 20 minutes.

I kid you not, the pain went away in 15 minutes and never returned. Not even a twinge. I continue to pull for several weeks until I could get to the dentist. Unfortunately the tooth had to be extracted because the tooth had cracked so badly under the gum line. But the infection went away thanks to my diligent oil pulling. My gums turned pink again, my halitosis (bad breath went away) and my teeth became brighter. Now I don’t have to brush my teeth several times a day, only 3 times a day and regular flossing.


At least for me oil pulling was a success. It doesn’t hurt to try it. I always tell people that everyone’s bodies are different and will react to certain substances and procedures differently. What works for me may not work for someone else. Before saying oil pulling doesn’t work, try it out for a few weeks or months. Then make your final decision from there.

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