Oil pulling How, Why, Troubleshooting, FAQ’s, Information – Coconut oil (Part 1)

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Oil pulling is such a easy daily routine with so many benefits, oil pulling is great from kids up to the elderly.

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Are you ready to begin an oil pulling routine?  Maybe you are still researching oil pulling, are just beginning your oil pulling routine or even if you have been oil pulling for a while these tips & ideas might just help you get the most out of oil pulling. There is a lot of info in this article to research & links to help get you started, I do recommend, researching it, researching both sides, researching deep & researching it again. Research it, Live it, Love it!

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Attention: Step by step directions & my oil pulling routine & testimonials have been moved to a new blog post here. Check out the FAQ’s section near the bottom of this post. There is now a new section added about how to use oil pulling to fight allergies, cold, flu & to get well faster.

This post has gradually grown longer & longer with added info, the more the same question gets asked of me shows that info needs to be here.  So get reading, researching & enjoying. (& do not forget this post seems to always have new info added)

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Oil Pulling & Common problems, ideas to help in this blog post: Some of the most common problems I hear from fans & friends when they first start trying oil pulling is the taste makes them sick, it get so thick they can not continue, their jaw starts to hurt, & that they can only do a few minutes & not get to 20 minutes etc. A new question I have suddenly been asked about a lot is gagging, so I added some info below on that & on other areas as well. I also have a FAQs section with links below the directions.

Check out my daughters blog post on oil pulling she will be updating: Oil Pulling, How To, and Benefits – Naturally Teen Approved 

Oil Pulling help & ideas.

oil pullingEssential oils & oil pulling:  Some do add a drop of essential oil like peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus G, eucalyptus R, tingly mint, frankincense, tea tree, thieves/germ fighter, respir-aid, immune-aid, etc & if that’s what you must do to keep going I say go for it.
My thoughts, well for some essential oils would be an extra benefit, for others it could be to much & mess up the balance in the mouth over the long term use, I think essential oils are best not used daily for oil pulling but maybe once a week or a few times a month unless you get better results with the essential oils.
But essential oils are great for those beginning oil pulling & struggling to use to get started. They may help you get started so you get used to having oil swishing in your mouth & you can decide to stop using the essential oils later maybe or continue, it’s all up to you.
Or you could at least check out the difference in benefits with not using them & using them to see what you prefer & works best for you. Essential oils for sure can help you so much in the taste & gagging area of oil pulling.
And using essential oils in your oil pulling routine would be better than failing at oil pulling simply because of the taste. And do not forget many do get great results using essential oils in oil pulling. Check out my blog post: Our (Top 6) favorite essential oils – Great for DIY cleaning, skin care health and more (with my top 13 listed)

Oil Pulling Goes Mainstream – Health Benefits Cannot be Denied

Thickness or Thin oil puling issues: The thickness issue I started researching awhile back because some complain of thickness, thickness does not bother me at all as a matter of fact the oil in my mouth like many peoples thins out, but this issue does bother others. Of course the fast answer for fixing thickness is to simply add about 5 to 10 drops of pure water or alkaline water to your mouth once oil starts to get thick (making sure to not over fill mouth).

Another solution for thickness, to much building up in mouth that I do not recommend doing  every time is to simply do the oil pulling in 2 steps, swish the first 1/2 of oil till thick, spit in the garbage. add the next 1/2 in your mouth & swish till thick & spit in the garbage. But as a few articles I have researched explain this breaks the cycle & might limit your desired results from oil pulling. Try using less oil so when it gets thicker you wont have as much to swish.

Some complain of the oil getting to thick most experience the oil getting thinner, so rather the oil in your mouth gets thicker or thinner both are normal. If the oil in your mouth gets to thin try adding a bit more solid coconut oil at that point or adding activated charcoal powder.

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Jaw pain during & after oil pulling: Jaw pain is common when first starting a oil pulling routine, mainly because you are exercising muscles & joints not used very often. But oil pulling can strengthen your jaw even for those with TMJ if you build up gradually & do not over do it. If you are getting in too much pain you are swishing to hard, just gentle swishing is plenty. Oil pulling should feel comfortable. Do not over fill your mouth & swish gently back & forth not over doing it. Be calm & relaxed not tense, also building up to 20 minutes gradually can help the issue of jaw pain as well. if you get pain relax your mouth & jaw for 20 to 30 seconds & start again slowly.oil-pulling

Swish the oil gently back & forth in your mouth. If your jaw starts aching after a few minutes, slow down, you are doing it too hard.Do not swallow the oil while swishing. if you keep having the urge to swallow you probably have too much oil in your mouth.When finished oil pulling always spit the oil into the trash, do not swallow & do not spit into sink, shower drain or toilet because coconut oil will clog drains. Rinse your mouth then brush your teeth normally before consuming anything.

Brushing teeth after oil pulling: For some reason more & more people are assuming oil pulling replaces brushing your teeth, & this is FALSE. Not only does oil pulling not replace brushing your teeth after you are done oil pulling & spit out the oil it is best to brush your teeth right then (preferably with a natural DIY toothpaste or tooth powder recipe found here). So please do not think oil pulling replaces toothbrushregular brushing of teeth & it also does not replace using mouthwash when needed or flossing.  As a matter of fact I love following brushing my teeth after oil pulling with a sole water mouthwash.

Oil pulling what time of day?: First thing in the morning on an empty stomach is best & recommended, but  some just can not stomach doing oil pulling first thing in the morning, & others just do not have the time in the morning. So  many (including me) do it at other times of the day, or maybe they at least drink water first etc. Do whatever it takes for you to get in the routine then get yourself worked around to doing it in the morning if possible.But if you stay to only doing it at noon, afternoon or evening no worries really. And remember more than once a day is ok too.

If you can not oil pull first thing in the morning do what works best for you to have success, if that means later in the day do it, if that means drinking water first, or taking meds or supplements first or even coffee first, do it. If that means eating first do it, if that means using more essential oils do it! As I said above it is best to do it another way that works for you rather than not doing it or giving up. Oil pulling benefits are so worth it so try some of these & the above tips so maybe you wont fail. Try it different ways & see what gives you the best results.

Great info: I love this article: How dental professionals can respond to ‘oil pulling’ patients – it explains how great oil pulling is & how you still need to do other normal oral care routines such as brushing teeth, & how oil pulling is better than mouthwash. Beware of articles stating oil pulling replaces brushing teeth, flossing & regular dental check -ups. The article also explains why (raw) coconut oil is better to use.

Colloidal silver in oil pulling:I stumbled across some very interesting info awhile back now on spraying colloidal silver in your mouth once oil starts to get thick, the colloidal silver is a great alternative idea to thin it out (can be used even if you are not having thickness issues), spray 1 to however many squirts in your mouth & start swishing again, repeat as needed (making sure not to over fill mouth).

I started using it just to see how well it worked, I have discovered the perfect combo for oil pulling is raw coconut oil, activated charcoal powder & colloidal silver.

spray bottleI already use colloidal silver on my tooth-brush when brushing & in my mouthwash plus taking it daily. So I started by spraying one squirt in every 5 minutes of my 20 minute oil pulling. It really did cut down how thick the oil got & as a great surprise after the first time doing it I noticed how much cleaner my mouth felt. I do have many tooth issues & can not afford a dentist. (My DIY toothpaste) using colloidal silver & using raw unrefined coconut oil keep me pain-free & infection free already so I figured adding the colloidal silver could only be a plus in this area & oh boy that was right. And colloidal silver has antimicrobial qualities too.

Me & oil pulling with colloidal silver: I have now been using the colloidal silver in my oil pulling since the beginning of 2013 & I am so pleased with the results I wanted to share this info with you, the colloidal silver added a next stage in bacteria & germ fighting plus detoxing for healthy mouth, skin & oh so many other benefits, plus now the oil pulling seems to go by so fast, 20 minutes does not feel like 20 minutes. I usually oil pull with just the raw coconut oil, that’s how I have done it for over 2 years, but I do like the addition of the colloidal silver on the days I decide to add it.

Oil pulling can help to stop migraines or to get rid of them totally, go here for more ideas

Flower water & oil pulling: In researching rosewater, rose of Sharon water & jasmine water & all the health benefits I came across several bits of info on using them effectively in oil pulling because of the amazing healing properties for oral health.

rosewater These floral waters are as well-known for the natural healing properties as they are for anti-septic, anti-bacterial  anti-inflammatory properties.  Just add your DIY flower water in a spray bottle & spray desired amount in your mouth with the oil  during oil pulling & swish, or add 1 spray every 5 minutes. When I tried this the first time in my morning oil routine just to check it out, it left my mouth feeling almost a refreshing clean & the taste was not at all bad, I did get the slightest of headache right as I started that went away after 10 seconds, that could have been from my body getting used to the water or because the water was cold because it needs to be refrigerated. But mainly I liked it & will include it again & again, & as a plus I had added colloidal silver to keep it fresh longer so I got the benefit of both.

Food grade peroxide & oil pulling: I have also read great info on adding 5 or so drops of 3% food grade peroxide to your oil pulling routine. You could use 3% hydrogen peroxide from the store if you prefer, but I do not advise it since it has fillers among them heavy metals. Using food grade peroxide could have many great oral benefits. But do not combine colloidal silver & peroxide. As a plus from food grade peroxide it is amazing for oral health & would give a boost to the whitening effect. Many follow oil pulling with food grade peroxide as a mouthwash.

Sole water is perfect for rinsing your mouth out after oil pulling & to use as mouthwash. 

Activated Charcoal & oil pulling, the ultimate combo: After reading & researching for my blog post review on activated charcoal I discovered adding Activated charcoal to my oil hardwoodpulling routine with raw coconut oil was not only a great idea, but might well be the perfect oil pulling combo, why? AC also has the ability to absorb toxins when swished, & to pull other toxins from the body, as well as whiten teeth, remove stains, kill germs, prevent plaque & heal gum issues.  And combining the Oil Pulling with Activated charcoal can be the answer to getting faster results with less detox side effects, & that  is not always the case with 2 techniques. A warning do not oil pull with added activated charcoal before going to work or out unless you brush your tongue well, because it does turn a blackish gray from the charcoal. Buy – Quality Activated Charcoal Products

I oil pull 20 minutes each time with the added activated charcoal, then I spit the oil out of my mouth into the trash, & brush my teeth with baking soda or another DIY toothpaste/powder & rinse & your mouth will feel amazing, I know you thought your mouth could not feel more amazing than just oil pulling, but it can. (articles with some info: here & here ). I get my activated charcoal powder here (tell them I sent you).

Update on using activated charcoal: after awhile now of oil pulling with activated charcoal I know for a fact it is by far an amazing combo. I have also found it easier to add the spoon of coconut oil to my mouth & as it is melting to use a measuring spoon & dump 1/8 tsp of activated charcoal powder on top (or you could open 1 capsule & pour it in), then start swishing & add a squirt or 2 of colloidal silver to my mouth. I had a few gums that charcoal-honey-bowl-2were still receded after a couple of years of oil pulling had fixed all others & this combo finished healing them all & has been amazing for so many issues that just needed the next level of oil pulling.

Oil pulling is so much more amazing when you add just 1/8 tsp of activated charcoal powder to your mouth & oil pulling with both raw unrefined coconut oil & activated charcoal powder for 20 minutes.
If you have mercury fillings or amalgams, other fillings or root canals adding activated charcoal is a great way to further grab & absorb the toxins to be spit out.
If you oil pull with just coconut oil & spit it out in the trash after 20 minutes, the toxic accumulation is also spit out. These heavy metals & other toxins will be easily removed from your mouth & body by oil pulling & spitting it out, thus preventing the toxic metals from being accumulated. And adding activated charcoal takes this to a totally new level with the great ability of activated charcoal to adsorb toxins & gases many times it’s own weight.

Other ideas of things you can add to coconut oil/oil pulling: Other ideas I have tried or heard from fans that they successfully have used during oil pulling to add in with the coconut oil, and are great for remineralzation rather used in oil pulling, brushing teeth &/or taking. Find what works for you, things like:  Palm shortening, Palm oil, organic sesame oil (many had better results by only using a small amount of sesame oil with the raw coconut oil)activated charcoal powder,  real olive oil, Neem oilGhee/Butter oil/Clarified butterFermented cod liver oil, Olive leaf extract, Sole waterOregano oil, black seed oil, hemp seed oil, sole water, Grapefruit seed extract (GSE), turmeric, clove, Terramin clay powder, probiotic powder, magnesium, calcium, trace mineral drops, silver, gold, herbal antiseptic (like Progena brand now off shelves), Food grade diatomaceous earth, colostrum, dried ground rose petals, Vital Proteins Collagen Protein, aloe gel, enzyme powders, a product called OralWellness , baking soda, Borax, calcium powder, Xylitol, & of course essential oil combos/blends (talked about above), thieves oil or plant extracts, floral waters, floral oils etc.

For Gagging issues during oil pullingFor Gagging many use essential oils to get used to oil pulling & to not gag, add the essential oil right on the front of the spoon (like peppermint, or any of the others listed above or your favorite) smell it as you are attempting to add the oil to oils-1your mouth. Another way to help many avoid gagging is to not add solid coconut oil right in your mouth, add it only in it’s room temp state. And for others the opposite is true,it helps others to not add coconut oil as liquid, rather add a spoon of solid coconut oil it in their mouth & let it melt.
Gagging seems to be common for many & of course a great way to combat gagging is with a great scent you love, you could even wipe some essential oil & raw unrefined coconut oil just under your nose to smell just before starting.
Or if the gagging is from the oil feeling, as soon as you add the oil to your mouth add several squirts of one of these, pure water, alkaline water, colloidal silver, 3% food grade peroxide or rose water etc. This may thin it down enough so you wont gag, try adding more sprays as needed.
Gagging from texture of of oil in your mouth, try adding activated charcoal powder like talked about above.

Coconut oil for oil pulling: I have researched & used several types of unrefined oils for oil pulling but I personally recommend only using  raw/virgin & unrefined Coconut oil for oil pulling.

TT gold label I know many use other oils but Raw/virgin coconut oil is already amazing for teeth & gums plus it has many health benefits so oil pulling with it is by far the best in my experience & gave me & others the best results & benefits. And as a plus raw coconut oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial, & antifungal. Do not ever use refined coconut oil for oil pulling, us ONLY unrefined, unprocessed raw/virgin coconut oil, Unrefined oils by far is the best way to go for the many benefits of oil pulling refined oils defeat the purpose of oil pulling.

Coconut oil lasts a very very long time stored at room temp, do not refrigerate it, coconut oil is also a solid below 76/78 degrees & a liquid above that temp.

Brands of coconut oil I recommend: Buy – Raw coconut oil – Plus Links to coconut oil Information

  1. Skinny & Co. Coconut oil – Click the link for ordering info & buying direct from Skinny coconut oil >: Medicinal grade Extra Virgin coconut oil 100% pure. – – – To order Skinny Coconut oil on Amazon click here – – – If you prefer a Trial size of skinny on Amazon click here: Skinny & Co. Extra Virgin Skinny Coconut Oils (Travel & Mini Sizes) (Travel Size (4.1 oz))
  2. Tropical Traditions – Click the link for ordering info & buying direct from Tropical Traditions >: Virgin Gold Label Coconut oil. – – – To buy Tropical Traditions Gold Label coconut oil for taking, oil pulling, DIY recipes & skin care on Amazon click links: Pints, Quarts or Gallons
  3. And finally introducing the 3rd coconut oil I fell confident to recommend. Garden Of Life: You can buy it on Amazon >: Garden of Life 100% Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16oz or 32 oz – – – Garden of Life 100% Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16oz or 32 o on Amazon 

Is Liquid Coconut Oil that stays Liquid in Your Refrigerator Real Coconut Oil?:(Article & Article)

Sesame oil & other oils for oil pullingHere is a bit of feedback from a fan that was using sesame oil for oil pulling, I actually had already heard this could happen with sesame & even other common oils used to oil pull with other than raw.virgin unrefined coconut oil.oilwater-glass-2


I switched to pulling with coconut oil only from the sesame oil and I can tell you I have seen a DRAMATIC whitening effect on my teeth. The sesame was making them almost a light brown mustard color (no kidding) but with the coconut I am literally watching that dark color recede day by day. It’s amazing to see! Sesame is possibly the worst (oil, for oil pulling) if you value your smile.

Do not use refined oils of any kind for oil pulling, & do not use Canola oil, Vegetable oil, Sunflower oil, Safflower oil, or corn oil for oil pulling (or at all for cooking, baking etc as they are not healthy, but especially not for oil pulling). If you decide to use olive oil for oil pulling make sure it is real olive oil because most olive oil in the U.S. is fake, so do your research on your oils for health & to get the desired benefits from oil pulling. If you are not seeing any benefits or getting the desired results from oil pulling look at the oil you are using, even coconut oils that are not good quality, raw, unrefined (virgin) coconut oils can give poor results when oil pulling. The number 1 reason I hear for failure when people message me comes down to them using one of these unhealthy oils to oil pull & using refined oils to oil pull can cause health issues.

20 minutes for oil pulling?: If you can not do oil pulling the whole 20 minutes at first take baby steps, set a first day goal in reason for you, try 2 minutes or 5 minutes at first, & start adding a minute each time till you get to 20 minutes. But remember 20 minutes & a good routine of oil pulling is what gets you the desired benefits & results.

20 minutes is a long time, but is it really?: So many before starting ask why so long, but it is not really that long & once you get in the routine you will see what I mean. And It is not like you must sit twiddling your thumbs or listen to a boring speech for 20 minutes. Instead do something to occupy your time, read a book or a newspaper, check your emails or Facebook, wash dishes or fold laundry, watch a morning show or the news, Oil pull in the shower, while doing your hair, while getting dressed, you can oil pull driving to work (carry a cup to spit into), play solitaire, I have a fan that oil pulls while mowing & vacuuming, so find what works for you. And before you know it you will find that 20 minutes goes by so fast you might just go longer without realizing it. And as I have discovered over & over again, 20 minutes is the perfect timing for getting the desired results & benefits, nothing under & nothing over 20 minutes works as well, I have also found info that Oil pulling for longer than 20 minutes can cause the germs to reabsorb, Under 20 minutes & you have pulled them to the surface but not removed them.  I researched & found this great info on why 20 minutes is important also.

Research seems to indicate that 20 minutes is the magic number, less doing less good and more creating the possibility that the body might reabsorb the toxins the oil has pulled from your system.

Oil Pulling Tips and Success Stories ~ Do You Swish? – Why You Should Start Oil Pulling Today here 

Oil pulling with Fillings, yes or no?: In my opinion after doing a lot of research on this subject, not only Yes oil pulling with fillings is ok but also should be encouraged.

I personally have fillings & had issues with the mercury & gases being toxic & causing me headaches. If you start researching this for yourself & decide for yourself, but here are my reasons for absolutely needed to oil pull because I do have fillings.

#1 is when you oil pull the toxins accumulate into the oil in your mouth (20 minutes of oil pulling) & then you spit it out, so it does not detox through your body, you spit the oil into the trash, I also add activated charcoal to my oil pulling mainly for this reason because activated charcoal is great at adsorbing toxins so I know I will be spitting all toxins out after oil pulling.

#2 do you realize how restrictive it would be if you could not oil pull simply because you have fillings? Think about it most have fillings, & of course the health benefits from oil pulling far outweigh any possible side effects (I had none).

#3 Yea some say their filling loosened & fell out, I am not sure what happened to these fillings, maybe they were just ready to fall out, I just do not know, but in over 2 years of oil pulling not even one of mine got loose & I have had hundreds of fans report in that they had not one issue with fillings getting loose or falling out.

#4 Why don’t you just try it 30 days (do it right) & see how much better you will feel.elderly.jpeg

Oil pulling & false teeth: Many with false teeth oil pull it keeps their gums & mouth healthy along with prevents sores from the false teeth, helps with odor issues plus detoxes the body & so much more, a full mouth of teeth, no teeth, some teeth, broken teeth, false teeth all the same result other than if possible oil pull without the false teeth in.

Oil pulling, children, Pre-teens & teens: My kids do oil pulling, sometimes the younger ones can only go 10 minutes, but they do make it to 20 minutes several times they do it a week. I have found that most kids take to oil pulling far better than an adult who starts oil pulling, kids find it easier. And they can have all the amazing benefits to health & oral health for little effort. Do your kids oil pull?kid

Added 10/14/13: I stopped oil pulling for almost a week mainly to see all the great ways oil pulling is helping me & boy let me tell you oil pulling is amazing & might just be the glue that hold me together lol. You can check out my Facebook Post for more info. (Post by Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids).

Remarkably, Oil Pulling seems also to have a potential for detoxifying the body – removing heavy metals and other pollutants while strengthening the immune system for better overall health.

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Oil Pulling what?

The basic concept of oil pulling with raw coconut oil is the oil attracts toxins by osmosis. 

Oil Pulling, what is it? Oil pulling, oil swishing, is an ancient ayurvedic medicine as you will find out easily by researching. But I love sharing oil pulling because it really is a simple cheap, effective natural remedy with many overal & oral health benefits. My personal oil-pullingexperience & my research on oil pulling show that oil pulling is capable of both improving health, preventing & treating diseases & chronic conditions as well as a mild effective detox. Oil pulling is amazing for many with diabetes CFS, FM, MS, asthma & many other conditions .Oil Pulling really is a very powerful healing routine that everyone should do, Oil Pulling before a workout can give you energy by increasing your metabolism, this also makes it great for health & normalizing weight.

Oil pulling, you just do not know if it is for youMany are worried about starting oil pulling for many reasons, because for most it sounds complicated & unheard of. But in reality it is rather easy & been done forever. The best I can tell you to ease any fears is just give it a try, start low & slow & build up. Do not push to hard, keep it simple.

Oil pulling info, update June 12, 2013: I wanted to add this info from Stepintomygreenworld,com on oil pulling twice a day for 15 minutes here. First thing in the morning & before bed, I am going to try it, what about you?

More info on oil pulling: There is no right way or wrong way to swish and pull oil. Don’t focus on doing it right. Just be relaxed & natural & add what feels right to you.

Why You Should Start Oil Pulling Today: The process attracts and removes bacteria, toxins, and parasites that live in your mouth or lymph system, and also pulls congestion and mucus from your throat and loosens up your sinuses, which is amazing!

Why oil pull? A popular reason for oil pulling is to find relief from congestion in the sinuses and throat.

Detox side effects can happen (Healing Crisis)

A list of Oil pulling side effects noticed by myself, friends, family & fans: Some prefer to call this detox symptoms a healing crisis, I just have never liked saying it that way because that sounds so scary to those new to the world of natural & it does not need to sound scary, it simply is side effects caused from the way your body detoxes & is only temporary. (side man clouds.jpegeffects of detoxing) Headaches, tired, sore muscles, jaw pain, extra sinus drainage at first, breakouts, rashes, dry mouth or extra saliva, extra sweating, stiffness in joints, stomach pains, diarrhea, gas, indigestion, flu or cold like symptoms. body odor, frequent urination, skin peeling, funny taste in mouth, some extra hair falling out (for me I got extra hair growth), sores on lips (this was only reported when refined oils were used, stick to virgin oils like coconut oil) teeth staining (again this was reported from using refined oils & other oils besides virgin coconut oil). All side effects were mild & went away in short order. Most only had 1 or 2 side effects or none at all. More info below from a couple of websites linked to. (Instead, it is a reaction of an individual who may have a lot of toxins inside his body.)  People who are having oil pulling coconut oil side effects should rest assured that they will be gone when their body is already used to the regimen.

Do not swallow oil after oil pulling: I want to point out a couple things, #1 Never spit the oil down the sink when you are done, spit in the trash. you do not want to clog your sink. #2 Do not swallow the oil it is full of bacteria & gunk etc, a little swallowing may happen so do not freak that’s fine, I am talking about not swallowing the mouthful.

How much: The amount of oil you want to use in 20 minutes is anywhere from 1/2 tsp to 1 tablespoon (more or less) of raw unrefined (virgin) coconut oil. But just starting out that might be too much to deal with or if you have a smaller mouth adding a whole tablespoon can set you up for failure. Use only what fits in your mouth comfortably while swishing. For beginners I suggest using far less coconut oil at first if you are having issues, start with 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon depending on the size of your mouth & gradually add more daily to find the right amount for your mouth & what you can tolerate.

Oil amounts: You can gradually increase the oil amounts over the next few weeks for whatever amount you started at to whatever amount fits in your mouth without being over full.

You can do daily if you want, I do oil pulling daily (or even twice a day) unless something comes up, most prefer daily but some might do it every other day, 3 times a week or 2 times a week, pick what works best for you. Though a daily routine gets the best results. I also recommend for those new to oil pulling or those with issues of the oil coming out their lips, use a bit less in your mouth & keep a hand towel handy, also blowing your nose before staring can help to. oil pulling

Do not forget to try some of the above info to help you get over the hump of getting started oil pulling.

The step by step directions & testimonials have now been moved to a new blog post because this one got to long, it is located here

Are you starting to feel sick? Oil pulling to the rescue! Oil pulling to build immune system, to lessen illness symptoms & to stop allergies, cold, flu, sinus drainage, sore throat etc in there tracks!cold

What we do only if we know we were exposed to something, or if we start feeling symptoms we want knocked out fast is: We will oil pull on those days only for 3 to 4 different times for 20 minutes each, Yes we still use virgin coconut oil & you can use it straight & it for sure will help, but we have found that adding essential oils for the immune system like Thieves oil works amazing for fighting off illness or to get better faster. I also recommend adding colloidal silver, if no colloidal silver add peroxide. And Swish away that sick feeling & feel better now!

Oil Pulling Goes Mainstream – Health Benefits Cannot be Denied 


Earthclinic has a great FAQ’s & Q&A section on everything oil pulling, so for any questions check it out (link below)

Earthclinic.com FAQs on oil pulling: This site has a great question & answer section on oil pulling click here to go read the answers to many questions such as:

Some info links on the benefits of Oil pulling & Coconut oil: Research it, Live it, Love it!

How I Stopped Morning Sickness by Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil

Oil Pulling Using Coconut Oil (raw/virgin unrefined coconut oil)


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14 thoughts on “Oil pulling How, Why, Troubleshooting, FAQ’s, Information – Coconut oil (Part 1)

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  4. I went to order the 3% hydrogen peroxide from Amazon and a few of the comments say that “Using hydrogen peroxide for brushing teeth/orally can cause amalgam fillings (the silver kind) to release mercury into the body, which can be a health hazard.” Not sure how true this is? This may explain why all my fillings fell out! I have bad teeth and have used hydrogen peroxide (store bought, did NOT know about the heavy metal stabilizers!) for MANY years to deal with toothpain! It states the food grade peroxide must be refrigerated. Good to know!

  5. I have no issues with the food grade & my fillings, I did have issues with store bought & fillings, you do not need to refrigerate food grade peroxide unless you go a very long time of not using it, my qt bottle lasts 2 years just fine in the cupbard & probably last longer if I did not run out at that point. So do not buy a brand that says it must be refrigerated

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