7 TOP HEALTH BENEFITS OF OIL PULLING August 7, 2021 – Posted in: Lifestyle – Tags: , , ,

What is Oil Pulling?

Oil Pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing 1-2 teaspoons of edible oil (like coconut or sesame oil) in your mouth around for up to 20 minutes, minimum 5 minutes before spitting it out. Do not swallow the oil as you will ingest the toxins you are trying to wipe out. Afterwards you may brush your teeth with an all-natural fluoride-free toothpaste, and rinse your mouth out.


What oil can I use?

In general, any vegetable oil will work! We recommend to try starting off with coconut oil which is more fragrant and pleasant. You can optimise the anti-microbial benefits even more by adding essential oils like clove, cinnamon or peppermint to your oil pulling routine.

To save all the hassles of blending your own oil, you should try out this ready-made 15-day oil pulling kit from Cocobaci! Conveniently packed in sachets and come in 3 delicious flavours: Fennel and Lemon Sparkle, Cool Mint and Raspberry Kisses.


Why Oil Pulling?

Oil Pulling is a natural method of detoxification. Not only does it promote oral hygiene, it also cleanses the body and promotes good health in general. People have reported having whiter teeth and healthier pink gums after incorporating oil pulling into their daily routine. Some have even experienced greater health benefits such as reduction in joint pain, clearer skin, balancing hormones, and many more.



There is no need for chemical teeth whitening products when oil pulling works just as well. The lauric acid in coconut oil helps to naturally whiten teeth, keeping them pearly white. Try it for at least two weeks and you’ll see what I mean. Best results will be achieved by doing oil pulling for at least 3 months.



When our immune system is put to work in clearing out toxic waste from our body, it drains our energy levels. Oil pulling removes plenty of toxins from your mouth, before they even reach to the insides of your body. This helps to lower the amount of work our body has to do to function.



Bacteria and germs can cause inflammation and lead to diseases, making your body weak and fatigued. Oil pulling restores the lost strength of your body, preventing harmful bacteria from entering it through your oral cavity.



TMJ, which stands for the temporomandibular joint syndrome, is a condition when a person’s temporomandibular joint is in pain. They hear or feel popping or clicking, pain in one’s ear, headaches, sore or stiff muscles in the jaw, temple pain, or locking of the jaw.

This condition can be treated with home remedies and pulling with coconut oil daily seems to be one of them. There are however not enough scientific proofs but it may have something to do with the way lauric acid fights bacteria in the mouth, or it might have something to do with the toxin removal some report with this practice. It could even have something to do with the constant exercise your jaw will get from this practice.



When the body is under toxic stress, headaches and migraines occur. It is nature’s way of asking for some time out to recover. By eliminating bacteria from the body via oil pulling every morning can aid in rested sleep, help reduce headaches, lessen the effect of hangovers and can curb allergies.



The benefits even extend to your skin! Removing toxins from the body, that would otherwise make it into the bloodstream, helps clear the skin of impurities which can cause acne, dullness and rashes. Rashes and skin issues often reduce dramatically, or even clear up completely, when oil pulling.



Oil pulling has been shown to prevent tooth decay and gum disease without harming your oral microbiome. Oil pulling is highly effective at reducing tooth cavities and at eradicating bad breath. It also helps with plaque-induced gingivitis.