Oil Pulling For Healthy Teeth and Gums (Hint: Use Coconut Oil!)

What Is Oil Pulling and How Does it Work?

Oil pulling is when you put oil in your mouth and use it as a sort of mouth wash. You swish it around your mouth for 10-15 (or as long as you can) and then spit it out.


oil pulling with coconut oil



The process originated in India and has been going on for thousands of tears.

Harmful bacteria gets soaked up by the coconut oil and spit out when you’re finished. There are literally thousands of bacteria in the mouth. We want to get the bad kind out before it builds up and causes excessive plaque and tooth decay.

Can I Pull with Other Oils?

You sure can! But I wouldn’t do it. Coconut oil offers many other health benefits that other oils simply cannot compete with. Coconut Oil, as I’ve told you earlier, is also Antibacterial and antimicrobial. This allows the oil to work much more effectively at fighting the bacteria’s in your mouth.

 What Other Benefits Does Oil Pulling Have?

  • Kills bad breath
  • Reduces gingivitis
  • Keeps plaque from getting out of hand
  • Whitens Teeth


How to Oil Pull

  1. Place a table spoon of coconut oil in your mouth.
  2. Swish it around like you would with mouthwash
  3. Keep going for as long as you can or 15 – 20 minutes
  4. Spit out, rinse mouth, and brush teeth.


Here’s a video about the many benefits or oil pulling with coconut oil and a how-to.



Share your stories below in the comments and let me know how oil pulling has benefited you!