[VIDEO] How You Can Detox Yourself Every Morning with Oil Pulling!
Did you know that your mouth is one of the dirtiest places in your body?
Oh, you did?
Well, did you know that a simple, easy habit will make your life better and cleaner, and you'll be a better kisser to boot?
I've got a great little video to show you one of my detoxing magic tricks, a way to kill millions of bad-breath and cavity-causing bacteria, giving you fresh breath first thing in the morning!
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In this article:
What Is Oil Pulling?
Oil pulling is a simple habit that comes from a centuries-old Ayurvedic tradition. This easy process kills harmful microorganisms in the mouth and teeth, alkalizes the mouth, and may even turn around oral or dental infections. Many use it to resolve headaches, as well.
Oils have an affinity for toxins, and this habit is a great purifying practice that you can do every day — and especially while doing a detox or cleanse, like my 26-Day Detox.
Many biological dentists (including mine) recommend it for remineralizing bone in the teeth.
[Related post: How Does Oil Pulling Work? Effective, or Bogus Fad?]
How To Oil Pull
I suggest keeping a tub of coconut oil and some wintergreen essential oil in your bathroom to make oil pulling as convenient as possible. Watch me demonstrate oil pulling in the short video above, and learn more ways you can benefit from taking a few minutes with coconut oil, while making breakfast or getting dressed in the morning, for a great new health habit!
And one more thing! Be sure you spit the oil into the garbage NOT the sink or toilet, because the oil can buildup and clog your plumbing.
Read Next: Is Fluoride Good for Your Teeth? Know the Science & the Risks
Robyn Openshaw, MSW, is the bestselling author of The Green Smoothies Diet, 12 Steps to Whole Foods, and 2017’s #1 Amazon Bestseller and USA Today Bestseller, Vibe. Learn more about how to make the journey painless, from the nutrient-scarce Standard American Diet, to a whole-foods diet, in her free video masterclass 12 Steps to Whole Foods.
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I tried oil pulling several times and when I saw this video, it gave me the courage to try again. Now I do it while getting ready for the day and the time goes quickly. In addition, I have not had a full-blown cold since I started. Thanks for the encouragement!
I’ve heard you should be sure to spit the oil in the garbage when finished as it will clog your drain if spit in the sink.
Thanks for the free access to your extensive knowledge
You should amend your video to also recommend spitting it out into the trash and no down any drains!! Otherwise thanks for the tip about the peppermint essential oil!!
I’ve been informed by a registered nutritionist that oil pulling for more rhan 2mins at a time could be dangerous. Doing it for 20mins is not recommended.
Hi Anne, unfortunately, there are many opinions out there that can be conflicting. Oil pulling is an old Ayurvedic practice and is embraced by many health experts including holistic dentist.
For those that feel oil pulling is just too disgusting, start with packing the toothbrush head with coconut oil and just brushing. I started that way and am now able to do pulling. It’s an ‘acquired taste’, but totally worth it. Sometimes I have peppermint oil mixed with the coconut oil and sometimes not. But I was just stunned after I first tried it, with how clean my teeth and mouth felt – 100x cleaner than toothbrush and toothpaste.
Great idea Lilia!!
thank you. it looks great
I add some turmeric to my coconut oil and essential oil. I use it as a toothpaste, morning and night. Great teeth whitener along with killing the nasty germs in your mouth. 🙂
I have been oil pulling since 2014 after oral surgery. My dentist is pleased with the results of my daily routine. I changed dentist about 6 months after the surgery because mine would not stop using fluoride during teeth cleaning. Anyway the new dentist said he saw no evidence of any gum disease. This is one habit, I have done every day, even while traveling. Some need to start for short time especially if you have texture injuries. I do mine for 20 minutes while reading my daily devotion.
A question: Is detoxing in the cold of winter wise? I have been told to wait until Spring. I am tempted to do the detox now but want to be careful with my body that needs warming foods in the winter for healthy kidney functioning.
Hi Louisa, thank you for your question. There are benefits to detoxing anytime even if that means during the winter. However, there are perks with waiting until the weather warms up… You’ll be less cold and there’ll be more fresh, local produce available. The beauty of Robyn’s 26-Day Detox is that it can be done when it works best for you and your needs. If you’d like to get started while it’s still cold out, consider implementing many of the detoxification methods Robyn shares with her followers such as, infrared sauna use, epsom salt baths, and hot herbal teas.
Food grade peppermint oil? What about flavoured organic liquid coconut oil? And sesame oil? Does one work better than the other or best in combination? Ayurvedic methods use pure natural oil, even milk and honey!
A few years ago, I met a woman that had such a beautiful smile & the whitest teeth. I asked what she did to get such white teeth … and she said she used coconut oil. I’m a believer in this!
Thanks Cathi. Oil pulling with coconut oil can whiten teeth.
Oil pulling for 20 minutes? How do you keep it in for 20 minutes without swallowing it? More info please?
Hi Danielle, oil pulling for 20 minutes can be very difficult at first! Most folks start off slow. Keep swishing in your mouth for as long as you can, then work your way up to holding it for 15-20 minutes. Also, remember to spit the coconut oil out into a garbage can instead of down the sink to prevent any blockage in your pipes.
Peppermint oil like aromatherapy kind or what kind?
Danielle, peppermint essential oil from a reputable brand.
Does oil pulling replace brushing your teeth in the morning? Or do you follow the oil pulling with brushing the teeth?
Hi Cindy, oil pulling does not replace brushing your teeth. You can oil pull first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, but really, you can oil pull any time of the day. Remember to spit the oil in a Kleenex or paper towel, then throw it out in the garbage. Do not spit it into the sink as it can cause clogging of the drain.
Why is the video marked private?