The fresh face of oil

OIL pulling, which is rinsing the mouth with plant-based oil, in an effort to rid the mouth and body of toxins, is an ancient folk remedy that first originated in India, between 3,000-5,000 years ago.

Along with chewing sticks and eating herbs, oil pulling is a component of natural healing processes, described in ancient Ayurveda texts.

Swishing oil around in your mouth for up to 20 minutes helps remove harmful bacteria, fungus and other micro-organisms, existing in your mouth, throat, teeth and gums.

Oil pulling provides health benefits:

Reduces bad breath (halitosis)

Often caused by the by-product of chemicals and gases produced by bacteria in the mouth, halitosis can be an embarrassing social condition. If you get rid of the bacteria in your mouth through oil pulling, you can reduce bad breath! In fact, a study found that in a group of 20 adolescents, oil pulling therapy significantly reduced all markers for bad breath, and was just as effective as synthetic, drug-store mouthwash!

Prevents diseases of the gums and mouth

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums, and occurs when the immune system starts attacking bacteria in the plaque. Seeing as how coconut oil is an anti-inflammatory, it is extremely useful in this case. Cavities are also caused by build-up of harmful bacteria, which can easily be alleviated by oil pulling.

Whitens teeth

Conventional whitening strips for the teeth contain bleach, fluoride, tar, aspartame, aluminum and benzene. It is a toxic nightmare just waiting to happen. Almost every account of oil pulling has proven that it can help whiten teeth instantly! After two weeks, you will notice a much brighter, whiter smile, healthier gums and a nice pink tongue.

Improves skin conditions

When you eliminate toxins from the body, your skin will dramatically improve. These range from acne to eczema, psoriasis, and a variety of other dermatitis-related issues.

Alleviates headaches and migraines

A build-up of toxins in the body can lead to headaches and migraines. The standard theory that tension headaches are caused by widening of blood vessels, and migraines are caused by constriction of the blood vessels, may hold truth, but recent evidence now shows that the major cause of both tension headaches and migraines is the retention of toxins or other tissue irritants in the nervous system.

Oil pulling helps to eliminate bacteria and toxins from the body, so it has been documented in a variety of cases to help alleviate, and even eliminate, tension headaches and migraines!

Full-body detox

Overall, oil pulling is a great way to achieve full-body detox. Our mouth is the home to many bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, and the toxins they produce as a by-product. Their toxic waste solidifies in our body, and can lead to a variety of different conditions.

When our immune system becomes overloaded with excessive stress, poor diet and environmental toxins, then these organisms and their toxic wastes actually spread throughout the body, causing disease and illness as a result of chronic inflammation.

Oil pulling will help target these foreign invaders at the site of entry (the mouth), and will prevent them from further entering the body, and thus allow the body to completely detox.

Helps alleviate asthma and congestion

A variety of documented cases online have shown that oil-pulling has helped individuals completely eliminate their asthma symptoms, and helps clear up bronchitis and congestion. These are largely the result of an inflammatory response in the body, which oil pulling can help lessen, or reduce completely.


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