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DIY Mouth Wash via Oil Pulling

Do you have bad breath due to halitosis? Are you struggling with sinus and skin issues?

Oil Pulling is a natural inexpensive DIY regimen to help alleviate the issues mentioned above as well as several other health situations.

I would like to share the benefits of oil pulling for oral health. Oil pulling is also known as “Gundusha” and “Kavala” which is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that Indians used thousands of years ago to treat and prevent numerous health issues.


Oil pulling with Coconut Oil is known for skin improvement, teeth whitening, preventing cavities and gingivitis, minimizing morning breath, promotes stronger teeth, improves sinus issues, soothes headaches, and minimize hangovers. All of that and some just from oil pulling with Coconut Oil.

Oil pulling has been compared to chlorhexidine mouthwash and studies show oil pulling to have the same effect without the taste and oil pulling is less expensive and natural. Oil pulling with Coconut oil is my choice because it has a natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial components that traps and dissolves bacteria living in our mouth and stomach.

We all have one main bacteria in our mouth, Streptococcus Mutans which is responsible for the plaque build up and tooth decay. I’ve been oil pulling for 1 week and my teeth are whiter and I do not have a lot of plaque build up by the end of the day. My teeth are shinier than ever as well as smoother.


How to oil pull:

You must oil pull in the morning before brushing your teeth, eating and drinking.

1) Take 1 – 2 teaspoons of Coconut Oil and place it in your mouth. (There is no taste!)
2) Swish the oil around using your cheeks and pull the oil through your teeth. (Do not digest! Do not gargle!)
3) Swish the oil for at least 10 – 20 minutes (it will have a milky color as it has drawn in bacteria).
4) Spit the oil out in the trash or outside. (Do not spit out in any type of drain as Coconut oil does solidifies).
5) Rinse your mouth out with Sea Salt and water for additional cleansing and then brush your teeth as normal.

Personal Note:

I have Sarcoidosis which is a rare lung condition and I’m always congested and suffering from mucous drainage. However, since I’ve been oil pulling, I’ve had less drainage from my nose, my teeth are whiter and my tongue does not have plaque build up. My skin is clearing up and I have an overall fresh clean feeling in my mouth. I suggest Oil Pulling to see if you can benefit from it. It’s natural, inexpensive way to minimize bacteria and my favorite is whiting my teeth.

For further inquiries regarding my personal experience with oil pulling please feel free to leave a comment or email me: sadie@thewomensmotivationalboutique.com

Or refer to these well known references:

S Asokan, J Rathan, MS Muthu, PV Rathna, P Emmadi, Raghuraman, Chamundeswari.
Effect of oil pulling on Streptococcus Mutans Count in Plaque and Saliva using Dentocult SM Strip mutans test: a randomized, controlled, triple-blind study. Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry. 26(1):12-7, 2008 MAR

HV Amith, Anil V Ankola, L Nagesh, Effect of Oil Pulling on Plaque and Gingivitis. Journal of Oral Health and Community Dentistry: 2007;1(1) pages 12-19