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Anyone here do oil pulling?

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Julmummy 1
gumbeauxgirl 1
ladybeachbum 2
Tylers Journey 1
Rubicon 1
Polly Ester 1
Lillabeth 1
AwesomeTattooedDragon 1
SagaciousSighFiGurl 6
Edgar Po Wong 1
MissPris 2
Butterbean 1
Prolix Raconteur 1
Leila 3
You can call me Michelle 3
Sweetest Cherub 1
Ellen Ripley 1

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Leila --- 8 years ago -

I have been reading about it and just tried it today for the first time. Would be interested in hearing from anyone that has been doing it for a while. 

You can call me Michelle --- 8 years ago -

I did it for a while and it definitely works really well! I kinda forgot about it for a while though. 

Prolix Raconteur --- 8 years ago -

OK, i'll ask....WTH is oil pulling? 

Leila --- 8 years ago -

It's an ancient treatment that simply consists of swishing high-quality oil (I think most use organic coconut oil) in your mouth for 20 minutes, without swallowing it. Easier said than done. Anyway, the process is supposed to attract and remove bacteria, toxins, and parasites that live in your mouth or lymph system. Some people say it helps with allergies, diabetes, sore throats, improves gum health, and naturally whitens teeth. Yay! 

Lillabeth --- 8 years ago -

JMHO --- 33 min ago - quote - hide comments
It's an ancient treatment that simply consists of swishing high-quality oil (I think most use organic coconut oil) in your mouth for 20 minutes,


How do you keep it down? I'm already about to puke just reading about swishing oil around in mouth.
Don't think I could muster 30 seconds, let alone 20 mins. 

You can call me Michelle --- 8 years ago -

You swish for a long time, but it is very gentle swishing, not like you are using mouthwash. The organic coconut oil I buy is not very highly scented, so it isn't unpleasant. 

Polly Ester --- 8 years ago -

The organic coconut oil I buy is not very highly scented, so it isn't unpleasant.

Where do you buy it? Is it liquid? 

Tylers Journey --- 8 years ago -

It can make your make your dental work fall out so just check that they are okay after doing it. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

Hissy Fit --- 3 min ago - quote - hide comments
The organic coconut oil I buy is not very highly scented, so it isn't unpleasant.

Where do you buy it? Is it liquid?




HEB has organic coconut oil. It's $10.00 or so.

A lot of grocery stores have it now but it's not cheap.
I try and do it but I forget a lot. Not sure what the recc. Frequency is. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

Hissy Fit --- 3 min ago - quote - hide comments
The organic coconut oil I buy is not very highly scented, so it isn't unpleasant.

Where do you buy it? Is it liquid?




HEB has organic coconut oil. It's $10.00 or so.

A lot of grocery stores have it now but it's not cheap.
I try and do it but I forget a lot. Not sure what the recc. Frequency is. 

MissPris --- 8 years ago -

Science of oil pulling

Bottom line is that swishing oil in your mouth for twenty minutes makes soap and the bacteria population in your mouth decline. 

Edgar Po Wong --- 8 years ago -

I do it, but in a completely different way. 

You can call me Michelle --- 8 years ago -

Its a solid but turns to liquid at about 76 degrees. So, at the grocery store you can see various brands and some may be solid while other brands may be more liquefied. It doesn't need to be refrigerated. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

Tylers Journey --- 10 hours ago - quote - hide comments
It can make your make your dental work fall out so just check that they are okay after doing it.






What?? I had 2 crowns come off recently! How does it work negatively on dental work?? 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

I can't find anything about oil pulling being harmful to dental work? 

ladybeachbum --- 8 years ago -

It really doesn't taste like oil to me. It is just a light liguid when you have it in your mouth. I get mine at Costco but Sam's has it, too, now.
I haven't done it in a while but this reminds me to do it. Lots of people take a teaspoon a day just for hair and skin to be better. 

Leila --- 8 years ago -

Having just done it 2x's now, I have to say my mouth feels very clean, almost like I feel after my teeth have been cleaned.

I am doing it first thing in the morning and keep it next to my bed so I can do it when I am checking my emails and watching the early morning news. I have not worked up to 20 minutes yet. 10 minutes seems to be my max right now. I am trying a teaspoon but that is hard to manage. The saliva builds up and without going into TMI, it just seems like too much liquid.

How do you that do it manage that? Do you have any tips? After reading about the history of it and the health benefits it seems like something that has merit and is something I want to pursue. 

Julmummy --- 8 years ago -

I tried it once with olive oil. I was gagging. Maybe I'll try coconut oil. 

ladybeachbum --- 8 years ago -

Just remember to NOT spit it down the sink. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

ladybeachbum --- 43 min ago - quote - hide comments
Just remember to NOT spit it down the sink.




Oops! I did, my bad.. What's the reason for that? 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 8 years ago -

I've tried- as much as I love coconut, it almost gagged me- I've tried flavored and plain- no way.. swishing grease around in my mouth- I can't get past that- 

MissPris --- 8 years ago -

Fats clog up sewer lines and it is big bucks for repairs. A big part of our taxes goes towards fixing the damage cause by fats going down the drain

FOGG in Drains, everything you never knew you needed to know 

gumbeauxgirl --- 8 years ago -

I have trouble with the coconut oil being solid initially. Sunflower oil is easier for me and has a very light taste.

How do you that do it manage that? Do you have any tips?

IMO you build up your tolerance for the amount of oil you use and the length of time you swish over time as you get used to it. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

Julmummy --- 6 hours ago - quote - hide comments
I tried it once with olive oil. I was gagging. Maybe I'll try coconut oil.


Do, it's waaaay better. I like the taste. Oil is very heavy and weird tasting but it mixes with saliva really quickly and it thins out pronto. 

Rubicon --- 8 years ago -

I have never heard of this before. If you can't spit the oil down the drain where do you spit it?

I'm just curious. I'm not going to try it because I've had too many problems with my dental work and don't want to risk it. 

Sweetest Cherub --- 7 years ago -

Anyone else doing this? I started yesterday with coconut oil and I love how clean my mouth felt all day. If you have been doing it for a while, what benefits have you noticed? 

Ellen Ripley --- 7 years ago -

I do it with sunflower and coconut oil. I try to go for it twice a day. 

Butterbean --- 7 years ago -

I don't think I like the visual I'm getting from all this. 

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