Is anyone else oil pulling? If not, start NOW!

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
841 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@BurlapnLace:  I’ve always wanted to try this, but swishing anything around in my mouth for 20 minutes sounds just exhausting! My mouth hurts just thinking about it haha! Does it make the muscles in your mouth/face sore?

Post # 4
632 posts
Busy bee

Yeah, i was on board too until i found out you have to do it for 20 mins. yuck!

Post # 5
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I found no benefits whatsoever (other than my husband enjoying me mute for a bit), but I am glad it worked for you!

Post # 6
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

20 minutes? I can barely last the 60 seconds of my mouthwash.

Post # 7
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@LilliePad:  You don’t need to start at 20 mins – you can do 5, some people do.

I actually do it in the shower, because then I lose track of time. It’s been EXCELLENT to help clean my teeth – have a wisdom tooth growing in that my toothbrush doesn’t always reach. Also, it really helped to cut down on the tooth sensitivity issues I was having.

Post # 9
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I can’t imagine myself doing that for 20 minutes every day, but one of the articles said it helps with canker sores, and I might try it for that!

Post # 10
613 posts
Busy bee

@BurlapnLace:  Im willing to give it a shot! I have tried everything for acne and nothing! does it work with anykind of oil? I love olive oil teaspoon of that when you have a sore thoat works great.

Post # 12
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I can second the oil pulling endorsement. I haven’t been doing it for long but have seen results in my complexion. I also use coconut oil.

for those who feel like swishing for that long may be tiring, it’s not a hardcore mouthwash swish, it’s just basically moving it around your mouth, so your jaws shouldn’t get particularly tired. It does help to do other things while you’re pulling. 

From what I’ve read and friends I have who do it, it is recommended that you pull for at least 15-20 minutes. The oil should be opaque when you spit it out. Also, if you feel strange or have to work your way up to the 15-20 minutes, that’s fine too. 

Mist suggest trying to stick with it for at least 30 days for real results. Happy pulling! 

Post # 13
5518 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have a friend doing this with her teeth and her dentist has seen improvements.  She started small with only a couple minutes and works her way up.  She’s up to 12 minutes.

Post # 14
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Does that mean you’re essentially maintaining your saliva in your mouth for 20 minutes? This sounds interesting, but I’d throw up. 

Post # 15
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@BurlapnLace:  Iv done this!I was actually shaking on my first go as i honestly thought i was going to gag lol. I found the best time for me to do it was in the evening (too gaggy in the morning!) and i used grapeseed oil as it was all i had here.

I managed 7or8 mins the first day and slightly longer the second but my teeth were much whiter! Friends noticed the difference too and said my teeth were ‘shinier’! Didnt notice any difference on my skin but i take fairly good care of it anyway.Im now down to doing it just once every 3-4 weeks and my teeth havent gone back to the shade i started at

Dentist saw an improvement too 🙂

Post # 16
2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Hmm… sounds interesting, I have acne and bad gums, so maybe I should give it a try. Hopefully it wouldn’t make me gag! Where do you get your oil from? Is the kind of coconut oil they sell at trader joes the right stuff?

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