Oil Pulling in 5 Easy Steps

I know, I know you think “oh man she has totally lost it”! 

Oil Pulling

If you’re a fan of Pinterest or read any magazine, watched one of those doctor shows on TV, you know this is a real thing.

My teeth are very important to me and I love my teeth (even with the gap between my two upper front teeth).

My dentist suggested I was heading toward periodontal disease. No way was I did I want that!  

Life happens, it was summer I had a cruise to go one and I didn’t think about my teeth. October came and it dawned on me “I have a dental check up in January”!!  Naturally, I went into panic mode.  With all the advanced tools we have to research things, my go-to reference guide is Pinterest.  The solution I settle on for trying was oil pulling.

On Monday, September 29, 2016, I started my Oil Pulling experiment.  All the supplies were gathered and assembled in my bathroom.  The things used were coconut oil, timer, dixie cup to spit in, salt, water.

Oil Pulling Setup
      Coconut Oil, salt, water, Dixie cup
  1. Do this first thing in the morning before you brush your teeth or drink anything.
  2. Take 1-2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil (I use 1) in your mouth, I then chew it until it is liquid (this is not my favorite part), swish it around your mouth for 15-20 minutes.  I do it for 15 minutes. During this time I go and check my email, but you could take a shower or make coffee.  Just remember, DO NO SWALLOW it.  It has all that yucky bacteria in the liquid.

  3. Spit out in garbage.  The cup I use is a dixie cup and then throw it away.  Do not, I repeat do not spit down the sink or eventually, your sink will get clogged, immediately rinse your mouth with warm water (use salt water for add antimicrobial properties).

      Spit out in cup or         garbage                   
  4. FINALLY! Brush your teeth as normal.
  5. It is that easy!


    My observations after starting oil pulling. Each time I flossed my teeth, my gums did not bleed; my breath was sweeter; my teeth were whiter. I would oil pull three times per week. My dentist appointment was on January 10, 2017.  GUESS WHAT, I had a perfect check up.  His thorough check revealed I did not need to have a deep cleaning, no cavities and he said my gums and teeth looked great!  Next time I see him is in six months.  

Do I think oil pulling was worth it?  Trust me, I am sold on oil pulling and I will continue to do this.  

Have you tried Oil Pulling?  Please let me send me a comment.  

What strange fad have you tried?  

Is your January going great!  I am in Idaho and it snowing again!

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