Oil Pulling is an Ayurvedic process that pulls toxins from the body and has numerous health benefits.

• First thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything, including water, put about a teaspoon of oil in your mouth.  Coconut, sesame, sunflower or olive oil are all great options.
• Swish the oil around in your mouth and through your teeth for 5 minutes.  You do not have to swish vigorously, relax your jaw and let the movement be natural.  Do not swallow the oil!
• It might take some time to get used to doing this for so long. You can also start with less oil in the beginning and/or less time – work your way up.  It’s normal to want to gag, you have a mouth full of toxins!  Remember to breathe through your nose it helps.
• Brush your teeth immediately.  Some Ayurvedic practitioners suggest rinsing with warm salt water first.  If you have a tongue scraper you can use that too.

After about a week see if you notice any differences.  I’d love to hear about them! Please share on my Facebook Page.




  1. I’m on day three. It’s very easy to do and what you spit out is super disgusting so it must be doing some good for my body. 🙂


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