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Interesting benefits of Oil Pulling

I haven’t heard of oil pulling until last year when I was fortunate to interview a Holistic Guru named Hema Dadhwal on my YouTube Series, Women’s Self-Care Series. where she mentioned oil pulling as part of her Self-Care routine.

Hema Dadhwal – Holistic Guru

I must be honest, if didn’t strike me to add oil pulling as part of my own routine for months and months until my Journey of Urticaria happened and I knew I needed to step up more on my Self-Care routines. So nowadays, aside from my journalling, exercise and usual skin care routine, I’ve added a 10-minute morning yoga, a water drinking challenge, and oil pulling.

Interesting enough, with this added Self-Care routines, I’ve never felt like my time in doing things have lessened (well, maybe some of my time scrolling on social media😅). Nonetheless, the benefits this new practices have given me compared to the minutes I loose is irrelevant and incomparable.

What exactly is oil pulling?

Oil pulling is a traditional folk remedy practiced in ancient India. It is believed to cure a lot of systemic diseases when practiced regularly and as directed. You might not be aware that there’s an increase demand on complementary and traditional practices nowadays as more and more people get aware of the side effects modern medicine and other oral products can give.

Benefits of Oil Pulling

Kill bacteria in your mouth. About 700 types of bacteria can live in your mouth. Ewww, right?! This certain bacteria can contribute problems like tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease.

You can significantly reduced this number of harmful bacteria found in the saliva and plaque with just one week of oil pulling.

Reduce Bad Breath. Halitosis affects almost 50% of the population and as you suspected, it isn’t the lack of toothpaste nor brushing of teeth that most people lack but some underlying problems such as  infection, gum disease, and tongue coating, or the bacteria trapped on the tongue.

The next time you sat beside someone who’s breath smells, why not sharing some oil pulling tips instead of the usual gifting of toothpaste and mouthwash.

Prevent Cavities. With today’s society getting more and more addicted to sugary food, there’s no wonder cavities is one of the most common oral problem nowadays. What’s worst is when not taken care of, this can lead to tooth decay.

The decrease of bacteria oil pulling does helps reduce cavity formation which can relieve one from having tooth decay.

Improve Gum Health. When it comes to Self-Care, improving your health no matter how small part of your body it is is important. Gingivitis, a type of gum disease which makes gums bleed easily. Ouch!

There’s even some studies linking gum disease to even create a serious threat to arterial health that can lead to heart attacks and strokes, as well as diabetes and birth complications.

How to do Oil Pulling?

  1. Measure 1 tablespoon of either Coconut, Sesame, or Olive oil.
  2. Swish it in your mouth for around 10-20 minutes. Be careful not to swallow it.
  3. Spit into trash once done. Make sure not to spit in the toilet or sink as this can cause oil build-up and/or clogging.
  4. Rinse your mouth with water.

Repeat this a few times a week or up to 3 times daily.

I hope this natural oral Self-Care practice help improve your oral health. I personally use Coconut oil and find it great!

11 thoughts on “Interesting benefits of Oil Pulling

  1. I was not aware about the concept of oil pulling till the time I landed on this page. I found not just interesting but also equally good for maintaining oral hygiene.

  2. I haven’t tried oil pulling yet but my husband does it all the time. Apparently, it can help reduce the number of harmful bacteria in your mouth and promote oral health in general.Thanks for sharing this information with me! I had no idea there were so many benefits to the practice. I’ll definitely give it a try.

  3. Oil pulling can reduce the number of harmful bacteria and promote oral health. It is meant to remove bacteria and stimulate saliva production, and other benefits.

  4. Oil pulling, wow that’s a new concept I learned for your article. seeing its benefits, I am going to try this one. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I have tried this. Infact some times back my dentist recommended me to avoid bad breath and kill bacterias. In the beginning I used to feel pukish but then it got habitual and I loved the results. ❤️

  6. I had observed all the amazing benefits of oil pulling personally. indeed, it is a great way to keep oral cavity clean. it also help in prevent cavity and other oral infections . my brother has introduce me this long ago and since then I do it regularly.

  7. This is the first time I have heard of oil pulling. I haven’t tried oil pulling myself, but it seems like it could be worth a shot if you’re looking for a natural way to detoxify your body or improve your oral health. I will really have to look into this!

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