Our USDA certified Organic Swish Oil Pulling Therapy combines sesame oil, coconut oil, and turmeric with peppermint oil for a fresh and pleasant taste. Traditional Ayurvedic oil pulling (or oil swishing) is a safe, natural and gentle home remedy that supports oral health and hygiene. Oil pulling is an ancient therapy has been used successfully for thousands of years as part of a healthy daily routine.
Suggested Use: Swish up to 1 tablespoon of oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes on an empty stomach, pulling the oil in and out between your teeth. Spit and rinse with water. Use once per day.
Net Weight: 8 fluid ounces
Ingredients: Organic Sesame Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Turmeric, Organic Peppermint Oil
What is Oil Pulling?
This ancient technique discussed in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita has been getting lots of press for its teeth-whitening and bad breath-banishing benefits. Oil pulling is the ancient, time-tested practice of swishing herbalized sesame and coconut oil in the mouth for 10-15 minutes daily. This is best performed after tongue scraping, brushing and flossing, and can be done while showering.
Named for the cleansing effect oils have when applied to the skin, this process uses lipophilic oils, meaning they attract other oils and fat-soluble toxins, and act to pull them out from any surface an oil is introduced to. This amazing property to chelate or pull toxins has been employed for centuries during classical Ayurvedic detox therapies. (1)
Healthy Mouth Microbes
In a healthy mouth, certain microbes play a critical role in upper respiratory health, breath smell, healthy gums and teeth, and the first immune response for the entire body. Streptococcus salivarius is one of the most important and most abundant of good microbes found in a healthy mouth. (2-5)
Microbes, such as Streptococcus mutans (the main contributor to tooth decay) and the harmful yeast Candida albicans, seem to flourish in the mouth – particularly in the presence of sugars and starches. These bad bacterium and fungi, when allowed to flourish, can cause a plethora of health concerns specifically in the heart, arteries, and brain.
Oil pulling has been shown to create a saponification or detergent effect that deters bad bacteria and plaque while supporting healthy gum tissue as a barrier against bacterial exposure to the bloodstream. (6-9)
Oil Pulling and Bad Breath
Studies also show that oil pulling has a substantial ability to reduce the levels of microbes in the mouth that cause halitosis or bad breath. (10, 11)
By supporting healthy microbial populations that limit the proliferation of sulfur-producing bacteria, you can get to the source of the bad breath. This is another example of how the proper balance of microbes can solve an age-old problem very simply.
Oral Health and Longevity
According to a study investigating cognitive decline at the UCLA Buck Institute, good oral hygiene is one of the top 10 keys to longevity. (12) Neglected oral health has been linked to poor cognitive function, and risk of heart and artery health concerns. (13)
How Do You Oil Pull?
Uncooked sesame oil, coconut oil, and turmeric are traditionally combined for the most reliable benefits. Take up to 1 tablespoon of this oil mixture and swish or gargle in the mouth for about 10 minutes a day. This is best performed after tongue scraping, brushing and flossing, and can be done in the shower while you are washing your hair. Give it a try!
Allergen information: product contains sesame oil.