8 Reasons To Start Oil Pulling

reasons to start oil pulling
  • 12.4K

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that has been around for ages and has multiple benefits. There are many reasons to start oil pulling, and I’d like to share 8 of them with you today:

8 Reasons To Start Oil Pulling:

  1. Detoxifies the body–Our mouths are home to a variety of bacteria, and harmful toxins. If the toxins stay in our bodies they can cause damage and disease.
  2. Freshens breath–Halitosis is a by-product that is released by bacteria in the mouth. Oil pulling helps get rid of these bacteria, giving you fresh, clean breath.
  3. Whitens teeth–I can attest to this! It works just as well as commercial teeth whiteners (like Crest Whitestrips) which are full of bleach and other toxic ingredients.
  4. Helps the body manage hormonal changes more efficiently–When the body has less toxins to clean out, it can spend more energy on other important functions.
  5. Helps prevent headaches and migraines–A major cause of headaches is having an overload of toxins in the body.
  6. Removes plaque–Oil pulling helps to reduce harmful bacteria (Streptococcus mutans) which cause plaque, which cause cavities (1).
  7. Improves skin conditions–Removing toxins from the body has a positive effect on the skin too. It can help clear acne and other skin conditions.
  8. Heals bleeding gums–Reduces inflammation and helps reverse gingivitis.

Which Oil Should I Use For Oil Pulling?

reasons to start oil pulling
Oil Pulling Infographic

I use coconut oil for my daily oil pulling. You might like to try coconut oil too due to it’s many health benefits.

Or you might like to use sunflower, sesame, or any number of other healthy oils.

If you’ve never done oil pulling before, you might want to read How To Do Oil Pulling For Better Health. It explains exactly what to do.

I hope these 8 reasons to start oil pulling encourage you to give it a try and reap the health benefits!

Here is our favorite coconut oil. It’s high quality and affordable. 

You might also like to check out these 81 Uses For Coconut Oil for more about coconut oil.

Feel free to check out the video below to learn more about oil pulling.

Please leave a comment below and let me know if you have tips for oil pulling. What oils do you like to use?

This post contains affiliate links. You can read our Affiliate Policy here.

  • 12.4K



  1. Add Turmeric to that dollop of coconut fat. Whitens teeth even more and more. After, brush your teeth with water to remove yellow coloring. Remove stains around the mouth with a smidgen of coconut fat.

    1. Thanks for sharing this, Jackie! Turmeric is great, isn’t it? I definitely have to add this to my oil pulling regimen!

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Please come back soon!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *