In this post, you’ll learn the benefits of coconut oil pulling and watch a video on how to coconut oil pull with essential oils. Plus, get a PDF printable with the five easy steps to coconut oil pulling success.
A few years ago, there was a time when it hurt me to chew. It was so painful when I chewed on a certain area of my mouth that I thought I had split a tooth.
I went to my dentist, and she told me that my tooth was fine. No cracks. No cavity. Nothing to worry about, but that I should come back in if it didn’t go away.
Soon after, I learned about coconut oil pulling. I used coconut oil to oil pull every morning as part of the protocol for a gut healing program I was on called Gut Thrive in 5.
I made coconut oil pulling a part of my daily morning routine. After a while, I noticed that I didn’t have any pain when I chewed. I didn’t think about it too much but was glad to be able to chew my food without pain.
A few months after I started oil pulling, I changed dentists to a biological dentist. I told my new dentist about my painful tooth experience. Also, I let her know that I was coconut oil pulling with a drop of essential oil every morning.
My biological dentist told me that the coconut oil pulling most likely resolved the pain I had in my mouth. She went on to explain that I could have had bacteria in my mouth that was pressing on the nerve root of my tooth. Then, the oil pulling pulled the bacteria out and resolved my pain issue.
My dentist told me to keep up the good work with my coconut oil pulling routine. She said it was keeping my teeth and gums healthy.
My experience with coconut oil pulling continues to be positive and I want to share my favorite benefits with you!
Benefits of Coconut Oil Pulling
There are many benefits of coconut oil pulling, but in a nutshell, they are:
- Whiter teeth.
- Healthier teeth and gums.
- It reduces bacteria.
Why Coconut Oil is My Favorite for Oil Pulling
Coconut oil isn’t the only oil to use for oil pulling. It happens to be my favorite, though. Some people like to use sunflower oil, olive oil or sesame oil.
I choose coconut oil over other oils for the following reasons:
- I prefer the taste.
- It’s antimicrobial.
- It has more fat content which helps to draw bacteria.
Adding Essential Oils for Oil Pulling (Optional)
I’ve heard health professionals, including my biological dentist, recommend adding a drop or two of essential oil to the coconut oil. I try to get one drop and sometimes two will go on the spoon.
My favorite is to add a drop of Frankincense. I’ve also tried other essential oils like Clove, Melaleuca, doTERRA OnGuard, and Oregano. My biological dentist likes to use oregano for seasonal threats and mold reduction.
A Short Video on How to Coconut Oil Pull with Essential Oils
If you’d like to read more about the benefits of oil pulling, I recommend a book called Oil Pulling Therapy by Dr. Bruce Fife.
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