I love oil pulling and have been doing almost daily for the past few months. I have noticed many benefits, namely whiter and cleaner teeth!
Recently, I started adding essential oils to my oil pulling technique. But instead of adding them randomly or just for ‘flavor', I have been adding them with intention to what the essential oils actually do!
You can read more in depth about oil pulling, but essentially you swish a tablespoon or two coconut oil or sesame oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes. Then you spit out the oil and rinse and/or brush your teeth. There are numerous benefits to oil pulling including white teeth, clearer skin and better digestion.
If you are into essential oils, there are several oils you can add to your oil pulling routine to increase the benefits of oil pulling.
Here are some that I like to use for oil pulling. I like to add these to my oil pulling routine, depending what is going on in my mouth!
I only recommend using truly pure, therapeutic grade oils, especially if you are putting them in your mouth. I use Young Living Essential Oils as I know they are safe to use in this way. Be sure to always spit out your oil pulling oils as it will be full of toxins and bacteria!
My Favorite Essential Oils for Oil Pulling
Peppermint Essential Oil, with its minty, invigorating flavor and scent, is a great oil to add to combat bad breath and leave your mouth feeling clean and fresh. I also like to use Peppermint in the morning when I oil pull as it gives me an energizing boost if I am feeling a bit tired.
Thieves Essential Oil Blend is a combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata and Rosemary. Thieves oil has myriad uses and might be one of my favorite essential oils. It can be added to your oil pulling routine to relieve bad breath and give a feeling of freshness to your mouth and teeth. This blend can support your immune system.
Clove essential oil promotes a healthy immune response, and may support overall wellness*. This oil includes the naturally occurring constituent eugenol (google it!), and is an important ingredient in many products including Thieves®, ImmuPower™, Inner Defense™, and Longevity™.
Spearmint essential oil includes naturally occurring carvone and limonene (google them!). Blend with Peppermint oil for digestive system support*. This oil is an important ingredient in many Young Living products including Citrus Fresh™, EndoFlex™, GLF™, Ningxia Nitro™, and Thryomin™.
Cinnamon Bark essential oil promotes a healthy immune response, and helps maintain a healthy lifestyle regimen*. This oil includes the naturally occurring constituent cinnamaldehyde (google it!), and is an important ingredient in many Young Living products including Thieves®, Abundance™, and Inner Defense™.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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What oils do you like to use with oil pulling?