The Benefits of Oil Pulling and How To Do It

Oil pulling is something that not too many people know about yet. But those that do itregularly, swear by it — and there’s a reason.

Oil pulling is an ancient dental technique that involves taking a tablespoon of coconut oil (I use unrefined, organic) and swishing it in your mouth, on an empty stomach, for 20 minutes.

The first time I tried it, I could only make it to 15 minutes. Just do it for as long as you can, but for no more than 20 minutes.

Oil pulling is best and most beneficial to do first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach before you eat.

Our mouths harvest thousands of germs and bacteria that when swallowed, infiltrate our body.

By oil pulling first thing in the morning, you’ll remove more toxins, harmful bacteria, germs and plaque buildup all in one shot. If you eat food first, you’ll digest all of that stuff into your system. We need to get it out first!

Your teeth are going to feel just as smooth as when you leave the dentist! It’s nuts!

This 20-minute routine will not only improve your oral health, but your overall health too.

Oil pulling for 20 minutes is long enough to draw the toxins and breakdown plaque, but short enough time that your body doesn’t start reabsorbing those bad toxins back in. 

Would you rather use a bottle of store bought chemicals, that burn your mouth or a natural substance from nature that not only freshens your breath and improves your oral health, but also whitens your teeth, improves your gums and eliminates toxins too!?

I pick the ladder.


After making a few posts about oil pulling on my social media outlets, I did have a couple of people tell me that after a few sessions, their skin broke out, due to the body cleansing itself.

I myself have not experienced this, but I do want to be the one to tell you that others have, so don’t be alarmed if this happens to you.

Just know that the skin breaking out is totally worth all of the other health benefits you are going to experience with oil pulling, and it will pass shortly.

I have also read studies about others who have experienced headaches and congestion as a way of their body coping with the toxins being eliminated.

There was also a good, personal friend of mine who had a tooth infection and after oil pulling for a few days it completely went away.

IMPORTANT: you don’t want to spit out what has been in your mouth for 20 minutes into the sink. The coconut oil can harden up in your pipes, clogging them.

This too I’ve heard from more than one person and I don’t want to take the chance of this happening. It’s best to spit it out in the garbage can (DO NOT SWALLOW) or outside. 

Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and has a refreshing smell and taste.

If you are pregnant or nursing, I’d do research to see if it’s safe first. I can’t claim that it is or it isn’t, so I’ll leave that decision up to you 🙂


  • better overall oral health
  • whiter teeth
  • shinier teeth
  • healthier gums
  • less plaque
  • removal of bacteria, germs and toxins
  • fresh breath
  • better overall health

If you have a question that pops into your head, let me know. Email me at and put in the Subject: Oil Pulling Q. 

here’s to health, self-love and vibing high,

Christina Roulund