Oil Pulling/Swishing

by Mary Lynn

Wondering if anyone here had tried oil pulling with any noted benefits? Are you using VCO? And has anyone mixed VCO in hot water to drink?

Hi Mary Lynn,

Yes, I have! Actually, coconut oil pulling is a daily part of my life. I pull/swish virgin coconut oil (VCO) inside my mouth for 15-20 minutes right before eating breakfast (I really should include lunch and dinner...).

Oil pulling with coconut oil allows me to expel mucous on a consistent basis. Mucous drainage is one of our body’s means of expelling toxins. It's so effective that I sometimes have to get rid of the oil and unload the mucous from my throat before reaching a full 20 minutes.

It also took care of my migraine headaches. Gargling with coconut oil made my headache problems disappear. I'm not sure yet how exactly coconut oil pulling does it, but it works!

My bleeding gums are now non-existent and my breath has definitely boosted my self-confidence.

I absolutely see no reason why you can't mix VCO in hot water. My sisters mix VCO in their hot coffee and tea all the time. It's a popular method for those who can't take the oil directly or by the spoonful.

Hope this helps,

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Nov 20, 2011
Oil Pulling
by: Gabi


I am trying oil pulling for the first time and find it hard to make it last for 15 minutes. But when I spit the oil out my mouth feels refreshed. I will find out if it shows any benefits. I will try it for my arthritis!


May 16, 2011
Coconut Oil Pulling Rocks!
by: Jason

The reason I tried oil pulling is because I have read from a reputable source that oral health has a lot to do with heart problems. Heart disease runs deep in our family so I'm doing all I can to address it.

Fresher breath was one of the very first health benefits I received from swishing coconut oil. And yes, expelling mucous, too. I used to have swollen and bleeding gums but has since disappeared.

We add coconut oil to our morning coffee and tea all the time. Just my two cents.

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