Day 11 Adopting New Habits

Last Update: February 24, 2017

Oil Pulling is a very old ayurvedic practice. There are several health benefits associated with practicing this on a regular basis. By pulling oil on an empty stomach you get rid of the toxins which have accumulated in your mouth overnight.The antibacterial and antifungal properties of coconut oil make it great for this. Oil Pulling improves both oral and general health.

This is also a great way to integrate the use of coconut oil into your life. See Day 6 adopting New Habits.

Some of the benefits of oil pulling are:

Better oral health

Whiter teeth

Heals bleeding gums

Cures tooth decay

Combats bad breath

Prevents cavities

Boosts the immune system

Reduces inflammations

How it is done:

First thing in the morning take two tablespoons of coconut oil in your mouth but be sure not to swallow it. Do this on an empty stomach. When you do this before eating or drinking anything in the morning you avoid swallowing toxins which have built up in your mouth overnight.

Swish the oil around in your mouth, also in between your teeth for a good 15-20 minutes. When you are in a hurry 10 minutes will also do - better to keep up with the habit even if you have less time than not do it at all.

After a while you will feel the consistency change and the oil becomes foamy. This is the oil "collecting" all the bacteria. If you continue it will become more fluid again.

Spit it out into a paper tissue and throw away. DO NOT SWALLOW and avoid sitting it out into the sink as this will clog your drains!

Brush your teeth and rinse using some warm water with salt.

Leaves your teeth feeling really clean and fresh. :)

At first you might need a few days to get used to the taste of the coconut oil but after a few days you won't even notice it. The rewards are far greater than the perceived unpleasant taste over a few days! :)

See you tomorrow


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Ivine Premium
Hi Vee, sounds great. I must try it out. Itv.
greenvee Premium
It is definitely worth a try - don't give up right away though!
lynnsam61 Premium
I haven't ever heard about oil pulling but I love to eat coconut oil on sandwiches, usually almond butter and fruit. The idea of not ingesting it is foreign to me since its pretty tasteless.
greenvee Premium
Hi Erica,

you can ingest coconut oil, only NOT the oil in your mouth after pulling. It has collected all the bacteria in your mouth and swallowing this will only leave the toxins in your system, which is what we are wanting to avoid in the first place.

Otherwise I cook with coconut oil everyday, use it on my hair, my skin and for a variety of other things.

There are loads of articles and info on coconut oi. I also have an article about it on one of my sites.
LouisaB Premium
Valina, this is a great post. Not everybody knows the benefit and purpose of Oil Pulling, that's new to me! Keep on rolling!
greenvee Premium
Hi Louisa, hope you will be encouraged to try it out.
I integrate it with some task in the mornings so it does not take up extra time.
Love to you
MKearns Premium
Very interesting Valina. Sounds almost like an enema
greenvee Premium
Much more comfortable I would say! :)
ValerieJoy Premium
Wonderful information Vee. Thank you :)
greenvee Premium
Glad you like it Valerie. Hope you doing well