Oil Pulling

Recipe by UmmBinat
READY IN: 20mins
YIELD: 1 time


  • 1
    tablespoon unrefined sunflower oil or 1 tablespoon unrefined sesame oil
  • 1
    cup water


  • Swish and pull 1 tbs of preferred oil through the teeth and around the mouth before brushing, eating or drinking anything in the morning.
  • Do not swallow.
  • Do this for 15-20 minutes. You will find that the oil will start to get watery as your saliva mixes with it. Keep swishing. If your jaw muscles get sore while swishing, you're putting too much into it. Relax your jaw muscles and use your tongue to help move the liquid around the inside of your mouth. When you do this correctly, you'll feel very comfortable. Pretty soon, it will become second nature.
  • When 20 minutes are up, spit the oil into the toilet.
  • Rinse out your mouth a couple of times with warm water and then brush your teeth and tongue (In Ayurveda tongue cleaning is a part of one's daily hygiene regimen, to remove the toxic debris, known as Ama. It is also an element of traditional Chinese medicine.).
  • Drink one full glass of water.
  • This may be repeated 2-3 times throughout the day, 4 hours before eating or 1 hour after drinking. (That is what I have done and saw the results mentioned in the introduction.).
  • You may eat right away afterward.