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Easy Oil Pulling Blend with Essential Oils

December 31, 2013 39 Comments

Easy Oil Pulling Blend with Essential Oils

 

Make it a Habit in 2014

Oil pulling is becoming a mainstream practice around here. Quickly gaining popularity for it's ability to reduce nasty bacteria that causes plaque build-up, gum disease, tooth decay and gum sensitivity...Oil Pulling is here to stay. And, your teeth will get whiter in the process! I've been oil pulling for a couple years, I'd like to share a time-saving step that can help you make it a habit in 2014 too.

By the way, if all of this is new to you, here's a more in-depth blog post on the subject of oil pulling {click here}. Be sure to come back and learn now to make a quick and easy blend for your new healthy habit, oil pulling!

 

I use only 3 ingredients: organic coconut oil and 2 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils: Melaleuca and a Thieves type protective blend. Melaleuca is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-septic, expectorant, immune stimulant and decongestant. A Thieves type blend has strong anti-viral properties, just what you want swishing around in your mouth every day. The blend contains Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Eucalyptus (radiata), Rosemary, and Lavender essential oils. Coconut oil contains Lauric Acid, a healthy fat that's proven to be anti-microbial.

To save time oil pulling, make a 2 week supply of an Oil Pulling Blend rather than gathering all of the ingredients every time you swish. It's easy, just use a whisk and a 1/2-pint mason jar:

Recipe

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  • 1 cup softened coconut oil
  • 16 drops Melaleuca
  • 16 drops Thieves type blend

Whisk softened coconut oil and essential oils together until well blended and smooth. Add to a 1/2 pint mason jar or container of your choice preferably glass as essential oils can leach petrochemicals from plastic. Once a day if possible, put approximately one tablespoon of the Oil Pulling Blend in your mouth and swish slowly for 20 minutes. Keep busy, it's great to do this while showering or vacuuming etc. Do not swallow! The oil will be full of bacteria and other nasty stuff, you'll want to spit it in the garbage at the end of your 20 minutes. Brush your teeth and feel the difference! Your teeth will feel smooth and clean every time.

 

1 cw round 150

 




39 Responses

Pat
Pat

May 23, 2018

I started Oil Pulling 18 months ago…..which I was very skeptical at first. Using this receipe and creating Dots from silicone tray in Rebecca’s other recipe; I have to admit that going to my dentist for my regular check ups and testing at the periodontal gum chart, my numbers have decreased for the better with healthier gums! This is a great routine with your flossing/brushing to maintain healthy oral health! My favorite EO’s: firstly, Melaleuca then I may add Thieves blend, clove, cinnamon, peppermint and/or frankincense for a change. Oil pull in the shower for best results (timing that is). Only downfall, is traveling with my Oil Pulling Dots in hot weather….they melt!

vtmom
vtmom

May 10, 2017

What a great idea! Thanks

Nikki Norman
Nikki Norman

May 10, 2017

What a great idea!!! I keep coconut oil in my bathroom for this – but adding the EO’s before hand will be great! Will be doing this soon (still out of Shield).

LuAnna
LuAnna

May 10, 2017

can you use FCO instead?

MyGirlFriday
MyGirlFriday

May 10, 2017

Just have to ask..does this taste bad???

Tayla Hanson
Tayla Hanson

May 10, 2017

I already use coconut oil toothpaste, so this’ll be great extra thing to do! I’m so paranoid about the health of my teeth (><)

Twisted Chicken
Twisted Chicken

May 10, 2017

Coconut oil melts at something like 76 or 78 degrees so your body heat melts it in your mouth very quickly.

denise mac
denise mac

May 10, 2017

I’ve never used the solid form of coconut oil before. I have a question though….once it’s softened and the oils of choice are added, doesn’t the CO get hard again? And if it is hard and you put a spoonful in mouth, does it liquefy? Sorry…may sound like a silly question, but I don’t know!

denise mac
denise mac

May 10, 2017

you can! That’s what I use.

Jen
Jen

May 10, 2017

Hi, I am new to oil pulling and have been having some unexplained ear/throat pain ( I have been to the doctors and have ruled out a lot, including an MRI of head) Anyway, I tried it this morning with 1 TBS of pure coconut oil and some lemon juice (I don’t have Lemon EO) I was only able to do it for about 3 minutes because I started feeling lumps in my mouth…yuck! Is that a normal thing or is that my mouth being so toxic that it was working immediately. I have never done this and so I am not sure what the normal is. Thanks, I have been really enjoying your reads on EO’s. I am just starting to look into Eo’s and figure which way to go. I am excited about this journey!

Aurora Brusseau
Aurora Brusseau

May 10, 2017

I just did this tonight. I am out of coconut oil so I temporarily substituted olive oil. I personally prefer coconut oil so I will be buying more tomorrow. And I am just discovering all the wonders of Shield…it is amazing! I think I will be buying the bigger bottle next time I order.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I wish you could!

lisenswede
lisenswede

May 10, 2017

Shield…can I get that in the UK? :-)

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I don’t mind it at all! The strongest taste is Melaleuca but it’s all tempered by the coconut oil and Shield. Feel free to add Peppermint or Frankincense – there are other EOs that can be helpful as well :)

Patti
Patti

May 10, 2017

Okay…I haven’t tried this yet, but you’ve convinced me…yikes!

Claire
Claire

May 10, 2017

I was wondering the same thing! I’ve heard that Oregano oil is a great oil to help with the mouth, so I’ll try this and the peppermint oil since I don’t have the other two. Will it harm the blend to slowly warm the coconut oil and then mix in the EO’s? I’m just worried that blending it with a wisk won’t get it evenly incorporated. Thanks!

Susie
Susie

May 10, 2017

Love your new website! Am interested in the spark naturals. I presently use doterra eos

Norma
Norma

May 10, 2017

I am so loving your new website..and OK..I will start pulling…scared and excited at the same time..I have a weird gag reflex and don’t know about the taste but only one way to find out!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Hi Jen! Until you get some pure EOs, I would omit the lemon juice and pull with just the oil for now. Lemon juice is very acidic where the essential oil is not – that may be why your mouth reacted like it did.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Thanks for pointing this out, Im working on it! In the meantime, you can find that link here: https://campwander.com/2012/09/the-art-of-oil-pulling-heal-detox/

Melissa
Melissa

May 10, 2017

Your link to the detailed oil pulling post is not working :(

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

If you love your oils but dream of having the same quality at a better price? Without the hassles of an MLM? You’ll love Spark Naturals!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Give it a try, it’s amazing!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Claire, once the coconut oil hits your mouth it will melt and all will be blended evenly :)

Kathleen
Kathleen

May 10, 2017

Once you make this, how long does it keep if not used right away?

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May 10, 2017

[…] this article, I pared down the two week blend into one handy tablespoon of oil, and 1-ish drops of each the […]

Karen Coates
Karen Coates

May 10, 2017

I don’t think the FCO has the lauric acid.as it has been chemically altered.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Hi Linda!
FCO:Fractionated Coconut Oil
MLM: Multi-Level Marketing Company

Linda
Linda

May 10, 2017

I believe all websites and blogs should have a glossary available for those of us new to whatever the subject is.

Please, what is FCO and what is MLM?

Thanks.

Cyndee Baldwin
Cyndee Baldwin

May 10, 2017

I just had a lady say that you can’t use Coconut oil if you have fillings in your teeth. her comment: Not recommended for those with amalgum fillings so research if you have them. She says it takes out the mercury in fillings. Have you heard any research on this?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Yes, Shield has a dietary standard rating (food grade) and you’re right, only essential oils with a dietary standard should be used internally. When sharing with clients or friends, remind them it’s considered a hot oil because of the cinnamon and clove in the blend and you use accordingly. Shield is excellent for oil pulling! Thanks Lori :)

Lori
Lori

May 10, 2017

Is Shield a food grade essential oil? I have been told it’s dangerous to use EOs internally unless they are food grade, even if you aren’t ingesting them. I’m sure you wouldn’t suggest that we swish around things that aren’t safe for us, but I always like to double check before I purchase something or suggest it to a friend or client (I’m a Massage Therapist)! I love your site and it has become my go-to for herbal remedies and I can’t wait to try oil pulling (again!)

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I can’t answer the question about before or after your medication other than to always follow your doctors instructions. Oil pulling is benficial for whole body health as well as oral health, it’s a good healthy practice in general :)

sheila
sheila

May 10, 2017

I’ve just started oil pulling a week ago. I take synthroid first thing in the morning usually but have been waiting until after I swish. Would it be ok to take synthroid first before I swish as it backs up my schdule with other meds?? Also will I benefit from swishing if I don’t have dental issues?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Thank you Christy! Search Kitchen Lavender on the website, you’ll find the recipe :)

Christy
Christy

May 10, 2017

I want to make my own oil pulling with the lavender thieves. I bought ALL the ingredients, I probably should have bought the lavender thieves blend but instead I bought each separate oil…so my question is are the oils each equal in amount? I want mine to turn out just like yours! I love it so much! I read something new on your site almost every day! Thank you!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Yes, you can add two drops of essential oil to coconut oil for oil pulling, I alternate between Melaleuca, CW Lavender Thieves and Oregano.

Maureen
Maureen

May 10, 2017

It’s still not working. I have a question, I’ve been putting a couple drops of thyme in my mouthwash because my teeth have been killing me. Can I put thyme in the coconut oil?? I was gonna put thyme clove and maybe frankincense, or melaleuca?

Aurora
Aurora

May 10, 2017

I know you are not allowed to make medical claims, so I will just say that personally I use this blend when I have canker sores in my mouth, and they clear up much quicker than using commercial products such as Orajel rinse. Plus it helps with the pain while they heal. I am using this right now as I type.

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