January 19, 2017
Whenever there's opportunity to blend traditional wisdom with innovation the end result can be groundbreaking. Whether you're seeking prevention, fighting an infection or want whiter teeth - oil pulling is an intelligent delivery system. One step wellness can happen by combining oil pulling with essential oils. This particular delivery system (oil pulling) has markedly more benefits than swallowing a capsule of essential oils:
In oil pulling, a generous teaspoon of coconut oil is swished around the mouth in the early morning before breakfast on an empty stomach for about 20 minutes. If you can't oil pull before breakfast, that's ok you're still going to get fantastic benefits. The oil is ‘pulled’ and forced in between all the teeth by swishing it all around the mouth. During the process the viscous oil becomes milky white and thinner. After 20 minutes of swishing, spit it out in the garbage it's full of bacteria - but not in the sink! You don't want to clog the pipes when the coconut oil hardens. Brush your teeth, you'll feel so good afterwards, it's a fabulous habit.
"Our inability, due to legal constraints (although I cannot say I actually know of a single law that states this), to recommend the internal use of essential oils in the treatment of a ‘dis-ease’ in another should not, I believe, dictate our ability and need to understand how and why we would want to use essential oils this way to self treat, should we feel confident to do so. In fact, based upon the growing interest and indeed the growing use of essential oils internally, I believe it is becoming imperative that we in the aromatherapy industry develop a better understanding and richer knowledge base regarding the internal use of essential oils. Although I am not a strong advocate of taking essential oils internally without just cause, I have used essential oils for myself and friends in vaginal and rectal suppositories for specific conditions (e.g. in the treatment of respiratory infections and hemorrhoids), cough syrups, teas and sometimes in a spoonful of honey. Each year I make up a supply of cough syrup containing herbal and aromatic ingredients. I always use my own essential oil based mouth wash and drink a fair amount of herbal teas (thereby taking essential oils internally as well) including fennel and other aromatic plant teas."
As Ms. Shutes makes the point that we take essential oils internally in one way or another. I'm an advocate of practicing internal usage when needed with a "less is more" philosophy when I do so. I prefer direct absorption into the blood stream versus a capsule delivery whenever possible including topical application. We deserve the right to self care, to make our decisions based on our own due diligence. Oil pulling is a multi-faceted delivery system in my opinion and I wanted to share the enormous possibilities with you. Enjoy!
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May 10, 2017
I have been oil pulling for about two years now and I think it is very helpful to my well being. I just use a thieves blend and melaleuca with coconut oil, but I have your lavender thieves protection blend and next time I make up some I’m going to try that. Thank you for your great ideas. I do have a questions, I purchased some Airway from you and also received for Christmas two more bottles (my friends know what I like) and I was wondering, would I use an entire bottle in a 4 oz. jar of naked salve to make some airway salve with it? Thank you!
No, you would want a straight fat like coconut oil for oil pulling.
I really like this post. It was informative and helpful to me.
Can any of your salves be used for oil pulling?
Frankincense is always a good idea, Lavender Thieves or even Peppermint would be great options too. The act of oil pulling with coconut oil is just as important and helpful for slowing gum recession.
Which EO or blend would you recommend for gum recession? In another article, you mentioned Frankincense for gums. Or would one of your blends be better?
I do have your Oil Pulling Lavender Thieves. I have two questions. What if I cannot swish too long yet. I am afraid to swallow for fear of the bacteria. Do I spit out and start over?
What would you suggest I try for a child’s extreme eczema, itching and
Has extreme allergies (peanuts, eggs)
Thank you so much.
We love Airway too and I’m happy to hear it’s a favorite of yours! For general use, I would suggest 100 drip drops per 4oz of CW Naked Salve – start with that. If you feel you would like it to be stronger just warm the jar in a warm oven until the salve reaches a liquid state and add more Airway Blend if needed.
Would myrrh be a good choice for oil pulling?
Awesome! Thanks so much!
If you have difficulty swishing the full 20 minutes, work up to it until you can it’s worth the effort! For child’s itching/allergies I would recommend Allergy Ease Salve – it’s pretty special and has a lot of history behind it. Our Operations Manager’s son had extreme allergies to food and the environment, this salve was used topically for welts and nasty allergy related rashes, his Mom also put him on an LLP Antihistamine Blend regime, diffused LLP as well with amazing results.
Yes, you can absolutely melt your own coconut oil – just make sure it’s a high quality coconut oil because your results are dependent on the quality of products used. Here’s a tip to figure out your ratio – 2 to 3 drops per teaspoon, there’s 24 teaspoons in 4 oz. 50 to 75 drops per 4 oz jar :)
Can you take a small jar and and melt the coconut oil and add the essential oils and let it harden back up, that way you just scoop some out in the morning already pre-made? Do you recommend coconut oil over sesame oil for oil pulling? What ratio say per 8oz jar of coconut oil? Maybe a 5ml bottle of EO? I am not good with the ratios. Thanks!
Could I mix your turmeric and black pepper blend with your naked salve ? I’ve been experiencing really stiff fingers / hands in the morning and in rainy days . Btw I love your thieves and lavender oil pulling blend .
Thank you so much, I will be doing that tonight!
So much great information in this site. Enjoy it very much.
Thank you. I was thinking of mixing it with peppermint or spearmint…
Yes, not very tasty but the coconut oil helps with that :) I would switch to another EO every 2 weeks as Myrrh can irritate the stomach for some.
Yes you can!
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