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Oil Pulling for Chronic Sinus Infections and Allergies

December 02, 2016 13 Comments

Oil Pulling for Chronic Sinus Infections and Allergies

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This is a "why you should try it" post. If you haven't created a habit of oil pulling, maybe this reason alone will be the catalyst to convince you that you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! So how can a simple method similar to swishing around with  a mouthwash clear my sinus drainage and possibly give me allergy relief? 

Many sinus suffers first have allergy symptoms and the bacteria starts to build up in their sinuses. Mucous drainage is one of the body’s methods of kicking toxins to the curb. Oil Pulling removes toxins in the mouth, gums and in the lymph {important!}. By swishing and swirling, and moving your jaw, you are creating a lymphatic circulation around your sinuses. This may be the reason why many have had effective results with clearing and, draining of the sinuses from oil pulling. Some people report relief after the first few times, and others may take a few weeks. By stimulating lymphatic circulation, you are helping by encouraging drainage and preventing bacteria build up.

In addition to clearing sinuses and soothing allergies oil pulling holds great promise for improved oral health! This is a versatile daily detox routine that everyone I know can benefit from in one way or another! Truth be told, oil pulling isn't the most convenient habit but there are ways to make it simpler. I like to make up coconut dots ahead of time, I keep them in a clear mason jar in the refrigerator as a constant reminder to "get it done" as easily as possible. My hubby prefers a jar of coconut oil with his favorite essential oil blends mixed in conveniently placed by the bathroom sink. He scoops out a generous teaspoon and goes about his daily shower/shave routine, oil pulling for 20 minutes.  

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Our favorite oil pulling blends start with amazing coconut oil! I'm an admitted snob when it comes to CO but I have to be, there are so many imposters out there. One thing I know for a fact, my DIY natural products and my Camp Wander Ready Made Products are only as good as the quality of ingredients I use! I can't emphasize this strongly enough.

Ok, why Peppermint? Peppermint opens up blood vessels to increase blood supply. This is helpful because the sinus region has very little blood flow. The extra blood flow allows the infection (“snot”) to drop or slide out of the sinus cavities. Sorry, a tad graphic but so interesting! There's an added bonus to using Peppermint essential oil in an oil pulling blend, it's a minty fresh party in your mouth for 20 minutes!

In summary, whether you make your own oil pulling blend with high quality coconut oil and pure, therapeutic essential oils or, use my convenient readymade versions, this is a habit you want to incorporate in your life and the lives of your loved ones. When you make oil pulling a habit you can count on reduced dental bills, pain relief, lessened sinus infections, milder allergy reactions, whiter teeth and other surprising results.

 

  • If possible, oil pull first thing in the morning before you brush your teeth or drink anything but anytime of the day is effective
  • Gently swish a generous teaspoon of coconut oil in your mouth and between your teeth for 20 minutes, don’t swallow any of the oil. TIP! Swish gently so you don’t tire out your cheeks and jaw
  • Important! Spit out the oil in the trash (not the sink), the oil will be full of bacteria etc, do not swallow
  • Finally, brush your teeth
  • Oil pull 4 to 5 times per week

In case you were wondering... From Coconut Oil Research Center: Occasionally people report that they have lost fillings or crowns when they started oil pulling. Others are hesitant to try oil pulling in fear that it might loosen their dental work. Let me ease your fears. Oil pulling will not and cannot loosen properly placed crowns or fillings. The only time oil pulling will affect crowns or fillings is if the teeth underneath have decayed and are full of infection. In this case, the foundation on which the crowns or fillings are secured to is badly decayed and unable to hold the dental material.

Oil pulling removes, bacteria, pus, and mucus. It cannot pull out porcelain, amalgam, or composite dental materials from the teeth. If you have fillings or crowns, you are completely safe. If however, a filling or crown does come loose, be thankful. This indicates that the underlying tooth is rotting and full of infection. This infection is spreading throughout your mouth and your entire body. You need to have it removed as soon as possible. If oil pulling brought your attention to this problem, you are lucky because now you know the problem exists and can take care of it without experiencing further harm.

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13 Responses

Eileen
Eileen

September 11, 2017

Trying oil pulling to see if it will help with sinus infections that seem to plague me anymore. Just a suggestion – microwave the coconut oil in the microwave for about 15 seconds before using. The solid coconut oil is revolting to me but liquefying it makes it pleasant to use. I, too, only use high quality Tropical Traditions.

Zena
Zena

May 10, 2017

coconut oil is somewhat solid, isn’t it? Does it get soft in your mouth?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

The Lavender Thieves Oil Pull Blend isn’t spicy at all – the coconut oil mellows it well. Your 11 yr old could do the Sinus Buster Steamer – search it on the website, diffusing the blend would be a good idea too – all ages could benefit from diffusing!

Jennifer
Jennifer

May 10, 2017

Hi Rebecca, on spot post again I see. ;) the lavender theives blend sounds like it might be intense for the mouth, is it overwhelming for sensitive people or more of a gentle spice? Also there any suggestions about sinus issues with 11yr old and a two year old? I do use vaporizer to bring humidity up and have used a chest and neck rub. Was curious if maybe there was a blend or no blend for little ones and sensitive adults/ elderly too.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Debbie, do what you can to get used to oil pulling even if it has to be just 5 minutes to begin with – I think it’s all that :) Here’s a recent blog post that might help you: https://campwander.com/2016/11/how-to-stop-a-toothache-now/

Heide
Heide

May 10, 2017

What EO would you recommend for a sinus infection? I have been thinking of trying oil pulling and now since reading this post, I most definitely will!

Thank you for all your wonderful information! Love your site!

Debora Cadene
Debora Cadene

May 10, 2017

Hi Rebecca. I’ve only tried oil pulling once, and I think it went into the trash faster then it went into my mouth. But I’ve done alot more reading since then, and you’ve convinced me to give it a more serious go. You have three different oil pulling mixes. When would I use the lavender thieves, and what else would it be helpful for? (cold or flue or sore throat?) What about the Nerve and pain block? What would be the most appropriate time to choose that mix? Would that be best for toothaches, or are there other benefits as well? And of course the peppermint? Is this one just for fresh breath? or is it also for blocked snots and stuff.
I’m sorry for the multitude of questions, as i’ve probably mixed up when one flavor would be better then the other one. But I’m thinking that this add to my daily routine is probably a pretty important one,which will most likely be a game changer in other areas, and I’d really like to know the best time to use any of the mixes and its benefits over the other choices.
Thank you for all that you continue to do for us on a daily basis, but most of all for the added education that you generously share with us as well.

Debbie.

Karen H
Karen H

May 10, 2017

Hi, Rebecca, I have been wanting to try this for myself, but now that I see it can help sinuses, I want to make some for my husband, too. He has awful sinus problems. If I use a 4 oz. jar, how many drops of peppermint would I add? On the other hand, if I make the Lavender Thieves blend or the Nerve Pain & Block, would I use a different number of drops since it is a blend?

One more thing…. for sinuses, do you recommend the peppermint over the Thieves… and what would be the primary reasons to use either the Thieves or the Nerve Pain & Block?

I’m sorry for so many questions! But thank you so much in advance!!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Yes, solid coconut oil melts at 76 degrees. Once it hits your mouth it was begin to soften then melt :)

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Hi Sara, “single” refers to an individual essential oil, not a blend.

Sara
Sara

May 10, 2017

Rebecca, would you please clarify this “we’re using approximately 3ml of a blend OR a single per 4 oz jar of high quality coconut oil”? I’m confused what “a single” refers to. Thank you!

Karen H
Karen H

May 10, 2017

Thank you, Rebecca, for the information! I only use Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil, so I know I’m safe with that! Anxious to try this! <3

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Karen, we’re using approximately 3ml of a blend OR a single per 4 oz jar of high quality coconut oil – remember, the quality of your coconut is as important as the quality of the essential oils used. The fat in the coconut oil is doing the work of pulling toxins but it’s antibacterial as well, you don’t want to scrimp on your coconut oil! Here’s a blog post that might answer some of your questions: https://campwander.com/2016/11/how-to-stop-a-toothache-now/

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