Maintain Oral Hygiene Using This Oil Pull Mouth Rinse

Perhaps you’ve already heard of oil pulling or oil swishing. It’s like using a regular mouthwash, but instead of the usual strong cool mint, you swish a gentle oil around your mouth. If you’re anything like me who’s sensitive to the strength of commercial mouthwashes, you’ll love this Oil Pull Mouth Rinse recipe.

Oil pulling originated in ancient India and has been practiced for thousands of years. Unlike your regular mouthwash, oil pulling not only improves oral health but overall health as well. Benefits from testimonies of those who have tried oil pulling include improved oral hygiene, better bowel movements, increased energy levels, better sleep, and a better sense of taste.

To add a twist to the usual oil pulling technique, we added some high-quality essential oils. Lemon and Camphor Essential Oils are elevating our oil pulling game!

What I Love About This Oil Pull Mouth Rinse Recipe

I love that we added essential oils to this recipe! With the addition of the oils, the benefits of oil pulling generally improved even more: stronger ability to fight and kill germs, improved effect on overall oral health and hygiene, and MORE! What a great recipe!

What’s in Oil Pull Mouth Rinse?

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Please note while reading this article that these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product or ingredients described are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

The information in this post is based on individual studies and anecdotal information.

Fractionated Coconut Oil

In oil pulling, it is best to use plant-based oils. But we specifically recommend using Fractionated Coconut Oil. While sesame and sunflower oils have wonderful bacteria-fighting benefits, Coconut Oil has the added benefit of lauric acid which is an antimicrobial agent that fights bacteria, viruses, and yeasts, making your mouth cleaner and healthier after every swish! This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

Lemon Essential Oil

Since Lemon Essential Oil has strong antibacterial properties, it is effective in preventing tooth decay and maintaining good oral health. Other possible benefits of Lemon Essential Oil in oil pulling include helping to prevent receding gums, stimulating tissue formation, and supporting healthy gums. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

Camphor Essential Oil

Camphor Essential Oil has mild local anesthetic properties that are helpful in soothing dental pain, irritation, and sensitivity. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

Oil Pull Recipe Tips

  • When using this recipe use gentle swishing. This is a slow and steady method of supporting oral hygiene.
  • Try to work up to 15-20 minutes when using this recipe. Start by setting a timer for 5 minutes and work up from there.
  • You may find it helpful to use this oil pull as you are doing other activities in your morning routine.
  • You don’t have to use essential oils in your oil pull. Feel free to just use coconut oil. Traditionally, only solid coconut oil was used for oil pulls and you can get great results from just using that.
Mouth Rinse

Things to Remember While Using Your Natural Mouth Rinse Recipe

This mouth rinse is generally safe to use around children over the age of 2

This recipe is not safe to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Cats may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this recipe on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

Dogs may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your dog to be disturbed if you use this recipe on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

Never ingest any essential oil, even if it’s generally regarded as safe. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils, check out this blog post

This recipe should not replace other elements in your oral hygiene routine as recommended by your doctor or dentist.

Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and have not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor.

Oil Pull Mouth Rinse Recipe

Maintain Your Oral Hygiene Naturally Using Oil Pull Mouth Rinse

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp fractionated coconut oil

  • 1 drop Lemon Essential Oil

  • 1 drop Camphor Essential Oil

Directions

  • Mix all ingredients in a cup together. 
  • Swish mixture in mouth gently for 10-20 minutes. Do not swallow.
  • Spit out the mixture into the sink. Rinse mouth with water.
  • Follow up by brushing your teeth. 

Notes

  • Tips: Oil pulling for 10-20 minutes takes practice. Try to do it while you are doing something else like showering or walking your dog. Start your oil pull at 5 minutes and build up to a longer time period.  Don’t work too hard. This should be a gentle swish through your mouth and teeth. If your mouth becomes too full, feel free to spit some of the mixtures out. You can also perform this natural mouth detox with just fractionated coconut oil.

Do It Regularly for a Month! 

Oil pulling seems easy, but when you try it you’ll realize it’s not as easy as you think. But don’t stop–keep on doing it for a month then tell us how it improved your oral and overall health. We’d love to hear about it on social media @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!

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