Oil Pulling with Castor Oil (for oral health)

The health of your mouth greatly effects the rest of your body and vice versa. Today I want to focus on your oral biome (the bacterial makeup of your mouth) and some ways that you can elevate your oral health, which will benefit your whole body.
First of all, oil pulling is a centuries old Ayurvedic practice that promotes reducing toxins in the mouth by swishing oil around the mouth for several minutes and then spitting it out (step by step guide below).


Improving the bacterial balance in your mouth supports both your upstream health and your downstream health: It’s kinda gross to think about, but we swallow gallons of saliva throughout the day. Your whole microbiome benefits by improving the bugs that are hanging out in your mouth!

Benefits of Oil Pulling

  • Whitens teeth
  • Freshens breath
  • improves the balance of healthy bacteria versus unfriendly flora which contributes to tooth decay and gum disease
  • Breaks down biofilm (protective layer that bacteria creates to stop you from killing it)–
    castor oil is one of the few oils that can break down harmful biofilm according to periodontal medicine studies
  • Encourages healthy gums

Step by Step Guide

  1. Pour up to 1 tbsp of oil onto a spoon. I recommend a high quality castor oil (in glass bottle vs plastic) since it gets the job done efficiently (2 minutes versus the 20 mins that are recommended for coconut or sesame oil).
  2. Swish the oil around your mouth well, pulling it through your teeth,  for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Spit the oil out in the trash when you’re done (will be frothy and white).
  4. Brush your teeth and rinse out your mouth thoroughly.


I hope that this information is helpful to you. It’s a pretty easy habit to piggyback onto your oral health routine (you can do it while you get your toothbrush ready, or pick out your clothes for the day, etc) with clear benefits.

It is my passion to work with people like you whose health symptoms are getting in the way of you living life fully and with a sense of freedom in your body. Through testing and coaching, I can help you to discover where your best health has been hiding.

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Until next time, I’m wishing you unstoppable health!
~Rebecca

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