Oil Pulling
An Alternative Healing Therapy

Oil pulling is an alternative healing therapy that originates in India and is based on principles of Ayurvedic medicine.

Ayurvedic Methods of Healing

This oral cleansing technique has been around for a very long time. It’s as ancient as Ayurvedic medicine itself.

What you are about to be introduced to is a technique that is one of the best detoxifying methods known in natural medicine.

It's a technique that's so simple, yet incredibly powerful.

A daily commitment of just a few minutes a day can result over time in the detoxification of the whole body.

Come along now and discover how your health and life can improve by doing this simple technique.

Health Benefits Of Oil Pulling

Coconut oil is great for oil pulling

There are some people that have so much energy that they are able to go from morning 'til night - all the time, year after year. Unfortunately, I never seemed to be one of those people.  However, I always wanted to be and wondered what particular things they did (if anything) to achieve their boundless energy.

When I first heard about oil pulling, I was intrigued.

I was hopeful that it would be something that would work for me as it had others. One of the things I read and heard about was that it would help cleanse my whole body and perhaps give me greater energy. I thought to myself, "I am on board with anything that could help me with that!" :-)  

However, at the same time, a little part of me wondered how swishing a little oil around in my mouth for a few minutes each day could have any major impact on my health? 

Well, I'm here to say that everything I read and heard about regarding this therapy is totally, 100% true!  I did receive the gift of greater energy and stamina but it didn't occur right away.

I kept at it and the more I did it, the more I liked what was happening.  I found this therapy to be very easy and gentle on the body and something that I soon looked forward to doing quite regularly.

(It shouldn't have surprised me that this technique worked as well as it has because the science of Ayurveda has been around for thousands of years!)

For those of you that can make time to do this (daily is recommended) you will be witness to a slow but steady detoxification within your body. The process of detoxification can result in a wide variety of positive benefits and may differ from person to person.

Here are some things that happened for me:

  • Greater energy throughout the day
  • Improved digestion
  • Stronger immune system
  • Whiter teeth and a clean feeling mouth!

As Dr. Bruce Fife says,

“Most of the chronic and infectious illnesses that trouble our society today are influenced by the health of our mouths” (1)

How true is that statement?

It's certainly a concept that I didn't understand as fully as I do now.  Not only does disease begin in the colon but as Dr. Fife states, it really begins in the mouth. In this case that old saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure couldn't be more accurate!

How Does It Work?

This cleansing therapy works by using cold pressed oils and swishing the oil back and forth in the mouth.

To cleanse this way using coconut oil, see oil pulling with coconut oil and you will learn the entire step by step process.

For some body types, coconut oil is the oil to use.  For other body types, sesame and/or sunflower oils work better.

Oil pulling demonstration

Cleansing With Oil

How To Determine Which Oil Is Best

If you haven’t ever done this before or don't know which oil is best for you, it’s important to find out.

As we mentioned above, this cleansing method is based on healing techniques of Ayurvedic medicine.

In Ayurveda, practitioners make health assessments and recommend specific protocols based on certain factors. The most important factor to determine is one's metabolic (body) type or dosha.

Your dosha type could be one of the following:

  • Vata
  • Pitta
  • Kapha
  • Or a combination of several types

There are several reasons why this is important:

  1. The knowledge of your constitutional body type (or dosha) will allow you to live in a more balanced and healthful way by eating and managing your life around your individual doshic characteristics.
  2. Recommendations that are given by an Ayurvedic practitioner will be based on your dosha.
  3. You will use the correct oil(s) for oil pulling.

The key is to work with your system and not against it. When you use the appropriate oil for your dosha, powerful healing is the result.

What Is YOUR Dosha Type?

If you have no idea what your dosha type is and would like to find out you can do one of two things:

  1. Find a knowledgeable Ayurvedic practitioner and have yourself tested, or
  2. Take our Dosha Test now and discover your Dosha type(s).

Click on the link below to access our dosha test.

Dosha Test

Discovering your dosha type can be very enlightening. Learning this information can help you to get the most out of oil pulling specifically, while it also expands your knowledge about how to live a more balanced and healthy lifestyle each and everyday.  

For more information about each dosha type and which oil is best to use for your particular constitution, click on the individual links below.





  1. Fife, Bruce N.D., "Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body through Oral Cleansing”

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