Oil Pulling

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Oil pulling is another coconut oil trend that has seemed to have taken off just like the coconut oil hair treatments I spoke about here. So what is is oil pulling? and what is the health benefits of it? well keep on reading if you would like to know more about oil pulling and see if it is something you would like to try...

So what is oil pulling? 
Oil pulling comes from Ayurvedic (Indian health practice) medicine used as a oral detoxification procedure. It is done by swishing a tablespoon of oil (typically coconut oil, olive or sesame oil) in your mouth for 10-20 minutes. What this does is cleans your mouth and body of toxins to improve oral hygiene and overall health.

What are the benefits of oil pulling?
  • Whiter teeth  
  • Cavity and gingivitis prevention
  • Prevents bad breath
  • Stronger teeth and gums
  • Increased energy
  • Decreased headaches
  • Clearer sinuses
  • Better sleep
  • Clearer skin (Improves Acne)
  • Boosts Immune System
  • Stronger jaw
So you can probably see now why it has become so popular with all those health benefits!

I was sent a box from Keokeo which contains 14 individual sachets of mint flavoured natural coconut oil each with 10ml of oil in them to try out. So the process is pretty similar to what was mentioned above, you use one Keokeo sachet per day (they suggest after you brush your teeth and I have also read to do this first thing in the morning before you have anything) swish the oil around in your mouth for 5-10mins and spit it out into a tissue or the bin. Make sure you do not swallow the oil as the oil pulling would be useless as the toxins you have pulled out will be in the oil and you do not want to put them back into your body.

My experience with oil pulling, well I used my sachet first thing in the morning even before my morning coffee (it was a struggle) and the texture of the oil in my mouth was very different and I did want to spit it out at first as it just felt wrong haha but I continued and the 10mins went pretty quickly.

Personally it is not something that I will be continuing on with but I am glad I gave it a go. I liked the sachets from Keokeo as I didn't have to measure anything out in the morning (convenience is key!), they had a refreshing mint taste/flavour to them which I think helped the whole process and they are super travel friendly. The results from oil pulling are not something you notice straight away it is something that happens as time goes on with persistence of use.

You can purchase two different packs from the Keokeo website, a 2 week supply for $51.59 AUD and a 4 week supply for $88.54 AUD.

Have you tried or thinking of trying oil pulling? Please leave me a comment below I would love to know how you went or what type of product/oil you will use.
* Products were gifted to me for consideration, all opinions are my own and I will always give my honest opinion.


  1. This sounds AWESOME! I am such a huge fan of coconut oil, so I will definitely be trying this!

    xx www.qustomquinns.com/blog

    1. Oh that's great to hear! Coconut oil really is so good for so many different things.

  2. I featured Keeko and their founder just this week on tha blog, what timing! xx

    1. Haha great minds think alike! I will pop over and have a read xx

  3. I've never even heard of oil pulling before, so thank you for introducing me to it! x I would love to try this. :)


  4. I've heard a lot about oil pulling but I didn't know they had all of the benefits you listed! Why won't you continue? Is it because it's not a nice sensation? x

    1. Yes mainly as I didn't like the oil in my mouth and personally it just wasn't for me.

  5. I'm really glad you did this post because I've seen a lot of promotion about oil-pulling but didn't know too much about it! I'll be honest that the idea of the oil in your mouth so does make me shudder!

    Musings & More

    1. Yes it is not the best sensation in the world haha but thank you for reading xx

  6. I have never tried oil pulling before but I have been hearing a lot about it. I am curious but not sure I can swish it around in my mouth for that long to be honest. I might gag. Lol

    Face to Curls | http://facetocurls.com

    1. Haha it does take a bit to get used to having it in your mouth that is why I will not be continuing on with it.


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