page contents What is Oil Pulling? - Black Oil Mouthwash

Oil pulling is the centuries-old medicinal mouth washing ritual that has recently resurfaced, and it’s getting a lot of lip service for its health and beauty perks. Part of the allure is in it’s simplicity to improve your oral health and detoxify your body, all with just the swishing a little oil in your mouth. Because, as it turns out, the plaque on your teeth is fat-soluble and the lipids in the oil will break down and absorb the toxic debris and bad bacteria left lingering after regular brushing and flossing.

Dr. Bruce Fife, author of Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying & Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing, says “As simple as it is, oil pulling has a very powerful detoxifying effect. Our mouths are the home to billions of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other parasites and their toxins. Candida and Streptococcus are common residents in our mouths. It is these types of germs and their toxic waste products that cause gum disease and tooth decay and contribute to many other health problems including arthritis and heart disease. Our immune system is constantly fighting these troublemakers. If our immune system becomes overloaded or burdened by excessive stress, poor diet, environmental toxins and such, these organisms can spread throughout the body causing secondary infections and chronic inflammation, leading to any number of health problems.”

A National Institutes of Health study showed that oil pulling helps in the excretion of toxic heavy metals by saliva. These salivary enzymes absorb chemical, bacterial, and environmental toxins  carried from the body through the tongue and the soft tissues beneath it. So when you spit out the oil, you are spitting out your toxins.

Take your cue from health conscious and holistic-minded people everywhere and trade in your Listerine for a 10-minute swish with the oily stuff.

By combining oil pulling with activated charcoal, you open your mouth up (pun intended) to an impressive state of clean.  The charcoal’s ability to almost magnetically draw in toxins can super-charge your oil swishing routine. You can now spend less time swishing and spend more time smiling.