oil pulling

So, oil pulling is all the rage in healthy living, and while it’s all the rage now, it’s actually an ancient Ayervedic dental technique. It involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for about 20 minutes. And because it’s known to draw out toxins in your body and improve oral health and overall health, I had to try it!


Here’s what I used:

– Silicone cupcake mold (use whatever cupcake, candy or ice mold you have)

– ½ C coconut oil

– 20-30 drops of essential oils (appropriate for oral use) I used 20 drops of

peppermint and 10 drops of lemon.


Here’s what I did:

– Melt the coconut oil (if it’s not already melted. I live in AZ so my coconut oil was

already in liquid form.)

– Add the essential oils

– Pour into your molds

– Put in the freezer to harden

– Remove from freezer and store in a jar in the fridge

– Use one daily


I waited an hour before removing the molds from the freezer. I cut my coconut bites in half to make it easier and more comfortable to chew! I could probably fit an entire cupcake in my mouth but come on this isn’t a cupcake!! If you have mini molds or candy molds, those would work great. I didn’t, so I used what I had!


On to the fun part!

Chew on your coconut bite for 20 minutes. I say chew, but it actually turns into more of a swishing!  Find something to do to take your focus off of your chewing! You will thank me later! When you spit the oil out of your mouth, spit in the garbage can so you don’t clog up your sink.


When using oil pulling regularly, you may notice your teeth and gums feel much cleaner, that your breath is fresher and that your teeth are whiter!

We will be implementing this healthy habit into our family’s daily dental routine.

By | 2017-07-24T08:48:09-07:00 June 25th, 2016|Inspiration, Recent Posts|4 Comments

About the Author:


  1. Jenna June 25, 2016 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Great info! I’ve got to give this a try. Hoping to convince the husband to try and see if it improves his dental visits.

    • Tiana Hill June 25, 2016 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      In my research on oil pulling, it sounds like it can improve oral health! There’s even some research on reversing cavities!

  2. Jen Clark June 26, 2016 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    I ? this blog. I have been oil pulling on and off for a few years now. I was just saying to a friend yesterday that I wondered if people added essential oils to make it even more detoxifying and healing. Thank you for answering that question for me. I am trying your recipe tonight.

    • Tiana Hill June 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm - Reply

      Thanks for following! I figured you were an oil puller! I haven’t done it until now and I am adding it to our daily oral health routine! I loved the peppermint and lemon essential oils. It made for fresh breath!! So happy you are trying this recipe out!

Leave A Comment