View Full Version : Is coconut oil good for oil pulling?
01-26-2008, 01:53 PM
I was wondering because I know that people say that sesame and sunflower oils are the most commonly used.
01-26-2008, 01:56 PM
i've been using coconut oil and it definitely seems to help me. i haven't tried any other type of oil to compare, so i don't know how much of a help i am, but yeah i use it.
01-26-2008, 01:58 PM
Hey Shanise! I haven't tried it with coconut oil myself, but I know that others have (StarFire being a huge proponent of it!), and love it. I personally use sunflower oil, and enjoy it, but I'm positive coconut oil will work too! It's whatever you can handle!
01-26-2008, 02:32 PM
Cool guys! Thanks! :-)
01-26-2008, 07:26 PM
Shell: I can't quite find the answer to WHAT kind of sunflower oil should be used. I have the stuff that's used for cooking, which is neither cold-pressed nor organic. I THINK this is the right stuff to use, but not quite sure. Which do you use?
01-26-2008, 07:49 PM
Hey ciarac! I'll tell you exactly what kind I use. It's certified organic, cold-pressed, temp. of the press never exceeding 104F. The brand is a product of France, and called Soleil D'Or.....I just buy it in my local health food store. But any cold pressed, organic sunflower oil will do! Hope that helps!
01-26-2008, 10:34 PM
Coconut oil has really improved my skin! I started getting comments just a fews weeks after 'pulling'. I think it's whitened my teeth as well. I'll switch soon, I really love the coconut oil however I hear every oil has its own benefits.Please continue to post if you find the benefits of a particular oil, would love to know!
01-27-2008, 07:08 AM
Thanks Shell, so I'd best go a-buying a different oil...not the hideous cooking time. Alas, it's so cheap!
01-27-2008, 02:55 PM
Thanks for the insight guys. I'm gonna try it with the coconut oil and see what happens!
01-27-2008, 03:56 PM
I used to use sunflower oil. Cold pressed, organic , blah, blah, blah & no matter what I still hated the taste. I currently use coconut oil for pulling & I love it. Once I get over the initial "Ew! There's a lump of oil in my mouth!" feeling (which dissipates as quickly as the solidity of the coconut oil) the flavor never bothers me & never has. My teeth did get a lot whiter using coconut oil. I find oil pulling a much more pleasant experience since switching to coconut oil. I use coconut oil for everything from body & hair (with cacao butter & olive oil added) to massage or anything else I can think of! I even eat a lot of it, having recently made a butter/margarine substitute for my still-cooked-food-eating family. It's really great stuff; I wouldn't be without it!
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