Benefits of Oil Pulling

Benefits of Oil Pulling | Lean and Green Body Blog

Oil pulling has recently become a hot topic with my clients and friends,  so I have decided it was time to write a blog post about it. There are several reasons (see the list below) why oil pulling has become increasingly popular over the past few years.

Our oral health is so important, it is the first step in our digestive process and our teeth are the jewels on our face. I don’t know about you, but teeth are always one of the first things I look at when I meet someone. 

Oil pulling is when you put approximately one tablespoon of coconut oil (sesame or sunflower oil work too) in your mouth and swish…similar to what you would do with mouthwash. It is recommended that you swish the oil for twenty minutes and then spit it out. 

The coconut oil will absorb any undigested food particles, bacteria and toxins in the mouth so it is important that you do not swallow it!

There are several benefits to oil pulling, and clients often report they notice the positive effects immediately. 


Benefits of Oil Pulling

Less Dry Skin

Enhanced Immune System

Pink Healthy Gums

No Bleeding Gums after Flossing

Enhanced Digestion

Improved Hormonal Issues

Relief from Migraine Headaches

Less Joint Pain

Increased Energy

Improved Tooth Decay

Eliminates Bad Breath

Strengthens Teeth

Improves TMJ

Immunity Juice

Green Immunity Juice

Here is one of my favorite juice recipes! Juicing helps to maintain vibrant energy, glowing skin and a boosted immune system.

Serves 2


  • 3 celery sticks
  • 1 red apple [ without the core ]
  • 1 piece of ginger root
  • Handful of parsley
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1/3 of a cucumber
  • 3 squeezes of lemon


Blend or juice.
*Leaving the skin on your fruit will offer more fiber and nutrients. 


Jennifer Khosla

Founder, Lean and Green Body.  Mind Body Wellness Practitioner, Holistic Nutrition Specialist and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher; Jennifer Khosla received her B.S. in Athletic Training from Springfield College. She later went on to study clinical dietetics, holistic nutrition and modalities to heal the body naturally through nutrition and lifestyle.