What Is Oil Pulling and Why Do It With Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil

What Is Oil Pulling and Why Do It With Castor Oil?

Jun 8, 2024 | 11 comments

Written by: Heather Tanti R.P.N (non-practicing)

Reviewed by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est. reading time: 7 minutes

Have you seen all the oil pulling buzz on TikTok? Now, what’s the scoop on this trend? 

Picture this: Swishing oil in your mouth for dental hygiene support and wellness benefits. Yep, that’s oil pulling (or oil swishing), an age-old practice that’s making waves. And guess what’s stealing the spotlight? Castor Oil, a top-notch choice for oil pulling with its natural support!

Curious to learn more about this practice? Keep reading!

What is Castor Oil pulling?

Have you tried this trending, holistic practice that boasts not only oral hygiene benefits, but also a touch of ancient wisdom?

What is oil pulling by Queen of the Thrones

Oil pulling is a centuries-old tradition that’s making a modern comeback.

This ancient Ayurvedic technique is believed to help support overall well-being. Pretty amazing, agreed?

You may have heard of oil pulling with sesame oil or coconut oil, but let’s shine the spotlight on Castor Oil; known for its varied wellness benefits, Castor Oil is derived from the seeds of the castor plant.  

It’s a powerhouse of nutrients and has been used for centuries in traditional home remedies, including oil pulling (it makes this practice quicker and stronger… more on this later!).

Does oil pulling actually work?

Now, maybe you’re wondering if oil pulling actually works? Or whether this is just another one of those celebrity trends that come and go with little to no results. Is this you?

Castor oil dos and donts of-oil pulling by Queen of the Thrones

Let’s start with what oil pulling can (and can’t) do for your oral hygiene. Now, oil pulling is thought to be supportive of tackling certain types of germs but it’s not a superhero for everything. Unfortunately, it won’t magically fix those pesky raging gum infections or zap away cavities.

Here’s the deal: Oil pulling may be supportive of encouraging natural hydration for gums and cheeks, and freshening breath naturally.

When teamed up with good ol’ brushing and flossing on the daily, it can play a supportive role in your oral hygiene routine2. Picture it as the sidekick, helping to keep bad breath at bay, stains under control, and more!

How to oil pull with Castor Oil

Have you tried oil pulling before, but couldn’t stick to it because of the lengthy 20-30 minutes of swishing? Who’s got the time for that, right? 

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Not to worry, we’ve got you covered on the ‘how-to’ for oil pulling with Queen of the Thrones® Organic Golden Castor Oil, that only takes 1-2 minutes!

How to do oil pulling at home:

    1. Pour 1 tbsp of Queen of the Thrones® Organic Golden Castor Oil onto a spoon.
    2. Place the oil in your mouth and swish it around for 1-2 minutes.
    3. Spit the frothy, white oil into the trash when finished.
    4. Brush teeth and rinse your mouth thoroughly.

       

      That’s all there is to it! With practice, you can extend the duration of your oil pulling sessions as you become more used to the practice.

      Would you like a simple video tutorial on oil pulling with Castor Oil? Check out the easy how-to below!

      And there you have it, the secret weapon in your wellness arsenal! 

      Castor Oil, the unsung hero that seamlessly transitions from supporting your Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs to becoming the cornerstone of your oil-pulling journey.

      So, as you embark on your daily routine, envision Castor Oil as your loyal sidekick, standing guard not just over your royal throne, but also over the brilliance of your smile. It’s more than just oil-pulling; it’s a journey into self-care, with Castor Oil leading the way.

      Let this dynamic duo — your Castor Oil Packs and oil-pulling practice — weave a story of holistic well-being, from the soothing moments of self-care, to the daily dance of oral hygiene

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  2. Woolley J, Gibbons T, Patel K, Sacco R. The effect of oil pulling with coconut oil to improve dental hygiene and oral health: A systematic review. Heliyon. 2020 Aug 27;6(8):e04789. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04789. PMID: 32923724; PMCID: PMC7475120.

     

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  6. Al-Mamun MA, Akter Z, Uddin MJ, Ferdaus KM, Hoque KM, Ferdousi Z, Reza MA. Characterization and evaluation of antibacterial and antiproliferative activities of crude protein extracts isolated from the seed of Ricinus communis in Bangladesh. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Jul 12;16:211. doi: 10.1186/s12906-016-1185-y. PMID: 27405609; PMCID: PMC4942971.
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11 Comments

  1. Alice E Putney

    Is castor oil pulling safe to do if someone has amalgam fillings in their teeth?

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    • Queen of the Thrones

      There are no contradictions with the oil (other then pregnancy) however I would double check with your dentist to see if this is okay for you.

      Reply
  2. Monica M

    You suggest pulling first then flossing and brushing. Is it ok to floss and brush first and then pull? My rationale is that the oil stays in the mouth overnight and might provide more benefit than just brushing it out..

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  3. Queen of the Thrones

    Hey there! Castor Oil Packs are not known to have any contraindications with medications or conditions (except for pregnancy!).

    Reply
  4. Becky

    Could you please post information if this is safe to do if you have fillings?

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  5. Deb

    Hello, I see you can do oil pulling with fillings, but what about crowns & implants?

    Reply
    • Queen of the Thrones

      Yes you can oil pull, there are no contradictions other then pregnancy.

      Reply
  6. Chee

    Why do you reduce oil pulling down to one to two minutes with castor oil? Trying to understand the rationale when most recommendations say 20 minutes for other oils.

    Reply
    • Queen of the Thrones

      Great question!

      Research done in periodontal medicine shows that Castor Oil is one of the only natural substances that has the ability to break down biofilm. It was compared to conventional dentures cleansers and found to work just as well. From our experience, it is not necessary to swish for 20 minutes.
      *This is not medical advice. Please consult with your healthcare provider before starting any wellness practice.

      Reply

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