Masigi

Pre-Portioned Coconut Pulling Oil

Oil Better

Get in on the coconut oil pulling trend with Masigi’s perfectly-portioned packages.

“What is oil pulling?” you might ask. For the uninitiated, it’s an ancient oral care practice of swishing with coconut oil and “pulling” it between your teeth. It can remove toxins, whiten teeth, strengthen the jaws, and even clear sinuses.

You
could scoop solid coconut oil out of a jar, then put it in your mouth to liquefy. Or you could use the tidier, more precise packets from Masigi. Their single-serve tubes have a perfect portion of coconut oil, with added organic essential oil to enhance the flavor. Before you open the package, warm the oil between your palms to make it liquid.

As for the science behind oil pulling, it’s simple. The microorganisms living in your mouth are covered in a fatty membrane. When another fat (i.e., the coconut oil) touches them, they stick together. Swish moderately for 10 to 20 minutes to sweep up those toxins, then spit the oil out. It’s important to remember that while coconut oil benefits you, it won’t benefit your home’s plumbing. Always dispose of the oil in a trashcan, not the toilet or sink.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Suzi
    Suzi

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Masigi Coconut Pulling Oil to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have!

  • John
    John
    7/5/2017 11:02 AM

    Conclusion

    Oil pulling is a suggestive misnomer, implying that something bad is being pulled from the mouth (toxins and bacteria). What little scientific evidence exists shows that it is probably not as effective as standard mouth wash, and what benefit it has is likely entirely due to the mechanical act of swishing to remove particles and bacteria from teeth and gums.

    There is no reason either theoretically or based upon any evidence to recommend oil pulling (which should be renamed “oil-swishing”) instead of standard modern health care with flossing, tooth-brushing, and mouth rinse. However, it does appear to be better than nothing, and might have a role in developing countries without access to modern oral care. The one caveat is that extended periods of swishing that are commonly recommended (10-20 minutes) are likely not necessary and further present a risk of lipoid pneumonia from accidentally breathing in small amounts of oil.

    Oil pulling for general health or any other indication is pure pseudoscience. Detox claims are based on nothing, as are all detox claims. There is no evidence or plausible rationale to recommend oil pulling for any indication other than as a poor substitute for oral care.

  • jane
    jane
    7/5/2017 11:58 AM

    @John I wonder is you have ever tried it, John? It has spared me a root canal and it does whiten my teeth, and seems to clean better than flossing. No 'scientific' evidence, just real life experience.

  • Raetta
    Raetta
    7/5/2017 12:14 PM

    @jane How on earth can coconut oil spare you a root canal?

    These JUNK SCIENCE claims are just a lot of ignorance!

  • Christi
    Christi
    7/5/2017 12:28 PM

    @jane I can relate to your "real life experience" almost entirely!! Oil pulling during the past several years has made a TREMENDOUS difference in the health of my teeth/gums, to the point that my dentist has asked what I'm doing differently, "because it's very effective"!! Can't argue with results ...

  • Geri
    Geri
    7/5/2017 12:47 PM

    @john @raetta I recently completed chemotherapy and oil pulling saved me from the mouth sores that plague chemo patients. When I recommended this to a friend's father who was also undergoing chemo he also had success. Check out this peer reviewed study:

    "They were divided randomly into the study or oil pulling group (Group I) and the control or chlorhexidine group (Group II) with 10 subjects in each group. Plaque index and modified gingival index scores were recorded for the 20 subjects and baseline plaque samples were also collected. There was a statistically significant reduction of the pre- and post-values of the plaque and modified gingival index scores in both the study and control groups (p < 0.001 in both). The oil pulling therapy showed a reduction in the plaque index, modified gingival scores, and total colony count of aerobic microorganisms in the plaque of adolescents with plaque-induced gingivitis."

    For chemo patients there are times when you cannot even brush your teeth or use a conventional mouthwash because of the pain. I would definitely have purchased this during chemo just for the convenience.

  • Suzi
    Suzi – Special Guest
    7/5/2017 1:05 PM

    @john @raetta Thanks for your comments. Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic medicinal practice that has been around for thousands of years. And yes, some people do call it oil swishing, although we like refer to it as oil pulling. We strongly believe in it because we’ve experienced the benefits personally.

    @John While you suggest there is no evidence to recommend oil pulling, there are actually quite a few scientific studies that conclude oil pulling does indeed benefit our oral health. Numerous studies have been published have proven a decrease in Streptococcus mutans (the main bacteria that causes tooth decay) due to oil pulling. You can see links to them on our website. There also have been books written expounding on the benefits of oil pulling (for example, Bruce Fife’s Oil Pulling Therapy.) There’s a growing movement of biological dentists that are concerned with the whole body effects of all dental materials and products we put in our mouths and are advocates of oil pulling.

    The ingredients found in mainstream mouthwash can include formaldehyde, phenol, cresol, ethanol, sodium lauryl sulfate, saccharin, and benzalkonium chloride. If you’re not familiar with those terms, they’re ingredients that make up disinfectants and preservatives, many of which aren’t safe for ingestion.

    Our pulling oil is made with 100% organic coconut oil and organic essential oils, nothing in there that will harm you.

    By the way, we do not recommend giving up standard oral care like brushing and flossing.

  • Suzi
    Suzi – Special Guest
    7/5/2017 1:12 PM

    @jane @christi We personally experienced the benefits of oil pulling as well. So happy that you have to!

  • Liz
    Liz
    7/5/2017 1:07 PM

    @John

    I have been pulling for about a year (no need for a name change to swishing for those in the know!). Not everyday and not always for 20 minutes...but like Christi, my dentist commented on the health of my teeth. I prefer coconut oil over mouthwash for the taste and the strength. I used to get horrible smelling tonsil stones which have completely subsided thanks to the oil pulling. I will definitely try these packets because they seem much cleaner & handier than what I use now.

  • Suzi
    Suzi – Special Guest
    7/5/2017 1:19 PM

    @geri My father had pancreatic cancer and went through chemo last year. Oil pulling helped him with mouth sores as well. He was so proud of me for making this product. I'm sorry you had to go through chemo, but I'm happy to hear you got through it. :)

  • Suzi
    Suzi – Special Guest
    7/5/2017 1:25 PM

    @liz Thanks for your input. Happy pulling is working for you, keep it up!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/5/2017 1:33 PM

    Hi everyone, here is a video about oil pulling that can help in understanding

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    7/5/2017 12:02 PM

    How many in a pack

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    7/5/2017 12:21 PM

    @Barbara Fourteen in a pack.

  • Gaetano
    Gaetano
    7/5/2017 12:12 PM

    10 to 20 minutes?

  • Suzi
    Suzi – Special Guest
    7/5/2017 12:30 PM

    @Gaetano Yes, that's what we recommend. However, you can start with a few minutes and work your way up. It also helps to keep busy while you pull - read your emails, take a shower, etc.

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    7/5/2017 12:13 PM

    What a great idea! I can't wait to try the flavors and will definitely use the pre-portioned packets for traveling. About two years ago, I began this 3000 year old practice from India. I follow it by brushing and flossing my teeth. Here's a link to a WebMD article on oil pulling as a supplementary therapy to traditional dental care. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/oil-pulling

  • Suzi
    Suzi – Special Guest
    7/5/2017 12:32 PM

    @Kathleen Thanks Kathleen! We wanted to make pulling accessible for travel. That's a great article, thanks for sharing.

  • Laureen
    Laureen
    7/5/2017 12:50 PM

    I am a big fan of Oil pulling and have been doing it for years. These packets make are great for travel.

  • Suzi
    Suzi – Special Guest
    7/5/2017 12:53 PM

    @Laureen Thanks so much! We are big fans of oil pulling too!

  • Leilani
    Leilani
    7/5/2017 12:57 PM

    According to wedmd.com: "This oral therapy is a type of Ayurvedic medicine [a traditional Indian system] that dates back 3,000 years," says Jessica T. Emery, DMD, owner of Sugar Fix Dental Loft in Chicago. "It involves swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of oil -- typically coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil -- in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out."

    Unlike some so-called natural home remedies, it's not a practice that's based on pseudo-science.

    Recent studies show that oil pulling helps against gingivitis, plaque, and microorganisms that cause bad breath. How? "Most microorganisms inhabiting the mouth consist of a single cell," Emery says. "Cells are covered with a lipid, or fatty, membrane, which is the cell's skin. When these cells come into contact with oil, a fat, they naturally adhere to each other."

    Use coconut oil. While you can get the same bacteria-fighting benefits with sesame or sunflower oil, coconut oil has the added benefit of lauric acid, which is well-known for its anti-microbial agents, Emery says, making it more effective. Also, a recent study found that coconut oil may help prevent tooth decay.

  • Kristene
    Kristene
    7/5/2017 1:39 PM

    @Leilani You all say to spit it out, but you do NOT say what to do inside your mouth after doing that. Are you supposed to rinse? Or just leave whatever residue of the oil remains after spitting in your mouth until you eventually swallow it? I use coconut oil for many things now, so swallowing it is fine with me. But I do wonder...

  • Suzi
    Suzi – Special Guest
    7/5/2017 1:43 PM

    @Kristene We suggest rinsing with fresh water after you spit it out.

  • Suzi
    Suzi – Special Guest
    7/5/2017 2:04 PM

    @Leilani All good points! Thank you for sharing.

  • Joyce
    Joyce
    7/5/2017 1:59 PM

    What form of coconut oil do you use? I'm hoping it's organic virgin unrefined?

  • Suzi
    Suzi – Special Guest
    7/5/2017 2:05 PM

    @Joyce Yes, you got it right - we use organic virgin unrefined coconut oil and organic essential oils.

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