No, I am not against using essential oils in oil-pulling.
I do think though that people may have the impression that
you just take that oil and suck it in. Some essential oils
can be treated this way as long as you use a carrier oil.
I use pure Oil of Oregano which is an essential oil but I
could never use it by itself and must add it by *drops* to
my sesame oil. At five drops my mouth is stinging~! I just
use two now. Certainly, research I did this morning indicates
that adding a drop or two of peppermint essential oil would
greatly enhance the neutralization of toxins which are pulled
out by the oil swishing. I am intrigued by the idea and am
a hint grumpy since my Essential Oil PDR is in storage~!
It is an excellent reference for the uses of oils and also
the cautions associated with their use...
I used to date someone who could not tolerate perfume and so
he gifted me with many wonderful essential oils which I prefer
now to perfume any day. I also have had treatments using oils
by practitioners and have developed a strong resonance with the
healing potential of essential oils. Most often it is associated
with aromatherapy, using the olfactory nerve to transmit it to
the brain. Using it in oil would be a different avenue of using
the oil in the body. Oils are distillations of huge amounts of
herbs, flowers, etc, so one must take care to research and see
if a blend they are using is beneficial or has potential side-
effects to be concerned about.
Otherwise, I am fine with this new twist to what people have
already been doing...certainly many of us add the oregano oil
and tea tree oil so let the experimentation begin, but let also
awareness grow of how to do it safely....