Store bough teeth whiteners can often leave teeth feeling sensitive or weak after, not to mention they are loaded with chemicals that harm your teeth in the long run. Here is my favorite go-to natural teeth whitening hack using basic pantry essentials.
This recipe works really well and you can do this several times a week. With just 4 basic ingredients you can make yours right away and it is easy to continue making all year long.
First ingredient on the list is activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is a potent natural substance that traps chemicals in the body allowing the toxins and charcoal to be flushed out. There are many sources of natural activated charcoal, but the most recommended is activated charcoal from coconut shells.
Activated charcoal is known to whiten teeth and promote good oral health by balancing the PH level, helping to prevent cavities and bad breath.
Second is coconut oil. In this recipe it is recommended your coconut oil is melted before mixing with the rest of the ingredients. Coconut oil is a health guru's go-to natural product. Coconut oil is rich in antibacterial properties. The coconut oil also helps reduce plaque and stains.
Third, baking soda. Baking soda is another pantry essential and is used for so many things. From a natural antacid (used for stomach pains or heartburn) to house cleaner, to toothpaste. Baking soda is used in the paste to alkalize acid in the mouth, remove plaque and stains.
Lastly, peppermint essential oil. Peppermint essential oil has been used for over 1,000 years as a way to naturally freshen breath. Peppermint essential oil is known to kill bacteria and fungus that can lead teeth to developing cavities or infection.
1 Teaspoom Activated Charcoal
4 Tablespoons Aluminum-Free Baking Soda
4 Tablespoons of Unrefined Coconut Oil
2-4 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
Melt coconut oil in a small saucepan.
Add to a bowl and mix in the activated charcoal, baking soda, and essential oil.
Store in a container.
To use: Dip your toothbrush into paste and brush your teeth as normal.