Natural DIY Teeth Whitening Toothpaste Recipe
Activated Charcoal – Activated charcoal is NOT the same thing you see in your fireplace or campfire when you’re done roasting marshmallows. Charcoal is “activated” by steam or chemical methods at an extremely high temperature, in order to remove volatile compounds and to separate the atoms. When the atoms are separated, they leave space to pull in other substances, and bind them to the carbon. This binding helps to prevent toxins and other soluble substances from being absorbed into the GI tract. Then, the charcoal plus whatever it has picked up is, well, eliminated from your system the next time you go.
Coconut Oil – Coconut oil doesn’t whiten teeth by bleaching but rather with lauric acid. This medium chain fatty acid helps get rid of that bacteria and plaque, major contributors to yellow teeth and has proven to provide both anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. This has been confirmed in a number of studies, including research published in April 2015 in the Nigerian Journal of Medicine. The experts looked at 60 volunteers who were between the ages 16 and 18 and used oil pulling as part of their oral hygiene over a period of 30 days. After just seven days of oil pulling, their levels of plaque and gum disease were dramatically reduced.
Baking Soda – Baking soda functions as a teeth whitener in two ways. Because of its abrasive nature, baking soda removes built-up plaque on teeth and the alkaline powder in baking soda can help remove discolorations. While this method can be effective, it will primarily will just remove stains on the surface of the teeth.
Thieves Mouthwash – Young Living’s Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash freshens and provides a whole-mouth clean using our signature Thieves® oil blend—a carefully crafted mix of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils. Your teeth and gums will benefit from an invigorating clean that’s free from harsh alcohol and artificial dyes and flavors. The spicy-sweet flavor of Thieves combined with Spearmint and Peppermint will leave you with fresh breath and a pleasant taste to give you the confidence you need to face the day. Use it alongside our Thieves toothpastes and floss.
Teeth Whitening Toothpaste Recipe
- 1 tablespoon activated charcoal
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 capfuls Thieves mouthwash
- 20 drops orange essential oil
- 5-10 drops peppermint essential oil
Mix activated charcoal and baking soda in small container. Melt coconut oil on low heat and add essential oils. Mix coconut oil mixture, Thieves mouthwash, activated charcoal and baking soda together and allow to cool. The mixture will set as it cools. Use a small amount 2-3 times a week in addition to everyday brushing with Thieves toothpaste.
How soon do you expect to see results? Most DIY methods take a few days at a minimum to show results, and may also require continuing to use the method to maintain the results