Charcoal Toothpaste - Yes you read it right!
Have you walked down the toothpaste isle lately and just took a second to notice the bombardment of all the different kinds and types of toothpaste to choose from? And what the heck dang is with the prices? I mean, $8 for a tube, really!? That’s Canadian dollars to all you Americans reading this, don’t you feel sorry for us? There’s whitening kinds, and sensitive kinds, and kid kinds, and cavity protection kinds, and natural kinds, and fluoride free kinds and sparkle kinds, and striped kinds, and need I go on? Why oh why can’t there be something simple that’s just plain and good for your teeth? Oh wait, there is! But, of course, like anything good it’s homemade but homemade means made with love, wholesome, good for you and cheap!! Yea for homemade! Charcoal toothpaste is the way to go. It whitens and cleans, it’s all natural and so inexpensive. But here’s a little more about why you should make this toothpaste your #1. Activated charcoal (not regular charcoal) is a detoxifier which makes it great for beauty product. And it does the same for your teeth by helping to remove plaque and toxins in the mouth. It is very abrasive so remember not to scrub too hard with it, but that’s what makes it so great for getting your teeth squeaky clean and bright. It works unbelievably well for removing surface stains from teeth making them look whiter every time you brush. The baking soda also helps in removing plaque and whitening and leaving your breath fresh! I didn’t want to use the word deodorize but that’s actually what it’s doing. All around, you can’t go wrong what this toothpaste can do for you and your wallet.
- 1 teaspoon activated charcoal
- 1 tablespoon baking soda without aluminum
- 10-15 drops peppermint essential oil
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- Small glass container
Charcoal is an extremely fine powder and can end going everywhere if you aren’t careful. So, instead of adding powder to the oil I add oil to the powder that way when you begin to stir them together the charcoal doesn’t end up flying everywhere.
Combine charcoal and baking soda together into a bowl or container.
Add the drops of essential oil to the powders.
Then and coconut oil and stir together until combined.
The metal container I am using is perfect for the mixing and storing of the toothpaste. However, for my pictures of the finished toothpaste it looked a little oversized and that there wasn’t that much toothpaste in there. So, I switched it up to a smaller glass container.
FYI, I will always use either metal or glass and never plastic for storing any type of beauty products. It not only keeps things fresh longer but is much healthier for you. If you are a first-time user of this toothpaste there are a couple things to explain about it. Yes, its fun to watch your teeth turn all black while brushing and see the dramatic black to white of your teeth after
you rinse, but the flavor is going to be much different that what you are used too. This is a salty
toothpaste rather than a sweet toothpaste like you buy at the store. It takes a little to switch your brain over to realize this is ok. And, I notice whenever I use it, my teeth are super smooth afterwards and my tongue is constantly sliding all over my teeth in amazement to how clean they are. Hello baking soda! And, the bonus? The more you use the whiter your teeth will get. Can’t wait to see all those beautiful smiles!