To say that this completely natural DIY teeth whitening powder works wonders would be an understatement. With many bath and beauty products what the product claims to do is not always what in reality happens. But I can without a doubt recommend this all natural DIY homemade teeth whitening powder. I am an avid user of it and my husband is so impressed with the results that he is also using it on a regular basis. Sometimes I wonder why this simple, effective and budget friendly solution is not being promoted or advertised more. I guess that opens up an entirely new debate about the pharmaceutical industry which I am not going in to right now.
What you would need for this insanely simple teeth whitening powder:
- Activated charcoal (available at any health store)
- Bentonite Clay (available at most health stores)
- Baking soda
- Fine Himalayan salt (optional)
- Glass container (and label if you want)
- Non-metal utensils
- Measuring cups
- Measure out equal parts of the activated charcoal, bentonite clay and baking soda. Use non-metal spoons as metal may deactivate the charcoal and the bentonite could draw up some of the metal which is definitely not what you want. If not already in the container you want to use it in, pour everything in there now. Mix with a spoon or shake it in the container until you see the dark charcoal is mixed in properly.
- Add a small amount (about a teaspoon of himalayan salt) if you want to.
- Tighten the lid and shake it!
And that is it, really. Your very own super effective teeth whitening powder. How simple is that?
How to use your very own natural teeth whitening powder
- Wet your toothbrush bristles just on the tips and importantly, shake off any excess water.
- Dip the tips of your toothbrush into the powder.
- Gently apply the teeth whitening powder on your teeth with your toothbrush. You can also use your fingers.
- Leave it to sit for a minute or two
- Rinse properly
- Follow up with water or mouthwash.
I am sure you will also be impressed with the immediate results. Normally teeth whitening products claim to work in 5 to 10 times of use. I am not kidding, this works the very first time you use it. I took these gross before and after pictures which really speak for themselves. Please also take a before and after picture. You will immediately see the difference.
- Make sure the glass container’s neck is wide enough that your toothbrush head can fit in there. It is much easier to use the powder straight from the container than pouring out some every time.
- When I say shake off any excess water, I mean really make sure there are no water droplets that could potentially fall into your powder. I made this mistake a couple of times and it made some chunks in the container which I had to take out and throw away.
- Only mix up a small amount at a time. This way, if you let some water drop into it by accident, you do not need to throw away too much. Also, this way you can decide whether you need to change up the mix a bit if one of the products have too strong a taste for you.
- The charcoal is black and the process can be a bit messy. It does not look very pretty when you are doing it with a black mouth and all. So, my advice here is to do this either before you get dressed in the morning, or before you take a shower in case you spill some.
- Once you are done rinsing, make double, no triple sure that you have rinsed out the black charcoal particles between your teeth. No help that your teeth is whiter, but there are some black spots in between. Yuck.
I use this once every second or every third day. The other days I use our normal toothpaste. I have found that because the entire mix consists of abrasive products, you can be a bit harsh on your teeth. Be very gentle when applying it. Do not overdo it. And try to avoid the substances that discolor your teeth int the first place. Cut back on your coffee, tea, wine, sports drinks, tomato sauce.
Cost of the project:
- Charcoal = $2.2 for 100ml container
- Bentonite Clay = $5 for 200ml jar
- Baking soda =$1.20 for 1kg container
- Fine Himalayan salt = $2 for 500ml
Total cost for one mixture: 29 cents for one mixture of 25ml which lasts about 4 -6 weeks.
And there you have it. Time to show off those pearly whites, so keep smiling. And if you liked this post, pls share with your family and friends. Or come follow me on Pinterest and check out all my boards.
I would love to hear from you and whether you found this recipe as effective as I did.
Disclaimer**: I am not a dentist or doctor. This is a homemade recipe and like any homemade recipe, care should be taken. The recipe I am using has not been tested or verified by any lab. This recipe is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition and should not be ingested.