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Teeth Whitening Paste with Activated Charcoal

By Tia Ohm

If you are looking for a great way to scare your friends, and/or to whiten your teeth, then this is for you. I was definitely skeptical about this paste at first, mainly because you are putting charcoal on your teeth and expecting your teeth to come out whiter for it. The first time you do this and take a look in the mirror, you may be surprised to find not the most beautiful smile in the process. Your teeth become blackened, and you look like something that just stepped out of a horror movie. I’ll spare you the picture; you’ll find out soon enough. My first thought? What did I just do? After rinsing it out; however, I was quite surprised to see a brighter smile.

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After doing this process just once, the results are faint, but visible. I can only imagine what the results would be if you repeat this process daily for a week. Activated charcoal is well known for it detoxification properties. Ingested, it will draw out poisons and toxins from the body by allowing those chemicals to adhere to it and expelled through your digestive tract. So when we put it on our teeth, it is great at pulling out toxins from the mouth and in turn any stains present. It is unnecessary to combine with coconut oil, but since there are so many benefits of coconut oil for your teeth, I figured, why not.


DO NOT use regular charcoal from a grill or fire, it must be “activated charcoal” found at most health food stores. I ended up buying simply what was cheapest, and it worked well for me. The process takes no more than 5 minutes, and the longer you let the paste sit on your teeth, the whiter your teeth will become. What do you think? It’s super easy, a little scary, and very effective. Would you try it?


What You’ll Need:

  • 1 tsp activated charcoal (1 capsule)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil, optional for taste

What to Do:

  1. Mix all ingredients together and brush onto your teeth for a few minutes. Allow to sit for a few minutes more and rinse thoroughly out. Repeat daily until you are satisfied with the results.

Makes enough for 2-3 uses