4 ingredients, 1 jar, and a toothbrush is all you need to accomplish this! Coconut oil, baking soda, activated charcoal, and peppermint essential oil, that’s all. Now, I know what you’re probably thinking, putting BLACK charcoal on your teeth to WHITEN them!? Activated charcoal works through absorption. Absorbing any plaque in your mouth or on your teeth that might cause staining. It also helps prevent cavities, bad breath, and gum disease by changing the PH and absorbing toxins in your mouth.
This recipe is so simple, you just toss all the ingredients together and mix well. Then, just store in an airtight container. I am all about reusing jars but I’ll tell ya what, do not use an old minced garlic jar! Yeah, I accidentally did that my first time making this toothpaste and my mouth tasted like garlic all day. So, any jar but an old garlic jar will work. Also, this toothpaste is coconut oil based, we all know that consistency depends on the weather with coconut oil. When it is cool outside the paste is thicker and easier to handle. When it’s hot, the toothpaste is a little looser. just take a spoon and pour it onto your brush unless you would like to keep it in your refrigerator.
For best results use this toothpaste 2-3 times a week. I personally switch off between this and oil pulling.
- 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Brush your teeth.
- Rinse your sink very well after brushing, if charcoal is left in the sink it can cause staining.