Don’t you wish you could use a whitening toothpaste that didn’t harm the body with harsh chemicals? The majority of commercial toothpastes, especially the varieties with whitening agents, are filled with an assortment of harmful ingredients. Xylitol (made from GMO corn), fluoride, glycerin, GMO soy lethicin, and sodium laurel sulfate can collectively have detrimental effects on organs, the brain, the reproductive system, and hormones.
One of the things that may leave people skeptical about this DIY toothpaste is the color. How can a black toothpaste help to naturally whiten your teeth? Don’t let the color steer you away because it is filled with some powerful ingredients that are superstars in the DIY health world. Let’s check them out below.
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
One of primary oral health benefits of coconut oil is that it works to fight the Streptococcus mutans bacterium, which can cause cavities, gingivitis, or other oral health issues.
Activated charcoal helps to promote great oral hygiene by balancing the pH levels in your mouth. It also helps to whiten your teeth, removing coffee, tea, or berry stains.
Bentonite clay is like a sponge, in that it expands and alters its electrical charge to absorb toxins and heavy metals. In oral care products, bentonite clay helps to neutralize bad bacteria and deliver and array of minerals that help remineralize teeth.
- 2 tablespoons bentonite clay
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon melted virgin organic coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons filtered water
- 1 dropper full of liquid stevia
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil
- ½ teaspoon activated charcoal
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- Combine all of the ingredients in a glass container and mix well with a wooden or rubber spoon.
- Store this in a cool, dark place.
- When you are ready to use, place a small amount on your toothbrush and brush your teeth for about two minutes. Rinse and spit out the toothpaste.
- Don’t use this toothpaste every day because it can be harsh on sensitive gums.