I know what you are thinking. What does charcoal doing in a homemade toothpaste recipe. Stay tight. I will explain you why I am using homemade charcoal toothpaste recipe.
Activated charcoal is used in many homemade cosmetics products. So, why shouldn’t we use it in a toothpaste recipe. Right? This ingredient has superb antibacterial property. And when it comes to your teeth, we know that there are thousands of bacterial in our mouth.
If you want to clean your teeth with a homemade recipe, homemade charcoal toothpaste will do the job. It is perfectly safe for you hand. What is more, this DIY toothpaste has no preservatives or chemicals like commercial toothpaste products on the market.
What is more, activated charcoal is really effective for whitening your teeth. It is also used in homemade skin whitening masks. The active ingredients in activated charcoal will help you to achieve the healthy and white teeth you have always dreamed of.
Also, I am adding coconut oil to this recipe. Coconut oil has high anti-bacterial and anti-fungal property. Combined with activated charcoal, coconut oil will be the most effective way to fight bacteria.
Okay now we know why we are using activated charcoal in our recipe. But when you think about it, the taste of this toothpaste should be horrible. Right?
Yes, actually you are right. So, I am adding essential peppermint oil into this homemade charcoal toothpaste recipe. You can also change the essential oil. For example, sweet orange or eucalyptus essential oils could be other options.
Depending on your taste, you can also increase the amount of essential oil in the recipe. You wouldn’t know before you try it. So, let’s get to work and try our natural homemade charcoal toothpaste recipe.
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Homemade Charcoal Toothpaste Ingredients:
- 1/2 Tea spoon of Activated Charcoal
- 2 Table spoons of Baking Soda
- 2 Table spoons of Coconut Oil
- 1-2 Drops of Essential Peppermint Oil (Optional)
Homemade Charcoal Toothpaste Preparation:
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Place a pan on the stove and add water.
Add coconut oil in a bowl.
Place this bowl on the pan and melt coconut oil.
Add activated charcoal, baking soda, and essential peppermint oil into melted coconut oil.
Mix all the ingredients until you obtain homogenous mixture.
Pour the mixture in a clean container.
Enjoy your homemade charcoal toothpaste.
You can use this homemade charcoal toothpaste as normal toothpaste. It is perfectly safe to brush your teeth with charcoal toothpaste. You can use this charcoal toothpaste one or two times per week. But you should avoid swallowing this toothpaste.
Also, this toothpaste is not suitable for children as they could swallow it. Small amounts would not be harmful, but you should be careful about rinsing off the toothpaste completely. Also, since the toothpaste contains charcoal, you may need extra towel to clean the surrounding area.
Other than that, after using homemade charcoal toothpaste, you will start to notice the difference. When you regularly use the toothpaste, your teeth will look whiter.