So….. I dont want to scare you guys by actually showing you my teeth— but here they are. In their spectacularly small glory. And they’re whiter than they were last month—- without a crap ton of scary chemicals or spending a lot of money or anything like that. I mean, I do brush and floss daily— so that helps of course, but even that doesn’t improve the whiteness of your (my) teeth all that much, ya know? But you know what does? Activated charcoal! I actually was advised to take activated charcoal by my GI doctor– (for GI issues, duh) and then I found some at a spa– but within a loofa! For face scrubbing and I’m like, “well what else can this black powdery magic do?” Apparently it whitens the crap out of your teeth!
Activated charcoal has been known in the medical community/GI world for a long, long time now for poison overdoses and food poisoning. It absorbs or adsorbs (I’m not sure) ingested toxins, keeping your body safe. You can definitely search and read online– I won’t give you a whole lesson on it, but I just want you to know, it is safe to ingest– which obviously makes it super safe to clean and whiten your teeth with!
I recommend buying some activated charcoal in powder form, mixing with a touch of filtered water until the powder becomes pasty. Dip your brush in the paste and brush, brush, brush to have the charcoal pull the grime off your teeth— aka instantly whiten your teeth! And that’s it! You can do it as often as you’d like– if you’re using tooth powder instead of toothpaste at home, you can always add a bit of the charcoal to the mix. It is super messy, but thankfully it wipes clean super easy! Just brush, rinse, floss, and go!
Tada! A super easy, natural teeth whitener 🙂
ps. if/when purchasing, keep in mind it can be bought in powder and capsule form. Either is fine. If you buy it in capsule form, you can always just open up a few tubes and pour into small bowl or jar. OR just buy it in powder form and skip that step 🙂