Tip: Use This Ingredient to Naturally Whiten Your Teeth

How To Naturally Whiten Your TeethHappy Tuesday! Every Tuesday I share a small tip that I have found useful in my kitchen or home. Today I’m sharing a beauty tip on how to whiten your teeth naturally!

I first learned about this method of whitening teeth from Heather of  MommyPotamus. In Heather’s book, DIY Organic Beauty she shares her method for naturally whitening your teeth with charcoal. I was a skeptic at first but after only one application my teeth were noticeably whiter. I even talked my husband into trying it out. My husband doesn’t have the whitest teeth so we were both blown away at how much whiter his teeth looked after only using the charcoal once. Within one week his teeth were whiter than I have ever seen them!

Ditch the chemical whitening gels and try out this natural method! Here is how you do it….

How to Naturally Whiten Teeth



Open one capsule of activated charcoal into a small bowl. Wet your tooth-brush and dip it into the charcoal. Gently brush teeth with charcoal. Swish the charcoal around in your mouth for a few minutes after brushing. Rinse out your mouth and brush with your teeth with your normal tooth paste. Do this as often as you like.

Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitener
  • Activated Charcoal
  1. Open one capsule of activated charcoal into a small bowl.
  2. Wet your toothbrush and dip it into the charcoal.
  3. Gently brush teeth with charcoal. Swish the charcoal around in your mouth for a few minutes after brushing. Rinse out your mouth and brush with your teeth with your normal tooth paste. Do this as often as you like.

Have you used activated charcoal to naturally whiten your teeth? Did it work for you?

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About the author: Hi! I’m Tiffany – aka Coconut Mama. I’m a real food mama of three coconut babies. I’m passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, I use coconut products in all my recipes. You can download my free Coconut Flour Recipes E-book here. Thanks for stopping by!
28 comments… add one
  • Lesa January 3, 2015, 10:55 am

    I have been using charcoal to brush my teeth for several weeks and have noticed that my teeth are whiter. I have however noticed a metallic taste in my mouth, has anyone experienced this? I’m not sure if it’s due to the charcoal or some new supplements that I am taking.

  • Lucy8a October 5, 2014, 5:38 am

    Mix it with a drop or two of coconut oil to make a paste and there won’t be any dust … CO is naturally antibacterial, too, so it’s a double-win!

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    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an very long comment but after I
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    well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just
    wanted to say fantastic blog!

  • Cal September 11, 2014, 6:42 am

    I have been using it, with baking soda, and essential oils, coconut oil, its black but turns your teeth white, amazing!

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  • Di Jasper May 12, 2014, 8:45 pm

    Be careful about brushing with charcoal. It is abrasive and will remove your enamel. Everything I’ve read has said to hold it in your mouth and swish but not to brush.

  • Amy March 8, 2014, 8:47 pm

    Is it harmful to swallow the charcoal? I have a son with special needs and he tends to bit down on his toothbrush and swallow what is on his brush. His teeth are very yellow from medication he took when he was young. Thank you.

    • Answer June 3, 2014, 8:26 am

      swallowing too much charcoal will make him poop a lot. It’s used to clear out the stomach

  • Sophie Howell January 7, 2014, 3:14 pm

    This worked like gangbusters for about 3 weeks – never saw my teeth so white. Then all of a sudden it stopped working. Yellow teeth again no matter how much I brush with charcoal. :o(

  • WaterFireHeart November 19, 2013, 12:43 pm

    Amazing how on Amazon.ca -90 capsules are 26.00- on sale from 99.00!!!
    I may just take the charchol from my art supplies.

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    • Tiffany @ The Coconut Mama December 17, 2013, 7:45 am

      The charcoal I link to is only $4.

      • Diane Smits April 20, 2015, 4:26 pm

        I clicked on your link to the charcoal capsules, and they were $8.65, not $4.00??

        • The Coconut Mama April 20, 2015, 7:28 pm

          It was $4 back in December of 2013 when I wrote that comment. Sorry, prices went up since then :/

  • Amanda Davis October 1, 2013, 8:18 pm

    Sounds super cool, I will deff have to try it. Tiffany: Do you have the book ‘DIY Organic Beauty’? If so, was it very beneficial? Did you try out many of the recipes?

  • Lisa Ellison October 1, 2013, 8:07 am

    Can I use the activated charcoal that comes with my fish tank filter?

  • Victoria August 27, 2013, 3:23 pm

    Thanks for the tip. Sounds really cool. How would that work exactly? Something dark like that making your teeth whiter? I was looking into talking to a Hamilton dentist, but I think I want to try this out.

  • rmw July 19, 2013, 12:45 pm

    I have EXTREMELY sensitive teeth…can’t even use whitening toothpaste regularly. Do you think the charcoal would be OK?

    • Jessie Marchuk July 15, 2014, 8:53 am

      My teeth are extremely sensitive too! But activated charcoal is awesome! I used it on my teeth a couple of times and I felt no pain at all!

  • Sandi Morgan July 13, 2013, 11:37 am

    I tried this yesterday. My teeth were whiter, , ,my bathroom? Covered in splatters of black charcoal. It’s like spilling milk . . .it goes everywhere!! I will continue to use the charcoal, but not every day . . .too much clean up!!!

    • Linda DeKock July 23, 2013, 4:09 pm

      Brush your teeth in your shower. That’s how I keep my mineral makeup from being all over everything at the sink. When you shower….everything runs down the drain!

    • Rose Lavender August 24, 2013, 1:20 pm

      Put a dark towel down just before you use it to help with splatters. Great thought..


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