This 3-ingredient charcoal toothpaste naturally cleanses and whitens teeth. Activated charcoal binds to grim and stains on your teeth and leave your teeth bright, white and clean!
Activated charcoal has gained quite a bit of popularity over the years.
Poor strips, peel masks, and soap bars containing activated charcoal are highly praised for their skin cleansing abilities.
I’ve washed my face with activated charcoal and have brushed my teeth with charcoal toothpaste. My skin and teeth always feel CLEAN when I use charcoal. Cleaner than they ever do with normal face wash and toothpaste. That’s because activated charcoal binds to dirt, grim and stains beyond the surface and draws them out. Leaving your teeth and skin extremely clean.
Charcoal is an effective tool to help clean and brighten teeth. It can be used by itself, mixed with other ingredients to create a toothpaste/powder. My favorite way to use activated charcoal for whitening, is to mix it with coconut oil (the antibacterial properties of coconut oil help reduce plaque and stains), baking soda (alkalizes acid in the mouth and helps to remove plaque and stains) and a drop or two of essential oils.
How To Make Charcoal Toothpaste
You’ll need activated charcoal, baking soda, coconut oil and essential oils (optional) for this recipe. Gently melt the coconut oil in a small pot. Take off the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. In a small bowl, mix the charcoal and baking soda together. Mix in the coconut oil and a few drops of essential oils, if using. Pour the mixture into a small container.
If you like this recipe, then try my DIY Charcoal Face Mask!Print
Whitening Charcoal Toothpaste Recipe
- 1/2 Teaspoon Activated Charcoal
- 2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
- 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 1–2 Drops of Essential Oils (Optional)
- Melt the coconut oil in a small sauce pan or in a double boiler.
- Once melted, pour into a small bowl and mix in the activated charcoal, baking soda and essential oils.
- Pour the mixture into a small container and store in a cool dry place.
Originally published October 23, 2017 and was updated October 6th, 2021.