Activated Charcoal is definitely not a newly discovered ingredient, but it surely is having a moment.
It is everywhere these days, from Japanese charcoal toothbrushes to charcoal juices to charcoal face washes. It is such a great ingredient, which can be used in natural skincare and toiletries in so many ways. Activated charcoal is an element that stimulates detoxification and helps your skin eliminate marks, bug bites and other foreign objects.
It is different to the normal charcoal because it has been processed to have an increased surface area. This increased surface area then allows for adsorption of toxins, helping to relieve certain symptoms if digested, or helping to clear the skin of impurities.
With its porous surface, activated charcoal attaches to toxins and impurities in the body to draw them out. It works in just the same way on plaque, tannins and stains on teeth - safely and efficiently lifting these off.
The majority of commercial toothpastes (especially the whitening variety) are filled with the plethora of undesirable ingredients, such as:
If you're not the DIY type, we sell Tuxedo, a powdered activated charcoal teeth whitening powder.
This tooth polish recipe is 100 % natural, effective and uses active ingredients that will help to whiten the teeth without using the harsh ingredients.
Coconut oil is used in this recipe as it contains Lauric Acid, which is a proven anti microbal and is great for killing bacteria that can cause cavities and mouth infections.
Bentonite clay aids the charcoal's work, absorbing heavy metals and delivering essential minerals, while peppermint, roman chamomile and lemon myrtle (citric acid free) soothe, fight bacteria, reduce inflammation and add freshness.
50 g Raw Coconut Oil
1 tsp Bentonite Clay
2 tsp Activated Charcoal
4 drops Peppermint essential oil
4 drops Lemon Myrtle essential oil
2 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil
¼ tsp Fine Sea Salt
Dip the toothbrush into the polish, you don’t need much, just enough to cover the bristles. Brush gently, in circular motions, for around 2 minutes. For extra power leave in your mouth for a few minutes after brushing. You only need a small amount, enough to cover the tips of your toothbrush bristles. Use a dry toothbrush – try to avoid any water entering the product container.
Please make sure that you do not use any plastic or metal when making this polish. Charcoal and Bentonite clay will pull the toxins out metal or plastic, and the polish will not be suitable for use anymore.
I would recommend spitting it out into a garbage can once you're done, because coconut oil can damage your plumbing if you're using this recipe regularly.
This polish is suitable for even those with sensitive teeth and gums. It can be used as often as needed to achieve desired results.