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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Homemade Tooth Whitener

By now, everyone has heard of the wonderfully natural whitening ability of activated charcoal... well, those of us who have tried it in powdered form also know how messy it can be- big time messy. I have discovered a great way to cut down on the mess and make the charcoal experience more tasty, too!  Honey is the answer :)  

While perusing the vintage cookbooks on archive.org, I found some beauty tips from the Ugly Girl Papers in the back of the Housekeeper's Friend Cookbook (1876).  One tip was regarding a whitening paste for the teeth.  It reads in part:

     "...charcoal holds the highest place as a tooth powder.  It has the property, too, of opposing             putrefaction, and destroying vices of the gums.  It is most conveniently used when made into paste with honey."

The addition of (raw) honey makes charcoal much neater and more convenient to use! I, and  my bathroom counter, can attest to that :)  

In my charcoal tooth whitening paste, I used about two tablespoons honey and about two teaspoons charcoal.  If you feel you need more charcoal and less honey, go ahead and experiment with proportions!  



So, instead of using chemicals to bleach your teeth, try something natural, something tried and true. My teeth are looking whiter by the day,  and the addition of honey makes my teeth whitening a breeze!  Enjoy!

7 comments:

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  2. Oh My God!.This method really works. I had my doubts about putting charcoal in my mouth but once i got over my fear it was really easy. I cant get the children to do it yet, maybe because I made the classic mistake of letting the boys see whats inside my remedy. They refuse to use it. I think its pretty funny how they run from it.

    Milton Wilson @ A+ Family Dentistry

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    1. I had the same problem with my kiddos! Hopefully someday they will get over their fears :)

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  3. I gave your remedy a try because i simply can not continue to see the dentist every 3 months and pay a few hundred dollars for the treatment. Over the year I spend over a thousand dollars, so I thought I had nothing to lose. I have to tell you that I saw amazing results, enough so that I am not seeing the dentist.

    Sharon Woods @ Fall Spark Dentistry

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    1. I'm all about saving money! Glad the remedy worked for you :)

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  4. Oh that sounds like a great idea for a homemade tooth whitener. I usually use baking soda with water or lemon juice to whiten my teeth, but I think I am going to give the charcoal and honey mixture a try. I like to mix things up from time to time, so this may be a good addition to the home remedy list.

    Freddie Gray @ Ballantyne Dentistry

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    1. This remedy is really catching on! I hope you enjoy the results :)

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