Looking to polish up those pearly whites naturally? This DIY all-natural teeth whitening paste is made with just 3 ingredients and works like a charm!
I used to use those horrid white strips. You know the ones I’m talking about.
I don’t know about you but they left me in complete and total pain! If the wind blew, that was enough pressure to drive me mad. Not to mention the fact that I could never get them to stick. And that I felt like I shouldn’t really swallow cause, heck, who knows what’s on those things anyways?
To get back to the point (was I ever on it in the first place? Oops!) I’ve been using an all-natural, easy-peasy DIY teeth whitening paste for awhile now and have seen great results! Did I mention it was easy?
We don’t need any unhealthy, crazy chemicals to keep our teeth white. Nor do we need to drop major money on expensive teeth whitening products!
This paste is made with just 3 ingredients, two of which are well-known for their teeth whitening benefits — in fact, a lot of whitening toothpastes, mouth washes, whitening strips, etc etc contain one or both of them.
Not only does baking soda gently polish teeth, it also creates an alkaline environment in your mouth, which keeps bacteria under control (bonus!).
This natural bleaching agent also kills bacteria in your mouth.
Peppermint essential oil
Not only does peppermint essential oil provide flavor and freshen breath, but it also helps fight bacteria. No, it doesn’t help whiten teeth so if you don’t have it, no worries! You can leave it out.
All-Natural DIY Teeth Whitening Paste
- 1 tsp aluminum-free baking soda
- 2 tsp 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide
- 1 drop peppermint essential oil
*Food grade hydrogen peroxide differs greatly from the run-of-the-mill hydrogen peroxide found in the drugstore, which is not safe to ingest as it contains many heavy metals.
- Mix the baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and essential oil into a smooth paste.
- Dip your toothbrush in the paste and brush *gently* for about 2 minutes before brushing with regular toothpaste.
- Use no more than once a week, since baking soda is an abrasive and you don’t want to damage that enamel!