Super Simple DIY Natural Teeth Whitening Paste (just 3 ingredients!)

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Looking to polish up those pearly whites naturally? This all-natural DIY teeth whitening paste is made with just 3 ingredients and works like a charm!

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 teeth whitening 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, super easy 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!

We can easily make our own natural teeth whitening paste at home with just a few simple ingredients.

This paste is made with just 3 ingredients, two of which are well-known for their teeth whitening benefits — in fact, many whitening toothpastes, mouth washes, whitening strips, etc. etc. contain one or both of them.

Looking to polish up those pearly whites naturally? This all-natural DIY teeth whitening paste is made with just 3 ingredients and works like a charm!

Baking soda

Baking soda teeth whitening pastes are tried-and-true. A number of studies (like this one, this one, and this one) have found that toothpaste with baking soda whitens teeth more effectively than toothpastes without baking soda.

Not only does baking soda gently polish away stains on teeth, but studies have found that it also helps kill unhealthy bacteria and prevent plaque build-up by creating an alkaline environment in your mouth (a very big bonus!).

Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening strips and mouthwashes are also popular and for good reason: peroxide is a natural bleaching agent and helps to improve gum health by keeping unhealthy bacteria under control (source).

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

Ingredients:

*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.

Looking to polish up those pearly whites naturally? This all-natural DIY teeth whitening paste is made with just 3 ingredients and works like a charm!

Directions:

  • 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!

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!

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  1. For Jamea – it’s true that a lot of food grade peroxide is 35%, however it is not the concentration that makes it food grade. The difference between “topical use only” and “food grade” peroxide is the use of preservatives that contain heavy metals which should not be ingested. Thus, you can get food grade peroxide that is 3%, 35%, or anywhere in between. Hope this helps!

  2. Re: the comment about not using distilled water: you must not use tap water to dilute h2o2, as the chlorine reacts with it and reduces its effective concentration. Either use filtered or distilled water at a ratio of 1:11 to dilute 35% concentration down to 3% (same as what you’re probably used to in the dark brown bottles). Most commercial tooth whiteners are between 15-35% concentration in a gel and say to keep them on the teeth for 30 minutes. I’m interested in the idea one commenter wrote about mixing gelatin with 35%, as it might create a stronger gel than an aloe+glycerine blend. Lots of good ideas. Thanks for this post & all the comments!

  3. I wouldn’t use both baking soda and peroxide together. Years ago I used knox gelatin and peroxide. It worked pretty well. Now I just make my own toothpaste and I add activated charcoal to it. I think my teeth are just as white w/o having to use anything else. Of course, as I say it’s been a while since I’ve done the peroxide and I wonder just how much whiter they can possibly be? Both activated charcoal
    AND peroxide treatment…. hmmm, maybe they’ll glow?? LOL

  4. The peroxide you linked to IS NOT FOOD GRADE. It is MISLABELED. Food grade should be 35% that one is 3% like regular peroxide :/

  5. I specify 3% in the post. What percentage were you using? Percentages can go up into the 30s, and yes this would not be advised.

  6. Just FYI this ratio will BURN your mouth if your peroxide is a true food grade. I don’t think you really got food grade. Just FYI, I just mixed your concoction and my gums are burned white after seconds. I HIGHLY recommend you delete or revise this post. Truly pure, food grade hydrogen peroxide will burn your skin, and an equal amount of baking soda is NOT enough to dilute it. I wasn’t thinking about that when I looked at your recipe (I should have remembered) and within seconds my mouth was burned

  7. Hi I think that this is a great idea for a tooth whitener but I also think lemon juice and baking soda works to I asked my dentist and they said that lemon juice and baking soda is fine and does not damage the enamel at all

  8. Thanks for share this post. I had yellow teeth problem before I used charcol tooth polish and i got good result.

  9. Did it come off eventually? It’s most likely the peroxide reaction with the bacteria in your mouth, between your teeth – it fizzes up and becomes white.

  10. I saw a post saying to use distilled water… Do not use distilled water. It absorbs minerals that it comes in contact with I.e. Your teeth. Have you ever seen the effect of distilled water on concrete. It dissolves it!

  11. Nadia! Where did you get the great little glass jar from the pic? I love the top to it but couldn’t find one like it on amazon. Please let me know!