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.
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 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
- 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!