DIY Black Magic: Naturally Whiter Teeth with Activated Charcoal Toothpaste

As strange as it may sound, brushing with a readily available black powder can help polish and whiten your teeth - all without harsh chemicals. To be honest, I was doubtful this homemade toothpaste would really work, but was curious enough to give it a go. The results were surprising. 

After a bit of research, I discovered that activated charcoal is an astonishing magnet for anything from poisons to bacteria to stains on your teeth. Apparently, activated charcoal absorbs and encapsulates harmful substances, then safely escorts it out of the system without risk of absorption. This is why hospitals keep a hearty supply of the stuff on hand for poisoning victims.
The great news is that activated charcoal behaves in the same way towards stains on the teeth, magnetizing and absorbing the offender, and removing it from the tooth surface. I've also included a few remineralizing agents in the toothpaste recipe to fortify the tooth enamel. Paired with antibacterial and anti fungal coconut oil and myrtle tree oil, and you have a potent defense against tooth decay, gum disease and plaque. 

Natural remineralizing and whitening toothpaste

1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil

4 capsules activated charcoal

8 drops silica gel

1/8 cup each calcium powder and baking soda

10 drops myrtle tree essential oil

Gently warm the coconut oil and remove from heat. Carefully open the capsules of activated charcoal and pour into the oil. Beware, the charcoal is a messy business if spilled. Next, add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Transfer to a glass jar and keep at room temperature.

To use, simply dip your toothbrush in the paste and apply to teeth in a gentle scrubbing motion. Leave the paste on for five minutes, then brush off with water. Rinse your toothbrush well to avoid staining.

Learn more tips and tricks for a whiter smile here.


  1. This is a pretty smart formulae. Beats the old 'salt 'n soda' standby. You could vary the essential oil. Calcium as the carbonate or as calcium phosphate. Commercial and 'natural' toothpastes have pretty ugly constituents. Sublingual deliver straight into your blood.

  2. I agree Robert—commercial and even so-called 'natural' toothpastes are frightening. Thanks for connecting!