Activated Charcoal for teeth
Many often see the word ‘charcoal’ and think, how can that help to whiten my teeth? Traditional charcoal is what is used on fires and is very different from its counterpart, Activated Charcoal. The latter, and the one with a number of wellbeing and cosmetic benefits, is made by burning a source of carbon such as coconut shells. When it burns, the high temperatures ‘activates’ the charcoal by removing the oxygen to produce a highly absorbent form that is made up of millions of minuscule pores. These can bind to toxins and historically has been used worldwide for centuries for oral hygiene as well as to help whiten teeth.
The reasons Activated Charcoal became popular for oral hygiene is that firstly, other materials used, such as salt, could abrade the teeth and cause damage. Secondly, thanks to its absorbent properties, Activated Charcoal can be used to help with surface staining and is also said to be useful for those with bad breath.
Activated Charcoal Toothpaste
Key active ingredients
Alongside Activated Charcoal from organic Coconut Shells, this one of a kind toothpaste has a range of potent active ingredient that work synergistically to help care for the mouth whilst lifting unwanted stains. All measured in their exact optimal quantities for maximum performance and enjoyment, this formulation is made from only the best natural ingredients and with no harmful chemicals, it can be a force to be reckoned with when it comes to caring for your teeth.
Spearmint & Peppermint Oil
Both known for their refreshing taste, both these oils are popular when it comes to oral hygiene. Although both mints, each is slightly different. Spearmint is naturally occurring and has been around since Roman times. Peppermint however, is a hybrid cross between Spearmint and Watermint, giving it a stronger taste and aroma that research suggests can reduce bad breath.
Organic Coconut Oil
Not just a delicious addition when cooking, Coconut Oil has a whole range of benefits, including for oral hygiene. Traditionally used for a technique called oil pulling, Coconut Oil can help with cleaning teeth and research has suggested that it can help with protecting against bacteria.Another study also shows the link between Coconut Oil and a reduction of plaque in the mouth.
Tea Tree Oil
Also known as Melaleuca Alternifolia, Tea Tree Oil is a pure essential oil from the Melaleuca tree. Thanks to its many beneficial properties, it has risen in popularity over the years and is now used as an active ingredient in an array of natural products. It is mainly used in these as its research has suggested it has protective qualities that can have positive action against bacteria.
Full list of ingredients
Peppermint flavour - Water, Diatomaceous Earth, Xylitol, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Activated Charcoal, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Citric Acid, Mentha Arvensis (Peppermint) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Xanthan Gum.
Spearmint flavour - Water, Diatomaceous Earth, Xylitol, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Activated Charcoal, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Citric Acid, Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Xanthan Gum.
This Activated Charcoal Toothpaste has been designed to be simple to use and a hassle free way to have Activated Charcoal on the teeth thanks to its toothpaste form instead of messy powders. Use in the same way and amount as your regular toothpaste and gently brush teeth for one to two minutes twice a day and then rinse thoroughly with water. Do not swallow.
As the Activated Charcoal Toothpaste is made from natural ingredients and contains no fluoride, sulfates, gluten, GMO’s, artificial colours or flavours and no toxic ingredients, it is safe to use. This whitening toothpaste is also suitable for vegans and vegetarians and is not tested on animals. Please check the full list of ingredients for any personal allergens before first use.