How to use your homemade activated charcoal toothpaste
- Put a small amount of your homemade toothpaste on your toothbrush, using a small spatula or spoon.
- Brush your teeth as usual, giving equal attention to the front as well as the back of your teeth.
- Once you’re done brushing, rinse your mouth thoroughly with lukewarm water.
- You can use this toothpaste daily.
- You can use pH strips to test the acidity of your homemade toothpaste. It should have a pH of 7 (neutral) or higher, which means this toothpaste is safe for use.
- This homemade toothpaste does not contain any baking soda, meaning it’s not abrasive on your teeth.
- You can buy activated charcoal in tablet, capsule, or powder form. If you buy the capsules, all you have to do is open them up. If using tablets, you can smash them into a powder form.
- You can make the eggshell powder at home. For the recipe, check this page.
- You can also add a little Himalayan salt to the toothpaste. It will help kill oral bacteria and reduce the risk of gum disease.
- As this toothpaste has a slight grainy texture, it helps break up the biofilm of various substances to keep your teeth stain-free.
- You can store the toothpaste in the medicine cabinet. There is no need to refrigerate it.
- The toothpaste will last for several months.
- If it begins to dry out, add a bit more melted, extra-virgin coconut oil and mix well before use.