Who doesn’t dream of having gleaming white teeth and a Hollywood smile? Teeth should not only be healthy but also look nice! Though chemical solutions are fashionable, they aren’t always necessary.
Conventional toothpastes are increasingly coming under scrutiny, and there are many people who are asking questions. Toothpastes with or without lightening additives more often than not have questionable ingredients. Is it possible to get the same or even better results naturally? Yes, it is indeed, with Turmeric.
The Turmeric root is a medicinal plant native to India. It stains everything in a stark yellow (most famously rice), but not your teeth. It’s hard to believe, but it works.
Here are three options how can whiten your teeth. A difference can be seen after only a few uses.
1. Pure Turmeric
The easiest option is pure Turmeric. Simply put a little Turmeric powder on the moistened toothbrush and gently brush your teeth.
2. Toothpowder with Turmeric
If you clean your teeth with tooth powder, you can also add turmeric to achieve natural whitening. One of my favorite recipes for teeth cleaning powder is made with these ingredients:
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp powdered mint
- 1 teaspoon sage
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- ½ teaspoon of ultrafine medicinal clay
- ½ teaspoon of high quality Salt (e.g. himalayan or rock salt)
- 1 pinch of ground cloves
Use a mortar to crush all ingredients very finely, or grind with a coffee grinder and fill into a screw vial.
To brush your teeth simply immerse the moistened toothbrush into the vial and gently brush with the powder.
3. Toothpaste with Turmeric
You can even produce Toothpaste yourself. If you want to naturally whiten your teeth, you can add a little turmeric powder to this recipe.
Here’s my favorite recipe for toothpaste with turmeric powder:
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp birch sugar
- ½ tsp quality salt (e.g. himalayan or rock salt)
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- 1 pinch of baking soda
- 3 drops essential peppermint oil
Take the dry ingredients and use a mortar to crush them finely, then mix. Lightly heat the coconut oil in a double boiler and stir in the dry ingredients. Mix everything well and place in a screw vial.
Depending on the room temperature, the coconut oil can solidify so that the toothpaste is no longer smooth. That’s ok though, you can put some on your toothbrush and it will melt in your mouth.
With these tricks and you can have healthy and much whiter teeth, completely without chemicals. Depending on the degree of discoloration you should notice the first results after only a few uses.
Caution: With all these tricks you should proceed very carefully, because turmeric can leave very unpleasant clothes stains. So pay special attention to avoid splashing!
Try it and share your experience in the comments section!