This is a neat little trick that can be used anytime…..last minute date night, dinner parties, meetings coming up, and when you just want to freshen up your pearly whites. You’ll only need TWO ingredients and about 5 minutes. Lets just jump right in shall we.
Coconut oil can be used for TONS of things both internally and externally so no surprise that it is in this combo. I will have a post on my oil pulling process too so be sure to check that out! But getting back to whitening your smile – you will need a spoonful (or less) of unrefined coconut oil and turmeric.
Now I have the Turmeric capsules. Turmeric is becoming increasingly popular. The all natural benefits of taking turmeric daily are definitely worth investing in some for yourself. Turmeric helps with your metabolism, natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, improves digestion, helps with asthma, lowers cholesterol, the list goes on and on. You can find turmeric in powder or capsules. I take a capsule a day (I have bad knees) but these capsules can easily be busted open and used in this.
CREATE YOUR MIX & APPLY:
A spoonful of coconut oil and 1/2 spoonful of turmeric. (really you can measure this as you please, less or more will work fine). Mix the two together into a paste. Simply dip your toothbrush in it and brush your teeth. More like rub to cover your teeth rather than brush. Do not swallow or anything like that. Just let it sit on your teeth for 5-10mins.
NOTE: this will stain so make sure you don’t get it on your clothes. It will temporarily stain your toothbrush as well.
Spit it out – I highly recommend spitting this in the trash since coconut oil can clog your pipes! Then brush your teeth like normal (toothpaste in all) and your done! Check out your brighter and whiter smile! Now you have a handy quick all natural trick when your in a pinch to whiten your teeth 🙂