Teeth Whitener - Coconut oil pulling tabs


Prep Notes


Activated charcoal for white teeth

Activated charcoal draws toxins and impurities out of the body. Not only does it give your mouth a hearty detox, but this black powder actually whitens enamel without harsh bleaching agents. For those who enjoy tea, coffee or wine, charcoal helps to remove the stains caused by the tannins in those drinks.


Breath freshening oils

The idea of swishing coconut oil around in your mouth may not sound so appealing, even if there are health benefits. Essential oils add a pleasant taste, and also freshen breath. There are a lot of different essential oils that will work, but these oil pull tabs use mint or orange. Mint has a potent flavor for lasting fresh breath. Orange is milder, but still has antibacterial properties for mouth health.


Ingredients


Materials

  • Bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • Silicone mold


Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Activated charcoal powder 
  • 1 cup Coconut oil 
  • 20 drops Peppermint or spearmint essential oil
  • OR 25 drops orange essential oil 


Directions


  1. In a bowl combine all of the ingredients and mash together with a rubber spatula until thoroughly combined. As you mash and stir, the mixture will become softer.
  2. Once the oil is soft, spoon it into your mold. You want to use one that holds 2-3 tsps in each cavity. If they’re too large they won’t fit in the mouth, too small and they won’t be effective.
  3. Place the mold in the fridge for about 15 minutes, or until completely hard. Pop the oil pulling tabs out of the mold and store in a jar.