It’s time to #ChangeToCharcoal and go black with activated charcoal toothpaste for whiter, shinier teeth. It’s highly porous properties mean it can absorb stains and bacteria from your mouth, leaving you with a bright smile and fresh breath.
Here are 2 simple steps to get the pulling benefits of this awesome ingredient that is proving a big hit with beauty bloggers and celebrities alike.
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Simply apply a small amount to your toothbrush and brush gently for 2-3 minutes, like you would with any regular toothpaste. The texture can seem very unusual at first, as it’s not as smooth as traditional toothpaste. Its natural qualities mean that it’s incredibly effective at picking up plaque and reaching bacteria in hard to reach places.
Next, swill thoroughly with activated charcoal infused coconut oil. This natural ‘pulling’ mouthwash is a great alternative to peroxide whitening strips and trays. Swill around your mouth for five minutes or so, gradually working up to 15 minutes.
You only need to swill once a day and we recommend just before bedtime so it can work while you sleep. This ensures deep-rooted bacteria is removed, whilst also preventing the build-up of plaque, and starting the stain removal process.
Don't rinse your mouth with water straight away so that you get the full effect of the charcoal pulling.
Tried it out for yourself? Share your Insta-worthy smiles on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter with #MyHB and #ChangeToCharcoal.
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