I’ll admit I went through my fair share of Crest whitening strips through high school and maybe even into college. Did they really work? Ehh, maybe sometimes. Did I know what was in them? Nope. Would I ever go back to them after using this health hack I found? Heck no!
This whitening hack is such a game changer, I can’t wait for you guys to try it yourselves! It’s very similar to oil pulling as it uses coconut oil to reduce bacteria that leads to plaque buildup and promote healthy teeth and gums. But this time, turmeric is involved. Now I’m not exactly sure the role turmeric plays in whitening teeth, mostly because it stains anything and everything else it comes into contact with, but it just works! (Feel free to comment below if you know why!)
You’ll need to use 2 things:
- Coconut oil (the kind that is solid at room temp)
- Turmeric spice
You can make however much you want but I like to mix 1/3 cup coconut oil with 1/2 tsp turmeric in a bowl until well-combined. Transfer to small container with lid and store next to your bathroom sink. You will want to continue brushing your teeth normally (2-3x/day), and start brushing your teeth with the whitening mixture after your regular brushing routine.
Use a *separate* toothbrush because it will stain right away. Dip toothbrush in mixture and brush away.
Brush for about 30 – 60 seconds.
Be careful to spit straight down the sink’s drain so that the mixture doesn’t splatter all over.
Do not wipe your face with a white towel after brushing!!
If the temperature gets warm, the whitening mixture will melt and that is OK! Continue to use.
*You should notice a difference in the whiteness of your teeth after the first time doing it.
I hope you love it! Leave a comment below after you’ve been able to try it out!!