As always, I do my best to keep things natural and simple- which is why I’ve never tried any whitening products for my teeth.
I didn’t eat many sweets when I was younger or drank soft drinks and nowadays I mostly only drink water and if I eat sweets,
it’s always dark chocolate.
So I know that for me it hasn’t been as hard as it could be to keep my teeth healthy and white,
but I still do now and then apply some tricks:
For a long time I used the simplicity of a banana peel – or strawberries.
Because of the potassium, the magnesium and manganese that allow your teeth to help the white color shine more.
How to use it ?
I like using organic ones,
simply because that’s the best way I can make sure that my teeth aren’t getting anything else than a banana.
First of all, choose your banana peel and then start rubbing the inner part on your teeth for a few mins, keeping your mouth open, so you don’t swallow the paste – after that you may see some slight change to how your teeth looked before.
For some it doesn’t work, but for me it works immediately after one time.
If it doesn’t work for you, then give it a try for a few weeks.
If it doesn’t at all, I’m sure the second method will!
I’ve been using activated charcoal for the past year now and then.
It traps chemicals and also prevents their absorption.
So doing that it will allow your teeth to get off that “extra layer” and make your teeth whiter than before.
Activated charcoal comes from the normal charcoal ( made from peat, coal, wood, coconut shell, or petroleum ).
It’s not the same, but similar since it is heated so it can be used as a medicine, because through the process,
it produces some kind of “pores” that help trap the chemicals.
So the same benefits can be applied internally – but that’s another topic.
How to use it ?
You simply need and extra toothbrush that can get dirty – literally.
First I like to take a sip of water to wet my gums and teeth,
then let my brush run really short under water and then dipping it in activated charcoal so that the surface of the brush is covered.
Now it’s the fun part – simply start brushing your teeth.
Don’t worry, the black color will easily disappear.
simply brush your teeth the way you would normally do –
I like using toothpaste that doesn’t have fluoride ( and ingredients that I at least understand ).
There are a lot of people who do this 7 times a week.
I’ve never been a fan of using something too much – so I would use these methods once a week maximum.
I believe that our body just needs some help now and then and not perfection every day.
But like with everything,
it’s your personal choice.
Let me know if your teeth are shining more after trying this out for yourself 🙂
I’m sure you have heard of using Spirulina in your smoothies before, but have you ever thought about the idea of using it’s benefits not only to strengthen your body, but make your skin glow?
First of all – what’s Spirulina anyway ?
Spirulina is a dark green aquatic plant that grows in alkaline water ( with a high pH ) . It is one of the world’s oldest foods and even now it is seen as a super food.
I won’t be naming all the benefits, but for now just focusing on why it would be heaven for your skin. Just to name a few things:
Spirulina tightens your skin and cleans out your pores by absorbing water. Not only it exfoliates your skin and it includes minerals, but it’s a powerful source of beta-carotene ( lots of Vitamin A ), Vitamin B, C and E and.. you get the point. So after using that beautiful green color on your skin, it will definitely thank you by ending up being as soft as a baby and bringing out your natural glow.
Who doesn’t want to have baby smooth skin? The more simple we keep it, the better, the easier it is for your body to recognize it’s benefits – & don’t worry, the green color won’t stay 😉
So here we go:
If you’d like to create a weekly ritual at night to pamper yourself you could ( like me ) wash your face with a mixture of rose petals and warm water. The best is to let your face dry naturally without using a towel, so that your skin remains untouched.
Once your skin is freshly washed and your pores are ready to be cleansed, go ahead and take about half of a small spoon of Spirulina powder and mix it with a tiny bit ( ! ) of filtered water until it becomes almost a thick cream.
And the fun probably starts when applying that gorgeous deep green color on your face. Reminding the times when painting our faces used to be our highlight of our day – So allow your inner child to have some fun at this point!
Let it sit for about 15 mins until it dries.
Gently wash it off with warm water and then with cold to tighten up your pores again.
If you like, at the end you can take a small amount of coconut oil to nourish your skin and clean your face to get the rest of the mask off your skin.