How to Naturally Whiten Teeth at Home with Coconut Oil and Tumeric

Hi loves!

Today I’m going to show you how to naturally whiten teeth at home using only coconut oil and tumeric. 

coconut oil for teeth whitening
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Why coconut oil and tumeric helps to naturally whiten teeth: 

Tumeric has astringent properties and helps with your oral health and gums. For those of you who are worried about it staining… It will not stain your teeth! (However, it will stain your toothbrush which is why I recommend using an old or separate toothbrush from the one you normally use.) Because it’s abrasive, it helps the teeth look whiter.

Coconut oil cleanses your teeth and gums from bacteria, helps eliminate plaque, and even helps get rid of bad breath! (Seriously, is there anything that coconut oil doesn’t do?)

Note: It’s best not to do this too often as it is abrasive, but once in a while should be fine. 🙂 I am not a dentist nor do I pretend to be one on the internet, however this DIY worked great on my persistently coffee-stained teeth which is why I am sharing this with you all today.

What you need:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (solid) – 
  • Tumeric
  • Old or separate toothbrush from the one you normally use

How to use: 

  1. Combine 1 tablespoon of (unmelted – solid) coconut oil with a spoonful of tumeric 
  2. Mash the mixture together
  3. Using the old toothbrush, brush the mixture on to your teeth and leave on for 5 minutes
  4. Wash out your mouth

And that’s it!

As always, let me know if you try this out and what your experiences are. 

With love, 

Mischa