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DIY Tooth Whitening: Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal has been everywhere lately, popping up on my social media news feed and nearly every pinterest search I do over the past 2 years.  But a few months back, I had the pleasure of trying the Coconut Ash ice cream from Morganstern’s in NYC!

So of course we needed to order some Activated Charcoal and try to recreate this amazing treat.  The ice cream recreation didn’t work, but instead, I found a bunch of new uses for Activated Charcoal, since I now had a 1 lb. bag of it to use.

Activated charcoal is produced from carbonaceous source materials such as coconut husk, making it poreous, which allows it to be such a good aid in extracting toxins, chemicals and poisons out of the body. It has many uses such as cleansing and detoxing of the gut and intestinal tract, reducing gas and bloating, killing harmful molds, beautifying of the skin, and of course teeth whitening, which I chat about in this video:

I was shocked that I noticed a big difference in two areas. First, I noticed a huge reduction in plaque build up and felt as if I just had my teeth professionally cleaned (after only 3-4 uses).  And second, I noticed a reduction in tooth sensitivity near some of my caps and crowns/bridgework.

I have been using this now 2-3 times a week and look forward to exploring more with some facial masks using activated charcoal.

As promised here is the link to buy the bag that I have (comes in both 8 and 16oz options)

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