Option 1: – Bicarb Soda and lemon juice

This recipe is fairly well established in many circles and I have found it to be quite amazing in its immediate benefits. I would suggest this could be used once a week or “as required” if you feel your teeth are being stained by the natural foods you are eating. Blueberries, blackberries, red grapes, red wine, herbal tea, coffee and even some green vegetables all leave stains on your teeth. This does not mean they are unhealthy, but simply have a surface stain.

A gentle and natural polish will revitalise your teeth and give you a healthy, natural smile. Please refer to the information and research contained on our page for homemade toothpaste for more information about healthy teeth.


1/2 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)


Mix together and let the ‘fizz’ happen naturally. Mix until it forms a paste.

Use a cotton bud to wipe the saliva and plaque off you teeth and then use a new one to apply the mix to your teeth. Gently rub up and down on your teeth and watch the stains remove. I had to use a second bud as my first was almost black!  To finish, use a toothbrush in order to access the gaps between teeth.

Be sure to rinse well and then clean afterwards as the lemon juice is acidic and not good for teeth in the longer term. You can just use bicarb soda and your saliva for a similar result but the lemon assists.

Option 2: Activated charcoal

Another great whitener is using activated charcoal. This can be bought in capsules at most good chemists. Simply open the capsule into a cup and put the powder on an old toothbrush. Brush your teeth as usual and your mouth will be totally black! The carbon bonds with just about anything and will immediately clean your teeth. Rinse with water and you’re done.

tooth whitener - charcoal


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