2 Impressive DIY Teeth Whitening Hacks: Baking Soda & Coconut Oil

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In this tutorial, we are talking all about teeth. If you regularly enjoy coffee, tea, maybe some red wine, then you’ve stumbled upon the right tutorial. I’m going to show you two different DIY teeth whitening hacks with baking soda and coconut oil.

The first is oil pulling using coconut oil and the second is DIY whitening using a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Pearly white teeth, here we come!

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Tools and materials:

  • Coconut oil
  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide 
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Bowl
  • Shot glass
  • Spoon

Oil pulling with coconut oil

Putting coconut oil into a shot glass

1. Fill a glass with oil

Take the coconut oil and fill a shot glass up with it using a spoon to help you. Fill the glass up as much as you can.

A shot glass of coconut oil

2. Heat the oil

If the coconut oil is not already liquid, warm it for about 20 seconds in the microwave to turn it into a liquid. 

Oil pulling with coconut oil

3. Oil pull

Set a timer for about 1 minute, and now you’re going to oil pull. So take the shot of oil to start pulling but first, let me warn you that it’s not a good taste (as you can see from the look on my face)!

While you have the oil swishing around in your mouth, let me tell you a bit more about oil pulling with coconut oil.

Coconut oil teeth whitening home remedy

Coconut oil attacks the harmful bacteria in your mouth. It can reduce plaque buildup, prevent tooth decay and fight gum disease. For these reasons, oil pulling or brushing your teeth with coconut oil can significantly improve oral and dental health.

DIY teeth whitening with baking soda

Teeth whitening with baking soda and peroxide

1. Teeth whitening with baking soda and peroxide recipe

Grab your mixing bowl and squeeze out a significant amount of toothpaste. Next, take your hydrogen peroxide and add about two teaspoons. Then, add about two and a half teaspoons of baking soda. Mix all of the elements together with your toothbrush.

Using baking soda for teeth whitening

I know that a lot of people question the use of baking soda, so I did my research. Have a read of Crest's Baking Soda for Brushing Teeth: Pros & Cons to learn more.

Brushing teeth with baking soda and peroxide

3. Brush your teeth

When you’re all done mixing, you’re going to apply a generous amount to your teeth. The texture of this comes up a bit grainy and salty, so just a warning.

Home remedies for teeth whitening that work

DIY teeth whitening hacks

DIY teeth whitening hacks tutorial

Here you can see how my teeth looked before I did these two simple teeth whitening hacks and then how they looked after three days. They are much whiter! These home remedies for teeth whitening really work!

My recommendation is to do these hacks, the first using coconut oil and the second using baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, at least two times a week. If you want pearly white teeth, give these a go today!

Suggested materials:
  • Coconut oil
  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide
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  • San20286883 San20286883 on Dec 20, 2021

    Excellent information! Thank you 😊.

  • Jack Jack on May 03, 2024

    I've actually tried both of these DIY hacks myself, and I gotta say, they're pretty impressive! Baking soda is like a secret weapon against stubborn stains, and coconut oil leaves your mouth feeling so fresh. But here's a tip: make sure to use them sparingly, as overdoing it might harm your enamel. Oh, and if you want more expert advice on dental care, Jeffrey Gross DDS has some great insights on jeffreygrossdds.com. I stumbled upon it while researching teeth whitening methods, and it's been my go-to for dental care place ever since!