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Teeth whitening strips use hydrogen peroxide to whiten your teeth in the much the same it's used to brighten clothes. It's enough to make us question putting such chemicals in our mouths ever again.
Luckily, there is an all-natural alternative that has proven just as effective—and you can make it at home using only two ingredients.
Blogger Farah Dhukai posted an Instagram tutorial for her natural teeth whitening hack. She combines one tablespoon of coconut oil with a pinch of turmeric to create a paste. She brushes her teeth with the mixture, lets it sit for five minutes and then rinses.
The ingredients work together to whiten teeth over time, just as whitening strips would. The turmeric, which is an ancient medicinal herb, helps removes plaque, while the coconut oil works to remove stains.
For sure, the paste turns Dhukai's teeth a bright yellow (but don't worry, it won't stain the teeth), reminiscent of the mouth of a zombie.
But if this is the way to get whiter teeth without using harsh chemicals, we'll definitely consider it.
H/t: Marie Claire