Body Hack XV: Using Hydrogen Peroxide And Baking Soda To Whiten Teeth

This is just a simple trick on how to clean one’s teeth less expensively than using the stuff you might have to buy at the pharmacy. With only two basic ingredients, you can learn how to whiten your teeth.

From Instructables.com …

The basis of homemade toothpaste is baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.  Either one in huge doses can be dangerous, so DO NOT INGEST!

Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is a mild abrasive and has anti-bacterial properties.

Hydrogen peroxide helps by break down bacterial films with its foaming action.  I used a 3% solution, but anything you can find at a local drug store should be ok.

Vegetable-base glycerin liquid lends a nice consistency and sweetness, but is completely optional.   You should be able to find this at a drug store, or specialty foods shop, but I got mine online from a soap-supply store.

I definitely recommend using some kind of flavoring.  It’s totally optional, but adding a drop of peppermint oil will leave your mouth feeling super fresh.  Tea tree oil boosts the anti-bacterial properties and tastes good.  A few drops of cinnamon oil (my favorite!) will definitely spice things up.  Food-grade grape or bubble gum flavor oil may entice your kids to brush more regularly – just be sure to supervise them and make sure they’re not ingesting it!

Basic Ratio:

6 parts baking soda : 1 part vegetable based glycerin : 1 part hydrogen peroxide solution : flavor to taste

This makes a nice paste.  To make a smoother mix, reduce the soda.  To omit the glycerin, increase the peroxide.

Most over the counter hydrogen peroxide solutions are not suitable for ingestion.  Make sure to use supervision with children.


In addition to this post, I also wanted to tell the reader what is probably the simplest, cheapest form of toothpaste that I have ever known. From source 2

In this article,  Dr. Stone gave a recipe to help alkalize the teeth using a natural approach rather than using the mouthwashes you find in the store which are full of artificial colors and chemicals  made up in a lab.

See below for a TWO ingredient recipe! It’s so easy, I could pinch myself!

SALT WATER MOUTH WASH and TOOTH CLEANER!

One pound of uncooked sea salt added to one gallon of distilled water. This is the best mouth wash and tooth cleaner (to brush your teeth with). You do not want to use IODIZED salt as it is cooked and stripped of anything beneficial and is very harmful to the body. CELTIC SEA SALT is a good one to get! Celtic Sea Salt is an unrefined sea salt and it is light grey in color.Amazon.com sells this kind of salt. OR you can do a search on the internet and find another source. You can get distilled  water from the good old grocery store for really cheap if you do not  have a distiller.

Have fun making your own mouth wash and tooth cleaner!

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