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Saturday, September 24, 2022

DIY: Natural whitening toothpaste

September 24, 2022 1 Comments

Hello everyone!

In a previous post, I wrote about how I make my own natural toothpaste by mixing coconut oil and baking soda. I still use that DIY recipe, together with others I like. In another post, I also talked about the benefits of activated charcoal and included teeth whitening, among numerous other benefits.

DIY: Natural toothpaste

What are the benefits of activated charcoal?

Today, I want to share a DIY recipe for an all-natural turmeric whitening toothpaste

Bamboo eco toothbrush in a glass bottle


Turmeric is a popular spice which has been used, as a healing and herbal remedy, for thousands of years. Turmeric is a well-known anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial herb, making it useful for home dental care. It is a natural product, which makes it a better alternative to commercial teeth whiteners. In fact, turmeric lacks the side effects of many commercial teeth whiteners. These include dental enamel damage, gum irritation, risk of tooth sensitivity, and more.

Possible benefits you can get from turmeric toothpaste include teeth whitening, reduced risk of gum pain and inflammation and reduced risk of gum disease.

turmeric root

If you want to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong, then a homemade zero-waste toothpaste such as this is a great choice. Made of nothing but coconut oil and turmeric, this natural homemade whitening toothpaste is all you need to deep clean your teeth.


  • Organic cold-pressed extra virgin coconut oil – 2 tbsp
  • Organic turmeric powder – 1 tsp

How to use:

  1. Mix the two ingredients together in a small glass jar.
  2. Take a small amount on a soft brush and gently brush your teeth. 
  3. Leave it on for five (5) minutes, then spit it out. 
  4. Rinse thoroughly with water.
  5. Then, brush your teeth with regular toothpaste or another tooth-cleansing product to remove all traces of turmeric.

What do you think of this DIY? Will you be trying it out? Let me know in the comments section below!

Take care!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Natural bridal facial mask

June 30, 2012 3 Comments

Hello everyone!

Turmeric is renowned for its medicinal properties; it has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.  For this reason, turmeric can also be used to fight acne, psoriasis and blackheads.

For centuries in India, a turmeric facial mask was applied to a bride's face before her wedding to make her look radiant and glowing.  Turmeric is also known to slow down the ageing process and fight dry skin.  It can also help reduce pigmentation and even out skin tone.

  • Wash your face with a facial cleanser and pat your face dry.  
  • Mix 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder with 1 teaspoon of honey (or you could also use coconut oil or plain yoghurt).
  • Apply a thin layer to the face and leave on for about 20 minutes.   
  • Rinse with warm water.  
  • Apply toner and moisturiser.
This mask will give you a softer, smoother and even skin tone!


Keep in mind that turmeric can stain the skin a light yellow.  Do not use too much and always mix with honey/coconut oil/plain yoghurt.  Do not make a paste with turmeric and water alone because it will temporally stain your skin!

Turmeric is not only great for applying on the skin but it has a multitude of health benefits if you ingest it as well.

Tell me, have you ever used turmeric as a skin care ingredient?


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