Activated Charcoal is the newest superhero ingredient of the mouth-cleaning world! The dark black powder acts like a magnet to remove surface stains, oral toxins, and unsightly plague to create shiny white teeth and fresh breath without harsh chemicals or laboratory-created ingredients.
Genuine distillations, or essential oils, of plants, flowers, seeds, roots, and trees have been used medicinally for centuries for both individual and synergistic effects that improve and maintain gum health. Each oil has hundreds of botanical chemical components that work synergistically together. The combination of antiseptic, astringent, circulatory, and analgesic botanicals mix with detoxifying charcoal to create a completely natural toothpaste that works better than any you have tried before.
Activated Charcoal: This powdered carbon is a super-powered cleanser ready to trap and neutralize all the toxins in your mouth. This is amazing news for bad breath! It clears the teeth from surface stains and bacteria, making it a natural teeth whitener too. The more you brush, the more your pearly white teeth are revealed, so you'll never need to use those harsh chemical whiteners again. In addition, charcoal passes right through the digestive system, taking toxins with it. So if you swallow some by mistake - it's no problem. In fact, it's actually good for you!
Coconut Oil: Studies have shown that the natural antibacterial properties of coconut oil are particularly effective at inhibiting the bacteria responsible for tooth decay.* By alkaliniizing the mouth, coconut oil soothes gums and works to eliminate bad breath.
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda): Baking soda acts as a mild abrasive, gently removing plaque from the teeth alongside the charcoal. Like coconut oil, baking soda also has antibacterial properties - it's incredibly effective around the house for cleaning...and it is just as powerful in your mouth! Also like coconut oil, it contributes to an alkaline environment in the mouth, debilitating the growth of harmful bacteria.
Saponified Olive Oil: Saponified olive oil is organic virgin olive oil that has been treated with a highly alkaline base which causes a chemical reaction, thickening the oil to be closer to soap in texture. Olive oil, when combined with an abrasive such as baking soda, can increase the scrubbing action of the abrasive, leading to even cleaner teeth and gums. It also contains vitamin E, which kills the bacteria responsible for gingivitis and bad breath, and it is very effective for removing tartar buildup and nourishing gums.*
Rose Petals: Organic rose petals are pressed into a powder, bringing the force of antioxidants and more bacteria-reducing compounds to this toothpaste. Healthy gums love rose petals!
Rosemary Super-Critical Extract: This stimulating and concentrated distillation provides potent bioactive compounds including carnosic acid, camphor, and rosmaridiphenol to act as a natural preservative and shelf-stabilizer for this toothpaste.
Wintergreen Essential Oil: This cool mint, steam-distilled from the leaves and berries of the wild wintergreen, is naturally antiseptic and astrigent, creating a refreshing and bacteria free environment in your mouth.
Spearmint Essential Oil: Used since medieval times to clean teeth and freshen breath, spearmint works hard against bad breath and unsavory bacteria.
If all of this hasn't convinced you to give this unconventional toothpaste a try, let's talk about the fun factor. There is nothing like smearing black toothpaste all over your teeth and then grinning at the people in your house!
All Organic Ingredients: Activated Charcoal (100% coconut shell), Sodium Bicarbonate, Cocos nucifera (Coconut), Saponified Olea europaea (Olive) Oil, Rosa centifolia, Petals (Rose), Rosmarinus officinalis, Antioxidants (Rosemary), Gaultheria fragrantissima (Wintergreen), and Mentha spicata (Spearmint)
Activated Charcoal Information: In the production of steam-activated charcoal, first the coconut shell or coal is heated to create a char. This char is then "activated" in a furnace at high temperatures of 1,700° to 1,800°F with steam in the absence of oxygen. In the steam-activation process, all volatile compounds are removed, and at the same time layer after layer of carbon atoms are peeled off, enlarging the existing internal pores, and leaving behind a carbon skeleton. The carbon + steam reaction results in producing hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide (C+H2O=H2 +CO). As the carbon monoxide gases off, it takes carbon atoms with it. Typically 3 pounds of raw charcoal will produce 1 pound of activated charcoal.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.