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DIY teeth whitening


I have been needing to do some serious DIY teeth whitening. I believe there is a television commercial that says, “If you aren’t whitening, you’re yellowing.” Well that got my wheels turning and I realized, “Ah! I must be yellowing!!!”

Good ol’ toothpaste just wasn’t doing the trick. So I figured I might as well try a home remedy before shelling out the cash on white strips. (Been there, done that. They work but why not try to save some deniro?)

I found exactly what I needed on Pinterest. Which is where I find all my great ideas. 😉  Fortunately, I saw an improvement after just ONE use which is why I am quickly sharing this breakthrough with everyone I know!

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And you know what else? I had all the ingredients on hand to do this home remedy, and I bet you do too! Got toothpaste? (Hope so…) Water? (If you have the Internet and are reading this, I’m sure you have running water.) Have any baking soda? Ok how bout hydrogen peroxide? If you have those four things, plus a little container for storage, then you are ready to go.


DIY Teeth Whitening IngredientsSqueeze a small amount of toothpaste into a tiny container, followed by
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon hydrogen peroxide
1/2 teaspoon water

Mix those ingredients together, and brush your teeth thoroughly for two minutes. Use this once a week until you are happy with the shade of white. Then reduce to using once a month.

You still have time to whiten before you go out tonight! Good luck!

*When I went back to Pinterest to share the website with y’all, the website was a broken link, so I apologize for not giving credit to the genius who made this DIY teeth whitening recipe.

{ 13 comments… add one }
  • Lily March 22, 2013, 8:20 pm

    Lol! Love this! I’m going to try it as soon as I get some baking soda!! You are so funny!!

    • Janna March 23, 2013, 10:06 am

      Let me know how it works for you Lil!

  • sara March 26, 2013, 2:41 am

    Good and useful information about health thanks for sharing it.

    Teeth Whitening

  • Abigail March 28, 2013, 7:54 pm

    One question… how long did it take for your teeth to white so well?

    • Janna March 29, 2013, 1:54 pm

      Abigail- I have only used it for three weeks, and expect to need to do it two more times to get the results I want.

  • Kim April 3, 2013, 6:55 pm

    Is it supposed to be watery after you mix it?

    • Janna April 3, 2013, 8:07 pm

      Kim- yes, a little watery is fine. If it’s too watery, add some more toothpaste.

  • melissa April 28, 2013, 7:11 pm

    where do you buy the hydrogen peroxide? Is it a liquid or powder??

    • Janna April 28, 2013, 8:53 pm

      I bought some at Target, and also some from Kroger. It’s liquid, and usually found near the band aids for less than $1 a bottle.

  • sarah July 10, 2013, 10:46 am

    i was just wondering, do you brush your teeth normally and then use this mixture or do you replace your normal teeth brushing with this mixture? also, do you rinse and spit or leave as is after brushing? thank you.

    • Janna July 11, 2013, 10:04 pm

      I brush my teeth normally and then use the mixture. I also rinse and spit. That way you get the taste out of your mouth and you can look at your pretty pearly whites! 🙂

  • Stephanie July 14, 2013, 11:19 pm

    I love this! Makes my teeth feel so clean!(:
    Is it okay to do this twice a week?

  • Christine July 16, 2013, 11:13 pm

    I LOVE THIS! I have drink a lot of coffee and it’s hard to keep my teeth from staining… I wish I would’ve seen this first because I think I tried 1,000 things before I finally found something that worked for me. If you’re interested in trying out what worked for me you can get the instructions here: http://www.weartostandout.com/blog/how-to-whiten-your-teeth and tell me what you think! xoxo, WearToStandOut

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