Carbon Coco is a 100% Natural Teeth Whitener. They very generously sent me a sample of their product to try out and I was super excited. I drink a lot of tea and coffee and my teeth could do with being a little whiter so I gave it a shot. The product promises to naturally whiten teeth, polishes teeth, strengthens enamel and detoxifies your mouth without any chemicals and added nasties.
Which is awesome isn’t it? Absolutely!
I tried the charcoal powder and activated charcoal toothpaste and I definitely could see a difference in my teeth which were whiter and brighter during that time. Unfortunately during our move, the powder got packed into our boxes so I’ve only been using the tooth paste and tooth-brush.
I will say that the powder was kinda gross to use. EVERYTHING ends up black. Your teeth, your gums, your basin, your mirror – it is a nightmare to clean but hey ho a girls gotta suffer to look good right?
How do you use this product?
Simply dip a wet toothbrush into the fine, odourless and tasteless black dust. Brush in small gentle circles for two minutes. Spit it out carefully, rinse really well and you’re done.
The unique Activated Charcoal fluoride free formula fights bad breath, keeps your mouth refreshed and replaces your everyday toothpaste. This tooth paste reduces bacteria build-up by up to 90 percent for 12 hours and penetrates deep between teeth to fight bacteria plaque.
Brush in small gentle circles for two minutes. Spit it out carefully, rinse really well and you’re done. Your mouth will feel amazingly clean.
And it does, it feels super clean but to be honest, the tooth paste wasn’t minty enough to for my liking and the powder tastes, well, like you’re crunching on some coal so it’s not the most pleasant experience and you do tend to look a bit like a scary monster brushing your teeth.
I do however absolutely LOVE the tooth brush with bamboo bristles. It’s soft and doesn’t feel abrasive which is a bit contradictory because brushing your teeth with charcoal is pretty abrasive and I don’t think I’d use this product long-term. It seems like it would brush away the enamel on my teeth.
Activated charcoal is safe to ingest, however the abrasiveness of the mineral can damage the enamel of your teeth if it’s scrubbed against them. Be very careful to only lightly graze teeth when applying the activated charcoal to them so not scratching, chipping, or other damage occurs…
Carbon Coco however claim that their product is medical grade activated charcoal powder that removes toxins, stains, and plaque from your teeth through a process called adsorption, in which activated charcoal binds with these particles and flushes them out of your teeth and mouth.
They say that the super finely milled polish won’t damage your enamel or gums and also contains bentonite clay, a natural ingredient that helps remineralise teeth plus a hint of lemon myrtle, which has gentle and non-acidic antibacterial properties. Which is rad!
It seems like a really cool product.
The packaging is REALLY awesome. Their marketing team is killing it. They’ve literally taken over the internet and I’m really glad I got to try it. However, I like my toothpaste to have fluoride in it and this one does no but if you’re looking for a natural alternative that isn’t tested on animals then this one might be the one for you.
The pack they sent me to try costs $60 (AUD) which in my opinion isn’t affordable to the regular person and certainly not in the South African market.
I enjoyed the experience, I liked the packaging and I could see a difference in the colour of my teeth but I won’t be buying this product. It’s simply just not affordable for the average South African.
They offer free international shopping and claim to have a guaranteed full refund policy if you don’t see a difference within 14 days so don’t take my word for it, try it yourself!
*I was sent this product to try out for free but I was not paid in any way for my opinion.