First, I’d like to mention that my new pillows and shams are being featured over at
Please stop by and take a look!
Thank you so much for having me, Becki!
If you’ve read Free Stylin’ for even a second, you KNOW I love me some Diet Dr. Pepper. But as a soda drinker, or those of you who may drink coffee or tea often, it’s great to find a quick, inexpensive way to whiten teeth…without buying expensive strips or making a trip to the dentist.
Here is a recipe for homemade teeth whitener…with only TWO ingredients:
Strawberries and Baking Soda!
Strawberries contain malic acid which is great at whitening teeth. Add a little baking soda to the mix, which people have been using to whiten and buff teeth for years, and you have a recipe for a brighter smile. :)
There are a few ways to whiten your teeth with strawberries and baking soda:
1. Cut the strawberry in half and rub your teeth with the pulp side. Brush your teeth with baking soda afterward.
2. Mash a strawberry with a teaspoon or so of baking soda and apply the mixture to your teeth with your toothbrush. Leave it on for a few minutes, then brush with regular toothpaste.
3. Similar to #2, mash the strawberry ALONE and apply to teeth. Leave it on for a few minutes, then brush with baking soda.
Make sure you brush well after using the strawberries, though. They do contain sugar, which causes cavities, so don’t forget to brush! Using this method to whiten your teeth once a week is plenty.
Wanna know my favorite part? The price!!
If you already have these two simple ingredients in your home, then it’s FREE baby!
And even if you do have to buy a carton of strawberries, it’s insanely cheaper than a box of teeth whitening strips or a special kit from the dentist.
And that makes me smile.
Don’t forget the I <3 Thrifting Party coming up on Saturday, July 9th, all over the US! If you’re in Austin, join me! Click HERE for our itinerary. If you live in another city, check out Mr. Goodwill Hunting’s blog for a party near you!