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The teeth are the hardest substances in the human body. Used for cutting and crushing down food substance in preparation for swallowing and digesting.
The teeth is also essential for a good smile the whiter the teeth the more beautiful you look when you smile. To get a whiter teeth you need to take proper care of them by ensuring you brush twice a day. In this article you’re definitely going to learn how to achieve a brilliant white set of teeth by learning how to make a DIY activated charcoal toothpaste for super teeth whitening.

I know different people have their own preference on the type of toothpaste they like. Some prefer plain white toothpaste, while some prefer mint-flavored. Their are so many types of toothpaste with different flavours in the market. The question is. How safe are they?.

When choosing a toothpaste, remember the healthcare of your teeth is very important. Some toothpaste contains harmful ingredients such as; triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol, microbeads and diethanolamine. This toxic ingredients can potentially lead to toxicologic effects, tooth sensitivity, and gum irritation.

Some toothpaste also contains artificial sweeteners which may also cause some adverse after effects. This is why I recommend making your own DIY toothpaste. And to be on a safer side with super white set of teeth, you need to activated charcoal toothpaste.


What Is Activated Charcoal?


Activated charcoal is a fine-grained black powder made from a variety of natural substances, such as coconut shells, olive pits, slowly burned wood, and peat.


Why Is It Called “Activated Charcoal”?

It is called activated charcoal because Its activated with high temperatures combine with gas or activating agents to expand its surface area.

Carbon-rich materials such as wood are burnt at very high temperatures to obtain charcoal (a nearly pure form of carbon).

Once the charcoal is obtained, it is passed through a variety of chemical processes in order to “activate” it. This includes treatment with oxygen, steam, certain acids, and carbon dioxide among other chemicals.

The activation process removes any impurities and produces fine-grained black powder with porous granules. It also creates numerous holes and crevices on charcoal particles.


Why Is Activated Charcoal Effective For Teeth Whitening?

One teaspoon of activated charcoal has the surface area of about 10,000 square feet. This makes it highly absorbent, which means it can also pull out stains, bacteria, and toxins from our mouths. Not only that. Activated Charcoal has numerous uses such as; cleansing the skin pores, poison control and allergies control.

We shall also use other ingredients in combination with activated charcoal in making the DIY activated charcoal toothpaste for super teeth whitening. This ingredients are:

Baking Soda


Baking soda also called (sodium bicarbonate) is found in so many toothpaste ingredients list. This is because of it’s effectiveness towards teeth whitening. Baking soda has natural whitening properties, it’s an abrasive compound which is mild to the teeth and can help scrub away surface stains on teeth.

Additionally, baking soda creates an alkaline environment in your mouth, which prevents bacteria, and can also remove plaque which can cause tooth decay and gum disease from the teeth because of its abrasive properties.

Coconut Oil


Coconut oil is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and antimicrobial making it a great tool in your oral hygiene. Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from coconut meat which is extremely rich in lauric acid. Infact coconut oil is the richest source of lauric acid known to man.

Your body breaks lauric acid down into a compound called monolaurin. Both lauric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful bacteria, fungi and viruses in the mouth and body. This is why coconut oil know an anti-bacterial anti-viral and antimicrobial oil.

Lauric acid can kill harmful bacteria in the mouth that causes bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. It is particularly effective at killing an oral bacteria called Streptococcus mutans, which is a leading cause of tooth decay.

coconut oil can decrease plaque buildup on your teeth and fight gum diseases like gingivitis which causes inflammation of the gums.

Coconut oil has long been used to oil pull bacteria in the mouth by the Indians. The fatty acids in the oil attract and trap bacteria so each time you oil pull, you are removing harmful bacteria and plaque from your mouth. You can read 10 fantastic uses of coconut oil.

Peppermint Essential Oil.


Peppermint has antimicrobial properties. It kills anaerobic bacteria, which tend to live in low-oxygen environment. These bacteria tend to cause gum diseases and other oral health problems. Peppermint essential oil keeps the mouth free from harmful bacteria and prevent gum decay.

Peppermint oil also contains menthol which provides cooling sensation which refreshes and smells amazing!.

Now having known the oral and teeth benefits of the ingredients meantioned above. You can imagine how powerful they can be towards the mouth and teeth-well being when combined together.

Let’s go down to business on how to formulate a DIY activated charcoal toothpaste for super teeth whitening.


How To Formulate A DIY Activated Charcoal Toothpaste For Super Teeth Whitening.

Ingredients Needed

  • 1½ Teaspoon activated charcoal
  • 2 Tablepoon coconut oil
  • 2 Tablepoon baking soda
  • 5 Drops Peppermint essential oil

Preparation Method

Step 1: Pour in 1½ teaspoon of activated charcoal in a clean glass mixing bowl.

Step 2: Add 2 tablepoon of baking soda

Step 3: Add 2 tablepoon of melted coconut oil

Step 4: Then add 5 drops of peppermint essential oil.

Step 5: Stir the mixure thoroughly to blend or mix properly.

Step 6: Your DIY activated charcoal toothpaste for super teeth whitening is ready to use. Transfer it to an airtight container.


How To Use The DIY Activated Charcoal Toothpaste For Super Teeth Whitening

Step 1: Dip in your toothbrush in the Activated Charcoal Toothpaste

Step 2: Collect small amount of the toothpaste and brush your teeth with it.

Step 3: Brush your teeth properly as usual, giving equal attention to the front as well as the back of your teeth.


Step 4: After you’re don’t brushing. Rinse your mouth with a clean Water and spit it out. (Repeat this process thrice for Proper rinsing).

Step 5: Use this toothpaste daily. Ensure to brush twice a day.



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The 6 Best Body Lotions For Base Cream




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In the process of formulating your preferred DIY skincare formulation a base cream is needed to harbour your skincare ingredients, blend them together to make the perfect DIY skincare products. In a scenario whereby you don’t really want to make a base cream or maybe you’re lazy to go through the making process you can simply use any favorable body lotion or cream of your choice as your base. That being said, we’ve decided to make it easy and simple for you guys by outsourcing the best body lotions for base cream.

What Kind Of Lotion Do I Need For A Base Cream?

You need a lotion or cream thick in consistency or texture. This will enable your formulation come out with a creamy consistency and not watery. You wouldn’t want after adding your ingredients into your base cream (lotion) and it turns watery right? I bet no one wants that. Therefore, you have to use a thick moisture-rich moisturizer as your base. But in an invent after adding your skincare ingredients to your base cream and it turns too runny, you can add more base cream to thicken its consistency or texture. But keep in mind to always use the appropriate measurement of skincare ingredients to avoid using too much that will likely cause formulation errors or runny consistency.

ALSO READ: How To Formulate A DIY Cream For Varicose Veins.

1. NIVEA Essentially Enriched Body.

Best Body Lotions For Base Cream

Now when it comes to thickness in texture and richness in essential and moisture-rich ingredients then you can count on this formula.
This lotion is specifically made for dry to very dry skin type and that said, it contains fatty-rich-hydrating emollients (moisture serum and almond oil) to intensively supple moisture to the skin, which makes it one of the best body lotions for base cream.
And when it comes to using it as your base then you can never go wrong. Just add your preferred skincare ingredients at appropriate measurement and you’re good to go.

2. Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion.

Best body lotions for base cream

Seeking for a safe spot as your base cream? Then baby moisturizing lotion is one. As they contain no nasties, toxins or harmful chemicals. Aveeno baby lotion also makes the list as one of the best body lotion for base cream. This moisture-rich moisturizing lotion will definitely make a good base as it has smooth creamy-thick texture for proper DIY skincare formulations.

3. Johnson’s Baby Lotion.

Best body lotions for base cream

After our practical test, we’ve come to find out the Johnson’s baby lotion is worthy to be on this list. As this Hypoallergenic baby lotion contains coconut oil and other rich fatty-rich-hydrating emollients which makes the lotion suitable to be used as a base cream. However, this lotion isn’t richly-thick, that being said, we advice it shouldn’t be used as a base for multiple skincare ingredients as the formula may turn out runny. But nevertheless, if that should occur, adding more lotion to the mixture is advised to thicken it.

ALSO READ: How To Formulate A Potent DIY Acne Cream.

4. Nivea Nourishing Cocoa Body Lotion.

Best body lotions for base cream

Here’s another badass moisture-rich moisturizer. This formulation is enriched with cocoa butter and Vitamin E to indeed revatilize the skin of moisture and soothe dry skin — making this lotion richly-thick in texture, suitable to be used for a base cream. We best recommended this lotion if you’re preparing a DIY skincare formulation for glowing skin. But all together, it’s suitable for skin care formulations, all you need is add your preferred skincare ingredients on appropriate measurement.

5. Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula.

Best body lotions for base cream

Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula will come in handy when you want to formulate a DIY glowing cream. Not only is this lotion richly-thick but also luxuriously rich in cocoa butter and vitamin E which provides deep hydration all over the skin. This velvety soft formula absorbs quickly, creating a protective barrier that locks in moisture and will definitely make a good base cream for your DIY formulation.

ALSO READ: How To Make A 10-Minutes DIY Lip Balm For Dry Lips.

6. Vaseline® Intensive Care Cocoa Glow Lotion.

Best body Lotions for base cream

When compiling the list of best moisture-rich moisturizer for base cream Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Glow Lotion will never be exempted. A nourishing formula with the combination of 100% pure cocoa and shea butter to offer deep moisture and protect the skin barrier and of course make a nice base cream for your DIY skincare formulation.

In Conclusion.

This comes to the conclusion of our best body lotions for base cream. We’ve been using these lotions in our skincare DIY formulations and pro-mixing, which makes us find them worthy to be used as a base cream. Also as regards to skin safety such as free from toxic chemicals or substances was also one of the reasons why we chose these lotions suitable for base cream.

Now here is the gist. You can possibly use any lotion as your base, (that’s if you don’t really have time to make your base cream or you don’t wanna go through the making process). All you have to consider is your skin safety by ensuring the body lotion or cream which you’ve chosen as your base contains no harmful chemicals or toxins which can cause potential harm to your skin by triggering irritations.

Also do you best to ensure that the lotion or cream which you’ve chosen as your base is thick in texture to avoid runny or watery formulation after all ingredients are added. But regardless, should in case it occurs, add more base cream to your formulation to thicken the mixture.

Possible Questions & Answers.

Q: Can I use a lightening cream as my base.

A: definitely you can. This is if you want to make a DIY skin lightening formulation atleast the lightening cream (which is your base cream) will add a boost to the formulation effectiveness towards lightening the skin.

Q: Can I make a base cream myself?

A: Yes of course. We already have an in-depth guide on how to make a DIY base cream from scratch for your DIY skincare formulations and mixings.

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8 Simple Steps To Making A DIY Baby Glowing Soap




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In our previous post, we taught how to make a DIY baby glowing cream and we thought to ourselves, it won’t be complete without also teaching how to make a DIY baby glowing soap. So, yea — we’re up for it now, as this content contains an in-depth guide to formulating a DIY baby glowing soap for your little one.

Now when it comes to anything relating to your baby’s skin, you should use caution. The baby’s skin is sensitive and delicate and therefore should be treated as such. Abrasive or harsh ingredients should be avoided at all cost.

Your little infant’s skin needs pampering and all the love in the world, therefore, you need to use only gentle, mild, and hydrating ingredients. Of course every parent wants the best for their kids and to that assurance, this article brings you the best way to make a DIY baby glowing soap to give your baby’s skin a flawless glow that it deserves.

So, what ingredients and tools are needed for this DIY formulation?

Ingredients Needed.

  • 1 Base Soap.
  • 3 Tablespoons Almond oil.
  • 3 Tablespoons Carrot oil.
  • 3 Tablespoons Organic honey.
  • 3 Tablespoons Turmeric powder.
  • 3 Tablespoons Glycerin.
  • 5 Tablepoons Aloe vera gel.
  • 5 drops Tea tree essential oil.
  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil.
    Note: Do not use essential oils if this soap is for a baby under 3 months.

Tools Needed.

  • A soap mold (to give it shape).
  • A steel bowl (for mixing).
  • A knife (to cut your soap).
  • Sauce pan or cooking pot.

But before we dive straight to the point, let’s know the potentials of these ingredients on the baby’s skin.

Almond oil: In the DIY skincare world, almond oil is one of my favourites, this emollient is rich is fatty acids to nourish and hydrates the skin. It has been used for centuries to relieve dry skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis.
Almond oil also helps glows the skin as it deeply nourishes the skin dermis and smoothens the top layer of the skin which sparks up a beautiful glow.

Carrot oil: If you’re looking for a natural oil to brighten dull skin and enhance skin radiance then you’ll never go wrong with carrot oil. Suitable for both sensitive and matured skin. Carrot oil glows and nourishes the skin, it evens the skin tone for a brighter-looking skin — all thanks to Beta-carotene, vitamin A, C and E. This antioxidants also protects the skin from environmental aggressors and UV rays of the skin.

Organic Honey: A humectant which attracts moisture from the atmosphere and pull them into the skin to keep skin supple and intensively hydrated. A well hydrated skin is a happy skin, this will boost radiance and glow. Honey is also packed with natural antioxidants and anti-microbial properties which help protect, repair and prevent skin damage. Honey is also quite calming to the skin.

Turmeric powder: For some people, turmeric is new to them while some have known about it, but nevertheless when it comes to this formulation turmeric comes in handy, why? This is because turmeric is rich in curcumin, an antioxidant that help heal wounds and reduces scars and all kinds inflammation such as eczema, rashes, pimples, etc.

Glycerin: Here is another fascinating humectant that pulls moisture from the atmosphere to give the skin its drink, keeps it intensively hydrated to the optimum level. Naturally, the baby’s skin is tender and soft and needs all the moisture it can get to remain that way.

Aloe vera gel: Another great humectant with powerful potentials. Aloe vera is perhaps one of the most widely used herbal remedies for topical skin conditions. This gel-like ingredient is extracted from aloe plant. It contains 75 potentially active constituents: vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids and amino acids. Vitamins: It contains vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E, which are antioxidants. It also contains vitamin B12, folic acid, and choline.

Aloe vera soothes, heals and hydrates the skin, its used to heal wounds such as burns, minor cuts, or small abrasions. It’s also used to treat skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, inflammatory acne and dry skin.

Tea tree essential oil: Here is another medical oil which has been used for decades to treat different kinds of inflammation condition all thanks to its anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Tea tree essential oil calm redness, swelling, and inflammation, leaving you with smooth, clear skin.

Lavender essential oil: Lavender essential oil possesses numerous potentials. It has the ability to lessen acne, help lighten skin, and reduce wrinkles. It can even be used to treat other things, like improving hair health and digestion. But topical on your baby’s skin? Lavender oil will come in handy in addressing the issues of inflammation and improve skin radiance, not to mention it has a heavenly scent which will make a good natural fragrance for your DIY baby glowing soap.

Note: Essential oils are not to be used on babies under 3 months. They must be 4 months old and above. That being said, if your baby is under 3 months old, simply exclude tea tree and lavender essential oil and continue with other mentioned ingredients.

Preparation Method.

Step 1: Using your knife, cut the bar of soap base into chunks or pieces. This will make it more easier to melt down quicker using double boiler method.

Step 2: Pour the chunks of soap base into your steel bowl. Add water to the bowl to cover the soap base a little.

Step 3: Then melt or dissolve your soap base using double-boiler method. You can read how to dissolve skincare ingredients using double-boiler method.

Step 4: Keep an eye on the soap chunks and continue to check on them periodically to ensure they melt down evenly.

Step 5: Start stirring the soap base in a circular pattern to distribute the heat evenly and to ensure every chunks dissolves completely.

Step 6: When the soap base must have dissolved or melted down, bring down mixture from heat. Place mixture on a heat-safe surface (wooden-table). Allow mixture to settle for 1 minute.

Step 7: Then add other skincare ingredients in accordance to measurement stated above.

Step 8: Transfer mixture into a soap mold and allow it to harden. It will take atleast 24 hours to completely set. To quicken the hardening process you can put mixture into the freezer or refrigerator.

Congratulations your DIY baby glowing soap is set.

DIY baby glowing soap

How To Use.

Bath your baby with the DIY glowing soap morning and night or as frequent and often. The soap contains 100% natural botanical ingredients and will erupt no complications or irritations to your baby’s skin.

Possible Questions & Answers.

Q: Can I use African black soap as a base soap instead?

A: African black soap is made with the combination of some abrasive ingredients which may be ideal for matured skin but harsh for sensitive skin (babies skin) and can result to peelings, dryness and redness. That being said, we don’t recommend using an African black soap for this formulation. You wouldn’t want to risk your baby’s skin and health right?. I’m pretty sure no parent will.
Shop for a mild soap base on the market for this formulation. You can visit any reputable organic beauty store Or as well shop online.



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How To Make A DIY Baby Glowing Lotion For Your Little Infant




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Have you turned the internet upside down seeking for a DIY recipe to make a glowing lotion for your little baby? Well your search definitely ends here. First thing first, I’ll like to say a big congratulations to you if you’re a new mum, welcome to the motherhood.

Your baby’s skin need to be showed some love too, to keep it intensively moisturized and glowing like the early morning rising sun. Having said that, after an in-depth research we’ve come up with a simple way to make an organic DIY baby glowing lotion. This lotion won’t only moisturize and glow your baby’s skin, but also treat other minor skin issues associated with new born infants such as red bumps (acne), eczema and rashes.

Ingredients Needed.

  • ½ Cup Sheabutter.
  • ½ Cup Mango butter.
  • 2 Tablespoon Beeswax.
  • 4 Tablespoons Carrot oil.
  • 4 Tablespoons Organic honey.
  • 5 Tablepoons Almond oil.
  • 5 Drops Tea Tree essential oil.
  • 5 drops Peppermint essential.
    Note: Do not use essential oils if this lotion is for a baby under 3 months.

Tools Needed.

  • Sauce pan or cooking pot.
  • Hand or electric mixer.
  • Glass jar to store lotion.

Before we dive into the DIY tutorial, let’s know about the potentials of these ingredients on baby’s skin.

Sheabutter: This is a popular butter extracted from nuts. It has been used in so many DIY skincare formulation. I myself, I love to use it because of its great potentials. Shea butter contains vitamin A, E, and F which takes care of skin allergies, premature ageing and dry skin. What’s more, it is rich in antioxidants, which acts as a protective layer against the harmful UV rays that burn the skin and cause skin damage. Not to mention its intensive hydrating, healing and soothing effect it delivers to the skin. Your baby’s skin is gonna love it. 🙂

Mango butter: Similar to sheabutter, mango butter is yet another wonderful butter which intensely soothes, hydrates, heals and also nourishes the skin. Mango butter contains vitamin C, to help brighten and glow the skin. While the Vitamin A helps to increase the skin’s youthful appearance, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Beeswax: Aside helping in thickening the lotion, beeswax is the natural wax substance that bees produce. It heals and softens skin, and also an antibacterial agent. It can help you fight conditions like acne, sooth dry skin, sooth eczema, and smoothen stretch marks.

Carrot oil: Carrot is extremely rich in beta-carotene, vitamin A and E, to nourish, moisturizes and glows the skin. It also protects the skin from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
It has strong antiaging properties due to its rich content of vitamins A, C, and E.
Carrot oil tones and brightens the skin. So, if you’re looking for an oil to improve overall skin tone carrot oil is your best bet.

Organic Honey: Honey is packed with natural antioxidants and anti-microbial properties which help protect, repair and prevent skin damage. Honey is also quite calming to the skin which makes it very suitable for a tender & sensitive skin.
Honey also acts as a humectants which pull moisture from the atmosphere into the skin which literally help keep your baby’s skin hydrated and nourished.

Almond oil: Almond oil is the powerhouse of fatty acid which makes it a very hydrating and soothing oil. This rich-emollient oil has been used for centuries to treat dry skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis and also Improves acne.
Almond oil easily penetrates the skin to heal, sooth and hydrated dry skin all thanks to its wonderful silky texture and its richness in vitamins (A, E, B1 and B6).

Tea Tree essential oil: This oil has been used for decades because of its medicinal potentials. Tea Tree essential oil will treat inflammatory issues such as. Acne, rashes, psoriasis and eczema because of its richness in anti-inflammatory anti-microbial and anti-bacterial components. It also helps to heal wounds and sooths dry, itchy, and oily skin.

Peppermint essential oil: Peppermint essential oil is rich in menthol which increases healthy blood circulation on the skin area applied on, which I believe will be very beneficial to babies skin. When applied on the skin, peppermint essential oil sooths and refreshes the skin. It naturally cleanses the skin and has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It has a cooling effect which soothes irritation and inflammation due to acne. Which makes it very recommendable if your baby has rashes, psoriasis or eczema.

Preparation Method.

Step 1: Melt the sheabutter, mango butter and beeswax using double boiler method. How can this be done?.

Simply pour 2-3 glass cup of water into your sauce pan or cooking pot and place it on low heat (stove or gas cooker) and allow the water to heat up.

Get a steel bowl or glass jar, put in your sheabutter, mango butter, beewax and almond oil.

Place the steel bowl or glass jar with the ingredients inside the pot of water. Stir occasionally while you wait for all the ingredients to melt. You can read our in-depth guide on how to melt skincare ingredients using double method.


Step 2: Once the butters & beeswax have melted. Bring down the mixture from heat. Then wait for 1 minutes for mixture to cool down alittle.
You wouldn’t want to add essential oils to an extremely hot mixture, because they are going to loose their antioxidants potentials.

Step 3: After waiting for a minute. Then add other ingredients such as essential oil and honey.

Step 4: Give the mixture a thorough stir to get a creamy, smooth fluffy texture.


Step 5: Pour the mixture in a glass jar to store. If you seem not to have a glass jar, you can as well use a plastic container.

Congratulations your DIY Baby glowing lotion is done.


Application Method.

Apply on your baby’s skin morning and night after bath. A little goes a long way.

Note: If you’re making this lotion for a baby under 3 months, do not add any essential oils. Essential oils are not suitable for tender or sensitive skin as they may erupt irritations such as redness and dryness.
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians notes that essential oils should not be used at all on infants under 3 months old. Even when diluted, essential oils can cause skin irritation and sun sensitivity.

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