Charcoal products are getting more notice these days. When you go to cosmetics in your super center you will find charcoal masks, scrubs and now…YES!... even TOOTHPASTE!!! For fans of the t.v. show Naked and Afraid this might not come as a shock as their contestants are seen scrubbing their teeth with charcoal in multiple episodes. But to most of us, we are taken back. With claims to brighten those pearly whites, I gave it a try. I used it every day for a week, then 2-3 times a week from there. Why the decrease in consistency? I mean….the stuff is actually BLACK, and I looked like a Halloween nightmare with it dripping from my mouth! YIKES and NO THANK YOU! But in it’s defense…I would have to say that I have yet to find a toothpaste that whitens as good as the charcoal ones. It actually does a fairly good job. I could see using it once a week, but to have my husband see me with a mouth oozing with black FOAM before bed every night is a no-go for me.
As a housewife, I budget. If I have the opportunity to save a penny, I'm going to do it. However, some products are worth the price tag.
One of my favorite things to do is compare the expensive department store products to the ones you will find at Sephora, Ulta, and the drug store.....and if I find something good, I'm going to share it!
Keep your eyes open. Some of these product reviews might surprise you.