Strawberry Magic Tooth-Whitener Formula

Strawberries have been used for centuries to whiten teeth! Who knew? Here is an easy and delicious way to have pearly teeth that is simple to do and tastes great, and–best of all–it really works!

Here are the easy steps:


3-6 ripe strawberries
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup water

1. Puree the berries in a blender and pour into a small dish.

2. Using a cosmetic brush or your toothbrush, paint the strawberry paste on your teeth and let sit on teeth for 5 minutes.

3. Mix 1 teaspoon of the baking soda and the cream of tartar into the cup of water. Swish this mixture around in your mouth.

4. Brush your teeth with the teaspoon of plain baking soda.

5. Rinse with cool, clear water.

Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998). Copyright (c) 1998 by Greta Breedlove. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998).


Tanya W.
Tanya W4 years ago

Thanks. I do love strawberries - yum.

natalie n.
natalie n5 years ago

thanks, but i thought baking soda wasn't good if left on the gums for long?

Mary Beth M.
MaryBeth M5 years ago

it can't hurt

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W5 years ago


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g d c5 years ago

hmmm - what's in the strawberries?

Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Aino Viita
Aino Viita5 years ago

Got to try this.

Michele G.
Past Member 6 years ago

Thanks :)

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Carole Rousis
Carole R6 years ago

Thanks for the information. I never would have thought to use strawberries in this way.