Beauty Beauty/Skincare

Charcoal Toothpaste : Avistar

April 16, 2018

Happy Monday! Another week means another beginning. Undoubtedly, one of the things I do most is smile so I wanted to share a new find with you all today: charcoal toothpaste! Brightening our smiles and maintaining our teeth is so crucial for our overall oral health. I’ll be quickly going through some basics behind the benefits of using charcoal toothpaste, some common misconceptions and why you should be grabbing some asap!


Using charcoal to clean your teeth and gums is a natural way to whiten and strength your teeth and gums. The charcoal in these products are not the same as the ones you use to create fires, but rather it’s an activated carbon created through a process where high pressure gas is forced into the granules, creating pockets. This is so effective at whitening teeth because of its ability to absorb toxins into the pockets created by the gas. In addition to being able to whiten your teeth, activated charcoal has abilities to level out pH levels in your month, creating a healthier environment.

Common Misconceptions

There are several misconceptions that people have in regards to using charcoal toothpaste. Due to its color, many worry that it will stain their gums, but actually if you buy the right kind, it can be healthier for both your teeth and gums. Some also suggests that because charcoal is so abrasive, it can ruin the enamel layer of your teeth. For this reason, it’s best to not have a DIY at home and use any charcoal to brush your teeth, rather invest in a toothpaste that contains it. and has a formula that is safer. This way, you get the benefits of using charcoal toothpaste without ruining your teeth in the long run. Lastly, some say that using charcoal toothpaste is a short term fix for stains. For me personally, that’s what I want because if we reduce the short term stains, those won’t evolve into deeper stains.

My Recommendation

I really recommend you use a product that is well-known for its effectiveness and safety. I recommend using Avistar’s Natural Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder with Organic Coconut Activated Charcoal and Sodium Bicarbonate. which is currently on sale! This product is a natural teeth whitening and stain removal activated charcoal toothpaste. It purifies and detoxifies your teeth and gums, while strengthening your enamel, improving gum health and freshening your breath due to the mint flavor. I’ve been using this product to test out the charcoal trend and I actually see a difference in my smile!


The initial time I used it, I have to admit it was hard to grasp. I got it everywhere and didn’t know how much I should use or how long I should use it for. The gritty texture was also something that bothered me. But after a few uses, I got the hang of it and it became a daily routine.  Your smile is probably one of the first things that people notice on you when they first meet you. I always think about that so I try to take care of my teeth as best as possible. Being able to find a product that provides me the solution to whiter teeth is amazing. And you all know how much I love affordability! I used to use whitening strips but they are so harsh on your teeth so I’ve stopped and switch over to this.

While I still go to my normal toothpaste because of time and convenience, I keep this product on my shelf for those days I can tend to my teeth more. Have you tried charcoal toothpaste and if yes, what was your experience?

A million and one thanks for reading — until my next lil’ thought then!

xx Jen

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  • Reply Gemma April 16, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Looks great! Have a lovely week.
    Gemma x

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 16, 2018 at 12:50 pm

      thanks Gemma!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Didier April 16, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try out charcoal toothpaste for a while now! Thanks for sharing. I’ll try and purchase this brand online!


    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 16, 2018 at 3:48 pm

      I totally recommend! It’s available on their website or on Amazon! Thanks for reading!
      xx Jen

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 17, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      thank you!
      xx jen

  • Reply Angi April 16, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Omg I’ve always wondered how that stuff was! Thank you for sharing!!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 17, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      Same girl but it’s surprisingly easy to use! Thanks for reading!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Shauna April 16, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Such a cozy and cute sweater on you!


    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 17, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      it’s my favorite from American Eagle!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Real Girl Talks April 17, 2018 at 8:53 am

    I have read a few horror stories of charcoal toothpaste hence was always bit skeptical! But still there always has been some curiosity as well you know. I guess I am gonna research about this brand and give it a try!
    Hope you are having a wonderful start to this week! 🙂
    Ankita | Real Girl Talks

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 17, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      I’ve heard so many too! And after doing my research, knowing the difference between what’s safe and what’s not is so important–I def recommend you give it a try! thanks for reading!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Olivia Poncelet April 17, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Lovely smile 😀
    have a lovely evening 🙂 !!
    Olivia Poncelet <3

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 17, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      thank you so much olivia!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Jessica April 17, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Wow! your teeth look great!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 17, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      thank yo so much jessica!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Carmen Jenny April 17, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Okay wow I have to try this toothpaste! Now I finally know the reason for your pretty smile <3
    Have a wonderful week Jen!
    xx, Carmen –

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 17, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      aw thanks so much girl! you are always the absolute sweetest!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Andrea April 17, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    I haven’t try it out yet, but I heard about it before and I’m definitely thinking about it!!


    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 17, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      I definitely think you should give it a try!
      xx jen

  • Reply Kasie Chelanne April 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    I have been so curious to try charcoal toothpaste but, admittedly, terrified! Your teeth are so white…clearly it is working beautifully for you!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 17, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      I think you should give it a try! And thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by!
      xx Jen

  • Reply lovelyamusan April 18, 2018 at 3:24 am

    You have a gorgeous smile and your teeth looks so white and great.


    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 18, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      Thanks so much Lovely!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Rae April 18, 2018 at 4:17 am

    i wonder if that is available here in my country. Anyway, just dropping by to say hello all the way from the Philippines! I hope you can drop by my blog too and follow along if you like. Have a nice day! 🙂

    xoxo, rae

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 18, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      I think you can get it on Amazon–def recommend and thanks for stopping by! Definitely will check your blog out!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Anika May April 18, 2018 at 6:10 am

    This looks so good! You are stunning!

    Anika |

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 18, 2018 at 5:22 pm

      thank you so much anika!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Simone April 18, 2018 at 6:32 am

    I totally love this idea! I’ve never tried but you really got me hooked.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 18, 2018 at 5:23 pm

      thank you so much simone!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Chloe April 18, 2018 at 6:51 am

    I’ve been hearing a lot about activated charcoal but I’ve never really known what it was it about – this really helps clear it up!

    Chloe x

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 18, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      Yea same…I think it’s been a buzzword in the community and it was amazing to try–def recommend!
      xx Jen

  • Reply notjessfashion1 April 19, 2018 at 10:30 am

    I’ve always wanted to try this before, and you just reminded me dear. Thanks for sharing! Your smile is amazing dear.

    Jessica |

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 19, 2018 at 6:49 pm

      I definitely recommend!! Thanks for reading!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Katya April 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    I guess it doesn’t look that appealing to use. But the results are great. This is something that must be tried from time to time.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 23, 2018 at 11:12 am

      It really doesn’t!! It is so effective!
      xx Jen

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