When I was at the Naturally Good Expo a few weeks back, I got a sample of possibly the weirdest thing I’ve even seen. It’s called My Magic Mud and it turns your teeth black, then naturally white.
Don’t believe me? Check out the photos below, where I was testing it out.
I had loads of fun freaking my kids out while I was using it. It looks like some kind of joke shop stuff, because it turns your mouth totally black. But then it rinses out and you’re left with normal teeth, and whiter and cleaner ones at that.
I’m a complete convert to My Magic Mud. It feels strange at first. It’s a powder, so you wet your toothbrush first and dip it into the powder (on the little spoon provided). You can also put it under your tongue, according to the instructions, but I much prefer to put it on my toothbrush. Then you start brushing your teeth like you normally do.
It feels a little chalky. Not gritty, just a bit chalky. It doesn’t really taste like anything, either.
What it does seem to do is really, really clean your teeth. My teeth feel like I’ve just been to the dentist for a clean, and they’re definitely whiter after a week of use.
The instructions say that you’re best to use it at night to give it a chance to work its mud magic, but it was a week before I actually read the instructions. By then I’d already noticed a difference, so I don’t think morning or night is an issue.
You only need to use it once a day, and you follow it up with flossing. If you’re using it at night, you use your normal toothpaste in the morning and vice versa.
Does it stain?
For a tooth whitening powder, it’s pretty damn black. I managed to get this stuff everywhere in my bathroom – white, of course. But it wipes off easily and doesn’t stain anything. Again, reading the instructions (such useful things!) I read that you’re supposed to be really careful opening the little container, and brush your teeth with your lips closed so that the black powder doesn’t go everywhere. It does make a difference, but it’s so easy to wipe up that I haven’t really bothered. Besides, half the fun of this stuff is watching how black your teeth go!
While My Magic Mud seems expensive at $39.95 for the jar, the pack says that you’ll get 150 uses. I can believe it when I’ve seen how long the small sample jar I’ve got is lasting. You really don’t need much for each clean, and I saw results within a week.
Compare that to a round of teeth whitening at the dentist, and it’s a bargain. Plus, you don’t get any sensitivity and it’s gentle on your enamel. It’s been lab tested and has a pH level of 9.16. The lower the pH level, the more acidic your toothpaste is, and the more damaging it is to your enamel. According to Colgate, their whitening toothpastes are around 6.6, so My Magic Mud is significantly better for your teeth. And it’s entirely natural.
What’s in My Magic Mud?
The ingredients are awesome. They’re all completely natural. The charcoal and clay aren’t organic, because they can’t be grown, so they can’t be classified as organic. They are food grade and purified, though, and are of the highest quality.
Ingredients: activated coconut shell charcoal, calcium bentonite clay (food grade), certified organic orange peel extract powder, certified organic mint extract powder.
Cost: $39.95 for 85g. Shop My Magic Mud at Hello Charlie.
What’s the verdict?
I’m sold. I love this stuff. My teeth feel really clean, which is a bonus, and they’re definitely looking whiter. If you’re looking for a natural teeth whitening product, I reckon that this is the way to go.
Have you tried a charcoal based teeth whitener? What do you think?
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