How to Whiten Teeth with BlackMagic Posted on 27 May 11:32
By using our non-toxic toothpaste you are taking a important step in taking control of your oral health.
- Open carefully - if warm, the paste could be slightly runny
- Squeeze gently onto your brush (using more paste will make your teeth whiten faster)
- Brush slowly and gently in small circles from the gumline toward the tooth
- Brush for 60 seconds
- Run some water lightly in the sink
- CAREFULLY spit into the running water in the sink
- Brush again
- Rinse again and gently spit into sink
- Enjoy whiter teeth and a detoxed mouth!
BlackMagic is just as easy to use as regular toothpaste, and it just takes a minute to keep your sink as clean and white as your teeth!
Dangers of At-Home Teeth Bleaching Posted on 29 Mar 14:47
When deciding between whitening your teeth from the comfort of a teeth-whitening salon or from the comfort of your home, there are a few elements to weigh first.
Sensitivity: If a traditional, chemical-laden bleaching gel is strong enough to whiten your teeth, it’s strong enough to weaken them. Beneath the enamel lies the dentin, a slightly softer material that, like a waterpark for plankton, contains hundreds of tiny fluid-filled tubes. These tubes connect to nerves, and if an area of weakened enamel leaves them exposed, you’re liable to experience a little pain.
Try reading the chemical list on your teeth whitening strips, yikes!
Because the formulas which professionals use are more powerful, in-salon whitening procedures could be more likely to cause both types of sensitivity, although home treatments can cause the same effects if repeated often enough. Luckily, with both approaches, the sensitivity is usually temporary.
Protecting Gums: Teeth aren’t the only victims of bleaching side effects, however. Your gums are at risk, too, and that’s where in-salon procedures have a clear leg up. The professional treatments are performed by those who can shield the gums from harm by applying a protective gel or molding whitening trays to fit your teeth like a glove. At-home treatments, especially heavy-duty ones that use strips or trays, are one-size-fits-all. These may allow the whitening solution to drift toward sensitive gum tissue and cause pain.
Use care with At-Home teeth bleaching
BlackMagic Activated Charcoal Toothpaste protects you from the At-Home, DIY problems by keeping harsh chemicals out of your toothpaste. And it's a much less expensive option than seeing a dentist for professional whitening.
The ingredients in BlackMagic can be used daily as it slowly whitens teeth in a gentle and more sustainable way - it lifts them by the adsorbtion qualities of amazing activated charcoal instead of bleach and weird chemicals!
DIY Toothpaste vs. BlackMagic Activated Charcoal Toothpaste: We made BlackMagic because we had been trying to whiten our family's teeth with natural products. We fell in love with Activated Charcoal powder and saw the incredible whitening results it created, but the MESS of DIY toothpaste was too much! (ever seen a child try to put charcoal powder on a toothbrush...oy!)
Basic Charcoal Powder can be messy!
So, our solution was to make our toothpaste exactly they way we wanted, and now we have an even better formula you'll love!
(FYI, we occasionally run discounts to our customers straight to your email box, too!)
To Your Health,
Dave and Erin
BlackMagic Activated Charcoal Toothpaste – All the Yes, None of the Mess
How Does Activated Charcoal Work? Posted on 11 Mar 11:26
How Does Activated Charcoal Work?
Activated Charcoal (or Activated Carbon, Bamboo Charcoal, Binchotan, Bone Char or Bio Char) is a magnificent product that Mother Nature provides us all and that does so many wonderful things. Let me share some of them, and also how Activated Charcoal works to clean, detoxify and help heal us.
First, what is Activated Charcoal?
We’ve mentioned in other blog posts just what Activated Charcoal (AC) is, but to reiterate, AC is an actual charred substance like bamboo, coconut shells, or hardwood. It’s burned to a black, charcoal state, just like your fireplace chars the wood in it.
Amazingly, this burned material becomes mainly carbon after being charred and in this simple state, charcoal has some cleansing properties for air and water. At this level, it’s even helpful for clearing certain colors from liquids.
What does it mean to "activate" the charcoal?
At the charred state, the carbon is tainted with some ash or tars which need to be removed. This regular carbon is not “Activated” until it is processed further.
How is that done? One of two ways, generally.
Steam-infused Activated Charcoal
Chemically-affected Activated Carbon
The steam-infused method takes the carbon (charcoal) and grinds it into a pre-determined particle size and then pushes that powder into giant kilns. In these kilns, the temperature is typically raised to over 1100 degrees! Then, steam is injected into the kiln. This has the effect of “Activating” the charcoal.
The Chemical process is slightly different. Here, chemists take certain chemicals like phosphoric acid, or citric acid, and coat the charcoal before it’s pulverized into powder. This powder is pushed into the kilns like the steam-infused process, however, since the acids affect the carbon, a lower temperature is required to “Activate” the charcoal, usually 700-900 degrees.
So, the process of activating the charcoal CANNOT be done at home, in your oven or grill. You simply cannot get enough heat to make the charcoal break down properly and become activated.
What’s so great about “activating” the charcoal?
Adsorption (not Absorption, like with sponges) is a process where a substance can attract another to it, and hold on to it without actually changing itself in the process. This is what the “activation” of the charcoal products are really doing. Until the charred substance is activated, it has limited ability to attract other substances.
Think of a tiny cage-like structure (microscopic-sized in this case) and picture it bumping up against other tiny molecules, bacteria, and even some viruses. When they come in contact, they adsorb onto the activated charcoal and become easier for your body to eliminate. This is the miracle of activated carbon! It can remove many things you don’t want, without taking many of the good things you do want!
Great Uses For Activated Carbon
Here’s a list of just a few of the amazing things you can do with activated charcoal:
- Whiten teeth (BlackMagic does this really well!)
- Detox from poisons
- Capture bacteria
- Help heal wounds
- Clean water
- Clean air
- Remove pesticides from soil
- Clean vegetables
- Remove odors from the air
- Remove odors from liquids
- Filter EMFs
- Help stop bee-stings
- Stop intestinal gas
- Stop bloating
This list grows and grows as people find more uses all the time for this ancient, powerful gift from nature.
We hope you use activated charcoal in your home and with your family.
To Your Health,
Dave and Erin
P.S. What uses have you found for AC? Send us an email, and if we use it on our site, we will send you a free tube of BlackMagic Activated Charcoal Toothpaste.
BlackMagic - All the YES! None of the Mess.
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What IS Activated Charcoal? And Why Is It In My Toothpaste? Posted on 2 Jun 12:27
What is Activated Charcoal?
Activated Charcoal (also called Activated Carbon or AC) is one of the most incredible and beneficial substances in the world!
AC is NOT Charcoal Briquettes From The Grill!
Common charcoal is made from peat, coal, wood, bamboo or coconut shell. “Activated charcoal” is similar to common charcoal, but is made especially for use as a medicine. To make activated charcoal, manufacturers heat common charcoal in the presence of a gas (oxygen) that causes the charcoal to develop lots of internal spaces or “pores.” These pores help activated charcoal “trap” chemicals.
Activated charcoal is used for many reasons, a few unexpected uses are: to treat poisonings, reduce intestinal gas (flatulence), lower cholesterol levels, prevent hangover, and treat bile flow problems (cholestasis) during pregnancy.
How does it work?
Activated charcoal is good at trapping chemicals and prevents their absorption.
Activated charcoal is sometimes used to help treat a drug overdose or a poisoning.
When you take activated charcoal, drugs and toxins can bind to it. This helps rid the body of unwanted substances.
Charcoal is made from coal, wood, or other substances, but it only becomes "activated charcoal" when high temperatures combine with a gas or activating agent to expand its surface area.
Why do people take activated charcoal?
People take activated charcoal to manage a poisoning or overdose.
When used along with other treatments, activated charcoal may be effective for an acute poisoning. But it is not useful in some cases, including poisoning from:
- Iron tablets
It also is not used to treat poisons such as strong acids or bases.
Why is AC in BlackMagic Toothpaste?
The AC in our toothpaste has been carefully designed to make whitening teeth easy and fast - without harsh bleaching chemicals!
BlackMagic uses AC to "adsorb" stains (it pulls teeth staining substances out) and toxins from the teeth and oral cavity to safely, easily and quickly whiten teeth every day. The AC is pre-mixed into our formula so there is no powdery mess in your bathroom.
BlackMagic is MADE IN THE USA! No need to guess what is in your toothpaste! We only put the most beneficial ingredients into our amazing toothpaste, so you can feel confident that your mouth is getting a safe and effective cleaning every day!
BlackMagic Activated Charcoal Now Available Posted on 2 Jun 12:12
BlackMagic Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Formula is now available for purchase!
What's BlackMagic Toothpaste?
- NATURAL INGREDIENTS - No toxic chemicals
- MADE IN USA - Made to top standards in the heart of America
- WHITENS TEETH - Activated Charcoal is fast and safe
- SAFE ON ENAMEL - Activated Charcoal is G.R.A.S. (Generally Regarded As Safe)
- LARGE TUBE SIZE - 4 Oz.