Peasant Toothpaste - All natural Charcoal and Clay Toothpaste


Peasant  Toothpaste Company makes a 100% natural oral care remedy that whitens and detoxes your teeth. It features food-grade activated coconut charcoal and volcanic ash (calcium bentonite clay). It’s flavorless, a little messy, and at first may seem a little strange! But after you see the results, you’ll love it as much as I do!


Download my Charcoal Whitening Guide here.



Peasant Toothpaste gently removes stains from coffee, wine, etc., to reveal whiter, brighter teeth. Encourages remineralization of tooth enamel by neutralizing acids and bacteria, supplying calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus for strengthening teeth, and maintaining a naturally alkaline pH.

INGREDIENTS: Activated coconut charcoal, calcium bentonite clay, sea salt, water, coconut oil, mint essential oil, menthol.

Our ingredients are unique but the things we left out are just as important. Most brands of toothpaste contain foaming agents like SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) and harsh chemicals like titanium dioxide to make the paste bright and to bleach teeth. Since chemicals can easily absorb through sensitive skin in the mouth, we use ingredients that are safe enough to eat. Peasant Girl may be a little messy and you will lack a foamy mouth, but trust you will have only natural ingredients you actually know.

My story…

I created this product after a friend of mine, a Native American woman, told me one day how her teeth became and stayed so white. She told me accounts of when she was a little girl growing up, her father used to burn plant matter and after the plant burned to black ashes or became charred, the father would take the ash residue and give it to his family.  They would take a little on their finger and brush it against their teeth.  This intrigued me because many years ago in my native Philippines I was also raised with charcoal for my everyday brushing!  Our cultures were a world apart and we were both raised without fluoride or any dental care but we were still able to keep our teeth clean, healthy and shinning white using the same natural ingredients. 

I grew up poor and didn’t have access to modern dental care or chemicals for cleaning and whitening. My family simply turned to natural ingredients we had around us like charcoal, bentonite clay (volcanic ash) and coconut oil to keep our smiles pearly white.  In fact before the invention of modern toothpaste in 1890 most all of our ancestors used a similar recipe. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Native Americans depended on charcoal, clay and sometimes coconut oil. The exact recipe would have depended on what was available in their environment.  And even today no chemical teeth whitening solution or product on the market comes close to the whitening and brightening action of charcoal, clay and coconut oil. It might make you wonder why we ever diverted from ancient ways.

You would be wise to avoid using any and all modern commercial brands of toothpaste as they are all poisonous and toxic and contain harmful ingredients such as sodium fluoride ( a major ingredient in rat poison ),propylene glycol ( used in engine degreaser ), sodium laurel sulfate, saccharin ( a known carcinogen ), and harmful petroleum-based dyes ( red lake & blue lake ), also reported to be carcinogenic.”

How does it work?

Activated charcoal removes plaque, toxins that cause bad breath, and teeth stains through a process called adsorption where these unwanted elements adhere to the porous surface of the charcoal.  Unlike the bricks you use for your backyard barbecue, activated charcoal’s enormous surface area is dotted with the numerous nooks and crannies that draw in and trap toxic substances in your gut like a sponge, preventing them from being absorbed by the body.  

Does it work for everyone?

Your teeth may become discolored due to a variety of factors from poor dental hygiene to the food you eat to just getting older. Activated charcoal is shown to be attracted to a group of compounds known as tannins.  Tannins can be found in common stain inducing items like wine, blueberries, cigarette smoke or coffee, for instance.  Those are the types of stains if you brush with charcoal, you can clean off.


Conventional teeth whiteners are risky! Procedures to lighten teeth performed in dental offices or at home with over-the-counter preparations use chemical bleaching agents to remove stains. They can damage your teeth and gums, sometimes severely. Commercial teeth whiteners are not regulated by the FDA. That means manufacturers can put just about anything in them, even ingredients that are harmful. Gum irritation, tooth sensitivity, bluish coloring, and uneven whiteness are common side effects.

Our ingredients are edible. Since chemicals can easily absorb through the sensitive skin in the mouth, we use ingredients that are safe enough to eat. But don't. It's best to spit out the bacteria and plaque you brushed away.

Safer than Charcoal Powders.  Unlike abrasive charcoal teeth powders that could possibly remove enamel from teeth, the Neutripure blend makes application safer by reducing the abrasiveness:

  • We use a grit-free, ultra fine granular charcoal in our formula that is food grade and gentle on the enamel.
  • Most importantly we add coconut oil. The reason coconut oil helps whiten teeth is similar to what oil is doing in your car’s engine.  In addition to acting as a carrier oil, it's a natural lubricant that will ease the abrasiveness of charcoal. 


Yes this process can be a little messy, and at first may seem a little strange!  It's counter-intuitive to think a pitch black paste and can lead to whiter and healthier teeth. It looks terrifying while you are doing it and you will absolutely think for a minute that you were duped into permanently staining your teeth. But then, you’ll rinse your mouth and brush as usual and notice that your teeth are not only white again, but possibly whiter!  Your going to agree a little mess is definitely worth whiter pearls!

Here are some tips to make clean up easier:

SINK CLEAN UP: I suggest rinsing your sink and brush immediately after you spit as it can make a mess on counters and sinks. If you leave the charcoal to settle in your sink it will be harder to clean away later. You may also want to keep a microfiber cloth on hand to make cleanup easy (though it will come out of it as well).

REMOVING CHARCOAL FROM TEETH: After you rinse out the charcoal, some may linger between your teeth. Don't worry! It will dissolve on its own quickly without any additional brushing or rinsing. In 5 minutes it will be gone on its own.

Here are a few other tips offered by customers:

  • Use a dark towel to clean up. 
  • Try brushing in the shower for less mess.
  • Dedicate a special toothbrush just for charcoal brushing.

 Dr Sandra Wendall a dentist from Boxborough, Massachusetts offers us a 5 star review plus shared this suggested use sequence:  1. brush with Peasant Girl  2. "regular" brushing,  3. floss,  4. vigorous "swishing".

I hope you find this helpful and enjoy your purchase. I want to personally Thank You for being one of our customers. I LOVE our customers and will always be here if you need me. 

Download my Charcoal Whitening Guide here.

Lydia Janota

Founder, Peasant Toothpaste Company


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