Charcoal toothpaste

I had read about this toothpaste in the August issue of National Geographic, and wanted to try it. I thought it'd be easy to find, but after checking out about 10 places that sold toothpaste, I gave up. My aunt called National Geographic in Seoul to track it down and found the toothpaste at a place called Orga Whole Foods about 30 minutes away from metropolitan Seoul in Bundang (?). Bundang!


Charcoal has cleaning and odor-removing properties. That part's great. The toothpaste left my mouth squeaky clean! Good stuff...until charcoal's moisture sucking properties kick in. About five minutes after I brushed my teeth, my mouth was as dry as a desert and my lips were starting to chap.

  • Los Dragónnes 8y

    Sounds like a great idea. I'd try this after I ate the kimchee flavored chocolate. Actually, I would skip the chocolate and just use the toothpaste.
  • janelle 8y

    i bet it gets you to rinse really, really well!
  • Ana Leticia 8y

    OMG... as a dry as a desert!? :-P
    Will you continue using it???
    beijos amiga, saudades!!!

    Ps.: When will you come back? Miss our talks! This 12h difference sucks, man! ;-)
  • Maureen Miranda PRO 8y

    Yeah, I guess that would be good if you drooled a whole lot? I was so excited when I saw this macro shot. I'll still try it!
  • macten PRO 8y

    My dad used to brush his teeth with soot from the fireplace when he was young, so I guess this is a similar concept.
  • Rodolfo Barreto 8y

    Não gostou? O Shrek não só aprova como recomenda ;)
  • winnie 8y

    this intrigues me but i don't like that drying effect afterwards - it must feel so odd to be all dried up.
  • Myszka 8y

    @Janelle: The toothpaste produces a light gray foam. It's mildly alarming.

    @Ana: I only used it that one time. Ha! Vou voltar no sabado que vem! A gente se fala la! Yay!

    @Maureen: Oh, you're definitely trying this. My family got me 8 tubes of this stuff. EIGHT.

    @Macten: Wow. Yeah, so you can make this stuff at home.

    @Rodolfo: Minha boca ainda ta seca.

    @Aiyah: I prefer Crest with Scope. It's called Mint Explosion or something and it really is like a mint bomb.
  • Los Dragónnes 8y

    If you bring all 8 tubes back to NYC, I'd like to buy one, if its reasonable. Let me know...
  • Steven 8y

    8 tubes? Just give them away as gift ... to people you don't like!Haha!
  • Lauren 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Quite Unusual, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • rg269tq 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Random & Creative shots, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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