Gosh, you know what’s frustrating? Trying to find a natural toothpaste that works and doesn’t fill my mouth with foam so that I look like a rabid dog! In my journey to find a natural toothpaste that works, I tried a couple of different brands and versions. Now that natural health and wellness communites are becoming more well known, there are more options on the market. My results were mixed, but I am so glad I finally found a toothpaste that works for me. There are some great ones on the market that make teeth clean without microbeads, or potentially harmful dyes and known carcinogens. Microbreads are now illegal in the US & UK as of 2018, which is why I am revising this post. Only three made the top of my list. Let’s check them out together!
Arbonne’s Natural Toothpaste (Mint)
One great product that I am literally obsessing over is the Arbonne Natural Mint Toothpaste (known as Pure Mint). First, it contains Spearmint, which is my favorite mint. I love that this company uses all plant based materials in their products, so you’re getting effective products and no chemicals. Arbonne bases it’s ingredient policy off of European Union Standards, and bans over 2,000 potentially harmful chemicals in their products. It’s also certified gluten-free and vegan. If you’re looking for something minty fresh, this is the toothpaste for you!
I recently got to go on an overnight pet sit (my side gig) and I forgot my toothpaste at home. While there I was using the toothpaste at my client’s house. I forget how much I’m not a fan of commercial toothpaste! The way it foams and tastes, yuck! What I like about the Arbonne toothpaste is that it’s clear, so you can see there are no dyes or artificial colors in it. Most of the foaming agents in toothpastes are chemical in nature , so I like that this isn’t “foamy” and there are no known carcinogens! Since this is a natural toothpaste, there is no fluoride in it either. While fluoride is perfectly safe in small quantities, it can be dangerous & toxic as well, so I like to avoid it. But hey – do your own research and make that decision on your own for your families health.
If you’re looking for something different, I say definitely give this toothpaste a try, especially if you are a fan of spearmint. And since it’s a natural toothpaste, a little goes a long way – One tube of this toothpaste lasts me almost a year. (Please note – I am an affiliate with this company)
Brandless Peppermint Toothpaste
One of the coolest toothpastes I’ve seen come on the market lately is Brandless, which gets its name from literally not having a brand. I guess “Brandless” is sort of a brand… I won’t overthink it too much. Their product is free of the typical junk you find in toothpaste in addition to being fluoride and alcohol-free. The flavor comes from pure essential oils and it’s non-GMO and cruelty free. A little bonus is that it’s WHITENING!
The flavor is a little overpowering and it will take some getting used to (I just used a smaller amount then I normally would). Because of the price, this could get pricey if there is more than 3 of you in the household. But then again, you get what you pay for, right? Being health conscious is a little pricey, but I feel it’s worth it to invest in your and your families health. Still, if your whole family needs to use a toothpaste and you want them to use a natural toothpaste, this will get pricey quick. Is this one out of the budget for you? Then keep reading…
Is Brandless a bit too expensive for you? Then WATCH OUT for this Spry Toothpaste. It has some really cool features.
The first feature is that it really works. It’s got a great consistency and feels like your regular ol’ toothpaste without the grit that traditional toothpastes leave behind. And if you miss that foaming mess that comes with chemical sulfates, you can have it with Spry – in the form of a coconut oil surfactant. The BEST thing about the Spry toothpaste is the taste – IT IS FABULOUS! It’s so fabulous I highly recommend remembering that it’s toothpaste and not candy. While it’s safe to swallow because it’s fluoride-free, kids might like it too much to give it to them consistently. Unless your kids are older and understand that toothpaste is just for brushing teeth – not for eating. Overall I recommend this toothpaste – it comes really close to the traditional teeth cleaning goodness without much of the harmful stuff.
Just be sure to keep it out of the way of your dogs – It does have Xylitol, which is highly toxic to dogs. Typically I wouldn’t recommend xylitol toothpaste, but it did perform well and is better than some of the other options we were testing. If you don’t have dogs, then no need to worry (it has not been found to be toxic in cats)!
I’m not sure I’m ready to buy yet…
Want to do some more research? Here’s a great article for you to start with (also note, this article was written before the microbead ban – as you will see they are on the list). If you live in Europe, you are most likely not getting any of these ingrediets thanks to your strict regulations. Here in the United States, the FDA doesn’t regulate personal care products as closely as they should – they only ban 12 ingredients. Before the microbead ban, the last chemical banned was in the 1930’s. The European Union bands around 1,500. We have to continue tobe label readers and do our research to make sure that what we are using and having our family use is up to our personal healthcare standards!
Have a favorite all natural toothpaste not mentioned here? Let us know about it in the coments and we will look into it! We love sharing what we find with our health conscious tribe.