Flouride. Aspartame. Parabens. Propylene Glycol. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Microplastics. These are just a few of the toxic ingredients found in many commercially produced toothpaste. These dangerous toxins can pass through the lining of the mouth directly into your bloodstream every time you brush. Fortunately, plastic-free toothpaste and zero waste toothpaste options are available for those looking for an all-natural and eco-friendly alternative for maintaining their dental health. At The Tare Shop, we can help you find the best plastic-free, zero waste, vegan toothpaste for your dental health.
Why An All Natural Toothpaste is Best For Your Teeth
All-natural toothpaste and eco-friendly toothpaste fight cavities, strengthen enamel, freshens breath, eliminates bacteria, and fights off gum disease in much the same way as the mass-produced toothpaste on the market. However, they do it without using any harmful chemicals or ingredients.
Fluoride is one such chemical, one many of us have been convinced we need in our toothpaste when we are getting sufficient amounts in the water we drink. Another is Sodium Laurel Sulfate, a detergent that makes the toothpaste “foam” and is also a common skin irritant for many people. Saccharin, a common sweetener in many types of mouthwash and toothpaste, has been tied to kidney cancer in lab rats.
Organic Toothpaste Ingredients - How different are they than your regular toothpaste?
Whereas commercial toothpaste contains fluoride, abrasives, flavours, humectants (sorbitol, glycol and glycerol), and detergents (sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)), plastic-free toothpaste and zero waste toothpaste contain natural ingredients like mint and other herbs to freshen your breath. They are also free of artificial flavouring, fluoride, dyes, glycerin, and SLS and contain hydrated silica rather than artificial bleaching agents to whiten teeth.
A popular seller at The Tare Shop is the Nelson Naturals Toothpaste. This plastic-free toothpaste and zero waste toothpaste, available in your choice of Spearmint, Citrus Spice Blend, Moringa, and Activated Charcoal, contains:
- Calcium Carbonate
- Sodium Bicarbonate
- Sea Salt
- Colloidal Silver
- Activated Charcoal
- Castile Soap
- Moringa Leaf
- Trace Mineral Concentrate
- Bentonite Clay
- Moringa Seed Oil
- Assorted Essential Oils (Spearmint, Sweet Orange, Cinnamon, Clove, Rosemary, Peppermint, Juniper Berry, Rosemary, Pine)
Our refillable toothpaste tube, GoToob, features a food-grade silicone body, leakproof valve in the cap, and the new LoopLock, further preventing leaks. The tube, which can be hung from a hook or clipped to a pack, pairs perfectly with Nelson Naturals Toothpaste, especially for travel.
Goes Hand in Hand with Bamboo Toothbrushes
Did you know that most of the benefits of brushing your teeth don’t come from the toothpaste used but from the actual act of brushing? That’s why it’s essential to use a well-designed toothbrush to help thoroughly eliminate the bacteria in your mouth that can cause gingivitis and other dental issues.
A bamboo toothbrush fits the bill nicely, acting as the perfect eco-friendly alternative to synthetic, manufactured plastic and nylon toothbrushes. Bamboo is also 100 percent biodegradable and naturally antimicrobial, providing long-lasting protection against harmful bacteria.
Best Bamboo Toothbrush? Yes, Please!
Our Brush With Bamboo toothbrush (available in regular and kids sizes) is a popular eco-friendly toothbrush among our customers. Highlights of this plastic-free toothpaste and zero waste toothpaste option include:
USDA Certified Bio-based
Green American Certified
Natural and Non-toxic
Bristles made from a base of 62% castor bean oil (bio-based and recyclable, but not biodegradable)
100% organic, wild, pesticides and fertilizer free bamboo handle
Plant-based and commercially compostable product wrapper
Paper packaging (no tape or glue is used)
We encourage you to shop our complete selection of plastic-free toothpaste, zero waste toothpaste, plastic-free floss, vegan floss, and biodegradable floss online or in-store (5539 Cornwallis St.). Need a toothpaste alternative? Try our Clean Planetware Tongue Cleaner and eco-friendly floss, Dental Floss - KMH Touches.