It’s probably been at least three years that I have been searching for a natural toothpaste. I have tried almost every brand sold at Whole Foods, I’ve tried random brands at local, hole-in-the-wall type health food stores, and I’ve even made my own, which was ok, but I wasn’t exactly thrilled with it.
I eventually discovered Earthpaste after being sent a sample in my monthly subscription for Conscious Box (which I no longer subscribe to). When I tried it, I tried the lemon flavor first and I have to say that it was really nasty. The lemon flavor reminded me of furniture polish and it just tasted weird and kinda like medicine. Next, I tried the peppermint and wintergreen flavors and I have to admit, was immediately hooked. Call me traditional, but for some reason, I prefer toothpaste that has a minty taste and feel, it just makes my mouth feel really fresh and clean.
I am now completely hooked on Earthpaste and it will be my toothpaste of choice from now on. When I was looking for a “healthy toothpaste” it was important to me that it DID NOT contain these three ingredients:
- Fluoride – If you don’t already know the dangers of fluoride, please do a Google search and get educated. It does NOT prevent cavities or tooth decay.
- Carrageenan – This ingredient causes inflammation and is not natural, and it’s almost impossible to avoid because it’s added to so many products, so it’s best to eliminate it when you can.
- Glycerin – This prevents teeth from remineralizing because it leaves a coating or film on the teeth. Again, it’s really, really hard to find a toothpaste that doesn’t contain this, but thanks to Earthpaste our search is now over.
The challenge of finding a toothpaste without these three ingredients was very frustrating, which is why I tried to make my own toothpaste. It was ok, but it really did not satisfy me. And when I tried to brush my teeth with just plain water, well, that just didn’t work…
Earthpaste comes in five flavors: spearmint (new), cinnamon, lemon, wintergreen, and peppermint. I haven’t tried the spearmint flavor yet, but you can bet your last dollar that it will be next purchase. The Earthpaste website markets the toothpaste as the “ugliest toothpaste” you’ve ever seen. And I agree, it’s not the pretty light blue color we’re used to seeing with the mainstream brands, but I don’t think the clay colored Earthpaste is exactly “ugly.”
Have you been looking for a natural toothpaste with safe and pure ingredients? If so, I highly recommend you give Earthpaste a try!
Disclosure: This product was purchased by me for my own personal use. I have no affiliation with the brand and all opinions are my own.