Do you prefer organic food over conventional supermarket shelf options? Judging by the prolific rise of the organic movement across the globe chances are you’re a fan. Now, the question is, are all your organic products foods or do you also take advantage of organic soaps, hand sanitizers, laundry soap or even organic toothpastes?
The same reasoning applies. Less and less people want to use mass-produced toothpaste brands that could include chemicals and additives that don’t come from nature. Here’s three of the harmful chemicals that have been found in mainstream toothpastes in the past:
- titanium dioxide
- sodium hydroxide
- blue 1 aluminum lake
The truth is that the list of what’s in many toothpastes is incredibly long and almost no one who considers buying these products has any idea what they are…which is daunting.
An Example Organic Toothpaste
Here’s a smaller brand with a great online presence who have done a fabulous job promoting their organic product: Earthpaste!
What a pleasant name. Let’s see what ingredients they use:
- Purified water
- Food-grade Redmond Clay® which has a little natural sea salt.
- Tea Tree Oil
- Menthol from fresh organic peppermint and wintergreen leaves.
- Essential oils: peppermint, wintergreen and cinnamon.
Wow! Doesn’t that sound good…the only issue would be keeping yourself from swallowing it. So why did they take the time and trouble of putting their business and organic toothpaste together for people like us:
“Because we couldn’t find a toothpaste that we felt good about using for ourselves and our families that also worked great. Even many natural toothpaste brands have added things like glycerin, foaming agents and chemical preservatives.”
Okay, Here’s Another Example
You can make your own! Right now you have access to organic supplies. You can order the essential oils online or get them from most health-food or supplement stores. You can purify water at home. What if you made your own organic toothpaste? Not only is it cheaper but then you know exactly what you’re putting into your mouth!
You can be as creative as you want with the actual recipes but there are tons of them online. We did a quick look and found “3 simple homemade toothpaste recipes” from Mother Nature Network. Here’s the ingredients list for your own homemade coconut-based toothpaste:
- 6 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon hydrogen peroxide
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (warm enough to be liquid, which means above 76 degrees F)
- 10 drops peppermint, clove, or citrus pure essential oil
Here’s the deal: organic toothpastes taste better and they put your mind at ease because you know what’s in them. Modern ecommerce makes it easy but you need to do your homework. Don’t just go to Amazon or Google “organic toothpaste” and buy from the first option in search results. Do your due diligence and make sure that they’re not fraudsters looking to capitalize on organic fever.
Because, after all, we are what we put into our mouths so our food and any products we use need to be clean, safe and non-toxic! If you would like to know more about organic toothpaste or where to turn for trusted brands let us know.More