Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Toothpaste without Coconut

I found that after a couple of years my favorite sls-free or coconut-free toothpaste products have come and gone, so it is time for an update on the toothpaste scene.

I want to start by reminding everyone to be aware of the many sls-free toothpastes that are also flouride free.  This may not be what you are looking for if you are into cavity prevention.  The only times I have ever gotten cavities in my life is when I used flouride-free, sls-free toothpaste.  So maybe flouride and sls are both considered poisonous to some people who also demand that all of their products be made by solar power.  However, I find that one of the points of brushing my teeth is to NOT get cavities while at the same time NOT dying from an allergic reaction.



Closys  -it's got flouride and very simple ingredients. About $11.
 Ingredient list: sodium fluoride, water, hydrated silica, sorbitol, stabilized chlorine dioxide, cellulose gum, dibasic sodium phosphate, titanium dioxide, flavor, sodium phosphate, sucralose.











Weleda Ratanhia Toothpaste - it's got a rare medicinal plant (that thank goodness isn't related to coconut).  Calcium carbonate is a main ingredient.  There is NO flouride, however.  About $8.
Water (Aqua)Calcium CarbonateGlycerinMagnesium Aluminum SilicateAlcohol, Flavor (Aroma)*, Krameria Triandra (Ratanhia) Root ExtractCommiphora Myrrha Resin (Myrrh Resin) ExtractXanthan GumAmmonium GlycyrrhizateLimonene*.
* from natural essential oils








NO LONGER AVAILABLE:
Tom's of Maine used to have such awesome toothpastes that they have now taken off the market.  They have only kept their flouride-free sls free ones, but sls-free does NOT mean coconut free in these new pastes, unfortunately. Booo!

Please comment with your favorite toothpaste!  Or invent your own so that we don't have to spend a fortune on this stuff.