Toxic chemical-based toothpastes? Bite me.

Toxic chemical-based toothpastes? Bite me.

May 26, 2020 Report

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When I first began my wellness journey, switching to natural cosmetic products was one of one the first things that I changed immediately in the home. I quickly learned however that 1. not everyone would be on board despite the reasoning, and 2. not all-natural products are effective. This couldn’t be truer with toothpastes and let me say, we tried A LOT of brands.

Full disclosure:  some of my family members may have a case of morning dragon-breath, and garlic is NOT their friend. It is therefore understandable that if we were to change from a conventional fluoride-based brand, the natural one better work just as well.

With increased awareness of health and environmental concerns, there are more alternatives on the market every day. Personal care products are no exception, and it takes trial and error to find one that works well. After many different brands, I have found Schmidt’s Wondermint Activated Charcoal tooth and mouth paste to be most effective. Made in Oregon, it is free of fluoride (high exposure may lead to various neurological thyroid and cardiovascular problems), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (a foaming agent now considered a cancer causing agent), Dyes, Polyethylene glycol free (petroleum based product), and artificial flavours. As well, it is animal cruelty free and vegan. Now THAT is something to sink your teeth in.

Most importantly, it works. The “wondermint” freshens breath and the feeling remains all day. The activated charcoal, which assists in removing surface stains, helps to give teeth a cleaner finish. I could immediately see a difference in the colour of my teeth in only the first few days. As a mom of three, I am extremely conscious of what my kiddos use on their bodies internally and externally. Toothpaste is therefore a no brainer. Being able to read and understand what Schmidt’s adds to their toothpaste is non-negotiable in my mothering-world. Most importantly, not one of my children have had a single cavity. So, in the end, it’s a win-win for the conscious Mom and her reluctant tribe.


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