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Toothpastes can contain a lot of crazy ingredients. Ingredients that are not needed and may even be doing more harm than any good.
Ingredients like propylparaben, methylparaben, propylene glycol, sodium fluoride, artificial colorings and so much more.
Most of these ingredients come with organ system toxicity concerns, endocrine disruption concerns, and at very least allergen concerns.
If you are curious as to what is in your current toothpaste and how it might be harming you, I suggest heading over to the EWG’s cosmetic database and looking up your current brand.
There are so many brands out there that it’s hard to pick one that is a good choice. Even the more natural toothpastes out there can have not so great ingredients.
To help you in your toothpaste quest I’ve put together a list of some of the more popular natural toothpastes that are on the safer side.
While some of these toothpastes are not perfect, I have made sure to only list toothpastes that are free of the big concerns such as: fluoride, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol, diethanolamine.
Best Natural Toothpastes
Cost: $26.97/ 4 oz (however, this is a liquid and you are using drops so it goes much further)
Ingredients: Peppermint oil, Spearmint oil, Almond oil
EWG Rating: Not rated but my guess is a 1.
Cost: $6.18/ 5 oz
Ingredients: Vegetable glycerin, sorbitol, silica, spring water, xylitol, cocamidopropyl betaine, aloe vera gel, natural flavors, and sodium carboxymethyl.
EWG Rating: Not rated but my guess would be a 3.
Cost: $3.99/ 6 oz
Ingredients: Calcium carbonate, water, glycerin, sodium cocoyl glutamate, mentha piperita (peppermint oil, carrageenan, aloe barbadensis leaf gel, bambusa arundinacea stem powder, carum petroselinum (parsley) extract, citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed extract, perilla ocymoides seed extract, stevia rebaudiana extract, silica, sodium bicarbonate.
EWG Rating: 2
Cost: $4.49/ 4 oz
Ingredients: Glycerin, hydrated silica, xylitol, calcium sodium phosphosilicate, sodium cocoyl glutamate, titanium dioxide, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) fruit powder, aloe barbadensis leaf powder, chondrus crispus (carrageenan), stevia rebaudiana extract, xanthan gum, silica, natural flavor, lecithin, maltodextrin
EWG Rating: 3
Cost: $14.99/ 4 oz
Ingredients: Deionized water, coconut oil, xylitol, bentonite, diatomaceous earth, activated charcoal, baking soda, spearmint essential oil,
peppermint essential oil, wintergreen essential oil, xanthin gum, tea tree oil, citric acid, ginseng, aloe vera
EWG Rating: Not rated but I would guess a 1.
Cost: $7.23/ 4 oz
Ingredients: Purified water, Redmond Clay, Xylitol, Essential Oil (Cinnamon, Wintergreen, or Peppermint) Real Salt, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Menthol (only in the Wintergreen and Peppermint varieties)
EWG Rating: Not rated but my guess would be a 1.