Crunchy Cheats is a ongoing series on The Pistachio Project that will basically supply you with suggestions of better products that you can easily buy. Some of these will be products that you can buy if you are not ready to dive all the way into crunchiness and make everything yourself but some of the Crunchy Cheats will be lists of safer brands to chose from when buying products (that you couldn’t possibly make.)


Today’s Crunchy Cheat is toothpaste!

Even if you aren’t daring enough to make homemade toothpaste, you still would like to avoid some of the toxic ingredients in commercial toothpastes. However, 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.

Want a non-toxic toothpaste but can't go the homemade route? Here are some of the best natural toothpastes that you can buy!

Best Natural Toothpastes

Crunchy Cheats: 6 Natural Toothpastes
Redmond Trading Company Earthpaste Natural Toothpaste

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.

Crunchy Cheats: 6 Natural ToothpastesNatural Dentist Fluoride Free Toothpaste

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.

Crunchy Cheats: 6 Natural Toothpastes

Jason Powersmile All-Natural Whitening Toothpaste Peppermint

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: 2Crunchy Cheats: 6 Natural Toothpastes

Burt’s Bees Natural Fluoride Free Whitening Toothpaste

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

Gold Mountain Activated Charcoal Toothpaste

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.

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