Wednesday, May 21, 2014

What's Your Paste?

We are particular about our toothpaste.

 Years ago, we were regular, average toothpaste consumers, buying from the selection available near the toothbrushes, at the grocery store.  Crest, Colgate either one would do.  But then I was introduced to the world of natural toothpaste.

At first, natural toothpaste tastes saltier, and has a much more intense flavour.

You will notice when you revisit the Crest or Colgate after using natural for a time, it is sickeningly sweet and really doesn't leave your mouth as fresh or with as clean of a feeling.

After being complimented on my white teeth (a first) a few months after the switch, I was convinced, and haven't looked back.

We haven't tried every natural toothpaste out there, I would love to hear your feedback if you have a favourite.

Our Natural Toothpaste Review:

"Tom's of Maine" spearmint or peppermint, my first love and previous go to, until reading up on sodium lauryl sulfates (SLS).

Canadian made "Green Beaver" Frosty Mint was next up with satisfactory results. Nice flavour,SLS free. Not substantial enough on the toothbrush.

 "Jason" Sea Fresh/ Deep Sea Spearmint. SLS free. This paste is rich in calcium and has parsley extracts for fresh breath. Awesome. The higher price is worth it. Our family favourite!!

After making my own deodorant last week (not so different from LUSH), I'm considering trying toothpaste next. Found this recipe: