natural toothpastes you can buy

i’ve posted on the dangers of fluoride and why i won’t let it near my teeth ever again. i’ve also gone over my tooth powder that i make and currently use, and another homemade toothpaste.

but what if you don’t want to make your own or don’t have time? what brands can you trust?

hopefully this post will help you with that!

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when looking for a toothpaste, i look for ingredients that are supportive to teeth and gums, as well as non-coating and non-abrasive (and of course sans fluoride).  there are a lot of natural brands out there, but quite a lot of them had 1 or 2 ingredients i just could’ve jive with. so what did i disqualify some brands for?

  • fluoride. duh.
  • any form of a foaming agent (SLS variations, etc)
  • artificial colors
  • silica/hydrated silica (coats teeth and prevents remineralization)
  • glycerin (coats teeth and prevents remineralization)
  • sodium bicarbonate (can wear enamel over time)

based on those criteria, here’s my extremely picky list of toothpastes i would trust –

  • earthpaste (i’m in love this brand AND with their lemon one! it tastes exactly like a lemondrop candy! you can buy it in stores for half the price of what they advertise online. it does contain xylitol, so do NOT ingest it!)
  • …aaaand that’s it. i can’t find any brands i’m 100% comfortable using or recommending to you crunchies. can you guys suggest some brands?

but you can look on sites like etsy for homemade options. here are a few –

natural toothpastes can get pricey. i would truly encourage you to make your own!! it’ll be much cheaper and you can make your own flavors and control the ingredients.

anyone have a toothpaste they trust? let’s hear it!

*lead warning label on earthpaste – the redmond clay company (that makes earthpaste) is based in california, where they have Proposition 65. prop 65 requires labels on all sorts of things… have you ever seen been to cali and saw labels on clothing stores that said something like “this store contains chemicals known to the state of california to cause cancer and harm unborn children”? that’s why it has the label. but back to the actual lead content – bentonite clay naturally contains trace amounts of lead (as does anything from the ground… veggies, fruits, etc.). it contains less lead than organic foods, and your body can’t absorb it anyway. it’s completely safe! thumbs up from AE!

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*some natural toothpastes contain xylitol. please keep in mind xylitol is deadly poisonous to our furry 4-legged children!! and please DO NOT INGEST xylitol. we can have a post on xylitol if it’s something you guys would be interested in reading 🙂

38 thoughts on “natural toothpastes you can buy

  1. Hi there Alex! Absolutely love your blog! Practically gone completely natural/organic on almost every aspect of my life! NO POO!!! 🙂 Buuuttt…The one thing I’m stuck on is toothpaste. I switched to Toms of Maine, but found out it had SLS and all the other bad things I have eliminated. I was going to switch to Earthpaste: Lemon Twist, but I’m concerned with the lead content within the clay…. How do you feel about it? Thank you for all your amazing posts! Keep it up!

    1. thanks, brittany! i loooove earthpaste! very good question about the warning label.. so the redmond clay company (makes earthpaste) is based in california, where they have Proposition 65. prop 65 requires labels on all sorts of things… have you ever seen been to cali and saw labels on clothing stores that said something like “this store contains chemicals known to the state of california to cause cancer and harm unborn children”? that’s why it has the label. but back to the actual lead content – bentonite clay naturally contains trace amounts of lead (as does anything from the ground… veggies, fruits, etc.). it contains less lead than organic foods, and your body can’t absorb it anyway. it’s completely safe! great question!

  2. Thank you i just ordered the lemon one and the peppermint one do you think the peppermint one from earthpaste is good also? I am so grateful for this post as i have been looking for a natural alternative to these toxic toothpastes! thanks!

  3. Hi Alex – have you ever tried Thieves toothpaste by Young Living? My sister swears by it… I haven’t tried it yet because it’s just so darn expensive…

  4. I am soooo grateful to have discovered your blog! It’s an invaluable jewel. ❤ and I am so happy to finally find an alternative to conventional toothpaste.

  5. I am looking into buying some bentonite tooth paste because I do not have the patience to make it at home, but I have one concern. You mentioned that once the clay is rehydrated it can start to grow bacteria. There are several pastes on esty containing the rehydrated clay. Is this a good idea to use for 1-2 months as they suggest?

    1. hey patterson! it depends on what else they have mixed with it, and if they used filtered water. just ask them 🙂 if there’s salt in the recipe, it’ll be okay for up to a month. i’d be leery of using it longer than that. hope this helps!

      1. Thanks!! I’ll continue my research. I was thinking of getting earthpaste but I would rather support someone’s etsy sight.

  6. I know this is an older post but do you know anything about Uncle Harry’s tooth paste/powder/soap? BTW I’ve recently become addicted to your blog and am trying to catch up on all your posts (hence the late question!) Thanks for all your amazing work!

    1. hey megan! i briefly looked, and their products look great! however i did notice you could buy all ingredients needed to make more than the 2oz sold for cheaper 🙂 and thank you so much!! ❤

    2. *also, side note – i just looked at their hair care line… their shampoos say they have castile soap AND apple cider vinegar in them.. that is literally not possible. the vinegar would unsaponify the oils in the castile soap. so either it’s not castile soap, or there’s no vinegar lol

  7. Hey Alex! What’s your opinion of ToothSoap products? The ingredients in their peppermint whip are as follows:
    Ingredients Whip: Saponified Olea europaea (organic extra virgin olive oil) and cocos nucifera (organic coconut oil), spring water, Coral Calcium, Original Himalayan Crystal Salt®, and wild-crafted essential oil from the Pacific Northwest.

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