Say NO to toxic teeth by using natural toothpastes instead! Here are some of the best brands out there
By Chere Di Boscio
Beware! There are toxins in your toothpaste!
Most Eluxe readers will now be aware of the dangerous chemicals lurking in conventional toothpastes: from fluoride and triclosan to sodium laureth sulphate and artificial sweeteners, heavy chemicals in toothpastes can cause everything from thyroid problems and arthritis to liver disease and cancer. A recent study of Colgate Total toothpastes just revealed that there are indeed cancer-causing agents in that brand, and it has been proven that brands with microbeads can actually cause gum disease.
In short, off-the-shelf toothpastes should be off your bathroom shelf forever!
Luckily, plenty of hard-working, good-tasting natural toothpastes instead! They may take some getting used to in terms of their lack of foam and uber-sweetness (caused in normal toothpastes by harmful chemicals like saccharin), but the long term results are well worth it. These natural toothpastes are sometimes even more effective than chemical ones!
Here’s our list of our Top 10+ Natural Toothpastes, below. Don’t worry if these aren’t stocked in your local drugstore or pharmacy; your can buy all of these easily online. Just click the links in the titles!
Our Top 10+ Natural Toothpastes
1. Green People’s Spearmint and Aloe
This certified organic toothpaste says it’s for children, but the truth is, it’s great for anyone with delicate teeth and gums. Even if kids swallow it, it’s 100% non-toxic, free of all harmful chemicals, and removes plaque and reduces bacterial growth.
Natural mint oils leave a fresh flavour, meaning this toothpaste is as close to the conventional ones that you can get.
2. Jack ‘n’ Jill Organic Banana Toothpaste
This natural organic banana toothpaste is aimed at kids 6 months plus, but hey, you may like it too! It has a high safety rating from on EWG‘s Skin Deep – it’s rated the safest kids toothpaste on the market. In fact, it’s the only kid’s toothpaste that gets a zero health risk for children from the EWG.
It is sweet (thanks to tooth-protecting Xylitol), safe to swallow, fluoride free, sugar free, SLS free, with no added colours, preservatives or mint (which kids sometimes dislike).
3. Davids Spearmint Toothpaste
Calcium carbonate is the main cleaning ingredient in this all natural toothpaste. It tastes amazing, thanks to the presence of not only loads of peppermint and spearmint oils, but also naturally sweet Stevia. If you’re looking for one of the best organic toothpastes for freshening your breath, this is it!
4. My Magic Mud Detox Tooth Powder
Warning! This turns your teeth a horrible, Elizabethan shade of black. Well, for a few minutes, anyway! But after brushing with this, you’ll actually see whiter teeth!
My Magic Mud Whitening Detox Tooth Powder has safe, food-grade ingredients that work like magnets to blast plaque, toxins, and surface stains – all while being gentle on enamel. The formula is free of fluoride and flavourless.
5. Jason Powersmile Toothpaste
Peppermint oil provides a powerful burst of fresh flavour, and and leaves your breath fresh for hours. The three natural tooth whiteners ensure coffee and wine stains disappear, but that being said, there are no harsh abrasives. As an added bonus, the naturally antibacterial Perilla Seed Extract helps prevent tartar build up.
6. Dr Bronner’s All In One Peppermint Toothpaste
Toothpaste doesn’t get more natural than this! Dr. Bronner’s Organic Peppermint Toothpaste brings a tingling, minty clean feeling to your mouth, courtesy of the organic peppermint oil inside. Organic coconut flour and coconut oil work as mild abrasives to clean your teeth. The result is a low-foaming all-in-one product that reduces plaque, whitens teeth, and freshens breath.
7. Keeko Superclean Charcoal Toothpaste
This natural whitening toothpaste offers protection for healthy gums and whiter teeth. And of course, the formula is fluoride free, SLS free and ensures protection for healthier gums.
Activated charcoal and diatomaceous earth join tea tree and coconut oil to detoxify the mouth and leave your breath smelling minty-fresh. Admittedly, tea tree oil is an acquired taste, but it is a powerful, natural antibacterial agent.
8. Hello Toothpaste Tablets
Aiming to reduce plastic waste in your beauty routine? Hello Toothpaste Tablets can help you do just that!
They’re so easy to use: just chew the tablet, brush, and rinse as usual. Thoughtfully formulated with natural peppermint, tea tree oil, and coconut oil, you’ll say goodbye to traditional toothpaste tubes and hello to a more natural and eco-friendly way to care for your teeth.
9. Weleda Salt Toothpaste
This is perhaps the most controversial of all the natural toothpastes!
Some people love this one – like, obsessively. And some hate it. Why? Obviously because of the salty flavour. This Salt Toothpaste was originally developed in consultation with doctors and dentists, and the rather unique result is an effective cleansing action that is pH balanced.
Salt Toothpaste neutralises caries-promoting acids, particularly after meals. Just half an hour after cleansing the teeth, the normal pH balance of the mouth will be restored, no matter how much sugar and acidic food you’ve eaten.
10. Buly 1830
Definitely the most luxurious of all the natural toothpastes on this list, Buly 1803 Pomme de Montauban contains thermal water from Castéra-Verduzan – the first spa town in France to have been accredited by the health department for treating ailments.
Formulated to foam very little due to the lack of harmful SLS, this polishing paste combines the cleansing properties of Calcium and Magnesium.
It’s particularly designed to soothe your throat and calm mouth aches, but of course, you can use this any time.
11. Brushd Dental Care
There’s a new brand on the block when it comes to natural toothpastes, and not only are they tackling oral hygiene, they’re also working to reduce plastic pollution! Brushd Dental Toothpaste Tablets are an alternative to the plastic-encased toothpaste tubes we are all used to. No paste, no waste; simply chew on the toothpaste tablet to leave your teeth and gums clean and feeling minty fresh.
Recommended by dentists, they’re available in either 62 or 124 tablets and can be bought with or without fluoride. Packaged in a glass jar, once empty you can simply purchase a handy refill box made from plastic-free packaging.
Brushd also produces a range of other eco-friendly dental products such as bamboo toothbrushes and plastic-free dental gloss. They also have a handy mouthwash tablet which is fabulous for on the go!
…And Don’t Forget Your Mouthwash!
Mouthwash is normally just as full of nasty, toxic chemicals as toothpaste.
If you use alcohol-containing mouthwashes over a long period, this is sure to dry out your mouth and change its natural pH. You may also increase your risk of mouth and throat cancers. If a mouthwash contains a harsh detergent like cocamidopropyl betaine, this makes it even worse.
Mouthwashes also commonly contain fluoride, a systemic poison, and sorbitol or saccharin, which causes bladder cancer in animals. Synthetic colours, aromas and flavourings, which are basically perfumes that only temporarily hide foul odours, are also used in mouthwashes.
So, make sure your mouthwash is pure, like Buly 1830’s, which contains only natural ingredients. We love the Mint Tea flavour, which has a zesty kick and is gently refreshing. And oh! That bottle!
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I can safely say I’ve never seen a toothpaste with a snake on the bottle before, but now I’m intrigued… ?
It’s seriously gorgeous stuff! And looks great in the bathroom! 🙂
Thank you for sharing this amazing list of natural brands. I really wanted to switch to natural toothpaste but wasn’t sure who to trust.
I wish more toothpaste brands would fit all their information on just the tube. I find it pointless and is just more trash to have to take it out of the box and is only immediately going to be thrown away…
I will definitely try the Lavera.
you’d have to have a magnifying glass and a massive tube of toothpaste for me to ‘want’ to read it.
Can’t believe you don’t mention thieves toothpaste. Love my toxin free . No dyes or fluoride. All natural with our young living essential oils. Tastes great . Even mt picky 14 yr old. Love it! Face book: Hugs,Love And Oils
Thanks. I find the antibacterial agents such as Triclosin mess up my digestion. So what I am looking for is one without antibacterials but does contain fluoride.
Fluoride is super toxic! It causes granules of the stuff to calcify in your brain – literally! It’s called brain sand – check it out. It’s also toxic to bones and dangerous for pregnant women. Finally, there’s zero evidence that fluoride does anything to help teeth at all. Avoid!
What of aloe bright toothgel? I learnt it contains aloe Vera gel and bee propolis. No fluoride or additives or other chemicals. I have been using it for over 4yrs now. It keeps the gum healthy, heals wounds,aches or holes. And so on. My kids use it too.
i want the aloedent toothpaste..how can buy that product.i want to use..wht is the color that toothpaste?
Hi Janice! As with all the toothpastes in the article, you can click on the brand link to buy. Aloedent is green, I think
Hope that helps!
The new brand Akamai is the best I’ve found. It has fulvic acid & aminos for healthy gums and remineralizing of the teeth plus a brilliant blend of essential oils. It was formulated in collaboration with holistic dentists and is endorsed by Dr. Andrea Mustian, DMD Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
I love the forever bright toothgel, it’s so good on my sensitive teeth and tastes great!
The best organic, all natural toothpaste and mouth wash I’ve found it Clean Kiss… http://cleankiss.com
Are there any that you would recommend for someone like me converting to a natural toothpaste?
Sure Jan! Try Kingfisher, Weleda or Aloe Dent 🙂
Thank you for sharing this with us i was not aware of that toothpaste .i read your article and found jack n jill organic banana toothpaste is best because This is natural organic banana toothpaste but i m confused between welled plant gel toothpaste can u please suggest me which one i should choose??
Jack and Jill is really more for kids, so I would say go with Weleda 🙂
Does it matter if you use toothpaste with toxins if you don’t swallow them?
It kind of does: of course no one’s going around eating toothpaste 😉 But if you think of how much toothpaste you’re using over the course of a lifetime, even tiny bits, when ingested twice every single day, can be toxic.
Thanks for the quick reply! And yeah, that does make sense. Do you have a personal favorite toothpaste/mouthwash? I just bought Urtekram Mint & Green Tea Toothpaste to try, but a shop near my house also sells (from the list above) the child toothpaste (#2), Lavera (#3) and Jason (#5)… does one of these stand out from the others? (Then I know which one to buy next time ;))
hi, did you ever receive an answer hanne??
It’s important to realize that the mouth lining is very absorbent, meaning toxic ingredients in toothpaste can get into your bloodstream through the skin.
The best natural toothpaste I found is Kristas Natural Products, its organic, comes in glass and the spearmint is delicious
I am very interested in your product for my pharmacy ,please send all the natural and organic. Thanks