Our toothpastes are made with natural, vegan, cruelty free, organic ingredients. They are also chemical free which means they are kinder to your teeth, gums and mouth; as well as being kinder to the environment around you. You can shop from our eco-friendly, natural, vegan toothpaste brands such as Georganics, Truthpaste, Hydrophil. All of our toothpastes come in either zero waste glass jars or recyclable boxes and are supplied in plastic-free packaging!
Vegan Toothpaste That Is Made With Organic & Natural Ingredients
It is important that you take care of your teeth and the only way to do so is by brushing them regularly, flossing and using a tasty vegan toothpaste. But what should such a vegan toothpaste contain? How do we even know if it's vegan or not, since there are many animal derived ingredients in common toothpastes?
1. What Ingredients Are Found In Common Toothpastes?
There are many animal derived ingredients found in common toothpastes such as glycerin, stearic acid, sodium lauryl sulfate and more. These ingredients are usually derived from animal fat or rendered animals.
2. What Is Vegan Toothpaste?
Vegan toothpastes do not contain any animal-derived ingredients and is made of organic & natural ingredients such as pure mint, aloe vera juice and more. There areseveral kinds of vegan toothpastes available, from those flavored with essential oils to those involving natural ingredients as well as those containing fluoride.
3. What Is In Vegan Toothpaste?
The following are some common ingredients found in vegan toothpastes:
1. Essential Oils For Flavor
- Peppermint, lavender andorange are some ingredients that are commonly used for flavor.
2. Aloe Vera Juice
- This is naturally found in the inner leaf of aloe vera plant and acts as a natural moisturizer. It also refreshes the mouth.
- This protects teeth from decay &strengthens them.
This is just a basic list of ingredients found in vegan toothpastes and there are many other organic & natural ingredients that can be used for flavor or benefits. Remember, always check the labels before you make a purchase.
What is Wrong with Toothpaste Tubes?
Many people do not know why they should make the switch from their usual toothpaste tubes to a more sustainable option such as a bamboo toothbrush and a glass or stainless steel container for their toothpaste.
There are actually many reasons that prove the need to consider the use of containers over plastic tubes, especially when it comes to replacing your daily toiletry items.
What Makes Plastic Tubes Unsustainable?
Plastic toothpaste tubes are made of a material called polypropylene (PP) plastic, which is recyclable but not actually biodegradable . If you throw it to the garbage can instead of recycling, it will stay there for hundreds of years and pose a threatto the environment.
It will take around 450-1000 years for the toothpaste tube to degrade, even with exposure to light due to its low oxygen permeability rate 0.45, according to a study done by University of Plymouth in 2010.
If you're using a biodegradable toothbrush made from bamboo or other plant materials,you will have to discard the toothbrush every three months and choose another. But if you're using a plastic tube, you will be buying and discarding an average of 8 tubes per year which is just unnecessary waste that we could do without.
What Are The Alternatives?
2. Instead Of Toothpaste Tubes, Use A Glass Or Stainless Steel Container
The easiest way to avoid the use of plastic toothpaste tubes is by switching from a tube container to a glass or stainless steel one. This will solve the problem of having to discard toothpastetubes every three months, and it will also save you additional money since aluminum tubes are more expensive than glass ones.