Everyone has jumped on the "all-natural" train these days. But what does that really mean? Can a company label a product as "natural" and still have potentially harmful chemicals in it? You know from my posts about non-toxic cleaners and essential oils that I'm all about reducing the hazards in my home and food, so I'm exploring all natural toothpaste and oral health!
I've been on a bender of sorts to eliminate harmful chemicals and toxic cleaners and products from my home. As a parent, I don't want that stuff around my children or family. As a pregnant woman, I don't want that stuff affecting my fetus. As a pet owner, I don't want my dogs getting into that junk and harming themselves!
Many times when we hear all natural, we think these myths:
a) it doesn't work
b) it tastes like garbage
c) it's expensive
d) I have to go out of my way to find it
Guys, none of that is the case here! I was able to find Tom's of Maine® toothpaste at my nearest Walmart store and didn't even spend $5!
|Tom's of Maine is both easy to find and affordable!|
And finally, taste. I'll be honest, I was concerned about this one. My sister has used this brand for years, and back when we lived together, I would "borrow" (why do we say borrow - I wasn't going to give it back after I used it!) some of hers when I would run out of my conventional brand. I remember thinking it tasted weird.
Fast forward five years to a more holistic health focused Paige, and I thought it tasted GREAT! It clearly lacks the sugar that all conventional brands pack into their toothpastes (yes; you're brushing your teeth with a sugar-loaded product when you use conventional brands) but it tasted fresh and left my mouth feeling clean! I was impressed, and I honestly love this toothpaste.
But what would Henry think of an all natural strawberry children's toothpaste?! Well friends, he loved it too! He isn't two yet, so we don't use an actual brush. Instead, I put a very small amount on my finger and brushed his teeth and gums with a rubbing motion. He licked his lips, looked at me and said, "Mmmm!" (I'm not kidding. That's what he does when he likes a new flavor - I'm going to try to capture it and put it on Instagram, it's so cute!)
All natural products, including Tom's of Maine®, can get a bad rep as being inconvenient, expensive, tasteless and ineffective. But all of those myths don't apply to these toothpastes! All natural products are so important if you're focused on expelling harmful products from your home. Not sure you want to take the plunge and try it? Walmart is having an in-store demo on Tom's of Maine toothpaste on September 19! If you find yourself shopping this weekend, stop by and check it out to learn more about the product and an all-natural lifestyle AND get coupons for their products!