October 9, 2013

What's in Toothpaste?

I've been through some struggles with my health and have been told by my doctor that I have a condition that's incurable. I was told it's just something I have to deal with, it might get better it might get worse. I'll more than likely struggle with the side effects the rest of my life. That's not something that I want to accept. I would rather try everything in my power to feel healthy than not try at all. So I've been on a journey to finding ways I can contribute to my health. I'm constantly reading books and gathering information. My goal is to fill every cell in my body with as much good as possible. The problem is if I'm filling my cells on a regular basis with the bad, how can the good get through? Toothpaste is a prime example, I start my day filling my mouth with it and then use it again later. How can this "poison" not build up in my system over time? This really concerns me. Stomach pain can be the most common issue caused by toothpaste. That's not something I need to experience on top of what I already do.

We put things on and in our bodies every day as part of our routine. Shouldn't we put more thought into about what were actually using. Most of us brush our teeth multiple times a day. Our mouths are the gateway to our bodies. This is where we begin providing our body what it needs, where all the nutrients and goodness are first absorbed. Our mouths are sensitive.

Wouldn't you agree that putting poison in our mouths is not a good idea? What about putting poison in the mouths of children? It's time to look at the back of the toothpaste box. What I found really surprised me, a poison warning. That is a serious concern for me, that warning is on there for a reason. Apparently it's okay to put poison in your mouth as long as you don't swallow any toothpaste and if you accidentally do it's not bigger than the size of a pea. There are tons of articles out there explaining the concerns with toothpaste you can find one here and another here

I feel so naive. I never once looked on the back of my toothpaste. I always heard you should only use the size of a pea and no more but I thought it was just proving you don't need much to be effective and the toothpaste will last longer that way. Honestly it's hard to get past the mentality that more is better. I find myself thinking if I brush my teeth more it's better, if I use more toothpaste it will foam more; I was even trying to remember not to rinse after I brushed my teeth thinking that rinsing would undo the entire point of brushing my teeth. 

I decided that when my toothpaste ran out I was going to seek out something chemical free and natural to use. My husband wasn't sure he wanted to give up his toothpaste since he has super sensitive teeth. He uses a special, very expensive toothpaste. He says if he switches toothpaste for even one day his teeth hurt.  Just at the right time Redmond sent me a box of goodies to sample which included 2 tubes of toothpaste, I mean Earthpaste. 

Earthpaste contains all natural ingredients that are safe to ingest. We got two flavors to try Lemon Twist and WinterGreen. This stuff doesn't foam, it's not suppose to, and that takes some getting use to. Both my husband and I have been using Earthpaste for a couple weeks now. We even took it with us on our trip to Maine. Usually we take travel size but we really liked this stuff so we didn't mind. You might remember seeing the Eartpaste in the pictures from the Travel Toothbrush Holder I made. 


When my husband realized what was in his other toothpaste and how much cheaper Earthpaste was he decided to try it. I'm really impressed with how clean my teeth feel. The Lemon Twist is a fun flavor but I do like the freshness of the WinterGreen better. Both have aftertastes but they don't last forever which is really nice. The best part is my husband's teeth have had no issues so far. He's actually quite surprised. We've definitely become fans of Earthpaste. I'm looking forward to trying the other flavors too. They make the flavors Cinnamon (sounds awesome), Spearmint, Wintergreen and Lemon Twist. Here's a comparison chart of information provided by Redmond. 


I love sharing a good thing with you all. My hope is that you can help create a happy and healthy life for you and your family. I hope you'll check out your toothpaste and the other products you use everyday and consider if they might be effecting your health. 

If you're interested in finding out more about Earthpaste you can check out Redmond's site HERE. You can purchase some for yourself on their site or you can also go to Vitacost. I get a lot of my natural products from Vitacost. I find that there prices are usually lower. If you click on the link above and sign up you will get $10 off!


Disclaimer: Redmond did send me the Earthpaste to try. All opinions and thoughts are my own and I honestly love the product. 


2 comments:

  1. Thanks for another informative post and links. As you well know, before people started buying toothpaste they made their own natural tooth cleaner. I have a friend who say her grandparents used to clean their teeth with soot from the fireplace.

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  2. I just bought some! Excited to try it! I'm sure D will roll his eyes =)

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