The bathroom seems to be a particular offender in the plastic hoarding scheme of things with all the shampoo bottles and show gel tubes. Toothpaste tubes seem to be a major factor. Onwards I charge with my 'remove plastic containers from my home' quest...
This time I have targeted toothpaste and discovered tooth powder.
It arrives in a recyclable glass jar (and by recyclable for me it means it will end up on a shelf filled with magical witchcraft ingredients when I have finished with the tooth powder).
Although this particular company also provide the tooth powder in an envelope for refills as well.
It is a powder obviously which takes a little bit of getting used to and it doesn't foam either. But it does work incredibly well, tastes lovely and leaves your mouth feeling really fresh and your teeth squeaky clean.
You just dip the brush in the powder and clean your teeth - simple.
What's in it?
Bentonite clay: Binds to impurities and toxins around your teeth and gums (which are removed when you spit!), but it also gives back in the form of tooth-strengthening minerals such as silica, calcium and magnesium. And that's not all...the clay helps promote alkaline balance, which is especially important for dealing with the damaging effect of acidic food and drink on tooth enamel. Finally, the clay also helps to naturally whiten teeth.
Calcium: Supports healthy tooth enamel and promotes whitening.
Baking soda: Naturally and gently polishes your teeth for a whiter smile.
Sage: The use of sage in oral care dates back to the Middle Ages, helping to freshen breath as well as soothe sore sums with its anti-inflammatory properties.*
Xylitol: A natural, plant-based sweetener that helps promote a neutral pH level in the mouth, and prevents bacteria from sticking to the teeth.
Cinnamon: Not only does it taste great, cinnamon is also antibacterial and helps to discourage bacterial growth.
Pink Himalayan Salt: Gently polishes teeth, builds up a pH neutral mouth flora which helps protect your tooth enamel, and contains trace minerals that support oral health.
Peppermint essential oil: A pleasant and subtle minty taste, and soothes the gums.
I purchased mine from https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BattleGreenBox