A relatively new trend has emerged, albeit a bit strange: brushing teeth with soap.
It’s a relatively well known life hack, and was probably done a few generations back before toothpaste became rampantly available and part of our daily routines. Brushing teeth with soap, which is free of synthetic chemicals, preservatives and sweeteners, actually preserves the enamel better and is much healthier in the long run.
There are two kinds of specially formulated Tooth Soaps: liquids and shreds. Liquids are dropped right into their mouth for immediate brushing. Shreds on the other hand dissolve upon a bit of brushing and chewing. Both are easy to use.
Here we narrow down some great tooth soap products to try for a naturally improved, and eco-friendly smile.
ToothSoap Peppermint Shreds
Try this and be pleasantly surprised!
If you’re new to brushing with soap, try this easy-to-use and mildly flavored product from ToothSoap. The shoap shreds are made with organic wholefoods, natural and wild-crafted sustainable ingredients with no undesirable ingredients such as fluoride, glycerin, dyes and artificial flavours and sweeteners, which in the long run cause more damage than good.
Made from 70% organic ingredients, it contains wonderfully aromatic and therapeutic essential oils. These soaps are manufactured in the USA in a gluten free facility, with no animal testing. It’s as good for the environment as it is for your teeth!
Packaged in a quick-to-use dropper, Spearmint is one of the brand’s most popular flavors. This bottle contains organic extra virgin olive oil and organic coconut oil, and is made using distilled water and essential oils. A few drops will give enough lather to cleanse gums and clean teeth effectively.
Lusa Organics Sweet Soul Sister soap
Another tasty and holistic tooth soap option would be Lusa’s adorably named Sweet Soul Sister soap. These bars are made from saponified organic oils of palm, coconut, olive, and sunflower; fair trade shea butter, an essential oil blend of peppermint, tangerine, orange, spikenard, and lime, jojoba meal, and turmeric.
Flakes and liquids aside, here is an all-natural paste that is equally beneficial to promoting better teeth and gums. Earthpaste is a natural product made from purified water, Food Grade Redmond Clay, xylitol, peppermint essential oil, Redmond Real Salt, tea tree oil.
At an affordable price point, this is a great alternative for children who might not adapt well to using soaps and droppers. Also comes in spearmint, lemon, wintergreen, and cinnamon flavor.
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