Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Toothpaste without Coconut

I found that after a couple of years my favorite sls-free or coconut-free toothpaste products have come and gone, so it is time for an update on the toothpaste scene.

I want to start by reminding everyone to be aware of the many sls-free toothpastes that are also flouride free.  This may not be what you are looking for if you are into cavity prevention.  The only times I have ever gotten cavities in my life is when I used flouride-free, sls-free toothpaste.  So maybe flouride and sls are both considered poisonous to some people who also demand that all of their products be made by solar power.  However, I find that one of the points of brushing my teeth is to NOT get cavities while at the same time NOT dying from an allergic reaction.

UPDATE!  As of March 2018 the original Closys now contains a coconut derived ingredient!

Weleda Ratanhia Toothpaste - it's got a rare medicinal plant (that thank goodness isn't related to coconut).  Calcium carbonate is a main ingredient.  There is NO flouride, however.  About $8.
Water (Aqua)Calcium CarbonateGlycerinMagnesium Aluminum SilicateAlcohol, Flavor (Aroma)*, Krameria Triandra (Ratanhia) Root ExtractCommiphora Myrrha Resin (Myrrh Resin) ExtractXanthan GumAmmonium GlycyrrhizateLimonene*.
* from natural essential oils


Tom's of Maine used to have such awesome toothpastes that they have now taken off the market.  They have only kept their flouride-free sls free ones, but sls-free does NOT mean coconut free in these new pastes, unfortunately. Booo!

Original Closys now contains "sodium lauroyl sarcosinate"!  

Please comment with your favorite toothpaste!  Or invent your own so that we don't have to spend a fortune on this stuff.


Non-Profit Designer said...

Thank you so much for this post! I about had a mental break down when I realized I was completely out of Tom's and then could no longer find it on Amazon. You saved me a lot of time trying to hunt down another coconut free version with flouride. It gets so exhausting having to find new products all of the time. They are adding coconut to everything!

Amalie said...

Earthpaste! it is a toothpaste made of: Purified Water, Food Grade Redmond Clay, Xylitol, Redmond Sea Salt, and Tea Tree Oil! comes in different flavors as well!

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Kodaijin Starfall said...


The product has been updated on the official site and on amazon for Closys. It also now includes "sodium lauroyl sarcosinate" and could give you a bad day depending on your reaction to coconut.

Becky said...
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Becky said...

Thank you Kodaijin Starfall! I updated the post. We will need to write to them and express our displeasure!!