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.
Closys -it's got flouride and very simple ingredients. About $11.
Ingredient list: sodium fluoride, water, hydrated silica, sorbitol, stabilized chlorine dioxide, cellulose gum, dibasic sodium phosphate, titanium dioxide, flavor, sodium phosphate, sucralose.
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 Carbonate, Glycerin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Alcohol, Flavor (Aroma)*, Krameria Triandra (Ratanhia) Root Extract, Commiphora Myrrha Resin (Myrrh Resin) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Limonene*.
* from natural essential oils
NO LONGER AVAILABLE:
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!
Please comment with your favorite toothpaste! Or invent your own so that we don't have to spend a fortune on this stuff.