Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Coconut free children's toothpaste- yay!

A huge thanks to Dan, who found coconut-free toothpaste for kids at a UK company called Green People.  Dan said:

"We found your blog online, and it has been helpful in dealing with my daughter’s coconut allergy.  I thought you might like to know that we found this company in the UK who has toothpaste that is SLS free and uses glycerin that is coconut free.  https://www.greenpeople.co.uk/shop/by-product/natural-toothpaste  We are going to be buying this for my daughter who has a coconut allergy.  Up until now, the toothpaste options have not been great for kids, and it has been difficult to get my daughter to brush meaningfully as a result.  They have at least 2 kids flavors and several adult flavors."
 emailed the company and they confirmed that the glycerin in the toothpaste is not derived from coconut.  Here are the details they sent on their products:

We use different grades and sources of glycerin in our products. In most cases the organic glycerin we use comes from nuts of the Karanja tree which grows in India.

However, some of the plant extracts we use in some products (e.g. Green Tea, Rosemary leaf, Marshmallow root, etc) are bought as ready-made hydro-glyceride extracts. The glycerin used in these extracts is also organic, but could come from any number of different oils, including palm, coconut oil or palm Kernal.

All glycerin in our Toothpastes are derived from Karanja oil and can confirm none of the toothpastes contain any ingredients derived from coconut.