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August 10, 2011

Natural Plastic-Free Toothpaste, Tooth Powder, Tooth Soap Ideas…

Tom's of MaineSince Tom’s of Maine switched from recyclable aluminum toothpaste tubes to plastic laminate a few months ago, I’ve been getting tons of emails asking what less plastic option to use instead. I looked at the change as a challenge to finally figure out a better toothpaste alternative. Aluminum was good (you could send the tubes back to the company to be recycled) but not perfect because of a) the plastic cap and threads, and b) the resin lining inside the tube which possibly contained BPA.

So, after much research and some harrowing moments, here are the Plastic-Free or Less Plastic tooth cleaner solutions I’ve discovered.  There are many, many more out there.  Your suggestions and input are welcome!

Make Your Own Tooth Powder

The Rucksack web site has a huge list of tooth powder vendors, as well as recipes for making your own tooth powder. Here are two ideas.

tooth powder indgredients 1) Baking Soda and Salt Tooth Powder. When I first started my plastic-free project, I tried making my own tooth powder with baking soda, salt, stevia for sweetness, and essential oils for flavoring. It was too abrasive for my teeth and gums.  I tried using the baking soda without the salt, but it was still too harsh, so I ended up switching back to toothpaste. However, some people do well with brushing with baking soda.  If it works for you, go for it.

tooth powder indgredients2) Calcium Carbonate Tooth Powder. Looking at my tube of Tom’s of Maine, I saw that the main ingredient after glycerin and water is calcium carbonate. Thinking that perhaps calcium carbonate is less abrasive than baking soda and salt, I looked into purchasing it in bulk and making tooth powder from that. But where do you buy food grade calcium carbonate? And where do you find it without plastic? All the online vendors I found sell the stuff either in a plastic bottle or a plastic bag.

Finally, I discovered a ceramics supply store in my area that sells calcium carbonate as “whiting” in a paper bag. I bought 5 pounds for 5 bucks and thought I was all set… until I saw the California Prop 65 Warning sticker, which says, “Do not take internally and do not allow contamination of food stuffs.”  I think — but I don’t know for sure — that the reason for the warning is that calcium carbonate powder can cause lung problems if you breathe it in.  But whether this stuff is okay to put in my mouth or not, I realized that it wasn’t manufactured for food use and who knows what it could be contaminated with?  If you’re going to make tooth powder with calcium carbonate, it’s probably best to buy the food grade version in the plastic bag (or try to find food grade calcium carbonate in bulk).  After all, the plastic around 5 pounds of calcium powder is less packaging than the comparable number of plastic tubes you’d need to contain the same amount of toothpaste.

A recipe on The Rucksack web site contains: 13 tablespoons of calcium carbonate, 4 tablespoons baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 25 drops peppermint oil, 12 drops cinnamon oil. If anyone tries this, please let us know how it works out!

Pre-made Tooth Powder

Aquarian Bath's Tooth Powder3) Aquarian Bath’s Tooth Powder.  Cory from Aquarian Bath makes two kinds of tooth powder: cinnamon stick or black licorice.  The powder comes in a metal tin, but Cory also sells refills which come in your choice of baggie: plastic or glassine paper.  (Ask for glassine, which is plastic-free.) She sent me a tin of the cinnamon stick tooth powder to try out.  The ingredients are: food grade Bentonite Clay, Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Powder, Activated Charcoal, 5x Myrhh powder, and organic stevia.

It took a little getting used to because the powder is black from the charcoal and a little messy, but it washes away cleanly and smoothly.  I liked it.  Cory told me that all her shipping materials are compostable or reused and that she is happy to honor requests for plastic-free packaging.  Check out the rest of her store.  It’s great!

4) Uncle Harry’s Tooth Powder. Uncle Harry’s tooth powder usually comes in a plastic container or a glass jar with a plastic lid. But several readers have told me that they will sell it to you in bulk by the 1/2lb or 1lb in a paper bag if you request it. The tooth powder is made from: Calcium carbonate (natural chalk), mustard seed powder, sea salt, peppermint, eucalyptus, clove, wintergreen, and oregano essential oils.

Have you found any other tooth powders that are sold without any plastic packaging? Please let us know.

Tooth Cleaning Tablets

Lush toothy tabs5) Lush Toothy Tabs are to me the most enjoyable way to brush my teeth. You crunch one tablet between your front teeth, wet your toothbrush, and brush away. There’s a Lush store in San Francisco, so I don’t have to mail order them. They taste good and clean well. So far, they don’t feel too abrasive even though baking soda is one of the ingredients.  And they come in a cardboard box instead of plastic.

But there are some drawbacks. There are only about 40 tablets per box, which means that the packaging to product ratio is through the roof. I would like to see Lush sell this product in larger quantities or even in bulk. It’s expensive: $3.95 for 0.3 oz — enough to last only 20 days if you brush twice a day. By comparison, a 4.7 oz tube of Tom’s of Maine costs around $5, depending where you get it, and can last many months if you use it sparingly. There are some questionable ingredients in the toothy tabs, like sodium saccharine, for example. And the package is not 100% plastic-free, as there are two tiny plastic stickers on the ends. Still, it works well, is actually fun to use, and Lush USA will be introducing many other flavors in the coming months, including Wasabi, which I am dying to try.

Tooth Soap

Blogger Fonda LaShay from Mint & Chilli has been urging me to try brushing my teeth with soap. And she posted a long treatise on her blog about why she doesn’t use toothpaste. There is the opinion that glycerin in toothpaste coats the teeth and doesn’t allow them to remineralize. I haven’t formed my own opinion on that point. But I do think brushing with soap could be a great idea to reduce the number of products we have to buy. How simple! So I tried it.

brush teeth with soap6) Natural vegetable soap without added glycerin. To brush your teeth with soap, it’s recommended to use a soap without added glycerin. Glycerin is a natural byproduct of soap-making, and unless the glycerin has been removed, most soap contains some. But you just want to make sure that glycerin is not an added ingredient listed on the label.  First, I chose a plain olive oil soap.  I brushed my wet toothbrush over the bar, started  brushing and…

Gagged.

Yes I did.  The soap taste was just too much to bear.  Now, some people don’t mind it.  And some people say you just have to get used to it.  So I tried again and again.  And finally threw up in the sink.  Enough!

I thought maybe I was using the wrong kind of soap.  So I bought a couple of bars of PlantLife soap, which looked like they were wrapped in plain paper (but which later turned out to be plastic!) and contained peppermint and anise oils.  First, I tried the peppermint.  It started okay.  I could taste the peppermint.  So far so good.  And then the soap flavor came through, and I…

Gagged.

Not good. Not using bar soap.  But seriously, you guys should try it.  Some people love brushing with soap.  But then again, some people love cilantro, another substance that makes me gag.

brush teeth with soap7) Rose of Sharon Acres tooth chips.  Tooth chips are tiny shreds of soap made especially for tooth brushing. They come in a metal tin without plastic. Wondering if I would have the same gag reflex with tooth chips as I did with bar soap, I asked my friend blogger Lisa Sharp to send me a tiny sample of hers to try. I didn’t want to buy a whole container if the stuff was just going to waste. A couple of hours ago, I decided to gather my courage to try them out. I put one between my teeth, bit down a little, and then started brushing with my wet toothbrush. At first, I tasted the sweet flavor. Okay, not so bad, until… that soap flavor and…

Gag!

And oh my god, I couldn’t get the taste out of my mouth. There was tooth soap stuck in my back tooth, and I couldn’t get it brushed out fast enough.

Look, I feel bad saying anything negative about this product. The ingredients are great: Saponified Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Sodium olivate), Saponified Coconut Oil (Sodium Cocoate), Saponified Organic Palm Oil (Sodium palmate), Xylitol, essential oils. I simply can’t put saponified anything into my mouth. And you know what else? I don’t have to eat cilantro either. Or broccoli!

Homemade Toothpaste

There are recipes out there for making your own toothpaste. Basically, they are like tooth powder, but you add coconut oil or glycerin (if you feel glycerin is okay for teeth) or both to make a paste. Here are a few I’ve found but haven’t tried yet.

8) Calcium Carbonate Powder, Baking Soda, Xylitol, Castile Soap (not for me!), Coconut Oil.

9) Coconut Oil, Baking Soda, Stevia, Peppermint Oil.

10) Coconut Oil, Baking Soda, Stevia, Peppermint Oil, Glycerin.

11) Baking soda, coconut oil, xylitol, peppermint oil.

12) Bentonite Clay, Xylitol, Water. Reader Kacie has been brushing with bentonite clay (which you might find in bulk at a health food store or Whole Foods) and says she thinks it might be remineralizing her teeth. You can also skip the water and use it as a powder.

It seems to me that with any of these recipes you could substitute whatever essential oil(s) you want. You could also add Neem oil or Neem powder. I found neem powder in bulk at my Whole Foods, but haven’t tried brushing with it yet. Use bentonite clay instead of calcium or baking soda. There are all kinds of options. Just be creative.

Brush without Toothpaste

Do we really need to use toothpaste or tooth powder at all?  Maybe not.  Reader E.K. Sommers wrote to me that there’s no need for toothpaste.  I keep hearing that the most important thing is the physical act of brushing and flossing.  If we brush with plain water or even a dry toothbrush and floss well, do we really need toothpaste at all?

Discuss.

Related Posts:

Eco-Friendly Toothbrush Review
Verdict on Neem Chew Stick Toothbrushes
Plastic-free Dental Floss? Not Quite.
Does Your New Eco-Dentist Offer Foot Massages?

 

101 comments
younkm5
younkm5

Just the Goods vegan toothpaste 120g comes in a glass jar the anise, unflavored, and spearmint all rate a 0 on skin deep and every ingredient in them is a 0. there is also  A Soap for Goodness Sake Plain/spearmint Tooth Powder same scores but runs more expensive.

KarenScribner
KarenScribner

Real cellophane made from cellulose or fake cellophane (crinkly, noisy plastic)?

KarenScribner
KarenScribner

Do you get your teeth cleaned at the dentist? The baking soda stuff they shoot on at the end has aspartame in it. I could taste the sweetness in the residue around my mouth and immediately I started to get a migraine headache. Ask for plain baking soda.

KarenScribner
KarenScribner

Pump bottles siting in the shower get water through the top into the pump and bottle so keep them out of the direct spray. Those screw-on tops that you press and the side of the top pops up to dispense the shampoo can be taken apart and scrubbed with an old toothbrush.

tinsel
tinsel

@Beth Terry Oh dear, this is making me very discouraged! But I shall soldier on. Any little bit helps, I suppose.

tinsel
tinsel

@yuki  

d

Does anyone remember back in the day the dentists used to put fluoride on kids' teeth? It tasted icky, but I remember it....of course this was decades, eons, ago, and might have been when we were not in the US. It's been so long I can't even remember which of several countries it may have been. (Oh dearie me, I've gotten old all of a sudden!)

tinsel
tinsel

@Eve Stavros Sounds like my own recipe of bentonite, baking soda, sage, myrrh EO, peppermint EO, xylitol, and activated charcoal. Sometimes I add organic cocnut oil, yummy! (I know, I'm a bit late to the party, but only came upon this site 2 days ago.) I've only been at it for awhile so don't really have results yet, but teeth feel really clean, so....

LilLexis
LilLexis

This might be an odd question... But I've been through the process of getting porcelain dental veneers. OK, that may not have been green-friendly, but the damage is done, so to speak. I'm wondering if any of these plastic-free options at oral hygiene are safe to use with veneers. They are rather durable, but they can still be damaged, which would result in embarrassment. If anyone knows, I would appreciate it!

LilLexis
LilLexis

This might be an odd question... But I've been through the process of getting porcelain dental veneers. OK, that may not have been green-friendly, but the damage is done, so to speak. I'm wondering if any of these plastic-free options at oral hygiene are safe to use with veneers. They are rather durable, but they can still be damaged, which would result in embarrassment. If anyone knows, I would appreciate it!

ParastooParsa
ParastooParsa

urbanwoodswalker 

I belive you need to see the reason for the big enamel loss first. Sometimes they are due to unknown reasons. But they could come from brushing too hard, stomach problems and acid reflux, drinking too much soda, misaligned teeth, grinding too hard and bruxism, genetic... have you been told what kind of abrassion you have? is it at the gum line or on the chewing surface?

MariaKunze
MariaKunze

@EthelQ Bea at zero waste also has a silk shirt she unravels - then flosses with the silk thread.

GlasSage
GlasSage

salt is usually included because it inhibits/kills bacterial growth and infections.  over time, it strengthens your gums. i have discussed these things with many dentists over the years.  not one has contradicted me.  most dentists are much more open to alternatives in oral health, due to the mass influx of chemical sensitivities and allergies faced by their patients.  if you are truly concerned about abrasives, i would suggest skipping the whole toothpowder/paste issue and just use water.  plain coconut oil (virgin, organic) is also used to brush with by many, is highly beneficial to overall health, and i personally like the taste.

GlasSage
GlasSage

many dentists have told me over the years (i move a lot) that my teeth are very clean.  then i tell them i have never used toothpaste. (i am over 40- my mother is 70 and has never used toothpaste either...still has all her teeth. lol)  i have always used either baking soda (salt optional), plain water, or sometimes diatomateous earth. you would have some trouble damaging your tooth enamal, it is the hardest known biological substance.  the dentists themselves scrape at you with stainless steel and abrasives.  some folks are born with thin enamel.  google what you need in your diet to remedy this. mouthwash....salt water would be good for your gums and clear up infections, etc.  bad breath comes from your stomach or advanced tooth decay/gum disease, not your mouth per se.  tongue scrapers are also highly beneficial. many asian cultures consider tongue scraping more important to oral health than brushing.  food for thought there. (i also scrape, so covering my bases.  :o)

GlasSage
GlasSage

many dentists have told me over the years (i move a lot) that my teeth are very clean.  then i tell them i have never used toothpaste. (i am over 40- my mother is 70 and has never used toothpaste either...still has all her teeth. lol)  i have always used either baking soda (salt optional), plain water, or sometimes diatomateous earth. you would have some trouble damaging your tooth enamal, it is the hardest known biological substance.  the dentists themselves scrape at you with stainless steel and abrasives.  some folks are born with thin enamel.  google what you need in your diet to remedy this. mouthwash....salt water would be good for your gums and clear up infections, etc.  bad breath comes from your stomach or advanced tooth decay/gum disease, not your mouth per se.  tongue scrapers are also highly beneficial. many asian cultures consider tongue scraping more important to oral health than brushing.  food for thought there. (i also scrape, so covering my bases.  :o)

yvonne123
yvonne123

what about a good alternative to mouth wash? 

yvonne123
yvonne123

what about a good alternative to mouth wash?

urbanwoodswalker
urbanwoodswalker

I am wondering if you have consulted any licensed dentists on all this. All I know is that my dentist told me I have literally scrubbed off the enamel on my teeth over the years. I grew up on brushing with bicarbonate.  Just bicarbonate. Why is salt added to these recipes? Just curious on that one. 

Any green eco dentists out there?  I just wonder about all thiese various ingredients...as I have loss a lot of enamel. I would like to have them weigh in on the abrasives in these recipes. 

urbanwoodswalker
urbanwoodswalker

I am wondering if you have consulted any licensed dentists on all this. All I know is that my dentist told me I have literally scrubbed off the enamel on my teeth over the years. I grew up on brushing with bicarbonate.  Just bicarbonate. Why is salt added to these recipes? Just curious on that one. 

Any green eco dentists out there?  I just wonder about all thiese various ingredients...as I have loss a lot of enamel. I would like to have them weigh in on the abrasives in these recipes.

How (& why) I make my own mouthwash, toothpast
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EcoPeaceful
EcoPeaceful

Do you know why "To brush your teeth with soap, it’s recommended to use a soap without added glycerin" ?

EcoPeaceful
EcoPeaceful

Do you know why "To brush your teeth with soap, it’s recommended to use a soap without added glycerin" ?

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Ashley Myers
Ashley Myers

I use the Brushing Blend from OraWellness. I really like it.

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Bornagaingreen
Bornagaingreen

I've been using homemade toothpaste with baking soda, peppermint oil and coconut oil. I hear the coconut oil makes it less abrasive on the enamel, and I haven't had ANY sensitivity in the month I've been using it. Also, I was about to cut the end of my old toothpaste tube and refill it with my own paste, but then I remembered something I heard about acids and fat/oils making chemicals more prone to leach out and be ingested. So it's in a small jelly jar. 

Bornagaingreen
Bornagaingreen

I've been using homemade toothpaste with baking soda, peppermint oil and coconut oil. I hear the coconut oil makes it less abrasive on the enamel, and I haven't had ANY sensitivity in the month I've been using it. Also, I was about to cut the end of my old toothpaste tube and refill it with my own paste, but then I remembered something I heard about acids and fat/oils making chemicals more prone to leach out and be ingested. So it's in a small jelly jar. 

Nichalus
Nichalus

Teeth remineralize from the inside out through proper diet. Look up Ramiel Nagel's book, "How to CURE Tooth Decay". Many tooth powders on the internet. If you get a tooth soap make sure it is super-fatted and the mildest possible for sensitive mucous membranes.

Rose-Marie
Rose-Marie

I saw no mention of Victoria's Tooth Soap. I hav e heard great things about it, although I have never used it - for all I know it could be packaged in plastic. But there are tooth soap recipes on the 'net as well. Me, I can use Dr. Bronner's liquid soap. Yes it is dispensed in plastic containers, but when I think of how long it will take to use up the contents of the container, the amount of plastic per unit of time ratio is very low.

Eve Stavros
Eve Stavros

It's official! My dentist says that I've got less staining, my gums look healthy, and I noticed less sensitivity to the water "drill" at yesterday's cleaning. This after six months of: 1 - mornings - a mix of equal parts of baking soda, salt, bentonite clay, and powdered sage, with a few drops of peppermint essential oil for flavor. (These provide the abrasiveness necessary, according to my hygenist, that simple brushing w/water doesn't give us) 2. dry brushing after lunch/snacks (well, when I remember) 3. evenings - Dr. Bronner's peppermint castille soap And, I refused (politely) the goody bag of brush, floss & mini-toothpaste. Yay! Plastic free smiles!!!

EthelQ
EthelQ

Hi, long time listener, first time caller. I love your blog and am especially sympathetic to your search for plastic free tooth care. I use a mix of soap and homemade baking soda based tooth powder, but I run into trouble when trying to find something to floss with. I saw that the family of the zero waste home blog uses rubber tipped gum simulators rather than floss (http://zerowastehome.blogspot.com/2010/01/zero-waste-bathroom.html). I don't know if this would work as well as floss or not, but I have a dentist appointment coming up soon and I intend to ask about it. I'll let you know what I find out.

Emma
Emma

I think it is great that you were curious about something and then experimented to get your answer. I wouldn't of been as brave as you. It is a wonderful concept of using something other than toothpaste to brush your teeth and you really enlightened me on the possibilities. Thank you so much and what a wonderful blog.

Alicia
Alicia

Interestingly enough, my Dentist's office has a children's book that instructs to brush first without toothpaste since it dulls your tongue to the feel of your teeth (or something like that) then says to proceed with toothpaste. I'm thinking that toothpaste etc. may be a vehicle to get us to brush. Flossing and brushing may be enough. But I do prefer to use something. I like plain baking soda sometimes, but I may try some of these other suggestions. Thanks.

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Dmarie
Dmarie

a dentist told a friend that her allergic-to-toothpaste daughter could get her teeth just as clean without toothpaste. but that she must be sure to brush LONGER.

Beth Terry
Beth Terry

Hi Beth. I just discovered the same thing this weekend! I started cutting them in half with a pill cutter. I haven't tried to do a quarter yet, so thanks for letting us know your experience.

Beth
Beth

Late to the game here, but I've just tried the Lush toothy tabs, and you definitely don't need a whole one per brush. Half is more than enough . . . I've actually moved to using about 1/4 tab per brush, which makes it less expensive and packaging intensive per use.

Jay
Jay

As I said, each to their own. The internet is a wonderful thing.

yuki
yuki

@ Jay "Most of us drink fluoridated water, and for a reason. Our dental health as a society is stunningly better than pre-fluoride. It was a public health decision. I know some communities are reconsidering, and dosing levels are debated, but until dental care is universal, some treatment would still seem to be a good idea. Not really! if it's what you think you should inform yourself better: http://www.drmomma.org/2010/06/ten-fluoride-facts.html Here is a excerpt: "No difference exists in tooth decay between fluoridated & unfluoridated countries. While water fluoridation is often credited with causing the reduction in tooth decay that has occurred in the US over the past 50 years, the same reductions in tooth decay have occurred in all western countries, most of which have never added fluoride to their water" and that is also true for low-income families. "AS Beth said, even water can kill you if ingested inappropriately" Yes, but the difference is that we NEED water. Nobody need fluoride.

ParastooParsa
ParastooParsa

@urbanwoodswalker 

I belive you need to see the reason for the big enamel loss first. Sometimes they are due to unknown reasons. But they could come from brushing too hard, stomach problems and acid reflux, drinking too much soda, misaligned teeth, grinding too hard and bruxism, genetic... have you been told what kind of abrassion you have? is it at the gum line or on the chewing surface?

GlasSage
GlasSage

salt is usually included because it inhibits/kills bacterial growth and infections.  over time, it strengthens your gums. i have discussed these things with many dentists over the years.  not one has contradicted me.  most dentists are much more open to alternatives in oral health, due to the mass influx of chemical sensitivities and allergies faced by their patients.  if you are truly concerned about abrasives, i would suggest skipping the whole toothpowder/paste issue and just use water.  plain coconut oil (virgin, organic) is also used to brush with by many, is highly beneficial to overall health, and i personally like the taste.

tinsel
tinsel

@Eve Stavros Sounds like my own recipe of bentonite, baking soda, sage, myrrh EO, peppermint EO, xylitol, and activated charcoal. Sometimes I add organic cocnut oil, yummy! (I know, I'm a bit late to the party, but only came upon this site 2 days ago.) I've only been at it for awhile so don't really have results yet, but teeth feel really clean, so....

MariaKunze
MariaKunze

@EthelQ Bea at zero waste also has a silk shirt she unravels - then flosses with the silk thread.

Beth Terry
Beth Terry

Hi EthelQ -- for me, the gum stimulator does not work as well as floss. It doesn't get all the way between my teeth, and I don't think it's meant to substitute for floss. I'd be interested to hear what your dentist has to say about that.

tinsel
tinsel

@yuki  

d

Does anyone remember back in the day the dentists used to put fluoride on kids' teeth? It tasted icky, but I remember it....of course this was decades, eons, ago, and might have been when we were not in the US. It's been so long I can't even remember which of several countries it may have been. (Oh dearie me, I've gotten old all of a sudden!)

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