Beyond natural toothpaste
We're passionate about making the best natural toothpaste on earth. As botanical ingredient lovers and eco-friendly people, we know how important it is to find sustainable ways of living that don't harm nature or our environment - which is why at Truthpaste HQ, we look into all things zero waste, organic ingredients, and natural health & wellbeing.
Research shows that 90% of adults have or have had some form of gum disease. Do you know the warning signs?
We don’t often give our gums much thought. They are essential in keeping harmful bacteria at bay and your teeth firmly where they ought to be. Poor gum health can carry much more serious risks than just bad breath or loose teeth.
At Truthpaste, we think it’s important to show transparency about what ingredients go into the products that you use on a daily basis. This is especially true if those products are going into your mouth! We have always been honest about our ingredients. That includes what we do not use, as well as what we don't.
What is SLS and why do we avoid it?
So why do so many manufacturers use bentonite in toothpaste? There are several benefits for bentonite in oral health.
Peppermint toothpaste has long been the firm favourite for the vast majority of households. It is universally accepted as the standard flavour for toothpaste. Peppermint, the oral care superstar, also has multiple medicinal uses.
What is it about Peppermint that ties it so strongly with our oral health care routine? Why do we love peppermint flavour toothpaste?
We all know that we need to keep the bacteria that builds up in the mouth in check. But how much do you know about the damage that can be done by neglecting your oral care?
Over a third of adults skip brushes, sticking to only once a day. If that’s you, prepare yourself for some icky facts that will make you want to wash your mouth out!
New research funded by the Dutch National Organisation for Health Research and Development and Common Seas, shows that microplastic is present in human blood. The implications of this are terrifying.
“We have a right to know what all this plastic is doing to our bodies.” ~Jo Royle, founder of the charity Common Seas.
We already know from research that we are ingesting microplastics on a daily basis.
From our very first tooth, we are taught the importance of brushing and a healthy diet. Why is dental care important?
Aside from losing teeth, which carries with it its own stigma, there are many other reasons that your dental care shouldn't be overlooked. And more are being discovered all the time!
Theres some very scary statistics in the UK.
Covid and convenience shopping has wreaked havoc through the zero waste community with many stores finding that they just aren’t getting the footfall they need to keep up with the ever-rising costs of running an independent business.
With many stores now providing a delivery service to compete with supermarket chains, it’s sad to see the general population continuing to go with large supermarket chains.
If you’ve been on a ‘going green’ kick, you will have already seen our beginners guide to going zero-waste. But what about when it comes to recycling? . Recycling contamination is a serious issue in the UK (check out our blog on it).
Step up your green game with these helpful tips
Although Energy Saving week was established a good eight years ago, it is arguably even more relevant today. Energy bills have risen on an unprecedented scale in the UK between 2021/2022.
The focus of energy saving week looks to address the rising cost of energy to the householder whilst simultaneously drawing attention to the benefits to the planet by taking just a few simple steps to reduce output.
If like many, the extent of your knowledge about myrrh is that some mages once came a very long way to offer it at an impromptu baby shower then you aren’t alone. Its rich, musky smell is used in incense and perfumes across the globe and it has a long and well-documented history for its medicinal values.
There is so much more to myrrh than just a lovely smell.
Buying organic is better for the health of us, our wildlife, and our environment. But choosing organic foods over non-organic can often add a lot more to our weekly food bills. These 5 handy tips will help you to eat organic without breaking the bank!
Whilst Organic is a term that is largely linked to farming and food, it’s a subject that we are passionate about at Truthpaste HQ. We actively look for ingredients that are certified organic to go in our award-winning formula.
Organic farming is so much more than just ‘no pesticides’. This carefully designed method of farming food sustains soils, biodiversity, ecosystems and people.
Why do we use this carrier oil in Truthpaste?
In Ayurvedic practice, Calendula is used for oil pulling in much the same way that you would with coconut oil. The antiseptic properties work to prevent gingivitis and plaque build up. Studies suggest calendula can help to repair the soft tissue of the gums whilst actively fighting plaque.
What is the difference between saccharin and sorbitol? The term 'artificial sweetener' can refer to anything which is not refined sugar. There are a number of sweeteners both naturally occurring and those brewed up in a lab.
Brush up on your knowledge when it comes to the sweetening ingredients in your toothpaste.
More and more shops are springing up offering zero-waste solutions for our homes. Importantly, more customers are actively seeking products that ditch the plastic in favour of reusable and recyclable, plastic-free alternatives.
Is this enough, though? Well, it’s a good start. The pressure is starting to build on big businesses and conglomerates to start considering their impact on landfills and the climate crisis.
What are Bioplastics? There isn’t a short answer to this. The term bioplastic is a blanket term used that can cover a range of plastic-like materials, and new types of bioplastics being developed all the time. Find out the differences in how they are made, and how it's not clear cut on what can be recycled and what is biodegradable.
Did you know that our oceans cover 70% of the worlds surface? They produce at least 50% of the worlds oxygen and absorb around 30% of the carbon dioxide we humans produce. Our oceans are home to the most biodiverse places on earth.
Today is World Oceans Day. Whilst it’s a great opportunity to highlight the issues and problems our seas are facing on a global scale, we must also take the time to see a positive movement and how we can get involved to help.