Origin: Indonesia and is produced via steam distillation.
Benefits: Credited in Ayurvedic practise as an anti inflammatory and antioxidant. Studies suggest that cinnamon oil is hugely effective for fighting the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease.
Origin: Madagascar and is produced via Water Distillation.
Benefits: This little gem of an ingredient needs no introduction. Used for teething and oral care all over the world, including being traced back for centuries in Chinese medicine as a natural remedy for toothache. Clove buds have also been known to fight bacteria and oral infections.truthpaste products Clove Bud can be found in:
Origin: China and is produced via steam distillation.
Benefits: Eucalyptus is a regular in most pharmacies across the world. Known largely for relieving congestion in colds and flu, Eucalyptus can be found in many conventional toothpastes and mouthwashes. Its antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties make it an ideal addition to truthpaste. It’s also known to fight the bacteria that can cause tooth decay.
Origin: Hungary and is produced via steam distillation
Benefits: Also known as Roman Garden or French Fennel, this is our wildcard flavour that has proved a favourite. Fennel oil has anti-inflammatory properties to encourage healthy gums. Fennel also inhibits the growth of mutans responsible for dental cavities.truthpaste products Sweet Fennel can be found in:
Origin: Italy and is physically expressed from the Lemon peel.
Benefits: Not only is lemon oil known for being a natural antiseptic, it's used in some holistic medicines to stimulate cell growth and prevent receding gums. Popular in both food and cosmetics since it is rich in vitamins A, B and C.
Origin: Somalia and is produced via steam distillation.
Benefits: A long-used traditional remedy for inflamed gums, bad breath and toothache. Myrrh neutralises the bacteria and germs which can cause halitosis, is a natural anti-inflammatory. It is even used to sooth mouth ulcers.
Origin: Brazil and is physically expressed from the Orange peel.
Benefits: Beautifully scented and extremely versatile, Orange essential oil is used to kill germs and bacteria. Rich in vitamins A, B and C, it also tastes wonderful!truthpaste products Sweet Orange can be found in:
Origin: India and is produced via steam distillation.
Benefits: Mentha Piperita, or Peppermint, as we like to call it! For centuries, its powdered leaves have been used to fight the bacteria that can cause cavities, whiten teeth and freshen breath.
Origin: USA and is produced via steam distillation.
Benefits: More than just a lovely flavour! Spearmint has been shown to have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which fight bacteria in your mouth that can cause bad breath.truthpaste products Spearmint can be found in:
Origin: Nepal and produced via steam distillation.
Benefits: Derived from Gaultheria Procumbens, known as 'Nature's Aspirin'. Research shows it can fight tooth decay. It's used in Ayurvedic ceremonies to bring harmony between Earth and its inhabitants. Everyone loves a bit of harmony!
truthpaste products Wintergreen can be found in:
truthpaste Original Peppermint & Wintergreen
Benefits: Described as ‘The Wonder Plant’, Aloe Vera is used in food, drink, cosmetics and holistic remedies throughout history and throughout the world. It’s been said to help your body absorb minerals and to fight the bacteria which cause gum disease. Aloe Vera is particularly well known for its soothing properties.
Read more about Aloe Vera in our The Truth Behind Blog.
Origin: Calendula, infused in Sunflower Oil in the UK and is produced via natural herbal infusion in Sunflower Oil
Benefits: As well as adding a subtle delicate flavour to truthpaste, Calendula has been shown to decrease plaque and gum inflammation and is a safe and effective treatment of gingivitis.
Origin: India and is cold pressed from seed of the Neem Tree (Melia Azadirachta).
Benefits: Ayurvedic practitioners have used neem oil historically in any number of ways. Particularly for healthy skin and hair and oral health. There is very little of the Neem tree which can't be utilised. Neem has been said to fight the bacteria that cause gingivitis and its antibacterial and antifungal properties keep the whole mouth healthy
Know your naturals and discover more about Neem oil here.
Origin: The coconuts used for this oil are grown in the Philippines in agroforestry (an eco-friendly environment) amongst banana trees. The oil is from single estates and is not blended.
Benefits: Our Organic coconut oil base not only adds to the more traditional texture of truthpaste, it’s known to fight bacteria, reduce plaque and soothe inflammation of the gums. Coconut oil is known for being highly absorbent and is used to whiten smiles all over the globe.
Origin: Wyoming, USA
Benefits: Helps maintain oral health by bonding to and absorbing bacteria and impurities, reducing plaque build up and eliminating bad breath.
truthpaste products Bentonite Clay can be found in:
truthpaste Kids Mild Mint
truthpaste Kids Sweet Orange
truthpaste Original Peppermint & Wintergreen
truthpaste Original Fennel
truthpaste Charcoal Peppermint & Spearmint
truthpaste Charcoal Fennel & Orange
Benefits: A reliable base ingredient you can find in most conventional toothpastes. Calcium carbonate is a natural mineral, a gentle abrasive and helps to alkalise truthpaste. Our calcium suppliers have a scheme where they plant oak trees to encourage local wildlife when they have finished using an area.