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Natural Toothpaste Ingredients and Their Benefits

The truth behind the paste, a glossary of all our ingredients where you can find out why they have been chosen. We are proud of what we use, and so here you can find out why.

 Aloe Vera

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.

Calendula

As well as adding a subtle delicate flavour, Calendula has been shown to decrease plaque and gum inflammation and a safe and effective treatment of gingivitis

Calcium Carbonate

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.

Cinnamon

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. 

Citric Acid

A brilliant natural preservative that can fight the tartar caused by the build up of plaque. 

Clove Bud

This little gem on an ingredient needs no introduction. Used for teething and oral care all over the world, including been 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.

Coconut Oil

Our organic & fair trade coconut oil is known to fight bacteria, reduce plaque and soothe inflammation of the gums. Coconut oil is used to whiten smiles all over the globe.

Eucalyptus

Ignore the slightly unglamorous name. Eucalyptus Globulus is a regular in most pharmacies across the world. Known largely for relieving congestion in colds and flu, Eucalyptus Globulus 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 been known to fight the bacteria that can cause tooth decay.

Fennel

Our wildcard flavour that has proved a favourite, Fennel oil also has anti-inflammatory properties to encourage healthy gums. Fennel also inhibits the growth of mutans responsible for dental cavities.

Lemon

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.

Myrrh

 Myrrh is the resin from Commiphora genus trees. It is used in conventional medicine as an antiseptic in mouthwashes, toothpastes and gargles. It is an antiseptic and helps support gum heath. It also has roots in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine

Neem

 From the more obvious things, like cooking with its leaves and flowers, to the much less obvious, such as using dried leaves as a natural insect repellent in your food cupboards, there is very little of the Neem tree which can't be utilised.

Orange

 

Peppermint

Mentha Piperita. For centuries, its powdered leaves have been used to fight the bacteria that can cause cavities, whiten teeth and freshen breath.

Sodium Bicarbonate

 Used all over the world for oral health, bicarbonate of soda helps to remineralise teeth and alkalise saliva for a health feeling after brushing.

Spearmint

 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.

Tocopherol

Otherwise known as Vitamin E. Particularly good for inflamed or bleeding gums, it’s also great for protecting the gums from cell damage. 

Wintergreen

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!

Xanthan Gum

 This natural emulsifier locks in moisture to help relieve a dry mouth.

Xylitol

 Found in birch trees, this natural sweetener has been shown to fight the bacteria that cause tooth decay and alkalise the pH balance in your mouth, for a natural fresh feeling.