Natural Toothpaste Ingredients and Their Benefits

Natural Toothpaste Ingredients

Honestly great ingredients. We are so proud of what goes into Truthpaste that we want to share the brilliance of our botanicals with you. So that you know exactly what goes into your product, we have created this handy glossary of our ingredients, their benefits and where we source them from. Read more about our sustainable sourcing of ingredients here.

Essential Oils in truthpaste

Essential Oils are concentrated plant extracts that retain essence - the natural smell or flavour of their source. In truthpaste, essential oils add the bold impactful flavour to our toothpaste and can have antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. The essential oils that are used in truthpaste are obtained through steamed distillation and most are organic-soil association certified.
cinnamon

Cinnamon

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.

truthpaste products Cinnamon can be found in:
truthpaste Original Peppermint & Wintergreen
truthpaste Original Fennel

truthpaste Charcoal Fennel & Orange

 

clove

Clove Bud (Organic)

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: 
truthpaste Original Peppermint & Wintergreen
truthpaste Original Fennel

truthpaste Charcoal Peppermint & Spearmint
truthpaste Charcoal Fennel & Orange

 

Eucalyptus (Organic)

eucalyptus

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.

truthpaste products Eucalyptus can be found in: 
truthpaste Original Peppermint & Wintergreen
truthpaste Original Fennel

truthpaste Charcoal Peppermint & Spearmint
 

 

  Sweet Fennel (Organic)

Fennel

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: 
truthpaste Original Fennel
truthpaste Charcoal Fennel & Orange

 

Lemon

Lemon (Organic)

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.


truthpaste products Lemon can be found in: 
truthpaste Original Peppermint & Wintergreen
truthpaste Original Fennel

truthpaste Charcoal Peppermint & Spearmint
truthpaste Charcoal Fennel & Orange

 

 

myrrh

Myrrh (Wild Harvested)

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.

truthpaste products Myrrh can be found in: 
truthpaste Original Peppermint & Wintergreen
truthpaste Original Fennel

 

Orange

Sweet Orange (Organic)

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:
truthpaste Kids Sweet Orange

truthpaste Charcoal Fennel & Orange

 

Peppermint

Peppermint (Organic)

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.


truthpaste products peppermint can be found in: 
truthpaste Original Peppermint & Wintergreen

truthpaste Charcoal Peppermint & Spearmint

 

 

Spearmint

Spearmint (Organic)

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: 
truthpaste Kids Mild Mint

truthpaste Charcoal Peppermint & Spearmint

 

Wintergreen

Wintergreen (Organic)

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

 

Carrier Oils & Extracts in truthpaste

We use carrier oils in truthpaste to carry our unique blend of essential oils as well as adding their own benefits to oral health. They help enhance the texture, flavour and benefits of truthpaste.
Aloe Vera

 

Aloe Vera (Organic)

Origin: Spain

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.

truthpaste products Aloe Vera can be found in: 
truthpaste Original Peppermint & Wintergreen
truthpaste Original Fennel
truthpaste Kids Mild Mint
truthpaste Kids Sweet Orange

Read more about Aloe Vera in our The Truth Behind Blog.

 

Calendula

Calendula (Organic)

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.


truthpaste products Calendula can be found in: 
truthpaste Kids Mild Mint
truthpaste Kids Sweet Orange

truthpaste Charcoal Peppermint & Spearmint
truthpaste Charcoal Fennel & Orange
 
Neem

Neem (Organic)

OriginIndia 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

truthpaste products Neem can be found in: 
truthpaste Original Peppermint & Wintergreen
truthpaste Original Fennel

Know your naturals and discover more about Neem oil here

 

 

Vitamin E (Tocopherol)

Tocopherol [Vitamin E]

Origin: Argentina. Vitamin E (Tocopherol 70%) is produced via short path distillation & infused in a Sunflower oil base.

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

truthpaste
 products Tocopherol 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

 

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil (Organic, Fair Trade Certified)

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.


truthpaste products Coconut Oil can be found in: 
truthpaste Kids Mild Mint
truthpaste Kids Sweet Orange

truthpaste Charcoal Peppermint & Spearmint
truthpaste Charcoal Fennel & Orange

 

Minerals in truthpaste

Minerals are the bases that make up the texture of our toothpaste. They provide essential minerals whilst giving gentle abrasion that removes plaque and naturally
removes surface stains. 
Bentonite

Bentonite clay 

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
 

Calcium Carbonate

 

Calcium Carbonate 

Origin: Italy

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.


truthpaste products Calcium Carbonate can be found in: 
truthpaste Original Peppermint & Wintergreen
truthpaste Original Fennel
truthpaste Kids Mild Mint
truthpaste Kids Sweet Orange

truthpaste Charcoal Peppermint & Spearmint
truthpaste Charcoal Fennel & Orange