A guide to using different types of eco, natural and vegan toothpaste
Different kinds of eco friendly, zero waste, natural, vegan toothpaste and how you can use them as a part of your dental health routine
At Peace With The Wild, we stock a variety of different eco, zero waste, natural, vegan toothpastes including plastic free toothpaste tablets, natural pastes, and natural tooth soaps. If you have never used any of these before, they could perhaps be a little intimidating and confusing. But not to worry, we are here to give you a quick rundown of how to get the best out of your purchase.
How to use plastic free toothpaste tablets
Plastic free toothpaste tablets, denttabs or toothtabs come in a eco glass jar and you use one tablet per brushing session. Chemical free from synthetic ingredients and colourants they use cream of tartar and sodium bicarbonate to create a natural foaming effect. All you do is pop the plastic free toothpaste tablet in your mouth and chew until the plastic free toothpaste tablet has become powder. Then, using a wet eco friendly toothbrush, brush your teeth as normal, being sure to spread the paste around your mouth. Once you have finished, spit out the mixture but do not rinse your mouth, instead, leave the residue to continue its good work.
How to use natural, vegan toothpaste
All the natural, vegan toothpaste we sell comes in a eco, zero waste glass jar with a metal lid. You will also find a bamboo spatula included, which might seem a little unusual for first time users. But fear not, it is not as hard as it looks. Take the spatula in your hand, load it up with a pea sized amount of paste and wet your eco friendly toothbrush. Spread the natural, vegan toothpaste over your eco friendly toothbrush and use it as you would a regular toothpaste, being sure to ensure an even spread of vegan toothpaste right throughout your mouth. When brushing is complete, spit out the remnants of the mixture and rinse your eco friendly toothbrush.
How to use natural tooth soap
Natural tooth soap has a slightly different method. Take your eco friendly toothbrush in your hand, wet it slightly and brush the bristles gently into the natural tooth soap in circular motions. Then distribute over your teeth and tongue, brushing thoroughly for two minutes and rinse. Flavoured with vegan and natural peppermint essential oil, this soap promotes remineralising and nourishment of the teeth. They also come in plastic-free, zero waste, fully biodegradable packaging.