100% vegan and totally natural toothpaste alternative.
A great alternative to toothpaste in a tube. Maxwell and McIntyre have 3 flavours - choose from baking soda, Sweet Peppermint or Strawberry
Why this toothpowder:
- Zero Waste
- 100% Natural Oral Health
- No chemicals have been added
- No artificial sweeterners
- Made in New Zealand
- organic, cold pressed virgin coconut oil significantly reduces plaque and acts as a natural cleansing agent for the teeth and gums
- organic peppermint and spearmint oils with antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties which makes it great for the mouth as well as tasting great too
- natural baking soda is a very mild abrasive, helping in cleaning and whitening teeth, neutralizing acids in plaque, and freshens breath
- organic aniseed oil naturally enhances flavour
- organic xylitol is a plant derived sweetener which has been proven to reduce the formation of dental caries
- natural calcium carbonate gives the paste a creamy texture, acts as a mild abrasive and introduces calcium to the body and saliva
How to use: Scoop out onto your toothbrush. Use a soft toothbrush and no water when using, take your time brushing, then rinse with warm water.
A bit about Toothpaste/powder:
Maxwell & McIntyre Ltd use no Harmful Chemicals or Foaming Agents in their products.
Most commercial toothpaste contain harmful and toxic ingredients, such as titanium dioxide, FDC, Blue Dye, sodium lauryl sulfate, and sodium fluoride. These ingredients can also be found in toothpaste that is labelled “all natural”.
These chemicals are not only harmful to your delicate tooth enamel, they also affect your overall health! Glycerin is another ingredient to be cautious of as it can inhibit remineralization of teeth. Conventional toothpaste such as Colgate Total contains an antibacterial chemical called triclosan, which has been linked to concerns over antibiotic resistance and endocrine disruption.
Many “NATURAL” toothpastes contain surfactants like sodium laurel sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate (SLS), or sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES). Surfactants are chemicals responsible for the foaming action of the toothpaste, but they also interfere with the functioning of your taste buds by breaking up the phospholipids on your tongue.
This enhances bitter tastes and is thought to be the reason why everything tastes so bad right after you’ve brushed your teeth. This may also be part of why coconut oil works so well for oral hygiene, as it helps maintain a more natural balance of lipids on your tongue, while still having potent antibacterial properties.