Thursday, November 5, 2009

Nature's Gate Toothpaste Review

I am sorry the rest of my baking day did not get posted. Time got away from me and the kids needed some extra attention. It was so nice yesterday that all we managed to make was some cookie dough and play dough. We then decided to go to the park. I did manage to get all 50 pounds of flour bagged and put in the freezer even with a little "help." I also did get a couple of meals, beans, rice, and cooked meat frozen. I am really excited that I had time last night to finish up my November menu and start on December. Anyway here is a quick review of a new toothpaste we have been trying out.

Recently we have decided to start slowly switching over all of our body care products to more natural products. Since these things tend to be a bit pricey and I have been spoiled in the past with getting most of them for free using coupons this might be a bit hard for me.

I thought about going the more frugal route and and making most of my own products to save money, but toothpaste seemed to be the one that I had the most trouble with. The recipes I have found did not sit well with me. We have made our own deodorant with great success. I am planning to do a post on that later this week.

In the end I decided to go with Nature's Gate Creme de Mint toothpaste after a suggestion from Laura at The Heavenly Homemaker. I decided to go ahead and order it from Amazon using my Swagbuck gift cards. Unfortunately I could not find any coupon codes for it, but I still managed to get a pretty good deal. I ended up being able to get 6 tubes for $10 shipped. Not too bad a deal for natural toothpaste.

When it came in the mail I decided that I had better like it since we now have a lot and it will probably last us a good 6 months. Thankfully I really did like it. Since I am pregnant I was a bit concerned that the taste would not sit well with me. I am happy that I decided to go with mint since mint seems to be a flavor that calms the stomach. It is not too strong either. It left me feeling like I had a very clean mouth. The tubes were also much bigger then I anticipated.

Overall I am very pleased with my purchase. I will probably have to get the kids something else since it may be a bit too minty for them.

Here is a list of ingredients I took from the Nature's Gate website. I was happy to find something that was fluoride free. I know this is a debatable subject, but for us we have decided to try and avoid it for now.

Calcium Carbonate, Glycerin, Water, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Calcium Ascorbate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Calcium Glycerophosphate, Sodium Chloride, Flavor.

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