Switching from a conventional toothpaste to a natural tooth cleaner, with no chemicals or harmful ingredients, can be the best thing you can do for the health of your teeth and gums. If you are looking to make the switch, we’ve scoured the globe to find you the best natural tooth cleaners – one’s a toothpaste and one’s a traditional powder formula.
Weleda Salt Toothpaste
Sea salt is the main ingredient in Weleda’s Salt Toothpaste, encouraging the production of saliva, perfect for those who suffer from a dry mouth. The combination of sea salt and minerals give the Weleda Salt Toothpaste a gritty, grainy texture. But this toothpaste is non-abrasive and the grainy texture is gentle on both teeth and gums.
You may have tried conventional toothpastes with bicarbonate of soda as a key ingredient, but Weleda’s use of sea salt goes the extra mile quite literally when it comes to cleaning the teeth. Salt is a well-known product for cleansing, purifying and removing and that’s exactly what the Weleda Salt Toothpaste does. It’s a no-frills toothpaste that removes plaque and tartar build up whilst strengthening the all important gum area. The presence of myrrh aids in the healing of gums, and the sea salt also works well as a natural tooth whitener.
Weleda Salt Toothpaste is unlike most conventional toothpastes in that it has no distinctive flavour. The sandy-coloured toothpaste stands out in texture, and while it contains extracts of peppermint oil, its presence is not obvious. But that is neither here nor there as let’s face it, rarely do the so called “breath freshening” conventional toothpastes do that. You get an initial taste of “minty fresh” let’s say, but this evaporates within seconds on application of conventional toothpaste.
Instead the Weleda Salt Toothpaste leaves your breath neutral – there’s no taste but it feels more like a balanced pH sensation in the mouth which is ideal. Weleda Salt Toothpaste leaves your teeth and gums thoroughly cleansed, and the salt content clearly leaves the mouth free of any bad breath-causing bacteria.
Weleda Salt Toothpaste is an all rounder for oral health. It is not that much more expensive than some of the mass produced brands that claim all kinds of amazing results for teeth and gums. Weleda as a brand is based around being “in harmony with nature and the human being”, so if you want natural results from mother nature’s ingredients in its rawest form, Weleda Salt Toothpaste will deliver for you in your desire to have long-term healthy teeth, gums and mouth.
The Tooth Powder:
Laila London Activated Charcoal Tooth Whitening Powder
Back in the day before there were toothpastes, people used tooth powders made from a combination of herbs and spices which were grinded down to create powder formulas. Laila London honours that tradition with its Activated Charcoal Tooth Whitening Powder, containing the mighty myrrh which is great for teeth and gums, removing bacteria and plaque, whilst healing the gum area.
This powder formula also contains charcoal which is in fact a fabulous natural tooth whitener that rivals any chemical-based whitening toothpaste purporting to give you a “Hollywood smile”. The charcoal will whiten teeth without eroding teeth enamel. With the Laila London Activated Charcoal Tooth Whitening Powder, the idea is you add a bit of powder to your regular tooth brush and brush as normal.
Laila London Activated Charcoal Tooth Whitening Powder is a geniusly crafted product that does exactly what it says “on the tin”. There’s few ingredients in the product itself, proving the power in simplicity. Laila London founder Jennifer Jackson, inspired by her mother’s traditional Jamaican herbal recipes handed down from generations, says “nature is simple and easy, I refuse to complicate it” and the brand specifically “use fewer, better ingredients in a smarter way”.
It may take some time getting used to a tooth powder formula as opposed to a toothpaste, but given the rapid results that is evident after a fortnight’s use of Laila London Activated Charcoal Tooth Whitening Powder, it is worth the transition. With regular use the charcoal in this product whitens teeth without any abrasive effect, and given charcoal’s known properties for removing impurities, it also works as an effective cleanser for the tongue, removing harmful bacteria from the mouth. The presence of myrrh assists in healing the gums, working effectively on receding or infected gums.
Laila London Activated Charcoal Tooth Whitening Powder also contains cinnamon and cloves which gives the mouth a pleasant taste. The added presence of calcium powder assists teeth in their general maintenance and overall health.
Laila London Activated Charcoal Tooth Whitening Powder is a simple and effective product from a simple and sustainable brand. Laila London products, free of any chemicals, are ethically made and produced in small batches at a workshop in London. While Laila London Activated Charcoal Tooth Whitening Powder is rising in popularity and availability around the world, you would do well to check out the other products that this small beauty brand offer in all its alchemical grandiose.
Laila London Activated Charcoal Tooth Whitening Powder is available from Amazon and online from Laila London
Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a journalist who writes about sustainable life & style, music, entertainments and wellbeing. Rosalind also works as a spiritual life coach and intuitive advisor helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com