Natural Toothpastes

When it comes to keeping your teeth clean and your breath fresh, most people only want whatever does the job best. Natural toothpastes that aren’t ladened with chemicals are great and much better for you, but if they don’t fight off bad breath as effectively as conventional toothpastes, most people will go with the more unhealthy alternative. Conventional toothpastes can contain artificial flavors, detergent agents, and propylene glycol, an oil used in paint and antifreeze. If these contents alarm you, here are a few natural alternatives, as well as the verdict on how well they work

Himalaya Neem and Pomegranate Fluoride-Free Toothpaste

At $5.99 a tube, this natural alternative is bit more expensive than conventional toothpaste. It’s aftertaste is slightly unusual and a bit herbal, so if you’re a fan of minty fresh breath, this might not be the right toothpaste for you.

Desert Essence Natural Tea Tree Oil Toothpaste with Baking Soda and Essential Oil of Mint

Coming in at $7.20 per tube, this toothpaste is fairly pricy. With that being said, it does a very good job at keeping your breath sufficiently fresh. It’s taste is fairly invigorating, while still mimicking the taste and texture of conventional toothpastes, just without the excessive chemicals.

Earthpaste in Peppermint

At $4.45 a tube, this is definitely one of the cheaper natural toothpastes on the list (and perhaps for good reason). Unlike conventional toothpaste texture, this toothpaste is extremely light and dissolves very quickly. It also doesn’t do a great job eliminating mouth odors, so don’t expect minty fresh breath if you use this after a particularly heavy, flavorful meal.

Spry Toothpaste Peppermint with Xylitol

This toothpaste retails at around $7 a tube, and was easily the most exceptional toothpaste on this list. Even without chemicals, this toothpaste leaves the mouth clean and smelling fresh. If you’re looking for a better alternative to chemical toothpastes that still gets the job done, make sure to give this one a try.