Updated: Jun 5, 2019
Made from SIMPLE, yet EFFECTIVE ingredients cleverly combined for teeth, gum and overall oral health, this toothpaste has an easily palatable minty flavour!
Why it works:
Endorsed by Dentists, this charcoal toothpaste has simple and safe ingredients and tastes amazing! No gagging on foam or strange sensitivities!
Aloe Vera Gel soothes and repairs gum and mouth tissue and is antimicrobial.
Aloe vera tooth gel is intended, like toothpaste, to eliminate disease-causing bacteria in the mouth. The ability of aloe vera tooth gel to do that successfully has been a point of contention for some dental professionals. The study compared the germ-fighting ability of a gel to two commercially popular toothpastes and revealed that the tooth gel was just as effective -- in some cases more effective -- as the commercial brands at controlling cavity-causing organisms. - Source :https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/0907...
Activated Charcoal (made from coconuts - not wood as popularly believed), not only whitens but acts as a magnet to attract bad bacteria and expel it! The human body does not absorb charcoal which is why charcoal tablets are available to remove bad gut bacteria and poisons.
Bicarbonate of Soda repairs the mouth's pH and lifts plaque and other items sitting in the crevices of your mouth.
Spearmint Essential oil is a strong antiseptic, eliminating germs and helping any wounds, ulcers and mouth sores heal more quickly and keeps your breath minty fresh for longer than normal toothpastes. It is also soothing to soft tissues like gum tissue.
Finally, Stevia has been found to reduce bacterial formation in the mouth, making it a popular additive for toothpastes and mouthwashes internationally and now for the first time, in our toothpaste here in South Africa. It also prevents cavities and gingivitis, which sucrose and aspartame certainly doesn’t do!
More reasons to buy Bon Tierra Natural Toothpaste:
We are endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty and South African Vegan Society - not any of our ingredients or end products have been tested on animals or use animal products or by-products. Like all our products, our toothpaste is 100% VEGAN, CRUELTY-FREE and safe!
Our toothpaste has been endorsed by Smile Solutions - a top dentistry practice and among our regular customers and users are Dentists themselves!
Our unique glass-only policy has us packaging in a mineral water bottle which is fully reusable! Also it looks amazingly stylish in your bathroom and will have guests wondering!
Common Toxic Ingredients in Toothpaste
Not all toothpastes contain all of these ingredients, but any one of them can have potential dangerous side effects.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is a surfactant that helps create foam. This is what makes regular toothpaste “sudsy.” According to a 1997 study published in the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, SLS in toothpaste interferes with the proper functioning of your taste buds, causes skin irritation, and can even make mouth sores worse. SLS can also contain a carcinogenic byproduct, which may increase your risk of developing cancer and poses a danger to marine wildlife.
Fluoride is commonly used in toothpastes because studies have found that topically applying fluoride to the teeth can encourage minerals to bind to the fluoride particles, resulting in stronger, healthier teeth. However, when fluoride is eaten, it can cause significant damage to your body’s systems. Additionally, a study from 2010 published in the journal Langmuir found that the protective layer added to the teeth by fluoride is about 10,000 times thinner than the width of your hair.
The study authors questioned if this protective layer is significant enough to have any benefit on teeth, but nothing definitive was found. In addition to questionable protective effects, fluoride has been linked to tooth discoloration, a sluggish thyroid, endocrine disruption, and even neurological problems. Because the health benefits are questionable but the health problems are not, you may want to think twice before using a fluoride treatment on your teeth.
Triclosan is an antibiotic that is present in some toothpastes. The purpose of tricolosan is to destroy bacteria in the mouth by reducing plaque build up and gingivitis. A study published in Environmental Health Perspectives in 2015 found that triclosan can have negative health effects, such as antibiotic resistant-bacteria, endocrine disruption, and even the increased risk for the development of cancers. Some studies have found that triclosan can cause bone damage in the fetal development of rats. With all of these studies indicating potential risks for the antibiotic, it makes sense to avoid taking a daily dose of the substance when brushing your teeth.
Toothpaste does not taste good on its own. Because toothpaste is not pleasant, scents, flavors, and sweeteners are added. However, it is completely counterintuitive to brush your teeth with pure sugar, which is why many toothpaste manufacturers use artificial sweeteners instead. Many toothpastes are sweetened with aspartame, which has been linked with health problems such as methanol poisoning and weight gain.
Symptoms of Methanol Poisoning
Diethanolamine (DEA) is another foaming product commonly used in toothpaste. However, it also has well-documented health risks. According to a report from the Environmental Working Group, DEA is linked with stomach cancer, bladder cancer, liver cancer, and organ system toxicity. The California Environmental Protection Agency states that DEA is a possible carcinogen for humans and other mammals. Needless to say, foaming action while brushing your teeth is probably not enough benefit for the increased risk of developing cancer.
Propylene glycol is a mineral oil that is used in products such as paint and antifreeze. So why is it in your toothpaste? The oil is used to add that sudsing action to your toothpaste, but may carry health dangers that include skin irritation, lung irritation, and organ system toxicity. The Environmental Working Group suggests that propylene glycol be avoided in personal care products and elsewhere, when possible.
All-in-One Easy and Affordable:
A 200ml (filled to the brim comes to 250ml!) glass bottle lasts a family of three ONE month! Once your bottle is empty, bring it to Natalie at a market, or our NEW SHOP & SPA for a discount on your next purchase!