Do you know what's in your Toothpaste?

Do you know what's in your Toothpaste?

We all use toothpaste every single day, but how much attention have you paid to what’s actually in your toothpaste?

Industrial toothpaste (what most people are using on a daily basis) is full of artificial colours, flavours, synthetic chemicals and even microplastics.

At The Green Woman, we strongly believe in educating people on what is commonly included in industrial beauty and healthcare products, enabling people to make an informed decision on whether they are happy to continue using these products, or would rather make the switch to natural and organic alternatives.

What ingredients are in industrial toothpaste?

Each toothpaste has different ingredients added to it, but here’s a list of the most common ingredients in industrial toothpaste.

    • Palm oil - A major reason for deforestation of the world’s most biodiverse rainforests.

    • Fluoride - There is evidence to suggest that fluoride affects normal endocrine function (a system of glands that help control many functions within the body by releasing hormones).

    • Artificial sweeteners - It is believed artificial sweeteners such as Aspartame and Saccharin can have a negative effect on the body.

    • Triclosan - There are current studies investigating the link between Triclosan and antibiotic resistance and developing skin cancer.

    • Parabens - Parabens are used to preserve the shelf life of a range of cosmetics and can disrupt hormone function by mimicking the hormone Oestrogen.

A safer alternative

Natural toothpastes have more natural, biodegradable or mineral ingredients. And some like our White & Green mineral toothpaste are also free of artificial flavourings and instead uses natural plant extracts, including peppermint essential oil.

Ready to learn more?

You can find out more about the effects of Triclosan a common ingredient in toothpastes in our Blog.