Hello there! Thank you all for checking in on my blog. I just wanted to let you know posts might not be infrequent as I thought. I have some orders for skincare goodies placed (Badger Balm goodies most importantly) and am able to leech free campus internet so I can publish my posts. *Evil chuckles*
So let’s jump right in!
Product: Nature’s Gate Natural Toothpaste Crème de Peppermint, 6 oz. tube
Ingredients: Calcium carbonate, glycerin, water, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, flavor*, carrageenan, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, quillaja saponaria (soap bark) root extract, camellia sinensis (white tea) leaf extract, punica granatum (pomegranate) fruit extract, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) fruit extract, vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract, sodium bicarbonate, hydrated silica, calcium glcerophosphate, bisabolol, menthol, sodium chloride. *Natural Flavor
Thoughts: Honestly, it hasn’t crossed my mind that I should switch to a natural toothpaste. In between horrific visits to the dentist for getting braces put on and being scolded for not taking care of my teeth properly, it was logical to use whatever dental hygiene products the dentists have shoved at me. And let’s be real, natural toothpastes are pricey. I got sticker-shock just by looking at the tooth care section in Whole Foods. You can buy a whole gallon of milk (in Chicago or New York City) for $3-4 USD with some spare change leftover and most of the toothpastes cost upwards of $5 USD. And some of them came in teensy tubes with less than 5 ounces of product in them! I was a bit outraged.
Nature’s Gate Natural Toothpaste was thankfully on sale for $4.50. I was alright with the fact that even if it wasn’t on sale, it was in a 6 oz. tube and that means you get a bit more product than the other kinds of natural toothpastes I saw. This toothpaste is a very good natural toothpaste. It has great ingredients that does not include sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, fluorides, parabens, artificial colors or sweeteners. Because it does not contain sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, it does not foam up outrageously. Instead, there is a gentle foaming action and the peppermint taste is actually quite light. You need a big glob of product (pictured above) to get a minty blast. That would be my only complaint for this toothpaste. I wish it was mintier!
As a “frugally-green” consumer, I appreciate the quality and quantity of the product I purchased. I can swallow at the price if that means I get more bang for my buck. In conclusion, Nature’s Gate Natural Toothpaste in Crème de Peppermint is a great natural toothpaste that has good ingredients and is even cruelty-free. It’s a natural toothpaste that I would consider repurchasing if it was on sale.
Purchased: $4.50 (sale price) at Whole Foods. Retails for $5.69 at Nature’s Gate.