Sometimes we want to shout ‘Why is this product not vegan?!’. Bizarrely, lots of toothpaste out there either contain animal products or has been tested on animals. Yes, the world is topsy turvy.
But fear not, at PlantX we believe in natural vegan oral health, and we pride ourselves on our extensive vegan cruelty-free toothpaste range, as well as our environmentally friendly natural toothbrushes. Read on to discover the perfect natural toothpaste and toothbrush for you.
Why aren’t all toothpaste products vegan?
Most popular toothpaste brands aren’t vegan because they contain glycerin in their products, which is a compound derived from animal fat. Gross, right?
More unusually, propolis is sometimes used in toothpaste and other health products, which is a material made by bees. Our old friends the bees use this material to help build the structures of their hives. We prefer to leave the bees to it, and stick to our vegan toothpaste!
There’s also the matter of animal cruelty: many toothpaste brands use animal testing when making their products. We believe this is needlessly harmful, and we’re here to show you it’s easy to attain stunning oral health cruelty-free!
What is the best vegan toothpaste?
Who doesn’t want a show-stopping smile? Choosing natural toothpaste for your pearly gnashers is by no means scrimping on the quality of your oral health. Here are some fantastic natural vegan toothpaste products for a dazzling smile:
1. Dr. Brite - Mint Toothpaste
Kicking us off to a strong start, Dr. Brite’s Mint Toothpaste is 100% cruelty-free and made with the finest organic, natural ingredients.
Containing hydroxyapatite, a natural mineral form of calcium, this toothpaste is designed to protect your precious enamel whilst also fighting against tooth and gum sensitivity.
Formulated with activated charcoal designed to gently lift the stubborn stains from years of drinking red wine and coffee, this choice makes for a fantastic cruelty-free whitening toothpaste!
2. Hello - Naturally Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste
An excellent all-rounder, Hello’s 100% natural and cruelty-free toothpaste has a four-pronged approach when it comes to oral care.
It’s designed to tackle these stubborn teeth issues. Whitening comes from a calcium mineral blend, while tea tree and peppermint oil help to stave away bad breath. Coconut oil moisturizes the teeth and gums, and fluoride works to prevent nasty cavities. You can’t go wrong!
If you’re a fluoride fan, Hello’s toothpaste is one of the best vegan and cruelty-free toothpaste out there today. Your teeth are in good hands with these guys.
3. Lumineux - Teeth Whitening Toothpaste
Now, this toothpaste is a special one. The first certified non-toxic whitening toothpaste that’s designed to work on whitening and helps to maintain a healthy balance of oral microflora.
In short, this toothpaste can brighten your smile, detoxify bad bacteria, and promote good bacteria. It’s music to our ears!
4. Terra & Co - Brilliant Black Organic Charcoal Toothpaste
On the higher end of the spectrum, this toothpaste from Terra & Co is truly one of the highest quality cruelty-free and non-fluoride toothpaste products you can get your hands on.
Using activated charcoal and diatomaceous earth to work through troublesome stains and plaque, this vegan toothpaste is effective and made from natural ingredients.
We know what you’re thinking, what the heck is diatomaceous earth? Well, hold onto your hat: it’s a powder made from the sediment of fossilized algae, and it’s found its way into your bathroom cupboard. Pretty impressive, right?
5. Hello - Activated Charcoal and Hemp Fluoride Free Toothpaste
Another winner from Hello, this wonderful vegan, cruelty-free, non-fluoride toothpaste is packed with natural goodness.
Derived from sustainable bamboo, the activated charcoal in this toothpaste is designed to gently whiten teeth the natural way. Teamed with coconut and hemp oil for essential moisturizing and farm-grown mint for freshness, you are going to have a knockout smile when using this toothpaste.
Onto natural toothbrushes!
So, we’ve got vegan cruelty-free toothpaste down, how about the toothbrush? There’s no point buying the most ethical toothpaste you can if your toothbrush is going to let you down.
Some of our favorite natural toothbrushes:
1. Terra & Co - Brilliant Black Bamboo Toothbrush
99% biodegradable and compostable, this lovely little toothbrush is as close to zero-waste as you can get. As if that’s not enough, the brush itself is infused with activated charcoal for extra whitening!
2. Tom’s Of Maine - Naturally Clean Toothbrush
These funky toothbrushes are made from renewable castor oil plants, making them plant-based and recyclable! A brilliant natural toothbrush that boasts an ergonomic design, it’s super easy for you and the family to use.
3. Humble Co - Plant-based Toothbrush Sensitive White/Black
Vegan, approved by dentists, and great for your teeth, Humble Co has really pulled out all the stops with this natural toothbrush.
Instead of bamboo, this unique toothbrush is made from sustainable cornstarch. Just as effective as a plastic toothbrush, this is a good vegan toothbrush option for people who aren’t really into bamboo.
For the vegan mouthwash fans
We couldn’t complete this list without mentioning mouthwash, so for all the mouthwash fans out there, this one is for you!
Dr. Ginger’s Healthcare Pro - Coconut Oil Mouthwash
Packed with coconut oil and xylitol, this vegan mouthwash is natural and highly effective. As well as working on bad breath and stains, we must admit, this mouthwash also tastes amazing.
Use this mouthwash alongside a good natural vegan toothpaste and toothbrush for the maximum oral health regime.
Hopefully, we’ve restored your faith that vegan and cruelty-free oral health is easily done with all the mountains of choice out there today.
Choose from the wide range of natural toothpaste, mouthwash, and eco-friendly natural toothbrushes and you can rest happy knowing your teeth are gleaming through ethical and sustainable means.
Enjoy your smooth, white teeth, no more painful trips to the dentist, and breath as fresh as the arctic tundra!