I’ve been much more conscious about the food that I choose to eat and feed my family since having littlelish. My body is my temple and all :) As well as eating fresh, organic produce, I also have a preference for organic toiletries for her. I’ve often deliberated over the idea of buying organic toothpaste but for some reason I have never really followed through with it. I guess I was a little stuck on the fence as to whether it would clean as well as normal toothpaste does. I’ve also never really seen it for sale in the supermarket to even put it to the test. So when the lovely lady at Green People offered for us to sample their products we jumped at the chance to try their toothpastes!
They sent us 2 certified organic toothpastes (EcoCert) made especially for children. The toothpaste does not include any Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), Fluoride, Triclosan, Sorbitol, Parabens, Phthalates, artificial sweeteners, petrochemicals or colourants all which are found in normal toothpaste. For those who aren’t in the know, it is very interesting to google the list above for more information. I did and was rather shocked! I’m now rethinking all our toiletries, not just the ones for littlelish! The toothpastes are made from calcium carbonate which gently cleans and removes plaque while using Vitamin C and Myrrh to fight gum disease and Aloe Vera as an antiseptic.
We were kindly sent both the spearmint and the mandarin flavour. We made the mistake of trying the mandarin one first and I’m afraid to say the minty one hasn’t had a look in yet. Well actually I tried it and it was lovely :) The mandarin one is perfect for little ones as it is not too sweet but just sweet enough to have absolutely no complaints about teeth brushing. She loves the fact that she can take the cap off herself and that it isn’t a bright white colour but rather an off white (she has always been obsessed with shades of colours a bit like her mother!)
I like that fact that although there is no foaming agents in the toothpaste it does bubble up quite nicely and is easy to brush with. Her teeth look lovely and white and her mouth is fresh. All the while I can rest assured she is not swallowing yucky chemicals because let’s face it little ones ALWAYS swallow their toothpaste even if you are stood by imploring them to spit, spit, spit!
The toothpastes are priced at £3.50 for a 50ml tube which is more expensive than a regular toothpaste but really worth it. Not only are all products 100% gentle, vegetarian and cruelty free, Green people also donate 10% of all net profit to health and environmental charities. So you can feel proud you are doing a great thing for your little one as well as a little extra for the planet.
We are excited to see what else they stock. I think we are going to be total Green People converts – keep you posted! You can find more about Green People and their products at http://www.greenpeople.co.uk or on facebook.