It looks like I’ve managed to find another dud in the wide world of natural toothpastes. Is anyone surprised?
Ingredients (provided at luckyvitamin.com)- “Phtyoplenolin® (Centipeda Cunninghamii Extract), Bio-Chelated Extracts of: Calendula Flowers, Chamomile Flowers, Echinacea Tops, Gotu Kola Whole Herb, Prickly Ash Bark, Olive Leaf, Grapefruit Seed, Black Walnut Green Hulls and Green Tea Leaf, Essential Oils of: Peppermint, Oregano, Lavender, Clove, Eucalyptus, Thyme and Cinnamon Bark, Bio-Saponins™ [Yucca spp, Quillaia (Quillaia saponaria) Bark, Sarsaparilla Root, Wild Yam Root], Folic Acid, Co-Enzyme Q10, Aloe Vera, Chlorophyll, USP Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Calcium Carbonate, Silica.”
The preliminary report I created for this product in the Cosmetics Database gives it a hazard score of 2. The only ingredients with hazard scores above a 3 are clove oil and cinnamon bark. Additionally, I couldn’t find ingredient matches for sarsaparilla or wild yam roots.
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s free of Preservatives, fluoride, alcohol, synthetic solvents, sodium-lauryl-sulfate, artificial sweeteners, colors, and dyes.
2. It’s cruelty-free.
Product Description(provided at luckyvitamin.com)- “Nature’s Answer PerioBrite Toothpaste Cool Mint a low abrasive toothpaste, does more than clean teeth – it supports periodontal health. Dentist formulated Periobrite contains soothing organic herbs well-known for their cleansing action, while CoQ10, Folic Acid, Oregano, Cinnamon and Clove promote tissue and gum health. As part of an oral health program, PerioBrite naturally whitens teeth while leaving your breath fresh and clean, energizing your whole mouth with a cool, sparkling minty-fresh sensation. For best results, use with PerioCleanse, PerioWash and PerioRub. Daily brushing helps promote healthy teeth and gums.”
Price– around $4.00 for a 4 oz. tube
Performance– Since the ingredients aren’t half bad, I really wanted to like this toothpaste. Unfortunately, the flavor reminded me a little too much of the way pine sol (or maybe some other scary household cleaner) smells. Also, it didn’t freshen my breath as much as I would’ve liked. Obviously, the breath freshening factor kind of makes or breaks a toothpaste. Overall, I wasn’t a fan.
Scent– an odd combination of citrus, mint, and something not quite identifiable
Rating– 6/10. I subtracted 2 points for the odd flavor and another 2 for this product’s inability to adequately freshen my breath. The solid ingredients and the fact that it’s cruelty-free earn it 6 points.
Would I purchase this item again? I would not.
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