Will today be the day that I finally proclaim my undying love for a natural toothpaste? Sadly, no…but wasn’t that a nice thought?
Ingredients (provided at usa.weleda.com)- “Water (Aqua), Calcium Carbonate, Glycerin,Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Alcohol, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Extract,Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Oil, Xanthan Gum,Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Limonene*. * from natural essential oils”
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s free of parabens, sulfates, added fluoride, and artificial fragrance.
2. It’s cruelty-free.
Product Description(provided at usa.weleda.com)- “Teeth and gums are thoroughly cleaned and cared for with the gentle power of minerals and pure organic and natural plant extracts in this toothpaste. It’s a peppermint-free oral treatment that keeps your mouth fresh and helps prevent the buildup of plaque with regular use.
Your gums are cleaned and soothed by the mild antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of Biodynamic® and organic calendula flower extract. Myrrh extract has been used for centuries as an oral disinfectant. If you’re taking homeopathic medicines and want to avoid peppermint oil, organic fennel oil is an effective alternative that refreshes and cleans. Your mouth feels naturally clean without the residue of fluoride and synthetic detergents. Smile with a mouthful of happy, healthy teeth.”
Price– You can snag two 3.3 oz. tubes from Amazon for around $10, which is what I did (for better or worse).
Performance– Whether or not you like this product will probably hinge primarily on your opinion of fennel. Do you love it? If so, then you should probably order a case of this stuff. If not, then maybe you should steer clear. Once upon a time, I thought I was okay with fennel; I might’ve even called us pals, but my taste buds have clearly had a change of heart. I also didn’t notice when I was making the purchase, but this toothpaste is peppermint oil free. That’s unfortunate, because sometimes (usually) my breath needs a little mint. What’s even more unfortunate is that I ordered two tubes. I should probably also mention that this product tends to numb my mouth a little and leave white specks on my lips that if, unchecked, could cause me much embarrassment.
Scent– It smells like fennel/black licorice. As far as I’m concerned, two things are indistinguishable.
Rating– 5/10. The decent ingredients and reasonable price earned this product the 5 points it managed to maintain.
Would I purchase this item again? I haven’t given up on Weleda’s toothpastes completely, but this one definitely wasn’t for me.
Aw man, sorry the past two reviews have been so gloomy; I should probably spread them out to seem like less of a jerk. I promise to stop being a negative Nancy now!
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