Weleda Plant Gel Toothpaste Review

May
9th
2012

T&J

Rating:

9

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Weleda Plant Gel Toothpaste

 

Remember how disappointed I was in Weleda’s Calendula Toothpaste? Well, thankfully my experience with their Plant Gel Toothpaste was much more pleasant.

Ingredients (provided at usa.weleda.com)- “Glycerin, Water (Aqua), Hydrated Silica, Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria (Chamomile) Flower Extract,Krameria Triandra (Ratanhia) Root Extract,Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil,Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Oil, Algin, Alcohol,Esculin, Limonene*
* from natural essential oils”

This product receives a moderate hazard score of 3 in the Cosmetics DatabaseLimonene is the only ingredient with a hazard score above a 2.

Some great things about this product:

1. It’s free of parabens, sulfates, saccharin, added fluoride, and artificial fragrance.

2. It’s cruelty-free.

Product Description(provided at usa.weleda.com)- “Clean teeth, care for sensitive gums and balance the normal functions of your mouth with this soothing tooth gel. It’s a gentle way to clean your mouth with natural silica and help reduce the buildup of plaque.

Your sensitive gums are soothed by the mild antiseptic properties of organic chamomile flower extract. The gently effective disinfectant in our soothing myrrh extracts and the astringent properties of organic ratanhia are proven oral healthcare secrets from ancient cultures that naturally clean and tone your modern mouth. With the invigorating taste of lively mint and citrus fruits, your mouth feels completely refreshed. You’ve finally found soothing oral care that effectively cleans your teeth, so tell those sensitive gums to relax.”

Price-  around $4.40 for a 3.3 oz tube. Mine came from a health food store, so it was (of course) slightly more expensive.

Performance- This product is both minty and refreshing without being too harsh. It leaves my teeth feeling clean and my breath smelling fresh, and it’s especially effective when paired with a drop of peppermint oil. I like that it’s a gel rather than a paste, and (for no real reason) I’m also a huge fan of the pinkish red tint of the gel.

Scent- It smells/tastes like spearmint, which I love.

Rating-  I’ll subtract 1 point for the single questionable ingredient, but this product earns a solid 9/10.

Would I purchase this item again? Yes!

 


by Dawn Grimes


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  • Toto2342

    This is also saccharin-free! And I love the taste

  • Anonymous

    You’re right; it does have a great taste! Also, I just added the fact that it’s saccharin-free to the review. Thanks for sharing. :)

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