Things I Love Thursday: Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste
When my friends and clients start making big changes in their health, they are often curious to look into health and beauty and household items once they feel balanced in other areas. I am often asked about which products I love and work for me that are more natural. I have to be totally honest – I do have some harsh chemicals [stored out of reach of children, of course] in my house for those deep-cleaning needs, and not all the products I use on myself are full of natural oils (every girl’s got to have at least one bottle of sugary-sweet smelling lotion, right?). But, there are a few products that I DO love.
So I’m linking up with Diaper Diaries‘ weekly carnival this week to begin sharing products that I love. I should mention that companies have not given me anything to push their items on my blog (unless I specifically say that), so these really are things I’m pulling out of my cupboards to share.
One of the first product switches I made was with my toothpaste. To be honest, regular toothpaste is too sugary for me and I hate the after-brushing taste that it leaves. I tried Tom’s of Maine toothpaste one day in college and I’ve been hooked ever since. It makes my mouth feel, well, clean, which is the point of brushing, I think.
And the best part? It has all natural ingredients. This to me is so great – I think brushing artificial flavors and colors and lots of sugar onto your teeth seems counter-productive. I feel good about using this product on my teeth – because, let’s face it, I don’t get to the dentist nearly as much as I should.
Let’s get real, though. I know everyone is trying to save money these days, and when you pull up to the toothpaste aisle and see the price of this product (especially compared to other toothpastes), you may shed a small tear. It’s expensive.
Like I said, not all the products I use in my house are natural – I pick and choose what I feel like I want to spend the extra money on. Toothpaste is one area that I think is worth the extra dime. But there are some cheaper ways to acquire this product.
I’ve found that Target always has the best prices. And occasionally, drug stores will run a sale, which is when I try to stock up.
What natural toothpastes do you use that you absolutely love? Leave a comment and tell me about it, or link up to Diaper Diaries’ carnival on your blog and play along!
Speaking of brushing my teeth…