Why did you create Earthpaste?
Because we couldn’t find a toothpaste that we felt good about using for ourselves and our families that also worked great. Even many natural toothpaste brands have added things like fluoride, glycerin, foaming agents and chemical preservatives.
What is the problem with fluoride?
When it comes to minerals, form is the key. Many health experts agree that the sodium fluoride added to water supplies and toothpaste is toxic and should be avoided. This is why toothpastes with fluoride have a warning advising to call poison control if more than a small amount is swallowed.
What is the problem with glycerin?
Among other things, glycerin is the base for many liquid soaps and on the body isn’t a problem. However, in the mouth, glycerin creates a coat or film that won’t rinse away. Many natural dentists say this glycerin film on teeth can prevent the teeth from being able to remineralize thereby weakening the teeth.
What is the problem with foaming agents such as SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate)?
Among other things, foaming agents such as SLS are said to have a drying effect on the mouth which can increase mouth acidity. These chemicals are also known to cause membrane disruption and trauma in the mouth leading to canker sores.
Why so few ingredients?
Because we believe there is power in nature and in simplicity.
What are the ingredients?
Purified Water, Redmond Clay, Xylitol, Essential Oil (Cinnamon, Wintergreen, Lemon, Tangerine, Lime, or Peppermint), Real Salt, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Menthol (Only in the Wintergreen & Peppermint varieties).
What does each ingredient do?
• Purified Water: Used to hydrate the clay.
• Food Grade Redmond Clay®: A natural polisher and cleanser that is also mineral rich and alkaline.
• Xylitol: Sweetener and also recommended by many for tooth health.
• Tea Tree Oil: Anti-bacterial properties, promotes gum health, and bad breath fighter.
• Other Essential Oils: Added for flavor and other health benefits. The current flavors of Earthpaste are Wintergreen, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Unsweetened Spearmint, and Lemon Twist.
• Menthol: Only contained in the wintergreen and peppermint flavors. Leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean.
• Redmond Real Salt®: Enhances flavor and offers anti-bacterial properties associated with sea salt.
What is the source of the xylitol?
We only source non-GMO certified xylitol that is made from birch and/or corn cobs.
What is the source of essential oil?
The wintergreen and cinnamon essential oils come from Madagascar and Sri Lanka. The peppermint essential oil comes from Washington. While not certified organic, they are considered wild-crafted.
What brand of essential oil is in Earthpaste?
Read our post answering this question here.
Isn’t tea tree oil dangerous?
Like a lot of things these days, there is some debate. We wrote an explanation to help people understand why we use tea tree oil.
What is the source of menthol in the wintergreen and peppermint?
A lot of companies use synthetic menthol. Not Redmond! Read more information about our menthol.
Does Earthpaste feel different in the mouth?
Yes. Because Earthpaste contains no foaming agents, it will feel thin in your mouth compared to foaming toothpastes. However, you will soon realize the foam is unnecessary.
What is the pH of Earthpaste?
On initial tests the pH has been between 9.6 – 9.7.
Does it really work?
Yes, very well. (But you knew we’d say that!)
Will it whiten my teeth?
We don’t make any specific dental claims in regard to anti-cavity or whitening. The feedback from customers and oral health professionals has been very positive.
Should I use Earthpaste for my pets?
When people fall for Earthpaste, they get excited about switching every tube of toothpaste in their house—sometimes even for their pets. Most pets will do great with Earthpaste, but dogs and ferrets cannot safely digest xylitol, an ingredient in most varieties of Earthpaste. (Here’s a veterinarian’s explanation.) Spearmint Earthpaste doesn’t contain xylitol, so if your dog likes a minty kick, they can enjoy Earthpaste and you can enjoy minty-fresh dog breath.
Can I use Earthpaste with Homeopathy?
There are several medical studies that show you can take mint, coffee, eucalyptus, camphor and other essential oils as long as you take them 10 – 15 minutes after you take homeopathic remedies. There are also homeopathic practitioners that counsel against using mint at all when using homeopathy.
We aren’t going to make any claims because we aren’t a medical association so you should follow your medical practitioner’s counsel.
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