Davids Natural Toothpaste
Rated "1" | highest rating possible by EWG (Environment Working Group), David's Natural Toothpaste effectively cleans and whitens teeth, removes plaque and ensures fresh breath using only clean and safe ingredients. Packaged in recyclable metal tube, this toothpaste is better for you and the environment.
ingredients: calcium carbonate - Naturally sourced from the earth, our calcium carbonate is mined from a quarry in Pennsylvania and processed to meet the strictest purity standards. Calcium carbonate is used as a mild abrasive to assist with the brushing action to help reduce plaque, remove surface stains, and whiten & polish teeth. purified water - Used to blend ingredients and give texture. sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)- Used to neutralize the plaque forming acids in your mouth, remove surface stains, and whiten & polish teeth. Baking soda can be found as a naturally occurring compound, but is more frequently manufactured from other naturally derived materials. Baking soda can be produced by the reaction of carbon dioxide and soda ash, a naturally occurring mineral. vegetable glycerin - Used to moisten the mouth and enhance our essential oil flavoring. Also used as a preservative to keep the paste moist and to keep the ingredients from separating. Our glycerin is naturally derived from vegetable oils which undergo advanced processing (hydrolysis) to obtain a highly pure final food grade ingredient. Glycerin can also be derived from animal fats, however, we avoid using this type of glycerin in order to stay true to our definition of natural and commitment to cruelty free. hydrated silica - Naturally derived from silica, a common material that makes up about 12% of the earth's surface, used to help remove surface stains and whiten & polish teeth. Others often use low quality imported silica with large abrasive particles that can scratch or damage the enamel....Davids uses only the highest quality USA made hydrated silica with ultra fine microscopic particles designed to safely clean and polish the enamel on your teeth. xylitol (birch derived)- a five-carbon sugar used as a sweetener. We use only a premium USA produced xylitol derived from birch trees, which is considered the best for both you and the environment. The birch tree fibers undergo advanced processing which creates a final product of crystalline birch xylitol which looks like sugar (altered from it's original state) but is commonly classified as a natural sweetener. sodium cocyl glutamate - Alternative to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). This ingredient is derived from coconut materials after going through advanced processing, and used to create a mild foaming action which helps suspends the other ingredients while brushing, helping the cleaning and whitening process. carrageenan- Seaweed powder. Seaweed is hand harvested from the ocean, dried, and milled to a fine powder. When we add the water and other liquids to the seaweed powder, it creates a gel paste. Without seaweed powder (carrageenan), our toothpaste would have a syrup like consistency. There has been confusion about this ingredient because there is a NON FOOD GRADE version known as degraded Carrageenan (aka poligeenan) - formerly referred to as degraded carrageenan. Learn More mentha piperita (peppermint) oil - We use a premium domestic essential oil of peppermint naturally sourced from mint leaves. Used to give our toothpaste a natural peppermint flavor, to kill the bacteria in your mouth and freshen breath. We developed a custom blend of ultra premium, USA produced, mint oils from various mint growing regions around the US to create a one of a kind mint flavor that is amazing. mentha viridis (spearmint) leaf oil - We use a premium domestic essential oil of spearmint naturally sourced from spearmint leaves. Used to compliment the peppermint flavor and freshen breath. piminella anisum (anise) seed extract - Naturally sourced from the perennial herbal plant anise. Used to compliment the peppermint flavor and freshen breath. gaultheria procumbens (wintergreen) leaf oil - We use a premium domestic essential oil of wintergreen naturally sourced from wintergreen leaves. Used to compliment the peppermint flavor and freshen breath. stevia (leaf extract) - Derived from the stevia plant. Used as a natural sweetener and to further enhance the natural mint oil flavoring. metal tube key included