You may recall a product review from a while back where I was clearly underwhelmed by toothpaste tablets. I would like to take a moment to revise my review a bit...
No, no, no, no, no.
I really do not like the taste of the tablets and they didn't give my breath a minty fresh smell or taste. My opposition to the tablets became so severe that I had to scrounge around the house for any janky toothpaste I could find. I managed to secure a Crest travel toothpaste, dare I say, YEARS old, and I used that while awaiting my order from Davids Toothpaste.
I am relieved to report that I love this toothpaste.
For starters, the ingredients are all natural, vegan, and cruelty-free. I can't elaborate on the science behind using natural products for your skin and body, I just feel that I am my happiest and healthiest when I have minimal artificial ingredients in the products I use. Why risk those weird dyes and mysteriously named chemicals when you can just use a product whose ingredients you can actually name?
As far as the packaging- I give the sustainability rating a "meh". The tube is made of metal which is recyclable once you clean it off. The cap is polyethylene aka plastic so eh, no thank you. Even if it is "100% recyclable" the production of the material still emits greenhouse gases and utilizes natural resources. I'm not well-versed in the field of zero waste toothpaste packaging but I feel like they could do better. Each tube does come with a metal key that you can use to roll the toothpaste. I love this concept- it is a great way to ensure that consumers really get the most use out of the product. Honestly, I am pretty surprised package free carries Davids considering the packaging isn't really zero waste.
I love the toothpaste itself. It is the consistency of classic toothpastes and the spearmint variety leaves my breath fresh. I would recommend this to anyone transitioning away from generic toothpastes. The company has good intentions with sourcing their ingredients and using mindful packaging. But the product is not far from what you are probably used to. Environmental and health issues aside, I would still pick Davids. It is a quality toothpaste.
You can purchase them here: https://davids-usa.com
One tube (5.25oz) is $9.95 or you can buy a pack of three for $29.85.
Starting today (April 1st) you get a free bamboo toothbrush with every purchase!
There are also four different flavors to choose from:
Spearmint, peppermint, peppermint and charcoal, and herbal citrus peppermint.