As some of you who follow me on Instagram or other social media channels may know, I’ve been quite focused on following an eco-friendly beauty regime for quite some time.
I’ll admit I’m not perfect with it. I’m making little switches here and there, but overall, I’m enjoying learning how to be more aware of living a more sustainable life.
I recently shared with you my joy over using a bamboo toothbrush, which leads me straight into this review. Let’s explore another way of being a little more sustainable and eco-conscious while maintaining a hygienic and effective beauty regime: toothpaste tablets.
I recently discovered an online retailer called the Naked Company, which as the name suggests, offer naked products which feature no nasties. I’ve wondered about toothpaste tablets before, and after realising that a number of people are looking to be more eco-conscious within beauty, I thought I’d do some sharing!
These amazing toothpaste tablets, called Dental Crush, offer a different method of cleaning your teeth, with minimal man-made chemicals and packaging. Naked Company offer two versions, one which contains fluoride and one that is fluoride free.
Toothpaste tablets are fast becoming a more popular, practical and sustainable alternative to traditional toothpaste which comes in plastic tubes. Dental Crush comes as refreshing minty tablets that replace your typical liquid toothpaste. You simply wet your toothbrush, pop one tablet in your mouth, chew until smooth and brush away!
As mentioned above, this unique toothpaste alternative can contain fluoride or come without, whichever you prefer. Both versions are free from binding agents and preservatives, and use less packaging. They last four times longer than a standard tube of toothpaste – which is great news for your health, pocket and planet!
When it comes to the key ingredients, the fluoride free Dental Crush toothpaste tablets are made up of Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium Bicarbonate, Silica, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Magnesium Stearate, Aroma, Menthol, Xanthan-Gum, Stevioside, Citric Acid and Eugenol.
As for the fluoride Dental Crush, they contain Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium Bicarbonate, Silica, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Magnesium Stearate, Aroma, Menthol, Xanthan-Gum, Stevioside, Citric Acid, Sodium Fluoride and Eugenol.
So of course, the Naked Company range of vegan and cruelty free Dental Crush Toothpaste Tablets, Bamboo Toothbrushes and Reusable Swabs contain minimal packaging & waste, but what is it that sets them apart from others?
Firstly, Naked Company pride themselves with being super affordable. For a supply of 120 tablets, it costs 8.99 Euros.
Secondly, their packaging for the toothpaste tablets – as mentioned above – saves the environment from 4 plastic toothpaste tubes. They also use recycled postal envelopes rather than boxes to deliver their products to customers.
What I personally love about discovering this company and their eco-friendly products is how they are designed and styled to attract a young market. I feel our generation are still slow on the uptake on getting into sustainable dental hygiene products, and sometimes we need a little help. Dental hygiene isn’t always seen as sexy or sassy when it comes to packaging, but I think you’ll disagree when you see how Dental Crush tablets look!
The pouch style casing is definitely a head turner, with it’s attractive print and colours. Along with their price points and cute Instagram posts, I would totally say that Naked Company are doing a grand job at deviating away from the clinical appearance of dental care.
Have you ever considered making the switch to toothpaste tablets? If you’ve toyed with the idea, I think you’ll really like this brand, just like I did when I discovered them. The switch is so much easier than you think once you start to try it!