Did you know that some toothpaste isn’t vegan? It’s weird to think that toothpaste would contain animal ingredients or be tested on animals. But, it’s a fact that most conventional toothpastes do involve animals in their formulation in some way.
Sometimes, these toothpastes contain glycerin from animal fat, which is unfortunate because this ingredient can easily be sourced from plants. Also, many of these toothpastes have flavorings that come from animals.
To make sure you choose a toothpaste that doesn’t involve cruelty to animals, consider one of the following products:
Jason Powersmile Antiplaque & Whitening – Features an exclusive blend of polishers to remove plaque and stains. Made with grapefruit seed extract.
Tom’s of Maine Simply White Natural Toothpaste – Uses naturally-sourced silica to whiten teeth and give you a bright smile. Tom’s of Maine toothpaste comes in other natural flavors as well.
Desert Essence Natural Toothpaste in Wintergreen – Flavored with pure essential oils for a naturally clean mouth. Fluoride and artificial flavoring free.
Nature’s Gate Crème de Peppermint Natural Toothpaste – A natural gel fluoride-free toothpaste with a cool minty taste. Includes baking soda to gently remove plaque and stains.
Auromere – Cruelty-free, vegan, and herbal. Comes in a variety of flavors and is formulated according to ayervedic principles. Award winning and made with pure essential oils.
Some of these vegan and cruelty-free toothpastes are available at Whole Foods markets and other natural markets. All of them can be purchased online, on the companies’ websites and sometimes on Amazon.
Do you have any vegan or cruelty-free toothpastes that you especially love? If so, we’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Especially if you have any favorites that are kid-friendly. We’ll provide a round-up of some of our top vegan toothpastes for children next week.