In my quest for ‘less waste’ I made myself try another everyday product in a different format, conscious that sometimes we get stuck in our ways and assume – (makes an ‘ass’ of ‘u’ and ‘me’… they boys love it when I say that… not) – that how it should be, full stop. It’s so much more fun to think outside the box and challenge the status quo.
Anyway, toothpaste in a jar. Why not? The jar is glass, the lid is aluminium, all totally and easily recyclable and I’m pretty sure this tiny 60ml jar will last a very long time, much much longer that those annoying plastic tubes that we’re currently use. (Also Mr M squeezes them from the middle and it drives me insane…). Are those things even recyclable? they’re impossible to clean inside unless you cut them open, I suppose, but let’s face it… who does that?
This one is from Georganics, is 100/% natural, produced in the UK, so low carbon footprint, zero waste as I’ve already said, and comes in a variety of different flavours. I went for peppermint but you can also choose spearmint, natural, mandarin, tea tree and there’s even a charcoal variety… but I have tried charcoal toothpaste before and the whole black mouth thing? nope, not for me.
It comes with a tiny bamboo spatula you use to scoop up a pea size quantity and apply it onto your toothbrush – no double dipping here! – and then it works just like a regular, normal toothpaste. The only thing that I found different is that it doesn’t ‘foam’, for want of a better word. We’re so stupidly use to associates ‘foaming’ with cleaning that your brain will tell you ‘there’s no foam’ ‘you haven’t used enough’ ‘is this even working?’ Ignore it. It does work, I’ve been using it for a week now and I’m very very impressed. I wouldn’t go back to a normal toothpaste. My teeth feel clean and my mouth feels fresh.
I really recommend it.
Also, apparently I need to say this… this is not an ad.