Natural Toothpaste Review for Himalaya Botanique Toothpaste
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Are you aware of all the ingredients that you’re ingesting on a daily basis? If you’ve been able to wrap your head around it, then consider how many of those ingredients are natural? When I started thinking about my day, I was shocked that every morning my day begins with me brushing my teeth and potentially ingesting tons of chemicals that I didn’t recognize. The scary thing is it’s not just me in the mornings – it’s my family too!
So, when Himalaya wanted to send over a box of their Botanique Toothpaste, I quickly agreed and impatiently waited to restart my morning routine. Harper on the other hand is still getting her brushing routine down, so I wasn’t sure how receptive she would be to a new toothpaste that didn’t have her favorite cartoon character on the tube. But, the benefits of Himalaya Botanique Toothpaste outweighed the kid-friendly packaging of other brands.
Armed with a healthier approach to our oral care routine, I was shocked to see so many natural ingredients used in their different toothpaste blends:
Neem – cleans your teeth
Pomegranate – supports healthy looking gums
Triphala – traditional detox formula for clean teeth
Xylitol from Birch Tree – tooth-friendly sweetener
Papain & Bromelain – to remove surface stains
Other benefits of this more natural toothpaste formula are that it’s:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) Free
Carrageenan Free (except Neem & Pomegranate Toothpaste)
RDA ≤ 70
When it came to actually brushing our teeth with this new natural toothpaste, I was hesitant to choose a flavor because they all sounded so refreshing and good.
Himalaya Botanique Toothpastes come in two different types and a few refreshing flavors:
- Complete Care Simply Cinnamon Toothpaste (my personal favorite)
- Complete Care Simply Peppermint Toothpaste
- Complete Care Simply Mint Toothpaste
- Complete Care Simply Spearmint Toothpaste (Harper’s favorite)
- Whitening Complete Care Simply Mint Toothpaste
- Whitening Complete Care Simply Spearmint Toothpaste (my favorite in the whitening toothpaste)
Personally, I felt more comfortable giving Harper any choice of the Complete Care toothpaste flavors. Children under age 6 should use a pea-sized amount on their tooth brush. My husband and I exclusively used the Whitening Complete Care flavors. Our goal is to introduce good brushing habits with Harper, and I was pleased at how easy it was to incorporate Himalaya Toothpaste in her new oral care routine. Getting a preschool-aged child ready to be in charge of their own brushing is difficult, but I wanted to share a few tips that help us stay on track.
How to Get Your Kids to Brush their Teeth!
- Let them choose their own toothbrush!
Our bathroom drawer has a manual and kids electric toothbrush option for Harper.
- Let your child pick their own toothpaste!
We suggest introducing a natural brand like Himalaya Botanique Toothpaste (Complete Care Mint is a great start!)
- Put a mirror at their level for teeth brushing!
Harper has a personal stand mirror that sits on our counter because she is not yet tall enough to use the wall-mounted mirror. She LOVES have a mirror at her level.
- Step stool!
Make sure your child can reach the sink easily to rinse their tooth brush, get water, and to see in their mirror.
- Grab a cheap kitchen timer to stay on track!
This is the hardest part of our brushing routine. Harper needs the timer to stay on task and get the most out of her brushing time.
- Develop a brushing system!
For Harper, we brush her teeth for half the time all over and allow her to brush her teeth on her own for the remainder of the timer. Our easy brushing pattern is bottom, top, bottom, top, and lastly tongue.
- Have a cup available for water rinse!
Honestly, the most surprising thing about trying Himalaya Botanique Toothpaste was that our teeth felt clean and fresh after brushing. I was skeptical because we’re used to using other brands of toothpaste that are marketed to leaving your teeth feeling their cleanest, but at what cost? My family is getting the same results with a more natural toothpaste without compromising on cleanliness and taste. It was a win for us!
Harper didn’t notice a different in the toothpaste, and I think the mint flavor wasn’t as potent as some other brands because she didn’t complain about it being too hot. She did notice that the toothpaste was more of a gray than a white out of the tube. A toothpaste that isn’t pumping tons of chemicals into their blend is going to have a less natural white color because it’s not focused on the ‘white is clean’ marketing that many brands use. Himalaya uses the ‘clean is clean’ approach, which is okay by us!
While supplies last you can get a single tube of Himalaya Botanique Toothpaste for 25% off on Amazon. Just use coupon code: KYUTRNWG at checkout!
Over on the Himalaya’s website you can join their sampling programs to try new products and get coupons. Additional discounts and more information can be found on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
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