It’s been a lonnnnnnnnnng time since my last CFOAB post, I do apologize. I hope you didn’t miss them way too much, but I think this may be the last post in the series unless I find something else to add. (Maybe haircare if you’re interested?)
Some of the brands that carry cruelty free toothpastes are Eco-Dent, Jason and Dr. Brite. (I’m sure that there is more, but these are all that I’ve heard of!) I didn’t put Dr. Brite in this collage because at the time that I made it, I hadn’t heard of them before. These toothpastes go for $10 or less, so they are a bit pricey but if you are trying to be a conscious consumer, I do suggest them! I purchased the natural toothpaste from Dr. Brite and I do enjoy it. I find it to clean my teeth very well and I have noticed them becoming a bit whiter since it is a whitening toothpaste 🙂 Let me know if you want a full review on the Dr. Brite products I purchased.
So, the brands that I mentioned above also carry mouthwash. Jason has quite a few different types of mouthwash, so you definitely will be able to find one targeted for your oral care needs, while Dr. Brite only has one type of mouthwash (which I use!). Eco-Dent also has a couple different types, but the bottle they have are 8 oz and cost you about $9, while you can get a 16 oz bottle of Jason mouthwash for about $13. So I guess it’s up to you for what you’re looking for. Dr. Brite’s mouthwash is also $9 and is 8 oz, so Jason is definitely the better deal.
This may be a strange topic, but in order to keep all your daily products cruelty free, dental floss needs to be from a cruelty free brand! Eco-Dent has dental floss that comes in eco friendly containers (so no plastic – win win). 100 yards will cost you $5.49, a littttttle pricey but won’t you feel better about using something eco-friendly? I know I do. Desert Essence also carries dental floss that has tea tree oil (an antiseptic) so you know that your gums will be super clean and free of yucky germs. This floss will cost you about the same. Then lastly, another option for you is a Waterpik. I don’t know if a brand that tests on animals owns the company/products, but it is a good alternative if you want to reduce your waste. It may be a big investment for you, but it’s less money you would have to spend daily and less waste on your part.
Just like dental floss, buy toothbrushes from companies that don’t support animal testing! That means no Reach, Oral-B or Colgate toothbrushes. Instead, grab an eco-friendly toothbrush from companies like Charbrush, which carries eco-friendly toothbrushes with charcoal bristles that help to whiten teeth, fight plaque and prevent bad breath. The toothbrush will cost you about $10. Another brand that carries bamboo toothbrushes it Brush with Bamboo, you can get a 4 pack of brushes for $20, so that’s $5 per brush which isn’t too bad.
Gum & Mints
I thought I would just throw these here in case you were looking for some options to keep your breath nice and fresh throughout the day. I personally only know of two vegan gum brands Simply Gum and Pur Gum. I haven’t had them personally, but Rhian HY (from YouTube + WifeLife) talked about Simply Gum in one of her videos. As for mints, Hint Mint is a vegan brand that carries mints that are also aspartame free but it seems like all of their products are on backorder right now 🙁
That’s all for the (maybe last) post in the CFOAB series! I hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to check out all of the past posts.