Himalaya Botanique Toothpaste- Review and Try for Free!

As a “Blog Ambassador” for Moms Meet, I often get to try out products and share the review, coupons and deals with you. One of the recent products they sent me to review was Himalaya Botanique Complete Care Toothpaste. I had never heard of this toothpaste but as someone who prefers to use “clean” products, I was intrigued.

Himalaya Botanique uses a blend of Neem, Pomegranate, Triphala and Xylitol in their products (more on what those even are below!)

Here’s the pretty awesome package they sent me:


That’s quite a lot of toothpaste to try so I sampled a few and had my kids try the Simply Peppermint flavor. I really like the strong mint flavor but my young kids found it “too spicy” and wouldn’t use it.

So I went with this one and tried it for a month:

I can’t say I see a difference in the whiteness of my teeth but I have found the taste to be very pleasant and it foams and works like any other toothpaste on the market. I feel good using a product free of some of the ingredients I try to avoid (including food coloring and microbeads!) and like the unique ingredients they do use (more below).

They even sent me their sustainable bamboo toothbrush (this takes a little getting used to- using a wooden toothbrush instead of plastic).


So what makes this toothpaste different? Good question. Here’s what it doesn’t have in it and my research on why that is a good thing:

CARRAGEENAN FREE– Carrageenan is added to so many things, especially food, to make the product creamier and keep ingredients from separating. There is a lot of research that links it to stomach/GI problems. (Here’s one article from Prevention magazine on it.)

SODIUM LAURYL SUFATE (SLS) FREE– SLS is used in products to create suds or foam but is many linked to several health problems including rashes, hair loss, cataracts and infections. SLS may be contaminated with carcinogenic nitrosamines. (Here’s more information)

GLUTEN FREE– In case you have a sensitivity/allergy to it.

FLUORIDE FREE– Good for little kids who don’t yet spit out their toothpaste. Fluoride still has very mixed research- is it a safe additive or not? I have heard very strong arguments on both sides. 

Here are some of the interesting ingredients in Himalaya Botanique toothpaste:

  • Neem leaf- harvested from the ‘worlds most researched tree’ is history’s original housekeeper and works to keep the mouth clean.
  • Pomegranate- an astringent fruit extract that helps support healthy looking gums by tightening the tissues.
  • Triphala- a traditional detox formula in ancient Ayurveda composed of the three myrobalan fruits for clean teeth and a radiant smile.
  • Xylitol- a tooth-friendly sweetener that has also been clinically-studied to support good oral hygiene. (Note from me: This sweetens the toothpaste without an artificial taste/aftertaste.)

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Himalaya Botanique Complete Care Toothpaste retails for $5.99 and comes in a full line of favors include: Whitening Complete Care Simply Peppermint, Whitening Complete Care Simply Mint, Complete Care Simply Peppermint, Simply Mint, Simply Cinnamon, Simply Spearmint and the Original Neem and Pomegranate toothpaste. Find it locally at Whole Foods, Honest Weight and Green Grocer (Clifton Park).

Try it for FREE by signing up to try and review the product on Himalaya Botanique’s website by clicking HERE

Moms Meet has provided a $1 off coupon to print from anyone who wants to buy the toothpaste. Click here to print this coupon:



Disclosure: I received this product for free from Moms Meet, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

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Moms Meet WOW Summit- Giveaways Coming

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I’ve been talking about the Moms Meet WOW Summit for a while and was fortunate to have the chance to attend the 2016 Summit held this month in Washington D.C. I am excited to share with you information about the great brands I met there and lots of upcoming giveaways they will have for my readers! Stay tuned….

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But for now, here are some of the Summit highlights:


Vendors at the exhibit hall

(Mrs. Thinsters, Nordiac Naturals, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Solgar and Fresh Wave)


Though gray and cloudy, the weather held out for us at the Summit but, unfortunately, Hurricane Matthew was hitting other areas of the country so many people (and some speakers and exhibitors) weren’t able to get a flight in. However, there was still a good turnout with a couple hundred women and moms and a few dads attending.

The Summit was held at the amazing Gaylord National on the National Harbor

(Hotel is the large building on the right and other photos are from the pier area in this newly built community)

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The first day was for bloggers and those with “VIP” passes. We had a GREAT time at the “Blogger Speed Dating” event where we met about 30 brands to learn about their products and exchange information – for 3 minutes each!


After dinner, we were all invited to a cocktails and comedy event. Those who were adventurous enough, met up again at 10:30 PM for another smaller event- the rest of us were in bed!

Day 2 was open to everyone with lots of great exhibitors and fantastic speakers!

More exhibitors featured below

(TastyBite, So Delicious and BugBand)

Photo on the left is Dr. Drew Ramsey, author of 50 Shades of Kale

Dr. Ramsey, a psychiatrist and professor at Columbia, gave a fascinating talk about the link between your diet and improved mental health. Read more about his work here on his website.

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My friend and I also enjoyed meeting Mary herself from Mary’s Gone Crackers!

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Another great speaker was Rachel Martin from FindingJoy.net. Rachel had the audience laughing and crying with her stories of motherhood and how she has learned to find joy in the little things that we so often take for granted.

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The Summit wrapped up with a number of giveaways (I was excited to win one!) and these AWESOME goody bags filled with full sized products, samples and coupons from all the exhibitors (this was in addition to everything they gave out in the exhibit hall so, needless to say, my suitcase was ready to explode!).

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The 2017 location has yet to be announced but I will be sure to share it with you when it is. The Summit is worth attending not just for the freebies and fun but also for the chance to learn and grow more as a mom.

I will be posting some giveaways from the event soon. In the meantime, join Moms Meet (it’s free!) as a Mom Ambassador to get the chance to sample many of these products for free with your friends. Sign up and information is here.

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Buy One Get One Free Chipotle Coupon & $3 Entrees on Halloween

Play Chipotle’s online game to earn a coupon for a free entree when you buy one! The coupon will be sent to you via text message and is valid through 11/30/16.

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And…..don’t forget to visit any Chipotle in costume from 3 PM to close on Halloween and you’ll get a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos for only $3.

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$3 off a Rapid Pick Up Order at Panera Bread

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Panera’s has a really convenient way to order food online with “Rapid Pick Up.” Select what day and time you want to pick up and order whatever you want- an awesome way to skip the busy breakfast and lunch lines!

Now through November 6th, get $3 off an order of $6 or more with the coupon code RPUF2 (this is case sensitive) at checkout.


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HOT Target Toy Coupon

If you have the Target ad for this week (10/16/16), there is a HOT coupon for $25 off a $100 toy purchase and one for $10 off a $50 toy purchase. This is a GREAT coupon to use if you’re starting your holiday shopping and have kids on your list (I’ll be getting mine to make their lists now!).

If you don’t have the ad (or if you want a second – or third- coupon!), you can also find these coupons on the Target app or text TOYS10 (for the $10 coupon) or TOYS25 (for the $25 coupon) to 827438 to receive them on your smartphone!

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Great Coupons in Today’s Times Union

Today’s Times Union has lots of good coupons for grocery shopping:

4 coupon inserts

3 Price Chopper store coupons

6 ShopRite Super Coupons- also accepted at many Price Chopper stores 

4 Honest Weight coupons (page A8)- also accepted at many Price Chopper stores 

Print more coupons HERE.

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Shopkins-Themed Painting Party- Ravena

Have a child who loves Shopkins? The Roaming Paintress is having a Shopkins Paint and Swap Party at their Ravena studio on October 1st! Seats are limited and will probably sell out quickly.


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Car Seat Safety Check- TODAY


There is a free child safety seat check today, September 24, 2016, at Crossgates Mall in Albany. The event will be held 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Crossgates Mall overflow lot on the Western Ave. side. Sponsored by: Albany County DPW Traffic Safety Education Program (Albany County Traffic Safety Board), Capital Region Safe Kids (Albany)

Find more child safety seat checks around New York State HERE.

Did you know that the vast majority of car seats aren’t installed correctly? Stop by to have a certified technician install and check your infant and child car seats.
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Want to know what to do with an unneeded or expired car seat? Babies R Us us having their “Great Trade-In Car Seat Event” now through October 2nd. Trade in your old car seat for a coupon for a new one!

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40% off Halloween Costumes at Target- Today Only!

Target is offering a Cartwheel coupon code for 40% off all Halloween costumes and select Halloween candy through tonight (9/22).

The coupon code works in stores with the Cartwheel app and online (the 40% off was applied automatically to my online order).  Great deal!



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The Fall Pass It on Sale is Coming Up– Win Pre-Sale Passes!

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School has started, the weather is changing and kids need clothes! Perfect timing for the next Pass it On children’s consignment sale! The fall/winter sale is coming up on the weekend of October 1st.

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This is a fantastic place to get REALLY great deals on baby gear, kids clothes, sporting goods, toys, games…..the list goes on!

The sale will be taking place at the Halfmoon Sportsplex on September 30th (wristband required) and October 1 and 2 for the general public. View times and details HERE.

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Shop over 60,000 sq.ft. FILLED with over 75,000 items from 650+ consignors! TONS of great deals and Sunday (10/2) is half price for most items!!


Want to find the best deals by shopping before the public?? I am giving away 5 pre-sale passes for lucky readers to enter the sale early on September 30th. Each pass entitles the winner and one guest admission at 5 PM Friday. Keep reading to enter……



To enter: Leave a comment on this post on who you would shop for. Comment by September 20th. winners will be randomly selected after 9 PM and notified via email. Good luck!


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