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.
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).
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.
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.)
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.