NATURAL TOOTH & MOUTH CARE
We all know how important it is to take care of our teeth, gums and mouth. Thoroughly cleaning your teeth at least twice a day removes bacteria and plaque, to avoid tooth decay, cavities, stains and bad breath.
When you consider that we often ingest the products we use in our daily dental routine, it’s important to use natural and safe alternatives that are effective too.
We call it ‘greening’ your mouth care routine!
A very common cleansing ingredient found in conventional toothpastes is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), which is synthetic, harsh, can cause inflammation and can be contaminated with the carcinogen 1-4dioxane.
Strong alcohols are key ingredients in conventional mouthwashes. However, these have been shown to destroy both the good bacteria and the bad. It is also drying – which can contribute to dry mouth syndrome and is a known carcinogen.
You may never have wondered what your dental floss is made from, right?! Well it is coated in nylon, which is plastic and derived from petroleum. It is not going to break down. Plus, they add some teflon too, which is an endocrine disruptor and carcinogen.
Teeth whitening products seem to be everywhere. However, you really need to know what you are looking for. They can contain dangerously high levels of carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide. This can burn the mouth and cause cancer.
And think about how many plastic toothbrushes you have already used in your life, that will be left on this planet forever.
There are alternatives for ALL of these. Natural teeth & mouth care has none of these toxins, whilst still looking after your oral health.
OmMade – Charcoal Dental Floss
A great alternative to standard dental floss. The glass vial contains 30 m of charcoal infused dental floss that is vegan and biodegradable.
Simply tear off your desired amount of floss and guide the floss between your teeth using a gentle rubbing motion.
Bamboo fibre, activated charcoal, caranuba wax.
OmMade – Tooth Whitening Mud
Activated Charcoal is steam activated and 100% plant-based. Activated Charcoal is a highly absorbent substance. Although it temporarily makes the mouth look black, it pulls toxins from the mouth and removes stains. ALL of the black washes away and noticeably whitens teeth. Activated Charcoal can also change the pH and health of the mouth and therefore is effective in preventing cavities and killing the bad bacteria present in tooth decay and gingivitis.
Gently shake a small amount of OmBomb Tooth Whitening Mud into the top of the sifter. Wet your toothbrush and dip into the powder. Gently brush your teeth for 2 minutes in a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly and enjoy clean, white teeth.
Activated charcoal, Bentonite clay, Fullers Earth clay, Organic Sandalwood powder, Organic essential oils of peppermint, lemon and cinnamon.
Sandalwood Powder has antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory and disinfectant properties that destroys or inhibits the activity of micro-organisms that can cause disease.
Bentonite Clay is an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, and silica which are necessary for healthy tooth enamel. Great for remineralising. Bentonite clay when moistened binds to and draws out heavy metals and toxins and is alkaline.
Fuller’s Earth Clay contains various minerals, including magnesium, quartz, silica, iron and calcium. It is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.
Peppermint Essential Oil is excellent for killing off anaerobic bacteria that thrives in low oxygen environments such as the mouth.
Lemon Essential Oil is an antiseptic which can strengthen your gums and assist in whitening teeth.
Cinnamon Essential Oil is antifungal and antibacterial. It is known to be effective at killing off bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease.
Pearlbar – Natural Whitening Toothpaste
A Multi-award winning activated-charcoal teeth whitening expert, PearlBar utilizes the planets most effective and sustainable resources to offer your pearls something to smile about with powerful whitening effects. PearlBar is passionate about filling the world with eco-friendly oral care products and inspiring global change, starting with your daily choices.
Harnessing all the goodness of our BFF and strongest ally, activated charcoal, to finesse your brightest and healthiest smile. Naturally.
We’re talking PH balance, odour and toxin absorption, blood-flow enhancement, cavity and gingivitis prevention and long lasting fresh feels. Basically, this mighty miracle toothpaste does as much for your pearls as spinach does for Popeye, and just as naturally.
Featuring a snappy peppermint flavour and a bunch of other killer active ingredients like coconut oil, baking soda and bentonite clay, PearlBar’s Natural Whitening Toothpaste is a cut above the rest. With over 80 uses per tube, this gem will lift stains left by coffee, red wine, soy sauce and more in only a few uses.
Want to give your planet and your pearls the best and brightest future? #makethechange to PearlBar’s Natural Whitening Toothpaste!
Apply toothpaste to your brush and. You only need a pea-sized dab of paste to do the job.
Purified Water, Aloe Vera Juice, Calcium Carbonate, Xylitol NON-GMO, Vegetable Glycerin, Bentonite Clay, Organic Coconut Oil, Coco-Glucoside, Organic Peppermint Oil, Activated Charcoal, Menthol, Sodium Bicarbonate, Xanthan Gum, Organic Rosemary Oil, Organic Tea Tree Oil, Rose Oil
MooGoo – Mouthwash
Once upon a time, on a dairy farm in Perth back in 2005, the MooGoo story began. The Head of the Herd (founder Craig Jones) noticed that his mum was using a white paste, intended for use on cows, to help manage a skin problem. The cream was formulated to help keep the skin on cow’s udders in good condition for milking, and although it worked, it was thick and hard to apply. As you can imagine, cow’s udders need to be kept soft and supple, not dry and cracked. No one likes an angry cow.
Since mum didn’t particularly like being lathered in a thick cream made for cows, Craig took on the task of reformulating it to be lighter and non-greasy to help mum out. The name “Udder Cream” was a bit crass for a lady, so they referred to it lovingly as Moo-Goo, (goo for the cows) and the name stuck. Starting a skin care company wasn’t the initial idea, but eventually friends and family found out about it, tried it and kept asking for more. But it didn’t stop there.
Since then MooGoo has grown to over 40 products to help with lots of different problems, from dealing with irritable skin and itchy scalps, to natural sun care products and a Baby Range for the little ones. Our ingredient philosophy remains the same: To make effective products using healthy ingredients, that we are comfortable using on ourselves and our loved ones.
A well-formulated mouthwash is needed to rinse away food missed by brushing, helps fight cavity causing critters and freshens your breath. Despite their usefulness for oral hygiene, some people have steered clear of them due to controversy over some ingredients, so we have been particularly careful to choose safe and natural ingredients that have a function other than just a minty rinse.
Our Moothwash uses new natural technologies such as a Lactobacillus Ferment to control oral bacteria. Each essential oil we use was chosen for its antibacterial action including Cinnamon, Myrrh and Clovebud. We also know that we could make the world’s most effective mouthwash, but if it doesn’t taste fresh, nobody will use it. So we use Stevia and a natural flavour so kids don’t go “Bleeuuh.”
Some things we avoided were alcohol (sorry adults it’s not good to swill that stuff), Benzalkonium Chloride, Parabens….well you get the idea. In fact rather than give all the “free froms” we at MooGoo like to show you everything we put in our products, not just the prettiest sounding ones.
Swish and gargle for around 30 seconds. That feels like a long time by the way. Spit out what’s left and feel the sensation of a mouth as fresh as an alpine forest. (We watched too many commercials in the 80’s). Great for children. Mouthwash is no substitute for brushing and flossing. But it can be great to use as a freshen up when at work after that morning coffee or before heading out.
Aqua, Aloe Leaf Juice, Lactobacillus ferment, Sea Salt, Sclerotium Gum Stevia Oil and Natural Flavour Thyme, Cinnamon, Myrrh, Sage and Clovebud Essential Oils
Biome – Bamboo Toothbrush & Travel Holder
Biome is different because we delve into the complete story of a product and its impacts. Not only does this give you peace of mind that the product is safe, but you also get to know the people and motivation behind our products.
We can not rely upon government regulation to keep us safe. There are many cases of toxins being allowed on the market that have since been proven to cause terrible harm. We consult expert and world-leading environmental and toxicity sources to go far beyond what government regulations allow.
Sometimes the most sustainable choice is not straight-forward, but we demand that manufacturers tell the whole truth so that you can make an informed decision.
This medium bamboo toothbrush is a minimalist solution to plastic toothbrush waste, with durable Nylon 6 bristles that have rounded ends. Bamboo handle can be buried or composted at the end of its life.
While the bristles can not be composted, our aim is to offer a resource-efficient, high quality dental care toothbrush.
Plastic free holder for your bamboo toothbrush made from bamboo of course! Carry your toothbrush in a hygienic way in your bag for work, travelling, or anywhere on the go. Airflow holes at the top and bottom of the bamboo travel case help keep your toothbrush dry.
Couple this bamboo holder with a bamboo toothbrush for a great practical gift for a sustainable living friend.
Allow to air dry between uses, do not encase. Otherwise care for your brush as you would a plastic toothbrush. Replace every 2 to 3 months or when the bristles have frayed out of shape. Consider a bamboo travel case for storing on the go.
Bristles can be removed with small pliers before composting. They are too small for recycling so need to go in landfill. This is a tiny amount of plastic compared with a plastic handle brush. Packaging box can be recycled.
If travel case becomes wet, allow to dry, preferably in a sunny spot. This is a natural wood item so when wet it will speed the decomposition process.
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants, where as the petroleum used to make plastic is a finite and polluting resource.
Bamboo is able to be buried or composted and will return to organic matter in the soil, while a plastic toothbrush will sit in the environment for hundreds of years before it disperses into synthetic contaminants.
Plastic toothbrushes are not able to be recycled through household recycling systems, so most end up in landfill. Please note that Biome does offer a complementary service in our stores of taking plastic toothbrushes for recycling.
keeko – Morning Mint Oil Pulling Sachets
Keeko is an Australian company dedicated to producing natural products that improve the overall health of your mouth as well as brightening and whitening your teeth. Keeko is all about unleashing killer confidence with the megawatt smile to match.
This 14 day Ayurvedic mouth rinse treatment is designed to get your pearly whites sparkling bright as well as detoxing the body & mouth by reducing plaque & bacteria. Keeko’s special concentrated proprietary blend of organic cold pressed coconut, lemon, chamomile, myrrh, peppermint & spearmint oils makes this treatment faster & more effective than other oil pulling products.
1. Warm sachet in hands or under running water if it feels like the coconut oil has hardened (this is normal)
2. Give Keeko a rip and pour contents into mouth
3. Gently swish and swirl around your mouth for 5 – 15 minutes everyday for 14 days. The longer you swish the better the results!
4. Bin that spit and brush those pearly whites. For best results use our Keeko Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrush
5. Maintain your killer Keeko smile! After your 14 days of oil pulling is up, use once to twice per week to keep your grills white and bright and healthy
Cold Pressed Coconut Oil (Coco Nucifera Oil)*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil*, Commiphora Myrrha Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Mentha Spicata (Spearmint)Oil*, Limonene *certified organic