Toothpaste In a Jar | Zero Waste Beauty
Toothpaste. Organic, natural, charcoal toothpaste. Oh, and did I mention it’s Australian? How much better can it get? Well keep on reading to find out!
So it’s been about a year and a half since I first decided to quit smoking. During that time my main priority was getting my teeth and gums back up to scratch! Which, as I’m sure you can imagine, was not going to be an easy task after years of smoking. The mission began with store bought toothpaste, mouth washes and essentially anything else teeth related.
To keep it simple, I tried and test more ranges than I care to remember! If you can imagine me literally making my way down the shopping aisle and trying each brand one by one, that’s exactly what I did. The results? Would it surprise you if I said my gums where actually in a worse condition than when I started. No word of a lie, after a couple of months nothing had changed. Oh! Except my gums, which were definitely worse off than when I started.
Organic, natural toothpaste turned out to be the saving grace I was looking for! Within the first week of making the chance I could actually see results! My teeth were whiter and my gums were so much healthier looking. Since then I’ve switched back to “normal” toothpaste once and it wasn’t a fond experience. All It did was reaffirm that natural toothpaste is what I need to stick too. But it always nice to make the change every so often just to do a comparison!
This brings me to the current brand I want to talk about today! Zero Waste Beauty is an Australian brand, which as you know I have a love for Australian brands. Now this brand is a little bit different to other I have tried and used before. Why, you might ask. Well, as their name is literally their brand motto. They offer and completely support the concept of zero waste beauty. So their products won’t come packed with all the bells and whistles, and it won’t win prettiest packaging award. But you know what it will win? The most practical and recyclable packaging. Their products come packed in cardboard from other boxes they may have gotten in, or stuffed with paper other stuff came packaged in.
How cool is that? It actually makes for a really interesting package to unpack, because it’s like Frankenstein packaging. The labels on the glass jars are all biodegradable too! It’s actually amazing to come across a brand that is so green conscious, it’s really refreshing. Did I mention that they are, of course, vegan, 100% natural and cruelty free?
They also have a ZWBA recycling program, which is really exciting! Which allows you to get a discount if you return the jars to a stockist, or you can send it back to them. Once the jars make it back they will eventually make it back into production! How’s that for reducing your carbon footprint?
By now I’m sure you’re asking, but how does this all tie in to the toothpaste story? Well, one of the products they currently offer is an activated charcoal and peppermint toothpaste.
My current toothpaste is rather expensive, absolutely amazing, but it comes through a supplier from America. You can read about it here, in a previous empties post. As you can imagine, I really wanted to find an Australian brand that I could use instead.
Somehow, I’ve gone all this time without having jumped on board the proper activated charcoal train, so I was really excited to try this out! I’ll admit, that at first it was a little bit different. The paste does contain little bits of charcoal, which can be a bit weird at first but they dissolve after a few seconds.
It’s hard not to compare it to previous toothpaste, given this is only the second natural one I’ve tried. In comparison, I saw my gums become healthier almost over nigh! Holy smokes, it was amazing. By the second or third time using it my gums were this healthy pink! Keep in mind I had switched from my favourite natural toothpaste to this one. So my gums were already in a reasonably good condition, or so I thought.
By the end of the first week I could start seeing more of an improvement, in terms of teeth whitening. Keep in mind they were already pretty white prior to making switch. So I was fairly impressed that they maintained that standard and gave them a bit of a sparkle.
In terms of how long the clean, fresh feeling lasted…in the beginning it was only a few hours. Which is was a bit disappointing given my other one literally leaves your teeth feeling clean for about 16 hours (and yes, that’s even when you wake up). But after using the toothpaste regularly for a few weeks, it was keeping my teeth fresh and clean just like the other one.
Oh and no, the charcoal doesn’t stain! Which is already great to know. However one thing I did find, is it seems to have some form of greasy residue. I’ve got a white sink and I noticed after a few days that it started to get this grey looking grease residue, build up. So my only tip would definitely be to keep a nail brush, or some to that effect nearby, to give the bowl a light scrub after use.
Aside from that, I’m definitely going to be trying more of this brand! They have some other varieties of toothpaste I want to try and some scrubs that sound amazing!
Until next time!
((Disclaimer: Although I was provided these products for review and testing purposes, all the thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Nor did I profit or benefit in any way from having shared my thoughts on the products.))