Toothpaste without SLS – List of Brands
SLS, or sodium lauryl sulfate, is a common ingredient in soap, shampoo, toothpaste and laundry detergent. It’s used in all these products because of its foaming ability, which breaks up dirt and grease. However, SLS is known to be an irritant for many people, and when you consider that, as well as being used in toiletries, it is also used in harsh products like car wash soaps and carpet cleaners, it is understandable that many people prefer to avoid any toiletries containing this harsh ingredient.
One of the major problems with SLS is that it is corrosive and can cause mouth ulcers – clearly a problem when it’s an ingredient in your toothpaste. So if you’re suffering from ulcers or other irritation, you should consider using an SLS free toothpaste. There are many brands on the market, which use natural ingredients such as baking soda, plant oils, or xylitol (a natural sweetener considered to help dental health) instead.
Here is a list of toothpaste brands without SLS:
Tom’s of Maine is known for its natural products that are free of chemical and harmful ingredients. The brand offers SLS free toothpaste in peppermint and spearmint flavours. Both are also free of fluoride and have a whitening effect.
If you’re looking for a wider variety of flavours, try Himalaya, a company that produces seven different SLS- and fluoride-free toothpastes. As well as the usual minty flavours, you can also try Neem and Pomegranate or Cinnamon, which are good options if you’re not a mint fan. All toothpastes are gluten-free – good news for anyone who’s allergic.
Jason also offers an ample SLS free toothpaste list, some of which are fluoride-free as well. You can choose a toothpaste for sensitive teeth, one with whitening properties, or one to control tartar. With 12 to choose from, you’re sure to find one in this range that will suit your needs.
more SLS free toothpaste brands
- Desert Essence
- Dr. Hauschka
- Dr. Bronner’s All-One Toothpaste
- Green People Toothpastes (UK)
- Natural Dentist
- Nature’s Gate
- Real Purity
- Redmond Earthpaste
- Tom’s of Maine
- Trader Joes’s
- Verve Ultra
If you are looking particularly for SLS-free toothpaste without fluoride, you can find a list here in the “Natural Toothpaste” Section.
It’s also useful to have an SLS free toothpaste list for children, as many parents also want to avoid exposing their children to any harsh chemicals. Manufacturers of SLS free toothpaste for kids include Jack N’ Jill Kids, with five fruity flavours and one flavour-free, Hello Oral Care, and Now Foods, which comes in three flavours.
Brands that offer toothpaste without SLS for Kids
- Green People Organic Children Toothpaste
- Hello Oral Care
- Jack N’ Jil Kids
- Lavera Kids
- Logodent Kids
- NOW Foods
- The Natural Dentist
- Weleda Childrens Tooth Gel (fluoride-free)
So both you and your children can avoid the harshness of SLS, while keeping your teeth clean, sparkling and above all, healthy. Many of these brands are also cruelty-free, which is good news for anyone seeking to live an ethical lifestyle as well as be kind to their body.
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