On the hit list of products which have lots of unnecessary and non-recyclable packaging is TOOTHPASTE!
I’m a lover of long luxurious brushing sessions, relishing the feel of really clean shiny teeth – so it was very important to me that I find a worthy replacement.
About a month ago I bought some “Dent Tabs” from Plastic Phobia to give them a try!
How were they wrapped?
The packaging was amazing! Simple, good-quality brown paper envelope with brown gummy tape to seal it up. Brown is best as this has no bleaching chemicals, and the gummy tape is much better than sellotape as there’s no plastic, so it biodegrades nicely.
How do you use them?
Simply pop a tablet in your mouth, and chew it up. Wet your toothbrush and then brush as normal.
How did they work?
One tablet didn’t feel like it created quite enough, so I started using two tablets instead. With two tablets I was impressed. It’s not as foamy as the toothpaste that I’m used to, but I can certainly live with that! My teeth felt lovely, clean and fresh! A perfect way to start and end the day.
‘I was surprised at how easy the tooth tabs were to use, and they taste fresh too! As with any change, after a week or so it just becomes habit and you wonder why it isn’t the norm yet.’
– Linn V
How much did they cost?
I bought mine from Plastic Phobia and they were £2.40 for 60 “Denttabs” which is very reasonable and comparable to regular toothpaste. Postage was a minimal £2.99. For the best option, buy in bulk, or buy with a friend so that you can split delivery costs. It looks like Lush are starting to sell them too although I haven’t tried or priced them yet. To be honest, we love using smaller companies best – especially with these green credentials!
Green Bonus Points
- Fewer chemicals
- SLS-free!!! (SLS is created from Palm Oil, the production of which is having devastating effects on the environment – remember the Iceland/Greenpeace advert last Christmas of poor Rang-tan?)
- Less environmental impact from production AND packaging
- No plastic ANYWHERE in the supply chain
- Made in Germany and shipped over using a carbon-neutral delivery network
Will I continue to buy them?
Hell yeah! One green fix sorted!
We have not been approached by anyone to write this review; we are simply moved to share the products we love ourselves, in the hope that it helps other people make Little Green Swaps!