Davids Natural Toothpaste - Herbal Citrus Peppermint
- natural whitening / antiplaque / fresh breath
- fluoride free
- sls free
- recyclable metal tube
- 98% usa origin ingredients
- unique blend of citrus, herbal, and mint flavoring
- proudly made in usa
- metal tube key included
- 5.25 oz / 149 g
If you already have a davids natrual toothpaste plastic cap, please leave a note at checkout and we'll send you one without!
calcium carbonate (limestone abrasive), vegetable glycerin, purified water, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), xylitol (birch derived), hydrated silica, sodium cocoyl glutamate, carrageenan (seaweed derived), mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, menthol, elettaria cardamomum seed oil, illicium verum (anise) fruit oil, eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, citrus aurantium amara (orange) peel oil, eugenia caryophyllus (clove) flower oil, citrus limon (lemon) fruit oil, cinnamomum zeylanicum bark oil, capsicum frutescens (cayenne), stevia (leaf extract).
About our Ingredients:
calcium carbonate - Naturally sourced from the earth, our calcium carbonate is mined from a quarry in Pennsylvania and processed to meet the strictest purity standards. Calcium carbonate is used as a mild abrasive to assist with the brushing action to help reduce plaque, remove surface stains, and whiten & polish teeth.
purified water - Used to blend ingredients and give texture.
sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)- Used to neutralize the plaque forming acids in your mouth, remove surface stains, and whiten & polish teeth. Baking soda can be found as a naturally occurring compound, but is more frequently manufactured from other naturally derived materials. Baking soda can be produced by the reaction of carbon dioxide and soda ash, a naturally occurring mineral.
vegetable glycerin - Used to moisten the mouth and enhance our essential oil flavoring. Also used as a preservative to keep the paste moist and to keep the ingredients from separating. Our glycerin is naturally derived from vegetable oils which undergo advanced processing (hydrolysis) to obtain a highly pure final food grade ingredient. Glycerin can also be derived from animal fats, however, we avoid using this type of glycerin in order to stay true to our definition of natural and commitment to cruelty free.
hydrated silica - Naturally derived from silica, a common material that makes up about 12% of the earth's surface, used to help remove surface stains and whiten & polish teeth. Others often use low quality imported silica with large abrasive particles that can scratch or damage the enamel....Davids uses only the highest quality USA made hydrated silica with ultra fine microscopic particles designed to safely clean and polish the enamel on your teeth.
xylitol (birch derived)- a five-carbon sugar used as a sweetener. We use only a premium USA produced xylitol derived from birch trees, which is considered the best for both you and the environment. The birch tree fibers undergo advanced processing which creates a final product of crystalline birch xylitol which looks like sugar (altered from it's original state) but is commonly classified as a natural sweetener.
sodium cocyl glutamate - Alternative to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). This ingredient is derived from coconut materials after going through advanced processing, and used to create a mild foaming action which helps suspends the other ingredients while brushing, helping the cleaning and whitening process.
carrageenan- Seaweed powder. Seaweed is hand harvested from the ocean, dried, and milled to a fine powder. When we add the water and other liquids to the seaweed powder, it creates a gel paste. Without seaweed powder (carrageenan), our toothpaste would have a syrup like consistency. There has been confusion about this ingredient because there is a NON FOOD GRADE version known as degraded Carrageenan (aka poligeenan) - formerly referred to as degraded carrageenan.
mentha piperita (peppermint) oil - We use a premium domestic essential oil of peppermint naturally sourced from mint leaves. Used to give our toothpaste a natural peppermint flavor, to kill the bacteria in your mouth and freshen breath. We developed a custom blend of ultra premium, USA produced, mint oils from various mint growing regions around the US to create a one of a kind mint flavor that is amazing.
mentha viridis (spearmint) leaf oil - We use a premium domestic essential oil of spearmint naturally sourced from spearmint leaves. Used to compliment the peppermint flavor and freshen breath.
piminella anisum (anise) seed extract - Naturally sourced from the perennial herbal plant anise. Used to compliment the peppermint flavor and freshen breath.
gaultheria procumbens (wintergreen) leaf oil - We use a premium domestic essential oil of wintergreen naturally sourced from wintergreen leaves. Used to compliment the peppermint flavor and freshen breath.
stevia (leaf extract) - Derived from the stevia plant. Used as a natural sweetener and to further enhance the natural mint oil flavoring.
Brush thoroughly after each meal for two (2) minutes, or as directed by your dentist or doctor.
recyclable metal tube - Each year about 1.5 Billion toothpaste tubes end up in US landfills and we wanted to do better. You may have thought we selected the metal tube for it's modern aesthetic (that was part of it), but the main reasons Davids comes in metal tubes is for maintaining maximum freshness and for their ability to be recycled. Our aluminum tubes are lined with a Food Grade Non-BPA liner so there is no paste to metal contact, and this barrier helps prevent any leaching of the tube material into the paste.
How to recycle metal tube:
1. Take some scissors or shears and cut off both ends of the tube.
2. Cut a slit the full length of the tube to fold open the tube to access the inside of the tube for cleaning....the edges of metal are sharp, so please be careful.
3. Wash off the excess paste with running water....toothbrush can be helpful here for removing all the paste.
4. Discard metal in recycle bin. It will be up to your local waste management provider to properly sort/recycle as we do not currently take back used tubes for recycling.
plastic cap - the toothpaste cap is made from virgin-grade high density polyethylene (HDPE), Symbol#2 which is recyclable.
FSC certified paperboard packaging - With Davids commitment to environmental sustainability, our paperboard packaging only comes from forests protected and managed by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Because FSC is the gold standard in forest certification, it is the only system supported by groups such as WWF, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Natural Resources Defense Council and National Wildlife Federation.