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Green Beaver Natural Toothpaste | Review

Green Beaver Natural Toothpaste | Review

Throughout the switch to green beauty I have conducted a lot of research on natural toothpastes. Mostly wondering if they could be as effective as regular toothpastes that seem to be filled with superfluous chemicals. I’m glad to say that I’ve finally put those questions to rest after trying the Green Beaver Natural Toothpaste.

Green Beaver Natural Toothpaste $5.79 CAD from Well.ca

green beaver natural toothpaste review

Let me tell you – I have the most sensitive teeth ever. Between having braces for two years and attempting to use Crest Whitestrips when they first came out (the most painful experience ever.) I have a hard time eating Ice Cream or even drinking slightly cool water without covering my mouth in sharp pains.

On top of that I also grind my teeth at night, so my gums have begun to recess from my teeth exposing the delicate nerves underneath. I really should wear my nighttime mouth guard more often….

The point is I have crazy ridiculous sensitive teeth and it seems like I suffer from cankers every other week. My mouth is just not a good place to be. Understandably, I’m very picky about what I use to clean my teeth.

For the past few years I’ve been using the Colgate Pro Relief Toothpaste which has worked relatively well. Much better than Sensodyne to say the least… but eating Ice Cream is still a rare occasion for me.

I have been reading up on Sodium Lauryl Sulfates (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and their link to skin irritation. I have removed SLS + SLES from my hair care routine by using the Carina Organics Shampoo + Conditioner  and I have noticed that I am practically dandruff-free now.

So… if my scalp is less irritated from removing SLS + SLES from my hair care routine my mouth should be less irritated too, right?

Yes.

Everyone’s skin is different. Everyone has different sensitivities and if you aren’t plagued with cankers, sore gums and dandruff you are probably totally okay with using SLS + SLES in your personal care products. But it is a fun experiment to find out if it makes a difference.

green beaver natural toothpaste spearmint review

Searching for a Natural Toothpaste

When I decided to purchase the Green Beaver Natural Toothpaste I wasn’t actively hunting for it. Though I had searched up some different brands and considered the idea.

What led me to buy was purely happenstance and consumerism. I was in my local all-natural health store and the shiny packaging jumped out at me. Green Beaver Company is also Canadian… so I’m not going to lie that it was a great selling feature too. I love to support natural and somewhat local brands.

Green Beaver Company sells a variety of different flavours including: Cinnamon, Spearmint, Peppermint, Cilantro + Mint and Green Apple. I opted for the safe choice of Spearmint. 

What is in the Green Beaver Natural Toothpaste?

(Based off Spearmint Toothpaste)

  • Calcium Carbonate. Naturally derived from ground limestone.
  • Aqua/Water/Eau.
  • Sorbitol. A sugar alcohol found in fruits + plants or derived from Glucose.
  • Glycerin. Another sugar alcohol used as a Solvent.
  • Hydrated Silica. A form of Silicon Dioxide, or Sand.
  • mentha viridis (spearmint) Leaf oil. Derived and used for taste + fragrance.
  • Xylitol. A sugar alcohol used as a sweetener.
  • Citrus. Used for flavour.
  • Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract. Used for flavour.
  • Xanthan Gum. A sugar-based polymer used for viscosity (thickness.)
  • Coco-Glucoside. A synthetic chemical produced by glucose + coconut oil products, used as a surfactant.
  • Calcium Ascorbate. A form of Vitamin C.
  • Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) leaf oil. Oil from Tea Tree plant for fragrance + taste.

Green Beaver says that the following are notable ingredients:

Natural cleansing agents: Xylitol, lemon and tea tree extracts.
Natural mineral whiteners: Silica and calcium carbonate.
Natural vitamin C: Contributes to the normal development and maintenance of teeth and gums.

To be honest, I am pretty surprised not to see any baking soda on this list. I swore that baking soda was one of the go-to natural toothpaste ingredients.

Green Beaver Natural Toothpaste Spearmint

How does Green Beaver Natural Toothpaste Perform?

It’s safe to say that I still have all my teeth where they’re supposed to be, so that’s a good thing! Using natural toothpaste wasn’t very different from traditional toothpaste in all honesty.

A big difference is the lack of the foaming, which is what the SLS + SLES would do. Instead it turns more into a watery paste. It’s not as minty fresh as traditional toothpastes and doesn’t leave you feeling like your breath is the freshest thing in the entire world, but it does feel clean.

I have noticed that I subconsciously brush my teeth for a longer period of time while using natural toothpaste rather than regular toothpaste because I feel like if I don’t it’s not cleaning as well. Whether or not that is true is hard to prove.

Another thing I have noticed is that I have only had one canker since I started using the Green Beaver Natural Toothpaste! Although my gum + tooth sensitivity is still very prominent it is no worse then when I was using my Colgate Pro Relief toothpaste.

Would I recommend the Green Beaver Natural Toothpaste?

If you’re actively looking for a natural toothpaste and have not tried this, I would say for you to give it a go. I think that it has performed very well. My teeth feel clean after brushing and my oral health seems to be improving (canker-wise.)

If you have no problems with your current toothpaste (and have no sensitivities) I don’t think you need to make the switch to a natural toothpaste. Though it really depends on your stance of chemicals and how you feel about fluorides, SLS, SLES and other chemicals that are in regular toothpastes. 

You can learn more about SLS + SLES in my post on “Free From” Chemicals. 

After my experience with the Green Beaver Natural Toothpaste, I don’t think that I will go back to using a regular toothpaste. Being canker free is the best thing ever! If I do go to the dentist and find out that I have new cavities I would probably switch back to regular toothpaste, but I highly doubt I will have problem. (Remind me to update this after I visit the dentist in a couple months!)

What’s your favourite toothpaste? 

You can purchase Green Beaver products from Well.ca

* This post contains affiliate links, all thoughts + opinions are 100% honest.

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  • I tried few natural toothpastes in the past and I am honestly not a huge fan of them, haha. I mean, the concept sounds nice and all but I don’t think they do much for my teeth. Well, at least the ones I tried. This one, however, sounds nice! But I wouldn’t change my normal toothpaste. I am using Elgydium at the moment, and I am loving it.

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • I’ve never heard of that toothpaste! I can definitely understand why you might find that natural toothpaste doesn’t do as much – there is certainly a very different texture. Thanks for reading, Leta!

  • I have never tried a natural toothpaste, but I made the same experiwnce after switching from SLS shampoos to those free from. While my teeth were very sensitive throughout both pregnancies, they are thankfully back to normal now.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I never really realized how much of an effect the heavy surfactants played on my skin – just totally suck the moisture right out, eh? Oh boy, something I hope I can avoid is more sensitive teeth during pregnancy! Glad to hear that you’re doing much better now 🙂

  • It’s SO hard to find a natural toothpaste that really works! It’s so good that you were able to find one that works really well for you!

    • Yeah, I mean this is the first one I’ve tried to be honest and I don’t have much to compare it to… but I don’t hate it, so that’s a good thing 🙂

      • My favorite natural toothpaste is the JASON Powersmile… but that’s mostly because I drink a lot of coffee so I need some good whitening and that’s the only natural toothpaste I’ve found that with. It’s so much about personal needs. 🙂

  • wow that’s awesome! I haven’t heard of natural tooth paste before, so I’m really happy it exists!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

  • Caitlin

    Love natural toothpaste! I don’t like the idea of weird chemicals in toothpaste 🙂

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

  • Absolutely an amazing post, I love it, I always use natural toothpaste too. Thank you for sharing, cannot wait for the next post!!!

    xxx

    http://www.noragouma.com

  • Wow, this is a great read. SLS and SLES are just awful ingredients, and I prefer to stay well away from it at all costs. Unfortunately, I’m still using up the tube of Whiteglo toothpaste which has SLS, and I hate it. It foams up too much and it makes my mouth dry and pasty. We have a brand of toothpaste here, Grants Herbal and Mineral Toothpaste, and I prefer it over anything else.

    Haha, I always take like 5 minutes to brush my teeth, no matter what brand I use!

    Stephii Mattea xx

    • Yes, SLS + SLES are really horrible if you want your body to have any moisture left in it lol! That toothpaste sounds good – not sure if it’s available here but I will have to find out.
      LOL I am so bad at actually brushing my teeth for over like 2 minutes… it’s so borrrinnggg! 😉
      Thanks for reading, Stephii!

  • I’ve never really seen anything on natural toothpastes, so this was a new one for me! It’s great that they’re working for you. I am trying to go SLS free in my shampoo but it’s so hard to find a good SLS free shampoo here, I’m trying one from Palmers but I’m not sure how effective it is yet 🙂 xx

    Velvet Blush

    • I agree it is super hard to find a good SLS free shampoo. I have had a lot of luck with Carina Organics… but I’m not sure where they ship to or whether they are solely in North America.
      Good luck 🙂

  • Im searching for a good natural toothpaste for long time i think i finally found it!!

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  • I’ve been looking for a new toothpaste and I’ve tried out the LUSH ones but it’s just too weird and I didn’t like the taste lol. I will be checking this one out. You seem to shop on Well often so if you had like a list of recommendations from their site I’d love to see it!

    Stacey + thebambieyes.com

    • I haaate the Lush ones! The taste is so bad lol. I absolutely LOVE well.ca – that’s a good idea, maybe I’ll make a compilation of my faves 🙂
      Thanks for reading Stacey!

  • I’m always wary of natural toothpaste just because they seem like they would taste so gross, haha. This one sounds like a good option, though! My teeth are also pretty sensitive (yay braces, grinding my teeth at night, etc) so this might be worth a try.

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

  • Thankfully I don’t have teeth and gum sensitivity but my husband does, maybe it’s worth checking into more natural toothpaste for him.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Meredith

    I’ve tried so many natural toothpastes and feel like I have dragon breath within an hour. I’m still tempted to give this a try because I’m trying to switch everything I use to all-natural products. Thanks for sharing!

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  • SamanthaSeries

    I use a natural toothpaste from Weleda. It is a bit weird of a transition at first (especially cause it’s a pink toothpaste lol) but now I’m used to it. I was looking at Green Beaver on Well and they have some cool toothpaste flavours!

    Samantha Series

  • Yiotou_La

    I had braces too for a year and it was the worst experience for me. I have a hard time finding a toothpaste suitable for me and I looked some natural ones from i-herb but didn’t order any yet,maybe I will give this a try!x

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

  • Ooh interesting to see baking soda is not on the list, I would have thought it would be too. Love the name xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  • I was always intrigued by all natural toothpaste but never tried them! I should definitely give them a try!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com
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  • I haven’t heard of this toothpaste before but I am certainly keen on trying it before I go. Great post, and sorry about your crazy sensitive teeth! 🙁
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  • wanderlust boulevard

    It’s so hard to find a good, natural, vegan toothpaste. I’ve been using baking soda and peppermint oil, which has worked great with whitening teeth as well as keeping the breath fresh. Green Beaver sounds like a great brand though, I’ll definitely have to try it out! x

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  • Laura

    I have never tried natural toothpaste yet, but now I want to, just to see how it works x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

  • The Sunday Mode

    I’m really picky with toothpaste, I don’t like anything from Colgate! I usually use Sensodyne toothpaste and I find that to work really well for me.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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