There are so many different eco-friendly products you can include in your bathroom line-up. There’s natural deodorant, a solid shampoo bar, and even an eco-friendly safety razor. Something you may not have thought about, though, is switching to an eco-friendly toothpaste.
The plastic tube of toothpaste on your countertop is something you’ve used for as long as you can remember. But brushing with an eco-friendly toothpaste is one of the easiest ways to make your daily routine more sustainable. With that being said, when you’ve used the same product your entire life, it can be really hard to know where to start when buying a plastic-free alternative.
There are few different types of eco-friendly toothpaste options to get to know. First, there’s the tablet. You bite down on it, brush with a wet toothpaste, and watch as it foams up right before your eyes. Next, there’s “toothsoaps”—which, thankfully, don’t taste anything like actual soap. Wet your toothbrush, rub it all over the “soap” until you see bubbles, then brush your teeth. Once you start brushing, it will foam up.
There are also toothpaste powders. To use them, you simply wet your toothbrush, dip it in the powder, and brush. There’s also the option to continue using a tube. Only this time, it’s made out of sustainable and recyclable materials instead of plastic. The one below, for instance, comes in a recyclable metal tube. (Which, let’s be honest, looks so much cooler than plastic anyway.)
When you’re ready to make the switch to eco-friendly toothpaste, here are some Scout-approved picks to try.