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Tooth Salt
1.5oz Toothsalt

Chemical Free and Heavy Metal Free. Available in 1.25 and 3oz bottles.
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If you have issues with your teeth and gums, your toothpaste may be part of the problem! 

Everybody should brush his or her teeth at least twice a day, right? Itís a common practice that was instilled in us as children. But do you know whatís in your toothpaste? Sodium lauryl sulfate. Translation: shampoo base. The kicker is, the main reason manufacturers add SLS to toothpaste is not to help make your pearly whites even cleaner. Itís to make it easier to fill the tube at the factory and to make the product more consistent when being squeezed out.

As you know, here at Vermont Soap we like to do things a little differently. We prefer to use all-natural, time-tested ingredients to make our products both safe and effective. We began exploring alternative oral care formulas by interviewing elders in their 80ís and 90ís about their practices. We found more than one Vermonter with all (or nearly all) of their teeth in place who used table salt for dentifrice (toothpaste substitute). One woman told us she had started the practice during the Depression when they could not afford the price of commercial tooth care products. ďIt worked so well I just kept on going!Ē she told us. At 88 she still had a great set of (her own) teeth.

The thing is, table salt alone does not whiten teeth and freshen breath. So we went back to our interviews. The majority of non-toothpaste users swore by baking soda. None of them were aware of the potential for contamination in some types of baking soda, but all claimed good results. It then became a matter of blending these two ingredients and testing various percentages of each to find the sweet spot. Pure peppermint oil is added to enhance the product and the final result of your (and our) labors.

These three ingredients have withstood that test of time: sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), sodium chloride (table salt), and essential oils in small quantities. Sodium Bicarbonate is a simple substance. However, many mass-market baking sodas are contaminated with heavy metals such as cadmium. (Vermont Soapís Tooth Salt uses pure sodium bicarbonate. Hold the metals please!) Our Tooth Salt contains real sea salt so that you can get the good minerals that you need, without the heavy metals you donít. Small quantities of plant based aromatic essential oils are added for freshness, taste and product enhancement.

Instructions: Sprinkle onto a wet toothbrush and go. Tooth Salt has a handy squeeze bottle and twist dispensing cap for ease of use. Brush as normal. Tooth Salt helps to maintain a healthful oral environment for your teeth and gums to flourish in.

Healthy Hint: For thousands of years people have gargled with salt water to aid oral care. Salt water is said to reduce dental bacteria and soothe irritated gum tissues. After brushing your teeth, swish the rinse water around in your mouth as long as you can. It will give an extra boost to your oral care regimen!


*Dr. Bente Brokstad Herlofson Department of Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine University of Oslo, Norway

** Determination of Copper, Iron, Lead, Cadmium, Cobalt and Nickel by Atomic Absorption Spectrometry in Baking Powder and Baking Soda Samples after Pre-concentration and Separation Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2002, Pages 188-194

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Rating Simplicity is bliss
 
I have been using Tooth Salt for about a year now, with great results. I was having trouble with reactions from flavor oils in natural toothpastes so I decided to switch to this and found a winner. My dental hygienist was impressed with how good my teeth and gums were last visit and she has switched to using Tooth Salt as well! It gives my teeth that "just been to the dentist" feeling more than any toothpaste ever did.
  Reviewed by:   from Maine. on 11/1/2014
4/5
Rating A Huge Suprise
 
I had never heard of tooth salt, and it seemed a bit weird, but had a free coupon to try it. I was so surprised, this is my favorite tooth cleaner ever... It's so gentle and your teeth and mouth feel so clean, way cleaner than any SLS free or non-flouride toothpaste I have ever tried. I love it.
  Reviewed by:   from Los Angeles. on 10/31/2014
5/5
Rating Great alternative to regular toothpaste
 
This is a great alternative to regular, chemically laden toothpaste. It does take some getting used to as it's salty & not sweet and it is dry not creamy. Once you get over these changes, it really is a great alternative to your regular toothpaste.
  Reviewed by:   from New Orleans. on 10/11/2014
5/5
Rating This is GREAT!
 
Though not the greatest whitening product, I highly recommend this Tooth Salt. My dental check-ups have been perfect since I started using this Salt. No plaque buildup. My mouth and teeth feel so much cleaner. I recommend this to everyone I know.
  Reviewed by:   from Saint Louis, Mo. on 4/19/2014
5/5
Sea salt, USP Sodium Bicarbonate, Peppermint Oil
4 bubble bucks will be rewarded to you when you buy this item.
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