If you have issues with your teeth and gums, your toothpaste may be part of the problem!
Try our new Neem Tooth Salt for yourself!
try an alternative tooth and gum care product? There are dozens of
cheap toothpaste brands out there; many bearing impressive looking seals
from official looking organizations on the back. Why bother trying to
compete with all that product noise? And why would a soap company start
making oral care products that do not even contain soap?
Soap is in the business of replacing yucky products with yummy ones
(not just soap!). Certified Organic Toothbrush Cleaner was our very
first oral care product. We reasoned that it's difficult to improve
tooth and gum health when one is constantly re-infecting their mouths
with the very bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease in the
There are over one trillion
bacteria living on your toothbrush right now. Cleaning your oral care
tools after every use is the first step towards retaking control of your
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. 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
And our Tooth Salt just got even better with the
added benefit of neem! The Neem tree contains medicinal qualities in
itís bark, leaves, fruit, seeds, and oils and is known for being a bit
of a cure all. For thousands of years, neem has been used to prevent
tooth decay, keep gums healthy, dramatically reduce plaque, and freshen
breath. Adding neem to our Tooth Salt seemed like a no brainer!
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!
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.
you for trying Tooth Salt to clean your teeth. It may be different from
anything you have used before. We like using Tooth Salt and the results
we get. We hope that you do too.
All the Best,
Larry Plesent and the Soap Crew
*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
4 bubble bucks will be rewarded to you when you buy this item.