04 Jun '11, 3pm

Non-Toxic Toothpaste | Care2 Healthy Living

Non-Toxic Toothpaste | Care2 Healthy Living

While I have used and loved Tom’s of Maine for years now, it was recently pointed out to me that Tom’s uses sodium lauryl sulfate in their toothpaste. It was also recently pointed out that sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) are either palm oil or coconut derivatives. If you missed my article on palm oil and the truly awful ramifications of this industry – on the shrinking rain forests and on the helpless orangutans and other animals that call those forests home (orangutans are actually killed by hand if they don’t die in the clear cutting and burning of rainforest to plant palm trees) – check it out. All this pointing got me thinking I should find out which toothpastes I can feel good about buying. Other than the potential destruction to orangutans, SLS is considered to be toxic, and according to the NaturalHealthCentre.com, “Although SLES is som...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/non-toxic-toothpaste.html

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