Desert Essence Toothpaste-Food Free Friday!Friday, March 02, 2012
But, I decided to try it. The reviews explained how "happy" it made their mouth. Ok, "happy" is my word, but it fits for their descriptions. They wrote about how clean their mouths felt, the improvement of their gums, etc. Plus, there's very few ingredients to it.
So, I figured, might as well try a natural toothpaste. I've never really thought about it before, but as I stood in the aisle at Lassen's I began to wonder if the regular Crest toothpaste I use could have any adverse affects on my health? It's something I ingest, so why not try an all natural formula.
I tried it last night. At first it just tasted funky. I think that could have been mostly attributed to the fact that I expected it to taste funky. Who puts tea tree oil in their mouth? Wash your face with it, sure. But ingest it? Weird.
However, as I continued brushing, the awkward taste became less awkward. What I began to notice more than anything else was the baking soda. It wasn't an overpowering taste, just a light ligering flavor as I brushed. After, my mouth felt minty fresh! Ha! Actually, it really had that normal, clean feeling after brushing with "regular" toothpaste, like Crest.
I tried it again this morning, and it seems like it cleans pretty well.
My favorite thing about it...the words "GLUTEN FREE" plastered nicely on the front of the package. You definitely don't get that on Crest (at least not yet...)!