Sunday, May 18, 2014

You better wash your kid's mouth out with mud!

This is a review and giveaway for Earthpaste products. I was not paid or asked to do this. I received a sample of the flavor listed in this blog, but had already been voluntarily using their products beforehand. I do not have any referral links set up in this article. This is me chatting on one of my personal passions: teeth decay. 

Teeth decay is a big topic for me and so I've been asked at least 100 bajillion majillion times, "What toothpaste do your children use?" This post is intended to answer that question.

What do we use? We've used a lot of different products on our teeth healing journey. Going through countless products costs money and takes up time. We made our own. We purchased very expensive stuff, such as Theodent. We purchased very high quality, semi-expensive stuff, such as Pascadent. (Pascadent is good for higher-level, targeted clay packing in the teeth and might cause detoxes or other issues, especially with amalgams in the mouth. Please research before going willy nilly.)We made more of our own. We had friends make some for us. We bought "natural" toothpastes and then laughed, and then cried a little, at the misleading claims and tricky ingredients.

When a frazzled parent is dealing with basic teeth decay in young children and asks me, what do you use? I have one starting point that I honestly feel is a good, basic, affordable choice: Earthpaste.


Earthpaste is owned by Redmond Salt Company. They took clay, salt and essential oils and made it into a convenient squeeze tube of toothpaste. You can spit or swallow (or leave it on as we do over here). It comes in a variety of flavors... including one that my children miraculously embraced.

One of the struggles with brushing, at least for my children, is the flavor of the toothpaste. My kids found most, well, I guess all common toothpaste flavors overbearing. All the mints were too spicy. And cinnamon? If peppermint is too spicy to your toddler, cinnamon is like the 7th level of hell. The sweeter children's toothpastes were filled with junk or basically just gel smeared onto the teeth and often my kids disapproved of the flavors anyways. I couldn't find healing recipes that also appealed to children.

I had already started using Earthpaste and really liked it. DH also liked it and immediately switched to it. Prior to Earthpaste, we had been mixing filtered water with Pascadent and making our own paste. This was after trying other recipes that didn't pan out. But, DH was also packing it into his teeth overnight. This caused an amalgam to fall out on its own as his tooth healed. (BIG OOPSIES.) I was in search of something that supports oral health in a less intense way. I was tired of making our own stuff, following countless recipes and watching them mold over go rancid, or just run out too quickly. I was tired of reading ingredient labels at the store and seeing all the slick advertising on natural products still filled with other crap. (Hint: if a product immediately screams PARABEN FREE it's almost certainly filled with other crap.)

Earthpaste hit the most boxes on my checklist. Fairly affordable, simple to use, free of the stuff most people grumble about, aids in oral health and remineralization, and tastes good.


Of course, my kids looked at the peppermint tube I bought and ran away shouting NO at the top of their lungs. Thankfully, Earthpaste sent me a tube of their children's flavor: Lemon Twist. I know. I thought the same thing...no way would my kids go for it. They did. They do. No fighting, no bribing.

So, when you ask me what toothpaste I use for my kids...I'm going to tell you I wash their mouths out with mud. I suggest you consider doing the same!

My 2 year old, voluntarily brushing with lemon mud
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92 comments:

  1. I have a tube of the peppermint and I love it.

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  2. i'd love to give that a try. we use toothpaste i make, which i'm happy with, especially since i get to control the flavorings. (my favorite so far is ginger & lemon...) but sometimes i'd like a tube of something not-gross-and-chemically to keep in my bag or to take on trips.

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  3. Would love to try the lemon flavor for my kid!

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  4. I would probably like the peppermint best!

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  5. I would probably like the peppermint best!

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  6. I personally like most mint, but I'm very curious to try the lemon!

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  7. Thank you, Guggie Daly! I've been looking for something for my daughter to try. She hates that her toothpaste box says 0-2 yrs, LOL! I've never let her use flouride, but she hates Toms. We will order some today.

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  8. I have been trying to find a natural toothpaste that my husband likes to help him heal his teeth & gums after decades using dip tobacco! Maybe he will like one of the minty ones of this brand!

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  9. I have been trying to find a natural toothpaste that my husband would like as we work on healing his teeth and mouth from decades of dip tobacco use. I wonder if he would like one of these minty flavors!

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  10. I'd like to try the lemon one for my kids, they hate the regular kids toothpaste!

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  11. 'd like to try the lemon for my kids!

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  12. Hmm, I'd try the peppermint, but I'm sure my son would rather have the lemon twist. :)

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  14. I love the lemon twist so far and my kids love it too! Yay for Earthpaste!

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  15. Peppermint sounds pretty good. *Jen V.*

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  16. I had great teeth until after my second baby, when I had to have two root canals out of nowhere. I'd try anything to help fix my poor teeth! I don't mind peppermint, but I'd give lemon a try.

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  17. I commented but now I can't see it? I'd love to try lemon to fix my dodgy teeth :( I don't want another root canal.

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  18. This is the only toothpaste I will use!

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  19. Love this stuff! I really want to try lemon next.

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  20. I love this stuff! Been wanting to try lemon next!

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  21. I've always wanted to try this!

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  22. I'd love for my 4 year old to try the lemon, she keeps complaining her tooth paste is sour.

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  23. Would love to win it! Variety is the spice of life...flavor wise that is...already use Earth Paste exclusively.

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  24. Would love to try this variety pack! We use Earth Paste but only the Lemon flavor. Variety is the spice of life!!

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  25. I have been using earthpaste for several months and I love the lemon twist mixed with the peppermint

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  26. Vanessa Shores SchanmierMay 21, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    I really want to. try the cinnamon. I've used both Lemon and Wintergreen and my son actually Prefers Wintergreen.

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  27. We like the lemon flavor

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  28. I love eartpaste, I used the peppermint, my kids the lemon.

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  29. I just heard about this stuff a few days ago, and I totally want to try it!

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  30. I'd like lemon... so hopefully my kids will use it.

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  31. I think I'd like either peppermint or lemon.

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  32. I think I'd like either peppermint or lemon.

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  33. I think I'd like either peppermint or lemon.

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  34. I'd love to try their wintergreen!

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  35. I would try the spearmint, but think my boys would like the lemon.
    Rachel V.

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  36. We've been using Earthpaste for a while. We love it!! Even my conventional hubby uses it without complaint! Our 10 year old reaches for lemon and the hubby and I both like peppermint. :)

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  37. I love the mint, but would love to try the lemon

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  38. I love the mint but would love to try the lemon

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  39. Wintergreen is the only one I've checked out so far, and I love it.

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  40. I've only tried wintergreen so far, but I love it!

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  41. I like cinnamon but I'm curious to try lemon.

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  42. Our favorite is the xylitol free spearmint! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  43. I can't wait to try the cinnamon flavor!

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  44. We love all the flavors! Our almost 4 yr old loves mixing 2 flavors at a time.

    My fave right now is spearmint. I didn't care for it as much pre-pregnancy, but am loving it currently. Cinnamon and peppermint were my absolute faves pre-pregnancy.

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  45. I really really want the wntergreen..... my teeth have gone sad after having three babies.

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  46. i use cinnamon but would love to try lemon twist!

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  47. I love the peppermint, my kids love the lemon

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  48. i would love to try lemon twist!

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  49. I love the spearmint and my son loves the lemon.

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  50. I really like the Lemon but Peppermint is a close second. I am going to get my kids using Lemon once their Tom's strawberry is gone!

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  51. So far we've only tried the cinnamon and I really like it!

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  52. I want to try the lemon. I love the other flavors.

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  53. I would love to try the peppermint flavor!

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  54. I was given samples and I love the Lemon and so do my kids! Yum.

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  55. I would love to try lemon for my children and I would love to get peppermint. I tried it once and loved it!!

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  56. We're big fans of the lemon and spearmint.

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  57. Cinnamon and winter green are our favourites.

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  58. Our kids love the Lemon Twist!

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  59. The peppermint is my favorite, but I'd love to try the wintergreen!

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  60. I would probably like peppermint, but my kids might like lemon.

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  61. I love the cinnamon flavor, so do my boys:-)

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  62. Thanks for sharing this! I'll be trying the spearmint for me, and the lemon for the kiddos :)

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  63. Peppermint is usually the safe flavor that everyone in my household will use.

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  64. my children like the lemon...I like the peppermint.

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  65. peppermint would be the best!

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  66. I have been wanting to try earthpaste since i first heard about it a while back. i think i would try spearmint first!

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  67. I would love to try the lemon!!

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  68. The kids have used lemon and liked it but I'd like to try cinnamon.

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  69. i myself love lemon and think my kids would too.

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  70. This stuff has high levels of lead in it. Hence the warning on the side.

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  71. I haven't heard of this company before or the toothpaste, but I'm very interested in trying it. Right now we used tooth tabs by Lush.

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  72. I would love to try the Wintermint flavor!

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  73. I would love to try the Wintermint flavor!

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  74. I'd love to try this! I make toothpaste for me & my daughter (my husband doesn't care & still uses the regular crap-filled kind), but I'd give this a shot and save myself the hassle.

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  75. I think I would want to try the cinnamon flavor. That sounds really good!

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  76. Our current favorite is Wintergreen!

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  77. We would love to try lemon flavored paste

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