You can still get toothpaste in the old-fashioned metal tubes if you are prepared to pay a lot, and don’t mind the plastic caps which are hard to impossible to recycle, and that the tubes are most likely plastic lined.
Or you can try salt. UGHHHH
Or bicarbonate of soda – this is pretty good for your but, for all its sterling qualities, I find it far too soapy tasting to use un-cut.
So I mix it with two other famous dentifrices known for their soft polishing action and Orris Root. Orris root is a natural preservative and helps the flavor along.
Home made Tooth Powder / Paste
1 part chalk
1 part kaolin
1 part Orris Root
1 part bicarb
Put in a jar and shake well – saved as tooth powder or mix to a stiff paste with water
You can buy the
chalk, kaolin and Orris Root from Aromantics – But if you do, the products come in a plastic bags which are plastic – booo… but polythene so easily recycled . I get huge amounts tooth powder out of one small bag of ingredients so I consider it a worthwhile compromise. Its less plastic than any other option…and it can be recycled.
You can buy plastic free bicarb here
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