Dr Organic Tea Tree Toothpaste -100ml (£4.49)
My first toothpaste review. This one from Holland and Barrett who are the makers of the Dr Organics range.
This toothpaste does not contain any SLS, parabens, sulphates, artificial colours or perfumes. It is suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans and is not tested on animals.
It does contain Aloe Vera, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, Icelandic moss extract and Horse Chestnut. Don’t be mislead by the marketing, it is very difficult to work out exactly what ingredients are actually organic. It appears the tea tree oil is the only one. Interesting to note I can’t see an independent organic certificate label anywhere on this product.
It is described as Lemon Mint Flavour on the box, but I can’t find any lemon or lemon like ingredients in it? It does however smell of tea tree, which was one of the reasons I was attracted to it in the first place. Tea Tree oil is a natural antiseptic, so to find it in a toothpaste is particularly beneficial to help fight off sore throats and mouth ulcers. The peppermint oil gives it the traditional minty flavour.
I’ve used this toothpaste for a long time and regularly get comments about how white my teeth look. This however, could be down to the excellent and highly Del Brown Approved Philips Sonicare Toothbrush I use.
My mouth feels fresh and clean after use, doesn’t feel stripped or leave a scummy ridge around the inside of my lips, which I find all too often if I’ve used a standard toothpaste.
Ingredients: Glycerin, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Sorbitol, Hydrated silica, Aqua, Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, Memtha Piperita (Peppermint oil), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Melaleuca alternifolia leaf (tea tree oil), Menthol, Cetraria islandica (icelandic moss extract), Sodium monofluorophosphate, Escin (Horse chesnut), Xylitol, Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate, Citric acid. Limonene. Contains Sodium monofluorophosphate (a source of floride at 1000ppm)