Both for ethical and for health-related reasons, my family and I are all about using natural solutions and remedies, and about using products that don’t contain unnecessary chemicals. Finding a quality natural, fluoride-free toothpaste that works as promised can be quite a challenge. A friend recommended me to try some clay-based toothpaste, instead of the traditional, fluoride-based chemical ones. After doing some research, I found the Redmon Earthpaste Natural Toothpaste.
As toothpaste, it feels somehow strange. It is hard to get used to the color brown and to that unusual texture. It also lingers less in your mouth. This is both a good and a bad thing; good because it does not ruin the flavor of anything you eat or drink afterward. Sad, because it feels as if you did not brush your teeth at all. However, that should not worry anyone, as long as the product works, and it fulfills its marketing premises, which this product clearly doesn’t.
Redmond Earthpaste Controversal Ingredients
All of that being said, and considering how important it is for my family and me to use natural products, and to avoid the poisonous chemicals that the vast majority of toothpaste brands contain, you can imagine my surprise when I read a disclaimer in the box, warning that the product had lead in it. Lead, of all things, is an extremely poisonous metal that can cause all sorts of problems, including infertility. That is the kind of additive you do not want around your home if you are raising a family; your family’s toothbrushes are probably among the last places you want to put lead.
On top of that, one of the four flavors the Redmon Earthpaste offers is Wintergreen. Of all the essential oils, Wintergreen is listed as one of the non-edible ones. I still don’t know how they have managed to extract the Wintergreen flavor out of the oil in a nonchemical, nontoxic way while making it safe for human consumption. My bet is that they have not. Considering that they are adding lead to the toothpaste, I seriously doubt that the Wintergreen flavor is short of poisonous.
Unfortunately, before discovering all of this, I tried the Redmon Earthpaste for seven weeks. The results were horrible: receding gums, tooth sensitivity, and a weird sensation when I slide my tongue on my teeth as if the enamel was somehow damaged. Earthpaste is quite abrasive and, even though it doesn’t give the sensation of actually cleaning anything, it does feel like there’s a high chemical process taking place when brushing my teeth; precisely the opposite of what I was trying to achieve.
My final impression is wrong, definitely. I cannot trust a product that boasts about being natural and non-chemical based that features lead as one if its ingredients and that gladly uses something as toxic as Wintergreen as a flavor. I regret having used it before making my research, but I am happy I stopped in time. I do not know what kind of harm this product could have made to my family’s dental health, or for my own, but I am sure it would have been quite severe.
I need to make an update about Earthpaste toothpaste because I just watch clear explanation about lead in their toothpaste. It is just a disclaimer they need to do. In fact, there is not much lead in the toothpaste. Lead have come with Bentonite clay because that is a natural component of Bentonite clay. And even some research show that Bentonite clay can help with removing heavy metals from your body. Watch the video below and decide on your own, but I need to bring grades for this toothpaste up.
Disclaimer: All natural toothpaste brands are better than regular toothpaste. Regular kinds of toothpaste are poison in your mouth. Fluoride is one of the main ingredients that is a hazard to your health, teeth and most important for your brain! All natural toothpaste brands do not contain fluoride and other dangerous substances.