I’m super picky about toothpaste, and I rarely drink soda or coffee. I guess that attitude has paid off since I’ve only seen a dentist a few times in my life, and each time, my dentist says he’s surprised my teeth are in decent shape.
I’m not saying my smile is perfect or anything, but I’ve never needed a root canal or crown – just regular ole fillings. And I haven’t even had many of those over the last 20 or so years, although I do need to get a filling from my childhood redone soon thanks to my crunchy potato chip obsession. I also have a cavity forming in a wisdom tooth, so I’m currently deciding whether I want to have that fixed or get it pulled. My current dentist wants to pull it (and the rest of my wisdom teeth, which are fine and don’t bother me), but I’m not a fan of that.
When I was pregnant with my son (he’s in elementary school now), I went to the dentist. It was my first time visiting a dentist in 15 years, and guess how many cavities I had?
ZERO. No cavities, no broken teeth, no issues whatsoever.
Yeah, I was shocked too.
But you know what’s even more shocking?
I was doing all that woo-woo pseudoscience stuff that people tell you not to do. I practiced oil pulling regularly, and I used a toothpaste without fluoride. I constantly hear how neither one of those things have any type of benefit, yet I had zero cavities after 15 years.
I started getting really into coupons and rebates a while back, and I scored a deal on a popular brand of semi-natural toothpaste. It was pretty much free after coupons, rebates, and Cartwheel, so I figured I’d try it. I used a version with fluoride, telling myself that I’d just do that until I was back on track financially.
What a mistake.
My teeth ached and never really felt clean, and shortly after that, I visited the dentist and learned about my broken filling and jacked-up wisdom tooth.
Could it just be a coincidence?
Yeah, sure. I don’t think it is, but it certainly could be. I’m not a doctor or a dentist, even though I used to work in the medical field. I’m not here to confidently assert that fluoride is evil. I’m just telling you that I personally prefer fluoride-free toothpaste and plan to continue using products like this until I have a reason to stop (like if my teeth fall out.)
That’s why I was super psyched when Moms Meet offered to hook me up with some free Himalaya Botanique toothpaste in exchange for my honest review. Before we discuss Himalaya Botanique toothpaste in detail, I need to share the usual disclaimer that you’ve seen in my other posts:
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Alright, glad we got that out of the way. Let’s talk about this amazing fluoride-free toothpaste.
Here’s the box of goodies that Himalaya sent me. I’m going to share that 25% off promo code with you at the end of this post so you can score an awesome deal on fluoride-free toothpaste. You’re welcome.
Okay, let’s remove the coupons and get a better look at the toothpaste.
Here we go:
Himalaya Botanique carries 7 different flavors, and they sent me 6 of the 7 to sample.
I’ll be honest: I found my favorite right away. All of the toothpastes were great, but I have a special spot in my heart for Simply Peppermint Whitening Complete Care toothpaste. I even brought it with me on my Florida vacation a couple weeks ago.
I gave my daughter the cinnamon flavor. It tasted exactly like you’d expect a natural cinnamon toothpaste to taste, which is a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you feel about cinnamon. I love cinnamon, but I’ve never been a fan of cinnamon toothpaste for some reason. I guess I’ve been brainwashed to think that mint is more clean. I don’t know.
There’s nothing wrong with the cinnamon toothpaste, though – she loves it, so I’ll buy it for her if she asks.
If neither of those flavors rock your boat, you’ve got other options. Here are the 7 toothpaste flavors Himalaya Botanique offers:
- Whitening Complete Care Simply Peppermint (my favorite!)
- Whitening Complete Care Simply Mint
- Complete Care Simply Peppermint
- Simply Mint
- Simply Cinnamon
- Simply Spearmint
- Original Neem and Pomegranate
I tried all of the flavors except the Neem and Pomegranate, and they all worked great. Tasted great, too.
I realize taste is subjective, so I should probably clarify that you might find the flavor odd the first couple times you brush with the toothpaste if you don’t use natural products often. It doesn’t have that fake flavor found in most popular brands, and my mouth doesn’t tingle or hurt after I use it. For a long time, people tried to convince me that painful sensation meant my toothpaste was working, but nope – I disagree. I only experience that pain when I use products with SLS, so I’m happy Himalaya Botanique sells SLS-free toothpaste.
If you’ve got allergies or live with family members who do, you’ll be happy to know that Himalaya Botanique toothpaste is gluten free. I’ll include this info in the bullet points again because I know some of you are skimmers rather than readers.
Himalaya Botanique toothpaste contains absolutely no:
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
It contains ingredients commonly found in natural products, including:
- Xylitol for subtle flavor enhancement (no refined white sugar in this toothpaste – woo hoo!)
- Neem leaf for gently cleaning teeth
- Triphala for brightening your smile
- Pomegranate for keeping gums healthy
- Fruit enzymes from papaya and pineapple for removing surface stains
This is a product you can feel good about using. I love how fresh it made my breath, and I also dig the way it brightened my smile. Even my daughter commented on how white my teeth looked after I used this toothpaste.
Check out the amazing bamboo toothbrush Himalaya Botanique sent me. This is the personal care item that I didn’t realize I needed. Not sure how I lived without it.
That’s Whitening Complete Care Simply Peppermint on the brush, of course. If you were paying attention earlier, then you know this is my favorite flavor.
Look at me! I’m actually brushing my teeth with this stuff, not just writing a fake review to get free stuff.
Fun fact: I never brush my teeth with my mouth closed. I can’t breathe.
I only kept my mouth closed so you didn’t have to look at all the toothpaste in my mouth.
Okay, all done! Check out that sparkling smile!
The tube is already half empty – I wasn’t kidding when I told you I’ve been using it regularly. I’ll definitely buy more when I run out.
Ready to buy your own Himalaya Botanique toothpaste? You’re in the right place because I’ve got a money-saving promo code for you:
Save 25% on Himalaya Toothpaste by entering coupon code Q2JHJKEJ on Amazon.com!
Prefer to shop locally rather than online? You can find this product at stores like Sprouts, Whole Foods, and Mother’s Market.
Click here to sign up for samples and coupons from Himalaya Botanique.