I was debating whether I was going to post this because strictly, it's not makeup and it's definitely not fun. But, it might belong under the cosmetics-category and it's one where I have been trying to go natural for a while. Yes, there's that word again, natural. What it means depends on who's using it and whether it's always better for you, that isn't as obvious as one would think.
Nevertheless, my polish-addiction aside, I wouldn't mind having less chemicals in my life.
So, when I had the chance to win a toothpaste/whitener marketed as the natural option by EVA in a giveaway, I jumped at the opportunity. While my current toothpaste may not contain triclosan, it has an list of ingredients that's almost as long as this post.
My last encounter with natural toothpaste was pure horror (anisflavored vomit) but keep in mind, that was maybe 15 years ago. A lot has happened since then. I hope.
Did it work wonders? Are my teeth whiter than any marshmallow? Does my breath make the birds sing?
Not really. It's nothing spectacular. I haven't noticed any change in my teeths' coloration yet (5 days in) and as a toothpaste, it's just a more expensive version of the old classic DIY-paste out of bakingsoda. For instance, How it all vegan has a good basic recipee for toothpaste as well as mouthwash.
The only difference is that with this, you have Sodium perborate and Sodium lauryl sulfate added as active ingredients. They're the guys that supposedly are going to make your teeth white(r).
I guess this is where it gets a bit tricky - the former is an ingredient that shouldn't be used on or near lips. Apparently, you shouldn't handle it unless using gloves. That is what I put on my brush and into my mouth. Then I spit it out.
Natural eyh? Guess I will use this as regular bakingsoda, a cleaning detergent. I bet it will be a killer on those dye-stains in the shower.
The Eva Whitener retails for $24 and contains about 1,6 ounces.