I got a new toothpaste from the treehugger grocery store yesterday. It's called Auromere. It has many claims on the box. One of them is that it's saccharin free. Yay! That means I can use it.
I was a little nervous at first because it has neem tree extract in it. The only other time I've seen neem oil is as a natural insecticide in the garden. I'm using bug killer to brush my teeth? My other problem is that it's fluoride free. I wouldn't use this all the time, because it seems like fluoride works pretty well.
I am a little confused by its claim to be cruelty-free. Do other toothpaste companies make lab rabbits brush their teeth? What's wrong with sharing that fresh, clean feeling with other species?
When I put the Auromere toothpaste on my toothbrush, I was a little disturbed by its color. It was brown. Aren't there natural ways of artificially coloring stuff? Yikes! But I was pleasantly surprised when I brushed my teeth. It was minty and good-tasting. It also foamed up well, which has been the downfall of several of the other toothpastes I have tried.
I have kind of a strange taste in my mouth this morning, so I'll have to use this toothpaste for a while longer before making a final judgment.