I have questions about solid toothpaste
This toothpaste contains peppermint essential oil, so it's not recommended for children under the age of six, or for pregnant women. For your child to use it, s/he has to be able to brush their teeth on their own and without swallowing any toothpaste. Our cinnamon solid toothpaste, on the other hand, is safe for children as it doesn't contain any essential oils.
This is perfectly normal when you use a natural toothpaste. Conventional toothpastes will produce a generous foam, but that's because they contain synthetic surfactants – so the foam is actually anything but natural. The amount of foam is not an indicator of how well the toothpaste will clean your teeth. It's the same with our shampoos. Foaming agents and surfactants are responsible for producing a foam or lather, but they don't have any cleaning effect.
For as long as you have toothpaste on your toothbrush when you start to brush, and your teeth feel nice and smooth afterwards, then you can rest assured that your teeth are clean. If you're bothered by the lack of foam, it's for psychological reasons only!
With use and over time, your toothpaste will lose its hardness. If you feel there isn't enough toothpaste in your mouth, simply rub your toothbrush over it again.
When we created this toothpaste, we were very clear about what we wanted (and did not want!), so there are no ingredients in it that are there to produce a generous foam. People are used to toothpastes producing a foam if they always buy conventional toothpastes in a tube.
Plus, because you only use a small amount of toothpaste each time you brush your teeth, you'll save money!
The decision not to use fluoride in our toothpaste was based on recent studies, which indicate that fluoride may be harmful to the human body when ingested in large amounts. Given that we already ingest fluoride every day – as it can be found in food and even in water – we didn't want to provide another source of it! So we're not against fluoride in small amounts, but we prefer not to use it in our products.
You could slip your solid toothpaste into a toothbrush holder if it's wide enough for it to go in vertically, or keep it on a saucer or soap holder. It's antibacterial, so it can't get "dirty"! However, if you're not comfortable with the idea of it gathering a little dust, you could always keep it in a mini jam jar or an old lip balm jar and make a hole or slot in the lid for the toothpaste stick to go through. Our Lamazuna jar is perfect, as there are little slots in the lid, so the stick can go through one of them!
You can put your solid toothpaste in the Lamazuna jar, or an old mini jam jar or lip balm jar, and simply make a hole or slot in the lid for the stick to go through. You could also wrap it in a face cloth – just as with our solid shampoos.
Our solid toothpaste is antibacterial, so there's no risk of spreading germs from one person to another. However, if you're not comfortable with the idea of sharing it, you could always have a different toothpaste for each family member and personalize the sticks, so that everyone has their own design! A dash of nail polish, a name written with a marker pen, a strip of masking tape... Get creative and give your toothpaste a personal touch!
It's perfectly safe to use this solid toothpaste while taking a homeopathic treatment. Just make sure you leave at least half an hour between brushing your teeth and taking your homeopathic remedy, so the peppermint essential oil won't cancel out any beneficial effect.
The toothpaste is made with 100% naturally derived ingredients, so whether they're botanical or mineral, they come from nature. This means you can use your solid toothpaste (and your solid shampoo, for that matter!) when you're up in the mountains or down by a river. You won't create any pollution!
The vibrations of an electric toothbrush can be a bit too much for our solid toothpaste! We recommend that you begin by wetting your toothbrush head and rubbing it over the toothpaste to work up a slight foam. Then you can switch the brush on!
We recommend wetting your toothpaste with warm water as it then dissolves better, but if you'd rather use cold water, that will work too!
Yes, you could use the Hydrophil toothbrush holder to hold your Lamazuna solid toothpaste!