Years ago I read about a product called “tooth soap”. The seller frequently quoted a Dr. Judd about the dangers of fluoride and what conventional toothpaste does to our teeth, gums and mouth. I was interested enough to buy Dr. Judd’s book and an order of the tooth soap.
The problem with the tooth soap is that is was … difficult. It was shredded, like carrots in a grater, although some of the pieces were a bit longer than that. The problem was using the stuff. You had to pick out little shreds of soap and place them carefully on your toothbrush. If you were careless with the soap it could fall off into the sink and getting the shreds out meant that you pretty much needed to use your fingers, meaning you were handling your shreds.
I liked the taste and my mouth felt much cleaner, but I didn’t get any more because of the problems in its use.
So when I recently had a go-round at the dentist’s office I remembered my tooth soap experience. But this time I decided to choose a bar of soap – forget those wretched little pieces. And I did a lot of research and chose Dr. Bronner’s baby soap.
The reason for my choice is that I’ve used this soap brand in the past and been happy with it. After carefully reading the ingredients, I learned that it isn’t loaded with tons of chemicals the way most soap is. In fact, according to their Amazon listing:
BABY UNSCENTED. With no added fragrance and double the olive oil, our Baby Unscented Pure-Castile Bar Soap is good for sensitive skin – babies too (though not tear-free!). Dr. Bronner’s Bar Soap is made with certified fair trade ingredients and organic hemp oil for a soft, smooth lather that won’t dry your skin.
GENTLE SOAP. This moisturizing bar soap offers organic and vegan ingredients for a rich, emollient lather. It is ideal for washing your body or face. With no synthetic detergents or preservatives, you can nourish your skin with every wash.
MULTI-USE. This multi-use bar soap can be used on its own as a traditional body or face scrub, or you can dilute it in various recipes for anything from a pest spray to laundry wash. This gentle, yet powerful soap is the ultimate multi-use cleaner.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC AND VEGAN. Certified organic by the USDA National Organic Program and certified Vegan by Vegan Action, Dr. Bronner’s is a proud supporter of animal advocacy organizations. With a “leaping bunny” logo it is certified cruelty-free.
RECYCLED PACKAGING. 100% biodegradable in a 100% post-consumer recycled wrapper. Dr. Bronner’s is committed to environmental protection, ethical sourcing, and fair trade practices.
When reading the reviews I found out that it’s good for a myriad of problems, including skin, hair, miserable conditions like eczema, laundry and a zillion others. And for brushing your teeth.
And there’s another huge benefit: it’s incredibly cheap! I’ve been using the same bar for about 8 months and have barely made a dent in it.
Conclusion: I love this stuff and won’t be going back to toothpaste. I’n not trying to persuade you of anything, but if you feel the need for something different, consider this one. Dr. Bronner soap is the best, IMO.
PS: No, there isn’t a horrid taste in your mouth. I didn’t notice anything at all and my son said he noticed it for 2-3 days and then it was fine.