5 vegan friendly toothpaste brands

5 vegan friendly toothpaste brands

So its a given that we all brush our teeth on a daily basis, but what we probably don’t all know (I didn’t until recently),  is that the majority of conventional toothpastes contain Glycerin – which is an animal fat, usually derived from cows.  In fact, since I became aware of this over a year ago, I haven’t found one mainstream brand that doesn’t contain it.

The household name brands also test on animals, Colgate is owned by Palm Olive, Aqua Fresh, Sensodyne and Macleans by GlaxoSmithKline, Oral B by Procter & Gamble, who are all widely known to have unscrupulous ethics.

Here are 5 toothpaste brands that are vegan friendly – they don’t contain any animal ingredients, plus, are made by brands that have stringent policies against animal testing:

1. Dr Organic toothpaste (aloe vera, tea tree or pomegranate)

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  • They also do a vegan mouthwash
  • £4.59
  • Available from Holland and Barrett (Stock up whilst its on buy one get one half price!)

 

2. Kingfisher Mint Toothpaste with Fluoride

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3. Lanes Sarakan Original Salvadora

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4. Eco-Dent Res-Q-Dent

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  • Designed for sensitive teeth
  • Range includes mouthwash and floss
  • Approximately £6
  • Available from Amazon

5. Aloe Dent Whitening Toothpaste

 

  • Whitening formulation
  • Approximately £3.99
  • Available from Holland & Barrett
  • Please note, (as pointed out by one of my lovely readers), only the Aloe Dent whitening formulation is vegan, the others contain Chitosan which is an ingredient derived from shellfish!

If you know of any other brands out there please do let me know, or add it in the comments below.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Ben
    22nd September 2016 / 11:43 pm

    The AloeDent toothpaste you’ve listed includes the following ingredient, “Carboxymethyl Chitosan (from shellfish). I bought it myself recently but only just noticed.

    • Roxy
      15th February 2017 / 10:08 am

      Hi Ben. Yes I amended the post actually as I discovered this also. The ‘whitening’ version however, doesn’t, so it suitable for vegans :)

    • Roxy
      17th February 2017 / 4:54 pm

      Hi Ben. I noticed that also, the post is now amended, as the ‘whitening’ version does not contain it weirdly. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Nicola
    7th January 2017 / 8:20 pm

    Can I just point out that Aloe Dent contains chitosan from shellfish. This means it’s not vegan!

    • Roxy
      9th January 2017 / 8:54 pm

      Thanks so much for getting in touch Nicola, I’ve removed it from the list xx

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