If you are here, it is because you know that the solid toothpaste comes from artisanal manufacturing methods and has a non-polluting recyclable packaging. It is part of the sustainable ecological solutions put in place to face environmental problems. In terms of value for money, like all solid cosmetic and hygiene products, Zero Waste toothpaste has a much longer shelf life than a conventional product. A slightly higher starting price at the purchase, for a real profitability on the long term.
Here is a guide to learn more about solid toothpaste
What is solid toothpaste?
Solid toothpaste is a toothpaste that has a solid texture that is different from traditional toothpaste. It is therefore not packaged in a plastic tube but presented in other forms. Thus, depending on the brand of solid cosmetics.
The different types of solid toothpaste
There are 5 different forms of solid toothpaste. The principles of use, the advantages and disadvantages will not be the same according to the types of solid toothpastes. It is therefore important to know the characteristics of each of them to make the most suitable choice for you.
Here are the different types of solid toothpaste:
- In bar: like a soap, one of the most widespread and accessible formats.
- Powdered: undoubtedly the healthiest and most ecological option, since it requires fewer processing steps and can be purchased in bulk.
- In jars: easy to transport and store.
- On a stick: the most original of all, reminiscent of those solid hot chocolates that can be found everywhere today.
- On a tablet: to chew before brushing.
Ingredients in solid toothpaste
This toothpaste contains ingredients that are easy to find, some of which are already in your kitchen or are fairly easy to find in stores. However, it is especially important not to make a mistake when picking up a product as it should be on the list of ingredients to be used.
Here are the main ingredients used in solid toothpastes.
- Calcium carbonate: both thickening and abrasive, it also makes the teeth shine.
- White or green clay: respectively abrasive and very soft for sensitive gums.
- Vegetable charcoal: purifies and cleanses the mouth.
- Siwak: from an African tree, it is both an antibacterial and an excellent whitener.
- Essential oils of eucalyptus and spearmint: very refreshing.
- Xylitol: It is known to prevent the development of cavities and prevent their appearance. Indeed, the birch sugar slows down the proliferation of certain bacteria harmful to the teeth.
The presence of fluorine in solid toothpaste
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay. It's okay to put fluoride in your organic solid toothpaste. However, too much fluoride (2mg) can lead to fluorosis, which causes white spots on the teeth. Therefore, it is particularly preferable to have a fluoride check-up at your dentist's office before making or using one. On the other hand, if you do not have a fluoride deficiency, it is probably better to use fluoride-free toothpastes, especially since there are now natural ingredients that prevent fluorosis.
Hygiene rules for making solid toothpaste
- Wash your hands and dry them
- Use a pair of thick enough gloves
- Pay attention to the expiration date of the components and respect the dosages of the recipe
- Follow the dosage of the toothpaste recipe scrupulously
- Be careful when using the microwave
- Label the toothpaste with the date of manufacture and the expiration date
- Mark the list of ingredients on the toothpaste
The recipe for homemade solid toothpaste
Here is the list of materials needed to make homemade solid toothpaste:
- a precision scale
- a spoon for measuring
- a mortar and pestle to grind and mix
- a wooden spatula or a small whisk
- a bowl to heat the preparation
- a saucepan for melting
- a silicone mold
- a clean, airtight box
Here is the recipe for solid charcoal toothpaste:
- Pour 20 g of SCI in a bowl
- Add 10 g of organic green clay
- Put also 30 g of calcium carbonate
- Then 1 g of charcoal and a tablespoon of coconut oil.
- Heat the ingredients in a water bath
- Add 15 drops of organic lemon essential oil and mix.
- Put the mixture in a mold and flatten the surface with your fingers
- Let your toothpaste solidify for one hour in the refrigerator.
To use your solid toothpaste, you can wet your toothbrush under a stream of warm water and rub it on the solid toothpaste to take a little product.
The use of solid toothpaste
Solid toothpaste is not used in the same way as regular toothpaste. It is important to know how to use solid toothpaste for optimal brushing.
Here's how you should use solid toothpaste:
- First, you need to wet your toothbrush
- Next, you should rub it against the toothpaste to form a lather
- Then, you need to collect the foam created on the toothbrush
- You can finish by starting your brushing
To brush your teeth, you can use the Y-Brush toothbrush. It is a sonic toothbrush that allows you to brush all the teeth and their face at the same time so that you do not forget any face of your teeth.
The conservation of the solid toothpaste
Once used, it is important to remember to let your solid toothpaste dry. It should then be stored in its original metal box, in a pouch or in a soap box for solid cosmetics. However, it is important to store it in a dry place so that it will last as long as possible.
We hope this guide has helped you understand what solid toothpaste is. We hope it has also helped you understand the different types of solid toothpaste and the benefits of using one. It is important to know the list of ingredients that are used in the perspective of respecting the environment. You should ask your dentist for advice before putting fluoride in your toothpaste. In addition, you must respect the required hygiene rules before starting the preparation of the recipe. Moreover, the use and conservation are particular.