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Weleda Salt Toothpaste

October 18, 2009

A light and refreshing salty toothpaste from Weleda, which contains sodium bicarbonate and essential oils.

“Salt toothpaste is slightly alkaline and neutralises caries-promoting acids, particularly after meals. Half an hour after cleansing the teeth the normal pH is restored. The slightly salty taste is complemented by a mixture of essential oils for long lasting freshness…..natural sodium bicarbonate helps neutralise harmful plaque acids, and stimulates salivation to promote self-cleansing and reduce the formation of tartar.”

  • Fluoride free
  • SLS free
  • Scientifically tested
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Contains sodium bicarbonate

I bought this toothpaste because at the time I had a few mouth ulcers and my gums were a little red where my teeth overlap slightly. I’d been rinsing my mouth with salt water after brushing which had helped my ulcers a little but I wanted to try something a bit more targeted towards my gums.

When I bought this product I thought that brushing my teeth with a salty toothpaste would be a fairly unpleasant experience, but decided it was worth a try if it would get rid of my ulcers. I was pleasantly surprised! The first time I used it was the saltiest. After this, I got use to the taste and didn’t find saltiness at all off-putting. The toothpaste is flavoured with essential oils, which makes it refreshing. Lavender and lemon stood out the most – lavender doesn’t appear in the ingredient list, but flavour (from essential oils) does, so I’m guessing it could be in that blend. After brushing, my mouth felt clean and fresh and not overly salty. Any saltiness left over was gone within a couple of minutes.

Weleda’s salt toothpaste doesn’t contain any thickeners or foamers, so when I started to brush the texture stayed quite thin and watery. You can feel a very slight amount of grittyness in the paste, but it’s not uncomfortable. I also use this product with my electric toothbrush and it doesn’t cause any clogging or salty buildup.

And so for the important part – did it helps my gums and mouth ulcers? Absolutely! I started off brushing morning and night with it, and continued to do so after my mouth ulcers had gone. If I had an ulcer pop up, I put a blob of this toothpaste on which worked just as well as Bonjela. It didn’t really sting that much either considering I was applying salt to a mouth ulcers. It also really helped to reduce the redness on my gums. The redness went down pretty quickly, after brushing 2-3 times with it, then the puffiness started to go down after that. I now use this product on a day to day basis most of the time, rather than just when I have mouth ulcers or sore gums.

I think this is an excellent product to use if you have something like ginigivits and don’t want to use strong, medicated products like Corsodyl.

Summary

  • Pros: Great for helping ulcers and inflammation to heal
  • Cons: None…

Ingredients

INCI: Sodium Bicarbonate, Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Silica, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Prunus Spinosa Fruit Juice, Commiphora Myrrha Extract, Krameria Triandra Root Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Bark Extract, Arum Maculatum Root Extract**, Sodium Chloride, Cyanopsis Tetragonalba (Guar) Gum, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Alcohol, Esculin, Flavour (Aroma)*, Limonene*, Linalool*. *from natural essential oils ** In highly diluted Form/ Extremement Dilute.

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