Plastic Free Living :: Toothpaste

Looking for toothpaste that doesn't come in a pesky plastic tube? Here are some brands that are switching things up, and offering toothpaste in more recyclable packaging, from glass jars to metal tubes. 


1: zero waste beauty australia

Packaging: glass jar

1: Zero Waste Beauty Australia Peppermint Toothpaste

We love this one, because not only does it come in a refillable, recyclable glass jar, it's also

  • vegan
  • cruelty free
  • Australian made
  • made from natural ingredients
  • Free of triclosan, SLS, fluoride, propylene glycol, DEA, micro beads and artificial sweeteners.

The version we've tried is this Peppermint version, which is refreshing. It also comes in a Lemon & Eucalyptus version too. 


2: aesop

packaging: metal tube

2: Aesop Toothpaste

Harking back to the old metal tubes of yesteryear, Aesop's (relatively) new toothpaste is packed in a recyclable metal tube. With the characteristic gorgeous herbal scents of the botanically-focussed brand, this toothpaste has a wonderful mouth feel. It's

  • made from natural ingredients, predominantly calcium carbonate
  • key ingredients include sea buckthorn, cardamon, wasabia japonica
  • vegan 
  • cruelty free
  • "tastes" delicious! 


3: Davids

Packaging: metal tube

3: Davids Premium Natural Toothpaste

Made in the USA, this aesthetically pleasing package gets ticks in the graphic design department, as well as the sustainable packaging department. The toothpaste comes in a recyclable metal tube, with a natty little key to get every last squeeze from the tube. It's

  • free from Sodium Laurel Sulfate, artificial sweeteners, and fluoride
  • cruelty free
  • vegan
  • carton made with 100% wind power
  • contains calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate as gentle cleaners
  • contains Xylitol (derived from birch trees) to reduce the formation of cavities