Gone are the days of the plastic tubes for toothpaste – thank goodness! We now have a lot of amazing zero waste toothpaste brands offering safe, effective, and high-quality toothpaste options. From tabs to powders to drops – we have the full guide of zero and low waste options for you to consider when your plastic toothpaste tube runs out! Also featuring some of our favorite sustainable floss and here is our guide to the ever amazing bamboo toothbrush!
I'm going to list the categories in order of my own personal preference but please use what you are most comfortable with! I really enjoy the tooth tablets (a small mint sized toothpaste tab that breaks down in your mouth with water) but my partner prefers the toothpaste. Many of these companies have both options so you can give both a try. Also, please note the ingredients for each option below: I will list the top active ingredients, prices, and where the products are sold to save time. Enjoy!
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Zero Waste Tooth Tab Options:
I have used the zero waste toothpaste tablets from Georganics for years and genuinely love them. Martin and the kids preferred the paste, but the tabs are wonderful for on-the-go, travel, and refills!! These tabs are made from super high-quality organic and natural ingredients that are fluoride-free, free of SLS, and glycerin. Vegan, cruelty-free, and zero waste.
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate , Tartaric Acid , Citric Acid , Calcium Carbonate , Kaolin Clay , Cream of Tartar , Organic Peppermint Oil , Sodium Benzoate
Ships: US and EU. Shop EU branch here.
Another wonderful brand that we love is Unpaste. This company is all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free. It looks like a medicine tablet that you will chew, and when soft, just brush your teeth like using normal toothpaste. Many reviews said that they notice that their teeth are getting whiter because of the polishing effect (no whitening in these tooth tabs). Polishing action removes stains on the teeth from tea, coffee, red wine, and nicotine, making them appear cleaner and whiter. It comes in a certified compostable packet that contains 125 tablets. They have two variants, the fluoride-free and flouride.
Ingredients: (fluoride and fluoride-free options) Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda), silica, Amisoft (sodium lauryl glutamate), Magnesium Stearate, Natural Mint Flavor from essential oil, Menthol, Xantham Gum, Stevia, Citric Acid, Optional Sodium Flouride
Ships: USA (this brand is sold all over the USA – you can find a local shop list here)
Did you know that one billion toothpaste tubes end up in the landfill every year? Because they want to stop this pollution from happening, Bite Toothpaste bits curated a Toothpaste bit that will help you have clean and healthy teeth while not adding to the pile of trash in our landfill and ocean. They don't use plastic tubes. Instead, they use glass bottles which we can reuse a lot of times. When you subscribe to them, they will send you refills inside a compostable pouch every four months. Their toothpaste bit is 100% gluten-free, vegan, cruelty-free, and has no harmful chemicals.
Ingredients: Xylitol, Erythritol, Natural Peppermint Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Guar Gum, Nano-Hydroxyapatite (N-hap), Zinc Citrate, Silicon Dioxide, Menthol Crystals, Cellulose Blend
Price: $12.00 / Subscription will save 38% – Sent every 4 months
*Use code SKL10 at checkout!*
Next up is this amazing chewpaste by the amazing sustainable marketplace: ETEE. Chewpaste emphasizes the detoxifying and antibacterial advancement of Canadian glacial clay, natural mint, and vanilla flavors. It doesn't contain sulfates, parabens, and harmful chemicals. To use it, just chew the tab and brush with a wet toothbrush! You'll have clean teeth and fresh breath after every use. This product also has a polishing agent for that pearl white teeth. You'll also want to check out their Total Tooth Care Kit which includes Chewpaste, a Bamboo toothbrush with a replaceable head, and peace silk floss. Love a good zero waste kit!
Ingredients: Canadian glacial clay, Kaolin clay, Xylitol, Erythritol, Dicalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, Xantham gum, Magnesium Stearate, Citric acid, SLS-A (not to be confused with SLS which is not something we want in our products!)
Price: $12.00 / Subscription will save 38%!
Ships: Canada and USA
I found these wonderful zero waste toothpaste tabs on my favorite marketplace, ETSY, and had to share them with our community. These Leaf Boat Toothpaste Tabs are made with nano- hydroxyapatite (Nano-HAP) which has been found to be a better alternative to fluoride according to many holistic doctors. It is a calcium-phosphorus compound found naturally in our bodies (teeth, bones, and even our saliva). Nano-hydroxyapatite (Nano-HAP) can help strengthen teeth through remineralization and help to rebuild damaged spots where cavities are beginning to take form. The tabs are zero waste, cruelty-free, compostable, and vegan.
Ingredients: Xylitol, Natural Peppermint Flavour, Nano-Hydroxyapatite(NHAP), Quillaja Saponaria Extract, Calcium Phosphate, calcium Stearate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Stevia.
Ships: Worldwide through Etsy
Zero Waste Toothpaste & Toothpowder Options:
Our first zero-waste toothpaste is Georganics' Natural Tooth Powder which is packed in a reusable glass jar. I have personally used Georganics for about 2 years now and really like it. The ingredients that they used are 100% organic, vegan, and cruelty-free. It is a whitening and stain-removing natural tooth powder that has no harmful chemicals. This powder is very easy to use: just dip a clean toothbrush into the powder and brush as usual. For the best result, brush your teeth for 2 minutes then rinse well. A single glass jar will last for 4 weeks! I love to reuse the glass jars for so many fun upcycling ideas!
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate^ Calcium Carbonate, Diatomaceous Earth, Magnesium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tartaric Acid, Mentha Spicata Herb Oil
Price: $9.90 via EarthHero
Ships: USA and EU. For EU Customers, Shop Here
Of course, we will not forget David's premium natural toothpaste. The tube is not made of plastic – it is made of recyclable metal. While this is not completely zero waste – this is one of the only toothpaste options on here that is both EWG verified. Furthermore, this product is also featured in my zero-waste home essentials because it is rated 5 stars and is a favorite of so many sustainable homes. It is made in the USA, fluoride-free, sulfate-free, and SLS-free.
Ingredients: limestone abrasive, vegetable glycerin, purified water, s baking soda, xylitol (birch derived), hydrated silica, sodium cocoyl glutamate, peppermint oil, spearmint leaf oil, anise seed extract, wintergreen leaf oil, stevia
I have a pretty big crush on Uncle Harry's Peppermint Toothpaste. This zero-waste toothpaste will leave your teeth smooth and glass-like as one of the reviewers stated and that makes me giddy to try it. Refreshing to your mouth because of powerful mineral clay, mineral salt, and pure plant essence. It improves teeth remineralization by counterbalancing acids and fighting bacteria. To use it, scoop a small amount into your brush or dip the bristle into the paste then brush for 1-2 minutes. Yes, you can dip your brush into the jar because the essential oils act as an antiseptic. This toothpaste is outstanding! They also have tooth powder for your little ones. Need more oral care? Indeed, Uncle Harry has a lot to offer!
Ingredients: Bentonite clay, calcium carbonate, colloidal silver water, sea salt, ionic minerals, mustard seed, essential oils of peppermint, eucalyptus, clove, wintergreen, and oregano.
This is one of those toothpaste brands that has a serious cult following and for good reason: Robin Creation's zero waste remineralizing toothpaste is super simple, extremely effective, cruelty-free, vegan, and made using 100% natural ingredients like coconut oil, calcium carbonate, bentonite clay, trace minerals, essential oils, and xylitol powder. Undoubtedly, the reviews on here are enough to make me want to try and we are going to order our first jar this week! I'll update once we give it a go.
Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate, Coconut oil, Xylitol Powder, Baking Soda, Bentonite Clay, Sunflower Oil, Trace Minerals, Essential Oils: Tea Tree Clove, plus Peppermint, Wintergreen or Cinammon flavor.
Zero Waste Tooth Cleansing Oils:
Next up is Fat and the Moons Anise & Clove Tooth Cleansing Oil. This zero-waste tooth cleansing oil comes in a glass container with a dropper. It foams nicely and it will leave your teeth & gums feeling clean and healthy without being too abrasive. Evidently, it gently removes bacteria without causing damage. This product is handmade and the ingredients are 100% natural and vegan like the Clove that gives you healthy gums plus anise oil that gives that sweet taste and promotes good digestion. What's great about this product is that it doesn't contain glycerin allowing your teeth to remineralize. You can also check their tooth polish!
Ingredients: Castile soap (water, coconut oil, sunflower oil, castor oil, citric acid, rosemary extract), myrrh, biodynamic high proof spirits, essential oils of anise, essential oils of clove
Zero Waste Floss:
Another from Etee is this zero-waste tooth care silk floss. Each spool contains 33meters of peace silk – who wants plastic between their teeth? Definitely not me. The silk is infused with candelilla wax and natural peppermint oil floss. Included in this package are a jar and a refill or you can purchase just the refills if you already have the jar. This silk floss is also included in their tooth care kit. Etee has great dental kits with the tabs, toothbrush, and floss combined for a lower price!
Ingredients: 30m of Peace Silk with candelilla wax and natural peppermint oil
Ships: USA & Canada
Another sustainable zero waste floss is from Dental Lace. This unflavoured zero-waste tooth care product is made from 100% biodegradable polylactic acid otherwise known as PLA and Candelilla wax, a natural plant-based vegan wax. It comes in a refillable glass bottle which is also recyclable and contains 2 floss spools. Each spool has 33 yards of floss that can be used for 2 months. Free of parabens, SLS, and PFAS.
- Organic Mint Flavor: 100% naturally flavored with organic peppermint essential oil
- Floss: 100% mulberry silk floss