Zero waste toothpastes are one of the things that I have yet to find for myself. I personally have very sensitive teeth that require fluoride in order to stay healthy, and there aren’t a ton of available options for me since a lot of the zero waste toothpastes are fluoride free. That is why I think me and a lot of other people in my predicament have opted to go for a lower waste option as opposed to a zero waste one. I will be listing both fluoride and fluoride free options on this list however, as I know a lot of people go for the free options once they get older.
Hello Toothpaste Tablets
These are actually pretty new on the market, as I’ve only been aware of them for the past year or so. So far, Hello offers these tablets in their anti-plaque + whitening and their activated charcoal varieties. Both are fluoride free, which I thought was a little weird considering that their original activated charcoal formula has fluoride in it. Each has 60 tablets that come in a metal tube, which you can reuse for another purpose, recycle, or refill. It seems however that Hello doesn’t have a refill program for their tablets though, so I am not sure what they meant by refill. You can get both varieties for under $8 each.
Tom’s of Maine
Tom’s of Maine has a variety of toothpastes that range in flavor, and while they do come in a plastic tube, they have a partnership with Terracycle that allows for them to be recycled. You can get most Tom’s of Maine toothpastes for under $5
Burt’s Bees now has toothpaste if you didn’t know. Each of their flavors come in a fluoride and fluoride free option. They also have a partnership with Terracycle that allows you to recycle Burt’s Bees packaging for free. Almost every tube of Burt’s Bees toothpaste costs less than $6
This toothpaste comes in a fully aluminum tube so it is way easier to recycle than some of the others on this list. David’s toothpaste does come in just at $10, so it is on the highest end of our spectrum for price. All formulas of David’s are fluoride free.
Redmond’s Earth Paste
This is the paste version of Redmond’s Earth Powder, which was just over $10 and didn’t qualify for this list. The Earth Paste is just under $6 and is only made from 5 ingredients. Redmond’s Earth Paste comes in 8 flavors and is fluoride free.
Dr. Ginger’s natural toothpaste is made with coconut oil, and is supposed to work like oil pulling does. This natural formula is fluoride free and uses the natural properties of coconut oil to give you a fresh and clean smile. This toothpaste comes in just below $10.
The king of castile soap has other products, like their all-in-one toothpaste. Made without fluoride, this toothpaste is less than $7.
Another toothpaste that comes in just under $10 is Native. I personally love Native’s products, and I’m excited to say that this formula does come in different flavors and with fluoride!