I've often noted I'm thwarted with a head cold or flu like symptoms whenever I add another natural body cleanser to my routine. This is due to the excess toxins and mucus in the body as my system flushes these invaders away. Small microbes discover the excess wastes, morph into other forms, and go about doing their job - consuming the bodily wastes. While this is happening, symptoms begin that makes us miserable.
Commercial brand toothpastes contain caustic and toxic ingredients known to affect physical health. There's a reason why if it's ingested in large quantities that the consumer is directed to call a poison control
Invaders in Your Toothpaste
Sodium fluoride (aka Flouride) is a toxic chemical used in rat poison. Teeth do not require fluoride, but fluorine. Fluoride is not a mineral or element, but fluorine is. Fluorine helps prevent tooth decay. Organic fluorine is found in Black Walnut Hulls and Miswak (Peelu), although in very low concentrations.
Propylene glycol is an industrial agent. It is commonly used to keep products moist and is also used in car antifreeze solutions and de-icing solutions for cars, airplanes, and boats.
Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS) is a surfactant and detergent commonly used in engine degreaser, garage floor cleaners, and car wash soaps. It's also used clinical testing as a primary skin irritant.
Sodium saccharin is another ingredient in rat poison. In toothpaste, it's a sweetener.
Polyethylene is PLASTIC.
Blue Lake, FD & C Lake, and all the Lakes are petroleum-derived dyes and known carcinogens. They are used in your toothpastes to give them color.
I spent my life trying to save a few pennies in abating my financial budget strains. Yet, I wonder while saving these few cents, had I put my own health in jeopardy? Buying natural toothpastes costs a few cents more than their counterparts. When I think of how long a tube can last, I think of how silly I've been in not incorporating this simple luxury into my life sooner.