When I wrote a book review of Deanna Duke’s The Non-Toxic Avenger: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, I stated five goals for our own home that were inspired by the book.
I’ve been working toward achieving these goals and finding good solutions to keep toxic chemicals out of our home. Finding a toxin-free toothpaste for Joshua was a challenge. I wanted to make sure it was free of parabens, sodium laurel sulfate and fluoride. Joshua’s idea of brushing his teeth is to suck the toothpaste off of the toothbrush and then ask for more, so fluoride-free was a must. After spending way too much time reading labels in the toothpaste aisles of local stores and lots of online discussions and research, we decided to go with Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry Fluoride-Free toothpaste. It still has SLS, but it doesn’t have parabens or fluoride, it has a Skin Deep rating of 2 (Fair)