What’s in your toothpaste?

Who is Grin, you ask?

Grin Natural is an oral health care company based out of New Zealand and have recently launched in the United States. At Grin, they believe that when it comes to what you put in your body, there is no compromise. Which is why Grin goes to extensive measures to source the very best of what nature has to offer. Their premium ingredients are sourced from the beautiful homeland of New Zealand as well throughout the world.

Grin realizes it is important to not only have the ingredients need be sustainably sourced, they need to be kind to the planet. Which is why Grin turns to nature for not only the ingredients, but also the packaging. Grin is proud to say that they are cruelty free, as well as palm-oil free to ensure the impact is sustainable on our planet and all those with whom we share it with.


What are the ingredients?

Organic Sea Salt
A great analgesic and antiseptic, it increases the pH balance of your mouth, which bacteria’s dislike.
Manuka oil
Comes from the Manuka tree, native to New Zealand. It’s healing powers have long been recognized by Maori.
Magnolia bark extract
Helps control oral bacteria growth and prevent the build-up of tartar.
Organic Aloe Vera Extract
Used in our kids’ toothpaste, is great to fight bacteria while being gentle on teeth and gums. Also great for sensitive teeth.
Propolis Extract
Great antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent to help keep our mouths in check. Can be found in our Whitening and Freshening toothpastes.
Peppermint Oil
Antibacterial and antifungal properties that make an excellent ingredient in toothpaste. You’ll find in all our adult toothpastes.
A hardy, perennial herb that works as an excellent mouth freshener, since ancient times. Find it in our Whitening and Freshening Toothpastes. Fennel has been in use in culinary applications and as a mouth freshener since ancient times. This is the best alternative to fluoride and has been proven to provide the necessary minerals to re-mineralize subsurface areas of the tooth.
Naturally occurring and found in most plant material, including many fruits and vegetables. Xylitol is widely used as a sugar substitute and in “sugar-free” chewing gums, mints, and other candies.

What are the toothbrushes, tongue scraper and travel toothpicks made out of?

They are made out of cornstarch which is compostable and takes 24-36 months to breakdown.

What is the floss made out of?

PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) a synthetic fluoropolymer. PTFE is non-toxic and safe for human consumption unless heated to over 300 degrees.

What are the toothpaste tubes made out of?

It is made from Aluminum Barrier Laminate (ABL) and is produced by a packaging supplier that is certified in eco-friendly products.

What is the travel bag made out of?

The bags are made out of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) and feels like velvet. EVA is one of the least harmful synthetic materials. With optimal combustion, only CO2 and H2O are released, so thermal recycling can be done, and is similar to that of oil. So you can say that EVA is a rather environmentally friendly plastic.

My thoughts:

Honestly, I hadn’t heard of them before I was contacted by their PR department. Before I said yes, I did my research, which I always do. If you didn’t already know, I will not partner with a company if I wouldn’t use the products myself nor if they don’t align with my beliefs. This company does hands down does both.

At first, I was a little skeptical because seriously, how can a company even make their products and packaging eco-friendly? Well, Grin does and they are badass!

I take these everywhere! See the container it comes in, that is biodegradable too! DISCOUNT CODE: MYRBFLIFE

I have been testing the toothbrush, the dental floss picks (above), the floss, the toothpaste, and the tongue scraper; I am absolutely obsessed with all of it.

Lately my mind has been on bettering this planet, to not only have it best for the current population but getting back to the mindset of leaving everything better than we find out. As we are all aware we are in a Global Warming crisis and getting to the point that if we don’t start acting now, we won’t be able to come back from it.

I recently wrote an article about being a responsible traveler, which outlines eight easy ways to do that. #5 and #6 was specifically about using products just like these; leave no waste and watch your footprint. What if we all just start doing out part, little by little and day by day? That will absolutely make an impact. Yes you are just one person, but the collective we can change the world!

On that note, we definitely need to think about using products that are eco-friendly and ditch the single-use products that are made out of that yucky plastic. Grin does just that! The “single-use” toothpicks are bio-degradable and you know what, I don’t feel guilty using them! That right there, says it all.

You know where it starts? At home! Oral health care and taking care of our planet is super important and I think it is something that we take for granted. I was fortunate enough to grow up with parents who taught me that it is important and unfortunately not everyone is that lucky.

As they say, there is no time like the present. Grin also has a children’s line which means you get to not only teach them about the benefits of oral health, but you get to use products that are good for them and for the planet; a double-dose of good things!


What are the ingredients in the children’s line?

Organic Calendula Oil, Organic Sea Salt, Organic Aloe Leaf Extract, and packed with real fruit flavors to leave young teeth naturally fresh and squeaky clean.

Most importantly, there is none of this:

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS); artificial colors, flavors, or fragrances; propylene glycol; artificial preservatives like EDTA, formaldehyde, parabens, etc.; artificial sweeteners or saccharin, or hydrogen peroxide.

Don’t forget to use code MYRBFLIFE for a discount on all of these great products! I promise, you won’t be disappointed!

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Grin!

Get your Grin on!

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