I’ve never been so excited to brush my teeth as I was when the Unpaste Tooth Tabs showed up at my door. I popped open the recycled paper pouch of mint flavored tabs and poured them out in my hand. I was amazed at how small and light and bright they were, and the smell was so inviting too!
I followed the step-by-step instructions on the back of the package, ‘Chew ‘til the tablet is a soft, minty paste, brush thoroughly, rinse and enjoy!’ I was skeptical that something so small could create enough paste for me to brush my whole mouth, but it proved me wrong. It made me think I’ve likely been using too much toothpaste all my life!
I crushed, and then I brushed, and I loved the experience. There was no weird fizzing or popping or strange chalky sensations, it was just a nice smooth paste. The mint flavor, which is naturally created from mentha arvensis leaf oil, was ever so pleasant and it lingered long after I finished rinsing.
Besides being super small, lightweight and easy to use, my favorite thing about Unpaste Tooth Tabs is that they don’t have any weird ingredients. There are zero preservatives, SLS, sodium saccharin, artificial colors, aluminum or nanoparticles in their tabs. Win!
I also love that they are a mess-free, zero-waste alternative to plastic toothpaste tubes. Bonus points that you’ll never have another domestic dispute about where to squeeze the tube from! The Unpaste packaging is fully compostable, GMO free and printed with soy based inks, and they don’t test their products on animals.
Since you just need one tooth tablet per brushing, it makes them dead easy to ration for your trip. Bring two for each day (or three, if you’re a keener) and maybe a couple extras in case you drop one in the snow. (Guilty!)
For how compact and easy to crush they are, I find them to be surprisingly robust when jammed in the bottom of my food bag, getting pounded on by heavier weight items. Even when one did break into pieces, I just picked the pieces, one by one, and popped them in my mouth. Easy.
These amazing little toothpaste tablets come in two mouth-pleasing flavors, mint and cinnamon; the latter is naturally created from cinnamomum cassia leaf oil. Unpaste Tooth Tabs are available with fluoride (.62 mg per tablet) or fluoride free.
125 tabs per package = 2 x Day for 2 Months
Weighs 1.4oz/ 39G per tab
Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), silica, sedum lauroyl glutamate, silica, magnesium stearate, natural mint flavor (mentha arvensis leaf oil), natural cinnamon flavor (cinnamomum cassia leaf oil), xanthan gum, stevia, citric acid, sodium fluoride
PROS OF UNPASTE TOOTH TABS
- Easy to use and mess free
- Cleans and polishes teeth and gums
- Lightweight, robust and packable
- Zero-waste, compostable, GMO-free packaging
- 100% natural, vegan and gluten free, with no weird additives
- Easy to ration for adventures
- Refreshing, all-natural, minty fresh & warm cinnamon flavors
- Available with fluoride, or fluoride free
- No testing on animals
- Carbon neutral and waterless manufacturing
- Packaging is not resealable (I use an elastic band, or plastic jar)
- The tabs jostling together in your pack can create a rattling sound (use cotton balls or TP to reduce the rattle)
- Airport security might raise an eyebrow at you (but you don’t have to check it as a liquid!)
I enjoy brushing with Unpaste Tooth Tabs so much that they have become a staple in my adventure and at-home dental hygiene kits, replacing toothpaste tubes and making brushing fun again!
In my humble opinion, 100% natural, zero waste, toothpaste tablets are a simple lifestyle swap that has great benefits for our teeth and for our planet — leaving nothing but bright, wide smiles.
Ali Becker is a freelance adventure writer and narrative storyteller who shares compelling conversations about personal transformations, overcoming limitations, wellness education and adventurous situations. You can follow her rambling adventures on social at @thisisalibecker or at her blog thisisalibecker.com.