One day I was in a supermarket browsing a section with toothpastes looking for the most natural toothpaste that I could find. I was mainly interested in fluoride-free toothpaste. Euthymol toothpaste got my attention as the packaging stood out with its bold old-fashioned design. I quickly discovered it didn’t contain any fluoride which was exactly what I was looking for so I bought it to give it a try. Later I decided to research its ingredients in detail. In this review, you will find out what I discovered.
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Euthymol toothpaste ingredients
Euthymol toothpaste contains the following ingredients:
Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate – a safe abrasive that is more effective in removing plaque than sodium bicarbonate. It helps to remineralise teeth and prevents tooth decay. An alternative to fluoride.
Aqua – water
Sorbitol – is naturally found in some fruits but it is also commercially manufactured for use in various products. It is slightly sweet (but does not cause cavities) and helps to hold toothpaste together.
Glycerin – harmless moisturising compound derived from vegetable oils or animal fats. Normally used in skincare products but it’s also useful in toothpaste as it prevents it from drying out and when it’s in the mouth it prevents dryness during brushing.
Methyl Salicylate – an analgesic (relieves pain) that is normally used externally to treat minor muscular and joint pains. It is also known as the oil of wintergreen and smells and tastes minty. It has a cooling effect.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate – a synthetic foaming agent that may irritate your mouth and increase the risk of mouth ulcers. It may also cause dermatitis.
Carrageenan – natural thickener derived from red algae. Some people find it irritating.
Cellulose Gum – stabilizer and thickener derived from cellulose (found in the cell walls of all plants).
Sodium Silicate – a buffering agent that can cause irritation and allergic reactions in some people.
Hydrated Silica – acts as an abrasive to remove stains which can help whiten teeth (naturally derived ingredient).
Thymol – the major component of thyme oil with anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties. It can help prevent bad breath and the formation of plaque. It’s also beneficial if you have gingivitis, gum disease and cavities.
Sodium Saccharin – artificial sweetener generally considered safe; does not cause cavities.
Sodium Hydroxide – neutralizes the PH of certain ingredients (also known as lye or caustic soda). It is considered safe in low concentrations.
Menthol – obtained from the oils of mints but can also be made synthetically. It has a cooling effect, minty flavour and leaves the mouth feeling fresh and clean.
CI 14720 – synthetic red dye with some safety concerns.
Is Euthymol toothpaste natural?
Euthymol toothpaste contains several natural ingredients such as glycerin, wintergreen oil, carrageenan, cellulose gum, thymol, and menthol. It is not an all-natural product though as it also contains several synthetic ingredients.
The flavour of Euthymol toothpaste is quite unusual, it’s very medicinal and herbal. It takes a bit of time to get used to it. I am not the biggest fan of the flavour but I can cope with it; it’s not amazing but it’s bearable and you can definitely get used to it. Some people may not like it though as it’s pretty strong.
The texture of this toothpaste is quite standard, quite thick and once you start brushing, it foams nicely, just enough and not too much.
This is the only toothpaste that I’ve tried which is actually pink, yes pink! It’s very unusual and I don’t know why they had to put this artificial colourant in (CI 14720) to make it pink. There is no benefit of having it pink, so why? Who knows?
The tube of Euthymol toothpaste is placed inside of a cardboard box. The tube itself is made of recyclable aluminum and has a plastic lid. This means minimal plastic packaging is used which is a big plus and more friendly for the environment.
My teeth feel perfectly clean after using this toothpaste and my mouth is really fresh afterwards. I can definitely tell the difference in my breath. The freshness lasts longer than when using other toothpastes. I must say it does a great job.
Is Euthymol toothpaste good for bad breath?
Yes, Euthymol toothpaste is good for bad breath since it contains bacteria-killing thymol and refreshing menthol. Many users have reported it keeps their mouth feeling fresh for longer.
Does Euthymol toothpaste whiten teeth?
Euthymol toothpaste contains hydrated silica which is a well-known abrasive that can help whiten teeth by removing stains.
The toothpaste also contains abrasive dicalcium phosphate dihydrate which helps to remove plaque that could cause teeth to become yellow.
Although the toothpaste is not marketed as whitening toothpaste it does contain teeth whitening ingredients and many reviewers online confirm it does help to whiten teeth.
Is Euthymol toothpaste good for gum disease?
Thymol in Euthymol toothpaste can help to treat gum disease and many people reported online that toothpaste helped them improve their oral issues.
Is Euthymol toothpaste good or bad for you?
The answer to this question is not straightforward. This toothpaste clearly has some benefits, for example, it can whiten your teeth, remove plaque and tackle bad breath. It contains several beneficial natural ingredients such as hydrated silica, menthol, and thymol.
However, it also contains concerning ingredients such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) that can give you mouth ulcers, titanium dioxide (concerns when ingested), and CI 14720, a synthetic red dye with some safety concerns.
I would personally not use it regularly but I would certainly buy it again (as a one-off) as an alternative to my usual toothpaste (Kingfisher).
Where can I buy Euthymol toothpaste?
Today you cannot find Euthymol toothpaste in every supermarket but try Sainsbury’s or Tesco and you will have a good chance of finding it there. Alternatively, you can buy it online on Amazon.