At long last! We were able to find palm oil free toothpaste.
While you usually won’t see “palm oil” on ingredient labels, it’s usually present in the form of derivatives.
Manufacturers use palm oil for sweetening and foaming in toothpaste.
Palm oil free toothpaste
Redmond Earth Paste
They make all of their flavors without palm oil:
- Lemon Twist
- Earthpowder Peppermint with Charcoal
In addition to not containing palm oil derivatives, Earth Paste is free from foaming agents, artificial coloring and is fluoride free.
On a personal note, my son started using Earth Paste Lemon Twist, and it solved our issues.
Prior to finding this palm oil free toothpaste, he had really bad chapped lips, including some of the skin around his lips, for weeks.
Within just days of using Earth Paste toothpaste, his lips completely healed.
Since using this brand of toothpaste, he hasn’t had chapped lips, cracking on the sides of his lips/mouth, or any mouth-sore issues whatsoever.
He has reactions to palm oil in foods, and we didn’t realize it was also in personal care items, including toothpaste, soap, lip balm, etc.
Updated to add my son didn’t have cavities at his recent dentist appointment. He’s used Earth Paste for 6+ months.
Fat and the Moon
- Tooth Cleanse Anise & Clove
We just learned about this palm oil free tooth cleaner. It’s a liquid, not a paste.
My son started using Fat and the Moon’s Tooth Cleanse to switch up his oral care. We are always happy when we find palm oil free products and love to try them.
You only need 2-3 drops on your toothbrush. The bottle will last a long time.
My son likes that it foams. He said it feels like his teeth are getting clean.
This palm oil free toothpaste alternative is also fluoride-free.
The ingredients are Castille Soap (Water, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Citric Acid, Rosemary Extract), Organic Myrrh Tincture, and Essential Oils of Organic Anise and Organic Clove.
As a side note, most castille soap contains palm oil derivatives. It’s remarkable Fat and the Moon spells out the ingredients in theirs and that it’s palm oil free.
We verified with Fat and the Moon their Anise & Clove Tooth Cleanse is palm oil free. They also offer a Tooth Polish for once-a-week use. It’s geared more toward adults to help prevent coffee stains, etc.
- Fat and the Moon Tooth Polish
This tooth polish is made without palm oil derivatives.
Finding toothpaste without palm oil
It took awhile to find palm oil free toothpaste.
At first, we went to Trader Joe’s, hoping to find toothpaste without palm oil. After reading all the ingredients, we thought we found two of them.
After a week of trying each, my son still had extremely dry lips. I looked up the ingredients on both toothpastes and found out both had hidden palm oil derivatives.
Afterwards, I found Earth Paste at a natural grocery store, and it’s been a miracle for us. My son needs a palm free toothpaste, and this works for him.
He’s been alternating between the Lemon and the Peppermint.Earth Paste Lemon
And now that we’ve found Fat and the Moon, he will add their Tooth Cleanse to his rotation.
SLS free toothpaste
When a toothpaste advertises it is SLS free, that means it doesn’t contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.
SLS is controversial for many reasons. For our purposes, we avoid products and toothpaste with SLS because it is often made with palm oil.
You may see toothpaste brands advertise themselves as SLS free and assume they are palm oil free. Know this is not always the case.
Sodium Methyl Cocyl Taurate
Some SLS-free toothpastes use Sodium Methyl Cocyl Taurate instead of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.
Manufacturers consider this ingredient to be milder and less irritating; however, it is still a synthetic surfactant.
Also, if you are looking for a toothpaste without palm oil, you will want to avoid both SLS and Sodium Methyl Cocyl Taurate.
According to the International Palm Oil Free Certification Accreditation Programme, like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate is considered a palm oil derivative.
Toothpaste without palm oil
Most toothpaste will have palm oil derivatives. Some ingredients to look for include:
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and SLS
- Propylene Glycol
- Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate
- Sodium Stearate
Toothpastes that don’t contain palm oil also don’t foam. So if a toothpaste label says “no foaming agents,” there’s a better chance of it not having palm-based ingredients.
Also, you may have luck seeking out non fluoride toothpaste. This is because toothpaste without fluoride often has less ingredients overall.
Don’t assume just because you buy organic toothpaste that it’s free from palm oil. You still have to read all ingredient labels.
Many organic toothpastes contain glycerin and other palm oil derivatives.
Palm oil free toothpaste
There are many uses for palm oil. Manufacturers use it in a multitude of ways, under hundreds of names. It’s a versatile oil.
Many self-care products that are free from palm oil use coconut instead. You can choose to make your own toothpaste without palm oil as well. Many homemade recipes use baking soda.
Due to palm oil deforestation, many consumers want products without palm oil.
It’s hard to avoid it altogether, but there are certain palm oil products to avoid that are easy to replace.
Do your best to support palm oil free toothpaste.
We are so grateful to Earth Paste and to Fat and the Moon for making tooth cleaners without palm oil. If you know of others, please post in the Comments.
We are not medical professionals. Please consult with your physician and dental health care provider before changing dental health routines.