Thursday, November 11, 2010

Outside the Library: Tom's of Maine Wicked Fresh Toothpaste

Outside the Library is going to be a new feature here at Library Girl Reads.  I will try to remember to use OTL whenever a post is not directly book or reading related.  For my first Outside the Library post I wanted to share with you some thoughts about the Tom's of Maine Wicked Fresh toothpaste that I received through BzzAgent.

I received a kit with a full size tube of toothpaste, 3 travel size tubes to give away, and some information about the product.  I was a little bummed that the kit didn't contain any coupons because kits from BzzAgent often do but the samples are a good size to try out.

Here is some of the information that came in the kit:
  • Tom's of Maine Wicked Fresh Toothpaste comes in two flavors - Cool Peppermint and Spearmint Ice.
  • Contains fluoride to help fight cavities but does not contain alcohol or any artificial ingredients.
  • Provides long-lasting fresh breath, naturally.
  • Tom's of Maine does not test on animals or use animal ingredients.
  • They use recycled content in their packaging and strive for packaging that can be recycled.
  • 5% of employee work time goes to volunteering and 10% of profits to human and environmental goodness.

Here is my experience:

I've been using the Tom's of Maine Wicked Fresh toothpaste in Cool Peppermint for about a week now and I really like it.  The peppermint flavor is light but refreshing.  Although I don't like going to the dentist, I do like the smooth, clean feeling my teeth have when I leave.  The Tom's of Maine toothpaste really gives my teeth that smooth feeling and it lasts for a lot longer than with other toothpastes.  Sometimes I am skeptical about natural products but I like this one quite well.  I don't think it really gives me the long-lasting fresh breath that it claims to but it does leave my teeth feeling clean even after eating.

With a suggested retail price of $4.19 for a 5.2 oz tube, it is a bit more expensive than other toothpastes but I like knowing that there aren't any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives in it and that I'm supporting a company that cares about people and the environment.  I'm looking forward to trying more Tom's of Maine products.

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Have you ever used a Tom's of Maine product?  Would you like to try Tom's of Maine?  I'd love to hear about your experiences!

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  1. I've never used Tom's of Maine but am definitely intrigued! I'm slowly starting to use more "natural" products, but always worry they won't work as well as others with artificial ingredients. I know what you mean about that clean, smooth dentist feeling -- love that!

  2. I’ve never used Tom’s of Maine, but have tried to go all natural in most areas of my life so I have tried using only baking soda for toothpaste. Do you feel that this organic toothpaste is a neccessity?

  3. Ellen, I don't feel it is a necessity but I do like it as a natural alternative to conventional toothpaste. I don't think I've ever tried straight baking soda but I do remember trying a baking soda toothpaste once and I just couldn't do it! To me, this tastes much better.


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