Why should you use Vegan or Cruelty Free Toothpaste?
Cruelty free products mean that they have not been tested on animals – which means that no animal has been harmed or mistreated in the creating of your beauty product, whether this is skin, make up or hair care. When you make the choice to use a cruelty free product you are ensuring that you are not only using a healthier product for yourself but for animals and the environment.
In this Ultimate Guide to Vegan Toothpaste you will find out all of our top rated vegan toothpastes as well as which of your favourite toothpastes may not be vegan.
When you are looking for a cruelty free toothpaste that is vegan it will be made with natural ingredients and will ensure that there are no animal byproducts. You can get vegan toothpastes for every budget and they can come in both fluoridated and fluoride free options, so even though your going vegan you still have a huge amount of choices to consider.
Unfortunately many supermarket brands of toothpaste are not vegan friendly or cruelty free – so do your research wisely, or continue reading. We look at some great vegan and cruelty free options that you can get online and also which common toothpastes are and are not vegan.
If you are interested in cruelty free toothpaste then why not go any check out our latest blog post on the Best Bamboo toothbrushes, which are a must when you are trying to live a more sustainable and vegan lifestyle!
What are the key the benefits of vegan toothpaste?
- It’s not tested on animals
- It doesn’t use any animal-based products
- They use natural ingredients
For speed and efficiency we only recommended and review a limited of our favourite vegan and cruelty free products.
Below are what we consider to be the best cruelty free toothpastes (we have also included some great starter packs):
Best Overall Vegan Toothpaste: Desert Essence Toothpaste
Best Vegan Cinnamon Toothpaste: Dr Bronners All One Toothpaste
Best Cruelty Free Zero Waste Starter Pack: Zero Waste Kit
Best Zero Waste Bathroom Starter Pack: Zero Waste Vegan Bathroom Starter Kit
Best Organic Cruelty Free Toothpaste : Organic Mint Sweet Orange Toothpaste
Best Remineralizing Toothpaste: Remineralizing, Organic Vegan Toothpaste
Best Cruelty Free Toothpaste for Fresh Breath: Kiss my Face Toothpaste
Best Flavoured Toothpaste for Kids: Hello Watermelon Flavour
Best Vegan Toothpaste for strengthening: Jason Sea Fresh
Vegan Eco Friendly and Cruelty Free starter kits
If this is your year to start making some great Eco friendly decisions, then look no further than these great Vegan/Cruelty Free starter packs full of your every day essentials and great value for money. It’s a great way to buy a small selection of vegan and cruelty free products to find the products that you can use again and again.
01 – Zero waste kit
Zero Waste Starter Kit
What’s in the box? 1 x Bamboo cutlery set, 1 x Organic cotton string shopping bag, 1 x Shampoo bar (vegan, three scents to choose from), 1 x Battle Green travel tin (fits the shampoo bar), 1 x Battle Green bamboo toothbrush (100% bio-based bristles), 1 x Battle Green bamboo toothbrush travel case
As many people are becoming aware of how important it is to live plastic free and to think about our carbon footprint, these starter packs are a great start for yourself or gift for a friend. This one has a shopping bag, bamboo cutlery, toothbrush, shampoo bar with tin and a bamboo travel case for your first non plastic toothbrush.
02 – Zero Waste Vegan Bathroom Starter Kit
Zero Waste Bathroom Starter Kit
zero waste bathroom starter kit includes a selection of our best selling products to get you started on your zero waste journey or to gift to someone else. The box includes – 2 x soaps for face and body, 1 x shampoo bar (if you have a preference normal/dry/oily let me know), 1 x body butter bar, 1 x bamboo toothbrush, 1 x natural deodorant, 1 x soap saver pouch
This another great starter pack, it has vegan toothpaste and bamboo toothbrush plus a great soap pouch -which we have found to be exceptionally useful when trying to make every last bit of soap last until the end.
Our Top Cruelty Free Toothpastes
01 – Organic Mint Sweet Orange Toothpaste
Certified Organic Mint Sweet Orange Toothpaste
Non-foaming toothpaste formula is made with only certified organic 100% plant-based ingredients to naturally cleanse delicate gums, prevent cavities, support strong teeth and freshen breath. You can purchase our product with confidence knowing that we do not add any synthetics. Personal care products used in and around your mouth on a daily basis are absorbed through your skin and the soft tissues of the mouth.
This is a great organic, cruelty free toothpaste . There are no added synthetic ingredients and it is completely handmade. Making it safe for everyone to use even if you accidentally swallow it.
02 – Remineralizing, Organic Vegan Toothpaste
This toothpaste is great, no fluoride completely organic and will naturally whiten your teeth a win win in our opinion. Your teeth will not only but feel happier with great fresh breath and completely Eco friendly. It comes in this cute pouch – bound to encourage all the kiddies to clean their teeth at bed time!
03 – Dr Bronner’s All One Toothpaste
This toothpaste comes highly recommended, it also comes in an alternative cinnamon flavor , all the ingredients used are fair trade. This toothpaste is a non foaming toothpaste, allowing it to focus on brightening and whitening your teeth. Fluoride free and 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free
04 – Kiss my Face Toothpaste
This vegan toothpaste is extremely fresh as it has tea tree oil as one of its main ingredients. The texture of the toothpaste is more gel like and is very minty.
100% Vegan and Cruelty Free
05 – Hello – Watermelon Flavor
Hello Oral Care Kids Fluoride Free and SLS Free Toothpaste, Natural Watermelon, 4.2 Ounce
Say goodbye to brush time fighting with kids toothpastes that taste awesome and work brilliantly. Naturally friendly kids pastes prevent cavities, remove plaque, strengthen enamel, polish and brighten, and do away with brush time negotiations once and for all.
This brand has great products for kids and adults if you are looking for whitening your teeth over time with a vegan and cruelty free friendly product then they also provide whitening tablets.
06 – Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil & Neem Toothpaste
This is another excellent vegan toothpaste, made with natural ingredients and is actually fluoride and gluten free. Plus great value for money! It’s one of those toothpastes that leaves that great fresh feeling in your mouth.
100% Vegan and Cruelty Free
07 – Jason Sea Fresh Strengthening Toothpaste
This vegan toothpaste, has a great spearmint taste, its a great toothpaste for strengthen and whitening. It again like other Vegan and Cruelty Free toothpastes is made with all natural ingredients and does not contain fluoride.
100% Vegan and Cruelty Free
How to buy vegan and cruelty free toothpaste
Big Brands of Toothpaste that aren’t Vegan or Cruelty free:
Is Colgate Toothpaste Cruelty Free?
Unfortunately Colgate is not cruelty free or Vegan.
However they have recently just introduced a new Vegan and cruelty free toothpaste here’s hoping that other brands quickly all follow suit. Currently you can buy this in the UK at Super Drug.
Is Sensodyne toothpaste tested on animals?
Currently Sensodyne is NOT cruelty-free. Which means that not only does it mean that it could contain animal by products but this particular brand still chooses to test on animals.
Is Arm and Hammer toothpaste cruelty free?
Arm & Hammer is NOT cruelty-free – Which means that not only does it mean that it could contain animal by products but this particular brand still chooses to test on animals.
Ingredients To Avoid When Looking For Natural Toothpaste:
What Toothpastes are Cruelty Free?
Here are a few key vegan toothpastes that are cruelty free – some we have mentioned.
- Kiss my Face
- Natures Gate
- Desert Essence
- Toms of Maine
- Dr Bronner’s