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Nature’s Gate anise toothpaste

When I’m not testing and reviewing products, my skincare regimen is pretty green. As well as my haircare products. But when it comes to dental health, I’ve always sticked to the traditional toothpastes that you can grab from a drugstore. I got a sample of Nature Gate’s Anise toothpaste and was excited to give it a whirl.

Brace yourself…

The good news is, the toothpaste is without a lot of synthetic ingredients


It foams up and feels like a traditional toothpaste. But where is falls short is the taste. Had I been a good beauty blogger, I would have done my research and I would have known that the plant anise tastes similarly to licorice. This made for a very unpleasant experience. The good news is Nature’s Gate also has a Mint version of this toothpaste. Both retail for $5.95 for a 6 oz. tube and you can snag ‘em at your favorite natural food store or shop.

So yeah, while I love your intentions and missions, Nature’s Gate, anise as a toothpaste flavor is just…um, no.

What do you think? Do you prefer mint-y flavored toothpastes or are you down with cinnamon, citrus, anise and beyond?

 

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  • http://nail-newbie.blogspot.com Helly

    Yeah I don’t think I could brush my teeth with aniseed flavour paste! Sometimes the really strong mint ones make me gag so I have to be careful!

    • Brittany

      Riiiight?! Simple minty and subtle is all I can handle.

  • Giselle

    It’s mint or nothing! I hate having that warm cinnamon breath

    • Brittany

      You and me both. Mint is where it’s at. Cinnamon gum and toothpaste? Yucky.

  • http://radiant-brown-beauty.com Michelle

    I’m with you on the mint. This is a good reasonable price too. My toothpaste is almost $9 PLUS shipping :-( I think i will try this. Save some $$

    • Brittany

      Yikes, $9 PLUS shipping? Then again, you get what you pay for and I’ll pay more for natural alternatives. Woot!

      • http://radiant-brown-beauty.com Michelle

        yeah its crazy. but i’m glad you introduced this brand because even though the toothpaste I use (by Young Living) is good, it gets expensive over time. Especially when ppl in the house want to go and use big globs of it LOL.

  • KDJ

    Love anise to me its the warm mint breath that is p u .
    This is my main toothpaste by the way.