Toothpaste tablets are becoming increasingly popular as a convenient and eco-friendly alternative to traditional toothpaste. In this blog post, we’ll explore what toothpaste tablets are, why they’re worth trying, and where you can buy them in the UK.
What are Toothpaste Tablets?
In short, they are small, solid pills that usually contain the same ingredients as regular toothpaste, such as fluoride, baking soda, and mint. They are designed to be chewed before brushing your teeth, and once chewed, they turn into a paste that can be used to brush your teeth as normal. They come in a range of flavours, so you can choose one that you really enjoy – a big plus if you’re not a fan of mint!
Convenient for Travel
Toothpaste tablets are a fantastic option for travel, as they are compact, lightweight, and don’t require any water. This means that they can easily be packed into a carry-on bag or backpack, and they won’t take up too much space. As they are solid, they won’t count towards any liquid allowance in your carry-on bag if you’re flying – the joy of solid toiletries!
Good for the Planet
One of the biggest advantages is that they are good for the planet. Traditional toothpaste tubes are typically made from plastic, which (as we well know) can take hundreds of years to break down in landfills. Toothpaste tablets, on the other hand, often come in biodegradable packaging that can be either composted or recycled. This means that they are generally a much more eco-friendly option for those of you who are conscious about your impact on the environment.
Where Can You Buy Toothpaste Tablets in the UK?
They are becoming more widely available in the UK, and there are now several places where you can buy them. Here are a few examples:
- Holland & Barrett
- Zero Waste Club
- Ethical Superstore