Win an NFco tooth care Hamper

A few months ago, I reviewed some fabulous natural tooth care products from Jack and Jill Kids. At the time, I was a bit disappointed that they didn’t make something similar for adults. It is so difficult to find palm oil free toothpaste and toothbrushes are notoriously bad for the environment. That’s why I was delighted to hear that Jack and Jill have branched out to make The Natural Family Company – eco friendly tooth care for the whole family.

NFco Natural Family Tooth Care

Introducing NFco

The Natural Family Company – NFco for short – was developed in response to numerous public requests for a natural daily toothpaste. The products are based on Australian native river mint. It cleans effectively, tastes minty, contains natural ingredients and is free from palm oil and other nasties. It is suitable for the whole family to use.

Alongside the toothpaste, NFco have developed a range of family toothbrushes. Like the Jack and Jill kids brushes, these are entirely biodegradable, along with their packaging. Regular toothbrushes cannot be recycled and will stay for years in landfill, so this is a real breakthrough.

NFco Natural Family Tooth Care

Trying out the NFco toothpaste

I’ve been trying out the NFco original and whitening toothpastes. Both taste very fresh, without being overpoweringly minty. Neither contains fluoride and I know this is very much a matter of personal choice. I I’m not qualified to comment on the benefit or detriment of fluoride in toothpaste. However, brushing with the NFco toothpaste has definitely left my teeth feeling clean and my mouth feeling fresh.

Both toothpastes are vegan, cruelty free and free from GMO, parabens, gluten, soy, sugar, SLS and artificial flavours and colours. They contain 25% Xylitol which helps maintain a neutral PH level in the mouth and prevents bacteria from sticking to the teeth.

Unlike other brands, the whitening toothpaste doesn’t feel harsh or abrasive on my teeth. That said, it does appear to be very effective. I rarely use a whitening brand and my teeth do stain from drinking tea and coffee. The NFco whitening toothpaste appears to be slowly removing the stains and I’ve been very impressed with it.

NFco Natural Family Tooth Care

My thoughts on the NFco toothbrushes

I’ve been using the bio brush with stand. This is a very soft bristled brush and I have to admit that when I realised this, I thought I wouldn’t like it. I generally go for quite a hard bristle because it makes me feel like my teeth are going to get cleaner. Having tried it out though, that’s not the case at all. Brushing with this feels like I’m polishing my teeth rather than brushing them.

The other thing I love about the brush is the stand, because it does drive me mad not being able to stand my toothbrush up. The regular bio brush fits in the stand too, so you only have to buy the stand once. For me though, the main appeal of these brushes is the fact that they are biodegradable. As I’ve now found out that they are also effective for teeth cleaning, I will be buying them instead of our regular brushes in future in order to reduce our environmental impact.

NFco Natural Family Tooth Care

Win an NFco tooth care hamper

NFco have kindly agreed to give away a family hamper worth around £75. The hamper contains:

  • 4 toothpastes
  • 4 toothbrushes with stands
  • 2 twin packs of tooth brushes (without stands)

If you’d like to win a dental care hamper for your family, you can enter using the Rafflecopter below. Please read my competition terms and conditions before entering. Don’t forget to check out my other competitions too, there are some brilliant prizes up for grabs.

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Please note, these products were sent to me free of charge for the purpose of an honest review. All views, opinions and eco-friendly tooth brushes are my own.

103 Comments

  1. Margaret gallagher
    August 15, 2017 / 8:47 am

    Composing our waste at home and recycling

    Great to look after the environment

  2. Tracy Nixon
    August 15, 2017 / 10:15 am

    We recycle almost everything and I make and mend so I buy less!

    • monsterid August 15, 2017 / 10:02 pm

      You sound very talented Tracy, I wish I could make things!

  3. Alica
    August 15, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    We recycle everything and my hubby works for a re-use charity too! We are very environmentally friendly here 🙂

    • monsterid August 15, 2017 / 10:02 pm

      A re-use charity, what a great idea!

  4. Rebecca Brown
    August 15, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    We reuse, recycle and mend as much as possible instead of buying new.

    • monsterid August 15, 2017 / 10:02 pm

      That’s a great idea, much less waste!

  5. Rachel Craig
    August 15, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    We recycle.

  6. Joanne Beale
    August 15, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Recycle as much as we can and compost to use on the garden for growing our own veg

    • monsterid August 15, 2017 / 10:00 pm

      That’s brilliant, I need to get composting!

  7. Kim Styles
    August 15, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    We try to use Eco friendly products where possible and avoid excessive packaging .We use material bags and never buy bags at the supermarket . We also do not compost teabags anymore only their contents after learning that tea bags are made with plastic mixed into the bag

    • monsterid August 15, 2017 / 10:00 pm

      Gosh, I had no idea about the teabags!

  8. jo liddement
    August 15, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    We have an organic garden so no chemicals,slug pellets or weed killers and i grow lots of bee and butterfly loving plants and have an allotment area. We also compost the kitchen waste.

  9. Anthony Harrington
    August 15, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    we recycle and pick up rubbish off the meadows, I am vegetarian and my wife is vegan.

  10. Solange
    August 15, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    We recycle and we always turn our electrics off at the main.

  11. August 16, 2017 / 6:28 am

    I’m using the Lush Toothy Tabs at the moment; they seem to clean my teeth but the gums do feel weaker for the absence of fluoride which I’m sure is purely psychosomatic.

    • monsterid August 16, 2017 / 10:55 am

      I haven’t heard of those, interesting to find different options.
      Nat.x

  12. Clare Hubbard
    August 16, 2017 / 9:53 am

    We recycle as much waste as we can and are very frugle when using electricity and gas

    • monsterid August 16, 2017 / 10:54 am

      Saves a fortune as well doesn’t it?
      Nat.x

  13. Ruth Harwood
    August 16, 2017 / 10:37 am

    We recycle, walk when we can, and make sure we don’t use too much electricity in the home (we don’t have gas) xx

    • monsterid August 16, 2017 / 10:53 am

      That’s brilliant, walking is such a good one.
      Nat.x

  14. aj
    August 16, 2017 / 11:08 am

    walk or cycle when we can instead of using the car or bus.

  15. Sheena Batey
    August 16, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    We are very good at recycling and always turn lights off if not required.

  16. August 16, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    I like the look of these. I make our toothpaste from coconut oil, bicarb, xylitol, calcium carbonate and peppermint oil, but we often need a tube of paste for when we’re away or during the summer when the coconut oil paste is too liquid. I’ve been gradually reducing the amount of waste we produce, for example each month I look at another area where we are producing waste and tackle it. I switched from disposable pan scrubbers to a plastic pan brush that will last for months, replaced disposable dish clothes with washable ones, this month I’ve started using washable sanitary wear. We produce less than a quarter of the rubbish our neighbours do but there are still improvement we can make, and toothbrushes are one of them.
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    • monsterid August 30, 2017 / 2:04 pm

      That’s amazing Maz, such a great idea to gradually reduce your waste.
      Nat.x

  17. maria blythin
    August 18, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    we do lots of recycling

  18. Sue Stevenson
    August 19, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    We recycle and we grow almost all our own meat fruit and veg.

  19. stuart hargreaves
    August 21, 2017 / 7:08 am

    buy food to just last a week no waste also minimal packaging

  20. Sarah Mackay
    August 21, 2017 / 7:22 am

    We go on beach clean ups

  21. Debbie Callender
    August 21, 2017 / 7:59 am

    We do a lot of recycling and will be installing a compost bin to collect food waste

  22. Emma Potter
    August 21, 2017 / 8:55 am

    “WE” recycle.

  23. Rena Plumridge
    August 21, 2017 / 9:16 am

    We recycle what we can and try to eat all food so there is not much waste

  24. debbie smith
    August 21, 2017 / 9:49 am

    these look fab x we have a large compost bin and we also keep chickens for our own eggs we also recycle plastic glass ect xx

  25. Fiona King
    August 21, 2017 / 10:13 am

    We recycle, we minimise waste and walk and cycle instead of use cars

  26. Angela Fitzjohn
    August 21, 2017 / 11:24 am

    Recycling, re-use carrier bags, try to buy products with less wasteful packaging.

  27. Carolyn Heyworth
    August 21, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    Recycle religiously, have 2 big grey wheelie bin that fill to the brim every fortnight

  28. Katie Howell
    August 21, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Turn the tap off when cleaning our teeth

  29. Rebecca H
    August 21, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    I’ve been Vegan for almost 2 years now, and so am trying my best with recycling and being mindful of the products and foods I buy are vegan and cruelty free.

  30. Sidrah Ahmed
    August 21, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    I recycle everything and re use things

  31. claire griffiths
    August 22, 2017 / 12:56 am

    we recycle everything we can and anything we cant like old clothes get donated

  32. Emma Louise Elliott
    August 22, 2017 / 11:17 am

    The main things we do are recycling and composting xxx

  33. Jo Carroll
    August 22, 2017 / 11:45 am

    We’re always looking for better ways to do more re-cycling. The good thing is – with children – they encourage you by learning things at school…something we didn’t really do when we were younger.

  34. rebecca h
    August 23, 2017 / 9:28 am

    we are all vegetarian so this definitely helps the planet! we also recycle and always use our reusable bags at the supermarket. we don’t even drive!

  35. christine szlobodnik
    August 23, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    Recycling the best i can.

  36. Jodie A Green
    August 26, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    we recycle everything we can, always try to upcycle furniture and i like to make the girls some dolls clothes out of their old clothes/bedding 🙂

  37. Kim M
    August 29, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    We recycle as much as we can and use up food on time and try not to throw any away x

  38. Naila
    August 30, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    Recycle 🙂

  39. Arabella Bazley
    August 30, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    I recycle as much as I know how to but it does annoy me that so many local radio stations and tv stations who could put out information on where to take things fail to do so. Even local councils rarely list everything they will recycle and don’t give advice on how we can help even more (removing labels or lids etc.) So much potential that we need the media to step up.

  40. Hali Kinson
    August 31, 2017 / 6:00 am

    We recycle all our waste

  41. Ashleigh Allan
    August 31, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    We recycle and try to use eco friendly products

  42. Adrienne McGroder
    September 2, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    We recycle as much as possible

  43. Debbie B
    September 3, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    We try to ‘make the place better’ anywhere we go and its become a family game that we’ve carried on as the children got older. We simply try to leave any place we visit better than when we arrive whether its by picking up a piece of litter, shutting a gate, making sure we say thank you if there is organic or fair trade food, feeding the birds, making sure we DON”T pick the wildflowers so everyone can enjoy them…only limited by imagination

    • monsterid September 14, 2017 / 8:13 am

      That’s a lovely attitude, I wish more people did that.
      Nat.x

  44. Ren Taylor
    September 4, 2017 / 9:09 am

    we are all vegean so this definitely helps the planet and we recycle,always use reusable bags at the supermarket too x

  45. Pamela Gossage
    September 4, 2017 / 9:23 am

    We recycle whatever we can. We do not waste food

  46. Matthew Griffiths
    September 4, 2017 / 10:17 am

    Recycle; the house is well insulated

  47. Rich Tyler
    September 4, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    Recycle & try to do our bit

  48. amy bondoc
    September 4, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    try to recycle or buy eco friendly when we can, i never ever use plastic carrier bags, they drive me nuts!

  49. Sadiyya maryam
    September 5, 2017 / 10:12 am

    We recycle most things and we don’t own a car so lots of walking and public transport when needed. More importantly though we talk to our young daughter and educate her about the importance of taking care of our environment and making good choices.

  50. Alisa K
    September 5, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Not eating meat (makes most impact), recycling, walking/ cycling when possible, minimum food waste!

  51. Rachel Craig
    September 7, 2017 / 8:37 am

    Recycle as much as we can.

  52. clair downham
    September 7, 2017 / 10:52 am

    walk or bike and recycle

  53. ADEINNE TONNER
    September 7, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    We are big on trying to recycle most things that can be recycled

  54. Hazel Rea
    September 7, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    We recycle almost everything, give stuff to charity shops etc., capture water which is run when bringing down hot water for washing up etc. (used for watering plants, rinsing water for hand washing etc.).

  55. A S,Edinburgh
    September 8, 2017 / 2:27 am

    Recycle, recycle, recycle, mostly! Whether I can recycle the packaging or not, and how easy it will be if I can, is a major part of my decision-making when it comes to purchases, too, though.

    And I do like to ask companies if they’d be willing to use more environmentally-friendly packaging; there are still a lot of thick plastic tubs and the like being used, which isn’t great.

    I’m very glad to read of the efforts more places are making to stop stocking plastic cotton buds. I have to buy paper ones online at the moment!

  56. Jeanette Leighton
    September 8, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    We recycle everything and the food waste too

  57. MARK HOPKINS
    September 8, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    We recycle our waste and use solar energy.

  58. amanda greensmith
    September 9, 2017 / 8:35 am

    i always recycle everything i can

  59. Katy Malkin
    September 9, 2017 / 9:39 am

    I’m vegan and my daughter is vegetarian. We grow herbs and a little veg, try to buy things loose and compost.

  60. Emily Fowler
    September 9, 2017 / 11:41 am

    Being vegan, though primarily for the animals, is also amazing for the environment!

  61. donna l jones
    September 9, 2017 / 11:45 am

    we grow our own vegtables

  62. paula cheadle
    September 9, 2017 / 11:59 am

    we do a lot of recycling, ie :- paper, tins, glass and food

  63. caroline james
    September 9, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    We recycle everything possible, and I buy my clothes in a charity shop rather than buy new.

  64. Samantha R
    September 9, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    We recycle and reduce our water usage. We also do frequent community clean ups.

  65. Carole Nott
    September 9, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    lots of recycling

  66. Stewart Biddle
    September 9, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    We recycle as much as we can

  67. Sheila Reeves
    September 9, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    We recycle, and have been replacing our low energy lightbulbs with leds, have really noticed a difference in energy use – any new appliances are bought with energy consumption used too

  68. Cathie Hunter
    September 9, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    We recycle and forage

  69. nicky pearce
    September 9, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    recycle

  70. Susan B
    September 9, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    We stopped using single use plastics recently and try to buy products in glass which is more successfully recycled.

  71. Lisa Wilkinson
    September 9, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    We recycle, make sure we turn off electrical items when not in use and walk wherever we can

  72. Adrian Bold
    September 10, 2017 / 2:13 am

    We do our best to recycle and save water.

  73. Pauline black
    September 10, 2017 / 7:30 am

    We are big on recycling in our house and we take a little extra time while shopping to make sure the packaging can be recycled. Recently watched a TV documentary about plastics in the sea. I was horrified!

  74. Charlotte Hoskins
    September 10, 2017 / 7:34 am

    We walk when we can. It’s so much better for the soul too 🙂

  75. Lucy Chester
    September 10, 2017 / 8:35 am

    As a family we recycle as much as we can and try not to have too much waste for example we will write a list of meals for the week. We also give to my friends or nieces and nephews my sons old clothes, toys and books etc or we go to the local charity shop.

  76. Teresa sheldon
    September 10, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    We recycle as much as we can and i always take my bags to the supermarket also got a compost bin for peelings etc.

  77. Anneka
    September 10, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    We make our own compost and recycle, freecycle and upcycle as much as possible. We are very pro environment people

  78. Eva Trelfa-Milek
    September 10, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    We recycle, We dont waste water and we compost our kitchen waste.

  79. CAROL PATTRICK
    September 10, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    We re-cycle everything we can, adults shower rather than bath, & I only boil kettle with as much water as I need.

  80. Sylvia Paul
    September 10, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    I recycle as much as I can and all our old clothes etc go to our local charity shop

  81. Paula T
    September 10, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    We like to use the car as little as possible when we go out for family time and always recycle x

  82. frances hopkins
    September 10, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    We recycle everything we can

  83. Kim Neville
    September 10, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    We always recycle

  84. Nancy Bradford
    September 10, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    We recycle and try to eat low on the food chain as much as possible.

  85. Diana
    September 10, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Recycling 🙂

  86. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    September 10, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    We recycle as much as we can and also collect rain water for watering plants

  87. Karen Richards
    September 10, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    Recycle as much as we can, old clothes and books to charity and grown our own and cook from scratch

  88. Hazel Rea
    September 10, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    We recycle everything we can and throw out the least amount we can by giving things to friends, charity shops etc. I cook from scratch every day and am careful only to cook the amount we need. Any leftovers are used the following day or frozen for use later. When drawing down hot water for washing up we collect the water to use for watering plants, rinsing hand washing etc.

  89. Lia Burns
    September 10, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    We meal plan to minimise our waste x

  90. Natalie Crossan
    September 10, 2017 / 11:37 pm

    We keep recycling 🙂 xxx

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