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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.