REVIEW: My Magic Mud Whitening Toothpaste
Week 3: 100 Days of Pure Living – Natural Toothpaste
Week 3 Pure Living has been a blast! This week I swapped out my regular old toothpaste for a more natural option as part of my natural living journey. Magic Mud Whitening Toothpaste was a recommendation by a friend so bought it and I thought why not, I’ll give this a crack. The ingredients of this natural toothpaste is a combination of activated coconut shell charcoal and bentonite clay, it’s also fluoride-free, non-GMO, vegan and cruelty free. Charcoal has been used for millennia as it offers a range of different medicinal properties including in the oral health space. The activated charcoal ingredient actually helps to remove stains, plaque and toxins that cause bad breath. I have to say I was a little bit surprised when I first used it as it’s black! Read more about that in my review below…
I purchased My Magic Mud Whitening Toothpaste from my local co operative for $18.95 in the appealing peppermint flavour as I wanted something that was remotely close to my regular minty Colgate without all the nasties!
I have cleaned my teeth morning and night for one week with this toothpaste and always in the shower. I didn’t realise before I bought it but that paste itself is actually black! It gets very messy and I found early on that the shower was really the only safe place to use it for ease of cleaning up.
The toothpaste is thick and black and they recommend you use a generous amount on your brush. It has a lovely peppermint flavour but don’t expect a minty ‘burn’, it’s very subtle. There’s also no foaming or frothing from the formula.
My teeth do feel exceptionally clean after brushing and the black colour washed quickly from my toothbrush and the walls of my shower! I haven’t noticed my teeth looking particularly whiter in the last week but will persevere and update you in another month to see if there are any noticeable improvements.
The tube is 113g and can be a little difficult to get out easily as the consistency of the paste is very thick. I also haven’t been able to find out if the packaging is 100% recycled but I have contacted the company so I will keep you posted.
Distilled Water, Diatomaceous Earth, Xylitol*, Bentonite Clay, Coconut Oil*, Activated Coconut Shell Charcoal, Peppermint Oil*, Wintergreen Oil*, Cinnamon Leaf Extract*, Clove Oil*, Citric Acid*, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Sweet Orange Oil*, Potassium Sorbate, Rosemary Oil*, Stevia*, Tea Tree Oil*, Vanilla Extract*, Xanthan Gum
NO-fluoride, NO-sls, NO-glycerin, NO-triclosan, NO-foaming agents, NO-toxic, NO-gmo, NO-gluten.
EWG’s rating: not available
// the good
- natural ingredients and no fluoride, sly, glycerin, triclosan, foaming agents
- non gmo
- great peppermint taste, very fresh
- teeth feel very clean after brushing
// the bad
- black in colour and quite messy
- thick consistency requires a little extra pressure to get out of the tube
- quite expensive
- not made in australia
// the verdict
It has certainly been an experience trailing My Magic Mud Whitening Toothpaste this week. I love the taste and the really clean feeling after brushing my teeth, it certainly felt like it was working well for my oral health. I did struggle with the mess and so I’m not sure how practical this will be for me and I would really prefer to find something Australian made. However I’m enjoying the experience and I will definitely finish the tube.
I love that there is a natural option out there for toothpaste to get away from the unpronounceable nasties that are in what my family and I have been using for years.
So we are heading now into the fourth week of pure living, almost one whole month in. Eliminating chemicals from our home has certainly been very empowering and it’s so exciting to see what fantastic options there are out there for natural living. We really don’t need to live with the rubbish that’s in a lot of things at the local supermarket when we have so many great alternatives at our finger tips. This experience is definitely teaching me to look a little closer and read a little deeper before I put something on my skin, in my mouth and bring into my home.
Keep up-to-date with me this week on Instagram to see how me and other readers are getting on and see what’s happening in Week 4!
See you there!
This review is 100% based on my own thoughts and opinions. I was not compensated financially or with free products for this review.