and Tooth Soap: Smart Eco-Friendly Inventions
The Greater Green owner, Joanna Livieratos, hand picks and reviews
each natural item available in her online
enough to send Happyhippie
some exciting products to review. Shipped in eco-friendly recycled
packaging, we unwrapped the mystery box
to discover a water bottle 'made from corn', and a little packet
of soap shavings called, 'Tooth Savior Soap'. What to review
as both were so intriguing!
Brian, our resident hippie web geek, decided to try
out the Tooth
Savior Soap created by A Wild Soap Bar. He had just
had a temporary cap put on the day before, so he was feeling exceptionally
The instructions were to take a little shaving, of
what looked like brown-green soap, and put on his toothbrush. The
next step was to bite down with the molars, and then brush the
bits about until they are distributed in the mouth.
Brian stated, 'The texture was surprising, as it
broke down quickly and turned into smooth frothy bubbles. It felt
like my mouth was being shampooed. The taste was not that thrilling
to me, as I could taste 'soap'. I actually started to laugh - for
all the times my mom had threatened to wash my mouth out with soap,
and here I was, doing just that by my own volition.'
He continued, 'My gums were feeling sensitive, as
I had just had a some dental work done the day before. However,
my gums felt soothed after using the tooth soap. There was no harsh
medicinal stinging sensation that comes from a regular toothpaste.
I used the tooth soap later that night, and the taste wasn't as
much of an issue. Using the soap shred was actually fun, because
I felt like I was doing a better job brushing, as I had to get
the soap from one side of my mouth to the other.'
The Tooth Savior Tooth Soap is all natural, and does
NOT include flouride. If you are not aware of the flouride controversy,
here. The Tooth Soap contains wild white oak bark and organic
aloe for healthy gums, french green clay to tighten gums and draw
mineral rich chlorella and sea salt to aid in the re-enamelization
process, and pure essential oils to kill germs and help freshen
In a world where PET plastic bottles dominate, the
PLA Corn bottle is a breath of fresh air. A new polymer made from
corn resin, known as polylactic acid, or PLA, is being transformed
into new earth-friendly products. Although corn farming has some
damaging effects, such as intense use of GE farming, corn plastics
are a preferred choice because they are compostable under commercial
composting conditions (PLA will break down at 140 degrees for a
period of 10 days).
Corn-tainer bottle that we were sent, is made from 100% US-grown
(polylactic acid), which at this time is
a mixed stream of non-GMO (genetically modified) and GMO corn.
The benefit of this bottle is that it is NOT a one time use bottle,
but a 90 time use container. The bonus is that it contains a water
so you can confidently drink tap water without worry of chlorine
and other contaminants.
also cost effective - at only $8.75 per bottle, that comes out
to .09 per usage. This is a much better solution than buying
90 plastic water bottles! As a frequent traveler, Brian stated,
" I think this is a smart choice - the water filter in the bottle
would allow me to fill up at any drinking fountain, and I can
reuse it over and over. "
To get more information about the new Corntainer
bottle at The Greater Green, please click here.
Thanks to The Greater Green for sharing these innovative
green products with us! To take a look at all of the exciting and
affordable products at The Greater Green, click here. Right now,
there is a 10% OFF SALE on off all Seventh Generation products,
and FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100.