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Researching toothpastes. I found Toms of Maine Vegan Toothpaste: talked about here:<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Here is the complete list of ingredients for this Toms of Maine vegan toothpaste: Calcium Carbonate, <b>Glycerin</b>, Water, Xylitol, Hydrated Silica, Zinc Citrate Trihydrate, Peppermint Oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Carrageenan, Sodium Bicarbonate</div>
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This is what my phone app says about Glycerin:<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">GLYCERIN: Glycerine. Glycerol. Polyglycerol. Polytethylene Glycol (PEG). A byproduct of soap manufacture (normally used animal fat). In cosmetics, foods, mouthwashes, toothpastes, soaps, ointments, medicines, lubricants, transmission and brake fluids, plastics. Alternatives: vegetable or vegetable glycerin, a by-product of vegetable oil soap; derivatives of seaweed, petroleum.</div>
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Is it possible that they intend to mean vegetable glycerin because they claim they are vegan?<br><br>
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Here's a link to their website where they talk about the glycerin they use in their toothpaste:<br><br><a href="http://www.tomsofmaine.com/research/ingredients/ingredient-detail/glycerin" target="_blank">http://www.tomsofmaine.com/research/...etail/glycerin</a>
 

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Glycerin can be animal, vegetable or synthetic. In this case it's definitely vegetable or synthetic, no worries <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Aye, it's not animal derived when it comes to Tom's. I <3 my non-fluoridated vegan toothpaste. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Thank you- I have much to learn!<br><br>
I am currently transitioning all of my beauty products. I had been using up all the stuff I had before I was vegan 3 months ago, (we shop at BJ's for this stuff so we had a bunch of everything in bulk). Now its getting complicated and a total overhaul.<br>
I am finding it easier to just find vegan products on vegan websites instead of going through everything and reading and looking up the million ingredients. But it might be a long road figuring out what is a good product for me and what isn't. I am excited to be completely animal product free, most likely by the end of the month!
 

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What is it like on the teeth guys? Is it actually as good as other toothpastes, I mean at the moment I use Lush vegan toothy tabs but it doesn't completely feel like they're the best thing for my teeth. The dentist has got me paranoid lol
 

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They are talking about an American brand. I dont think we get that over here.<br>
Try Superdrug own brand, its vegan and non animal tested <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">I <3 my non-fluoridated vegan toothpaste.</div>
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The best part (other than being vegan) is UNSWEETENED! You'll never realize how sweet most toothpastes are until you try one that doesn't taste like cupcake frosting.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Dave in MPLS</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3014278"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
The best part (other than being vegan) is UNSWEETENED! You'll never realize how sweet most toothpastes are until you try one that doesn't taste like cupcake frosting.</div>
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you must have been eating some really ****ty cupcake frosting to come to that conclusion. lol.
 

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I remember when I was a kid we had the strawberry flavored Tom's of Maine toothpaste.... it was so vile that I refused to use toothpaste for several years, lol.
 
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