Grants Propolis toothpaste, contains
Propolis which is made by bees. There are no animal products in the following Grants
Toothpastes Mild Mint, Fresh Mint, Cinnamon, Xylitol, Whitening, Sensitive, Fresh Mint with Fluoride, Blueberry Burst and
Strawberry Surprise– they are certified vegan products.
Our toothpaste boxes and our bottles
can be recycled (bottles are HDPE 2). Check with your local council regarding
recycling of the toothpaste tubes – unfortunately most recycling centres do not
accept laminate toothpaste tubes. You can recycle all our toothpaste tubes via Terracycle, simply cut tubes in half, rinse out the excess and drop off at your local Terracycle drop off point. . Several years back we did a feasibility study
on changing our toothpaste tubes to a PCR material that could be recycled but
there are strict rules regarding PCR plastics in food (and items that go in
your mouth, such as toothpaste). To do this, we would have had to have an
engineered material that unfortunately was going to be about 4 times more
expensive. We are keeping our eye on packaging developments.
All of Grants Toothpastes (we have 10 varieties now) are proudly made in Melbourne. There is a combination of Australian and imported ingredients in each of our toothpastes and that combination differs by variety. Around 60% of our ingredients are from Australian sources. We are also very proud that our packaging, both tubes and boxes, are made in Melbourne.
The alcohol in most mouthwashes is not
an active ingredient – it does not kill bacteria. Alcohol can actually dry your
mouth, reducing the amount of protective saliva which would usually wash away
excess food and bacteria. Odour causing bacteria flourish in a dry mouth. Long
term exposure to alcohol can potentially lead to oral cancer. Switching to an
alcohol free, plaque reducing mouthwash like Grants Herbal Mouthwash is an
excellent alternative to an alcohol based mouthwash.
Most mouthwashes are not suitable for
children as they contain alcohol. Grants Herbal Mouthwash does not contain
alcohol, nevertheless we do not recommend its use for children under the age of
12 as there could be underlying oral care issues. We recommend you seek the
opinion of an oral care practitioner, before allowing children to use a
The wrapper around our toothbushes is made from corn-starch, is 100% biodegradable and can be composted. Our toothbrushes are wrapped for hygienic purposes as toothbrushes can sit on shelves for extended periods of time and dust and grit can get into the bristles. We also use the corn starch wrapper as a tamper evident seal.
Our bamboo is sustainably sourced in the Zhejiang Province
in China. It is a wild, quick growing and low maintenance bamboo, watered only
by natural mountain rain. No pesticides or fertilizers are used on the bamboo. Our
bamboo supplier harvests less than 1% of the possible bamboo resources in this
large mountain region.
Yes, drinking 1 – 3 teaspoons daily of
the Grants Liquid Chlorophyll mixed into a glass of water can help relieve bad
breath and body odour. An added benefit is the flavour – it tastes like
spearmint cordial – yum
Grants Crystal Deodorant works when the
moistened crystal is applied to the underarms. A thin layer of the mineral
salts are left behind on the skin, stopping bacteria causing odour but allowing
the skin to breath and perspire naturally.
One of the naturally occurring minerals
in the Grants Crystal Deodorant is alum. It has larger molecules than the
smaller molecules found in aluminum. Larger alum molecules are not absorbed by
the body. They do not prevent perspiration or block the pores of the skin, but
they do help prevent odour.