It’s often a misconception that all-natural products do not clean as well as those with made with conventional ingredients. They are both equally effective in cleaning, but the only difference is that natural products do not potentially cause harm for humans and for the environment and it helps maintain the integrity of your products. Nature has always provided the best of everything to us and sometimes we take it for granted. So when I find a company that can harness the incredible cleaning powers that come from nature, I embrace the company and tell everyone about it. And Tom’s of Maine is top of my list in personal care products.
For over 40 years, Tom’s of Maine has done exactly that – learning nature’s amazing powers and benefits and putting it to use in their personal care products. Tom’s of Maine makes natural personal care products which includes toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, dental floss, and soap. All of their ingredients are sourced responsibly from nature and do not contain anything that is toxic and potentially harmful. I’ve tried most of their products but I really love their new soaps (or beauty bars) because they smell wonderful and they last a really long time – which is a difficult feature in most soaps. And their new soaps come in 6 different refreshing scents/varieties – Exfoliating which contains natural apricot seeds to gently remove old, dull skin; Daily Moisture which contains olive oil for natural premium moisturization; Deodorant which contains natural sage and lemongrass which has built-in odor-fighting properties; Sensitive which contains chamomile for gentle cleansing; Relaxing which contains calming lavender for an instant soothing sensation; and Energizing which contains citrus oils for a natural pick-me-up. I like their toothpaste just as much because they don’t contain any unnecessary sugars like in other conventional toothpastes. And they make my entire mouth feel incredibly refreshing and clean. Yes, I know that sounds like a commercial, but it’s true – Tom’s of Maine’s toothpaste gives you that natural clean and refreshing feeling afterward, without any sweet aftertaste. And they also make a great children’s toothpaste in “Silly Strawberry” without flouride which my son actually enjoys using since strawberry is one of his favorite fruit.
Tom’s of Maine has been in the personal care business for a long time and they take great pride in ensuring that their products are made with ingredients that are natural and beneficial. Their unwavering dedication to provide their consumers with natural and healthy products is what makes them a leading company in personal care products. You can find most of their products in any natural grocery store, supermarkets, and major mass retailers such as Target, Rite Aid, and CVS. Whenever their products goes on sale, I usually stock up a bit because my family and I go through them like crazy! I enjoy using their products because they’re made with natural ingredients, and well, they’re quite effective!
Tom’s of Maine is truly dedicated in producing high-quality all-natural products and it shows in the choosing of their ingredients as well as their packaging. They use packaging made of post-consumer recycled paper board and use vegetable-based inks on all their packaging and printed materials. They are also the first in their industry to use recyclable plastic on their deodorant sticks. Here is more info on their environmental practices: http://www.tomsofmaine.com/business-practices. With the use of recyclable and sustainable materials, they are able to save millions of solid waste and wastewater, billions of electricity, and enormous amounts of pollution are reduced. That’s incredible considering the vast personal care industry and all that is used up by consumers and manufacturers. One personal thing that I did notice was their transition from aluminum toothpaste tubes to plastic laminate tubes which they indicate the reason as part consumer feedback, part environmental impact. They even encourage their consumers to send their toothpaste in the new plastic laminate materials back to the company for recycling and “incorporating the plastic into their recyling stream” as part of the “Gimme 5” campaign which allows recycling of PETE #5 plastics. I think that’s a great idea as most companies do not even offer that option but hopefully everyone will soon.
So besides their practice in using sustainable ingredients in their products and packaging, what else makes Tom’s of Maine a responsible company? They also promise never to test their products on animals. Personally, I believe that if you have years of experience in the natural products department and you use high-quality ingredients derived from nature, testing products on humans is more effective anyway. So really, choosing Tom’s of Maine products as part of your daily personal care regimen is an authentic way to add some natural-based products into your home. Their prices are also decent and their products are easy to find. And with a great selection to choose from, I’m sure you’ll find something you would like.
Although I’ve been using Tom’s of Maine for many years, they generously sent me their entire Beauty Bars line and their latest Wicked Fresh! toothpaste to try. They are also offering 1 LUCKY reader of Happymomblogger a chance to win their 6 Beauty Bars and 1 large-sized Wicked Fresh! Toothpaste as a prize. If you’ve never tried their Wicked Fresh! toothpaste then you’re in for a real treat. Tom’s of Maine’s Wicked Fresh! toothpaste is so refreshing and so invigorating that you feel as if you’re chewing on mint while you’re brushing your teeth. Yes – it’s that strong of a minty taste and sensation! So how do you win these great products from Tom’s of Maine? Read below to find out!
Here’s how to enter in the Tom’s of Maine giveaway:
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#4 entry – Enter in my other contests.
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You can enter as many times as you like but you MUST enter in the Mandatory entry to qualify. The more you enter, the more chances your name will be drawn. You can enter by telling me the 5 entries in the LEAVE A COMMENT box. Please be sure to give me your name and email address so that I may contact you if you win. Contest is open to residents of US only. 18 years and older please. Please be sure to provide a physical address and not a P.O. Box.
Contest Start Date: May 11, 2011
Contest End Date: May 25, 2011 – Contest closed. Winner will be chosen. Congratulations to Eugenie W.!
Only 1 winner will be chosen at random and I will post the winner’s name on my blog.
GOOD LUCK AND THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!
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Please read the labels and ingredients carefully and follow all manufacturer’s instructions (if any). The products selected for the giveaway were generously donated by the companies/PR to help readers learn more about their products. The winner’s choice in using/consuming these products are entirely up to the winner and will not hold the author and her family liable nor the companies/PR liable. These products are made with non-toxic ingredients but always be safe with what you use and consume.