The mecanics behind toothpaste foam (and why we should rethink it!)

The mecanics behind toothpaste foam (and why we should rethink it!)

We've been conditioned to associate toothpaste with foam, believing that more foam indicates better cleaning. In fact, the foam is not necessarily an indication of better performance. Most of the time it is the result of a natural occurrence or, more commonly, the presence of an additional ingredient known as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).

What’s Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)?

SLS, or sodium lauryl sulfate, is a powerful aggressive detergent also called tensionactive. It serves as a foaming chemical agent in toothpaste, as well as shampoos and other products.


Is SLS Safe? Are there side effects of SLS?

The primary concern when using products containing SLS  is a significant loss of skin hydration leading to irritation in your mouth, skin, eyes, and even your respiratory system. Prolonged use of toothpaste containing SLS can be associated with issues such as canker sores, burning sensations and tooth sensitivity.


Opt for an SLS-free toothpaste for effective cleaning!

Contrary to popular belief, toothpaste doesn't need to foam to be effective. Recent research reveals that products can efficiently cleanse dirt and bacteria from our bodies, scalps, and mouths without foaming.


At Georganics, our non-foaming toothpaste include all natural ingredient such as coconut oil for the antibacterial and saponification properties. These components offer safe and efficient alternatives to SLS, without any of the harsh side effects.