Tom’s of Maine Natural Products — Review
I’ve been dabbling in the world of cruelty free products lately, and I have to say that the brand Tom’s of Maine has some great products.
Cruelty free = no animal testing = not holding down helpless animals and dumping chemicals in their eyes/mouth/nose aka torturing them for the gain of “safety proofing” products for humans. I find that to be so incredibly selfish, and totally unnecessary.
Anyway, while exploring cruelty free products (which can indeed be bought at he big chain stores such as Walmart, Target, Safeway, etc) I came across Tom’s of Maine products, and they are actually great.
Thus far, I have been consistently using Tom’s of Maine deodorant (I elected for the lavender scent) and it has worked fabulously! I perspire moderately throughout the day, and have noticed with my past use of Secret deodorant that I had a slightly stinky odor to my pits after a day of use (TMI, sorry.) I can honestly say that hasn’t happened during my use of Tom’s of Maine deodorant! It is also aluminum free, which means not harmful to your body! –the purpose of aluminum in deodorant is to temporarily plug your sweat ducts to prevent perspiration (not good for you!) and has been linked to skin cancer –
Another Tom’s of Maine cruelty free product that I have adopted is their natural whitening toothpaste! I was a little wary at first, as I had been religiously using Crest Brilliant Whitening toothpaste for several years (though I was also getting canker sores all too often, which is another thing using Tom’s of Maine has solved, as I mention below), but with my new pact to not support the companies that test on animals I decided to make the change… I am SO glad I did!
While lacking the overpowering minty taste of most big name toothpastes, Tom’s of Main natural whitening toothpaste packs the same (if not a BETTER) punch in terms of cleaning as any other toothpaste I have tried. Another strangely amazing perk about this natural toothpaste, is that morning breath has suddenly vanished! Even after sleeping eight whole hours, my mouth lacks the nasty pungent taste of morning, as it did in the past! My husband has experienced the same effect! And, neither of us have had a single canker sore since switching to Tom’s toothpaste.
While I initially feared the changes switching to using Tom’s of Maine natural deodorant and natural toothpaste would bring, I am so glad that I did it! Not only am I supporting a company that is cruelty free, my body is experiencing the wonderful effects of the natural products! It’s a win-win all around.
Give it a try and let me know what you think!