When I think of Tom’s of Maine, I think of products made of natural ingredients. I think of an eco-conscious company. I know that there are a lot of good products out there. Sometimes it’s overwhelming what to try. What really impresses me about Tom’s of Maine is the company’s dedication to the environment. From its humble beginnings to today, the company is committed to the environment and its customers.
We received the following items from Tom’s of Maine for review: Naturally Dry Antiperspirant, Beauty Bar, Simply White Clean Mint Whitening Toothpaste, Gingermint Baking Soda with Propolis & Myrrh Toothpaste, and Wicked Fresh! Cool Mountain Mouthwash. (Disclosure: Sponsored post.) Overall, I liked all the products and they worked.
I’ve been using body washes for years and so was interested in trying the Beauty Bar. It had a very mild fragrance that you can smell right out of the box. The scent stays on the skin for a short period of time after you shower with it, but eventually fades. I really liked the bar. My skin felt clean after use, but not stripped off of moisture. Big B asked if he could try it. I said yes since he’s only used liquid soap. He absolutely loves the novelty of it and now wants to use a bar soap.
As for the toothpastes, I tried the Gingermint first. My initial thought was that the flavor wasn’t too overwhelming considering that it has ginger. I liked it. As it does not contain fluoride, I asked Big B to try it. It was too spicy for his taste; then again, he brushes his teeth with bubblegum flavored toothpaste. After trying the Simply White toothpaste, I realized just how strong the Gingermint was. It’s not bad, not at all, but definitely has a stronger flavor than Simply White. I wish I can say for certain that my teeth did brighten up after using Simply White. Unfortunately, yellow-ish teeth kind of run in the family. It’s not so much what I eat or drink, it’s just in the genes. Next time, I might try the fluoride-free anti-plaque and whitening toothpaste, you know, just to continue using a whitening product. I think fluoride is a great way of deterring cavities, I do. However, I just prefer not to use products that contain it since I get fluoride from other sources. What’s great about the Tom’s of Maine line of dental care products is that it has a variety of fluoridated and fluoride-free toothpaste, for adults and kids.
I really liked the Wicked Fresh! Cool Mountain Mouthwash, and so did Big B. This mouthwash is mild enough for kids to use. There was no painful stinging that I was used to with other mouthwashes. You know the feeling, your mouth feels like it’s burning while swishing the liquid around, and trying to swish for 30 seconds just seemed like an eternity. The one thing I did notice was that the bottle didn’t have directions for use, and neither does the website. I’ve used mouthwash before, so it’s nothing new. However, for people who have never used mouthwash, they may not know how much to use or how long to rinse for.
Tom’s of Maine offers deodorants that contain aluminum and are aluminum-free. Actually, only the Naturally Dry Antiperspirant contains aluminum. Did it do it’s job? Yes, it works very well as a deodorant. As for an antiperspirant, I haven’t put it to the full test yet. Although we are having a warm winter in SoCal, it’s not hot enough that I sweat. The deodorant glided on smoothly. It felt silky and not chalky at all. I usually just do three swipes, and that’s pretty good at protecting me for the whole day. At the end of the day, I don’t have a hard time washing the deodorant off using the Beauty Bar. I haven’t noticed any staining or discoloration on my clothes either, and that’s a good thing.
Tom’s of Maine products can be found pretty much everywhere. You don’t have to go to a specialty grocery store or an eco-friendly/natural online shop to buy it. It’s easily available and the price is quite competitive. Of course, you can also buy the products from their website. Would I buy them again? Yes, some of them. After this experience, I am definitely more inclined to try other Tom’s of Maine’s products.
Disclosure: Sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own.