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Available at our fill up bar for $1.54 an ounce.

Clean up your oral care routine with Vermont Soaps easy-to-use Tooth Salt! Just sprinkle onto a wet toothbrush and brush as normal.

Tooth Salt helps to maintain a healthy oral environment for your teeth and gums to flourish in.

Everybody should brush his or her teeth at least twice a day, right? It’s a common practice that was instilled in us as children. But do you know what’s in your toothpaste? Sodium lauryl sulfate. Translation: shampoo base. The kicker is, the main reason manufacturers add SLS to toothpaste is not to help make your pearly whites even cleaner. It’s to make it easier to fill the tube at the factory and to make the product more consistent when being squeezed out.

As you know, Vermont Soap likes to do things a little differently. They prefer to use all-natural, time-tested ingredients to make their products both safe and effective. They began exploring alternative oral care formulas by interviewing elders in their 80’s and 90’s about their practices. They found more than one Vermonter with all (or nearly all) of their teeth in place who used table salt for dentifrice (toothpaste substitute). One woman told them she had started the practice during the Depression when they could not afford the price of commercial tooth care products. “It worked so well I just kept on going,” she told us. At 88 she still had a great set of (her own) teeth.
The thing is, table salt alone does not whiten teeth and freshen breath. So they went back to their interviews. The majority of non-toothpaste users swore by baking soda. None of them were aware of the potential for contamination in some types of baking soda, but all claimed good results. It then became a matter of blending these two ingredients and testing various percentages of each to find the sweet spot. Pure peppermint oil is added to enhance the product and the final result of your (and our) labors.

These three ingredients have withstood that test of time: sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), sodium chloride (table salt), and essential oils in small quantities. Sodium Bicarbonate is a simple substance. However, many mass-market baking sodas are contaminated with heavy metals such as cadmium. (Vermont Soap’s Tooth Salt uses pure sodium bicarbonate. Hold the metals please!) Vermont Soap Tooth Salt contains real sea salt so that you can get the good minerals that you need, without the heavy metals you don’t. Small quantities of plant-based aromatic essential oils are added for freshness, taste, and product enhancement.

Instructions: Sprinkle onto a wet toothbrush and go. Brush as normal. Tooth Salt helps to maintain a healthful oral environment for your teeth and gums to flourish in.

Healthy Hint: For thousands of years people have gargled with salt water to aid oral care. Saltwater is said to reduce dental bacteria and soothe irritated gum tissues. After brushing your teeth, swish the rinse water around in your mouth as long as you can. It will give an extra boost to your oral care regimen!


Sea salt

USP Sodium Bicarbonate

Peppermint Oil


This product is available at our fill up bar. You can bring your own container or purchase one of ours to fill up. You can also order online for curbside/local delivery.

We receive this product from Vermont Soap in a plastic bucket that we repurpose or recycle through Terra Cycles plastic box program.

Vermont Soap

Since 1992 Vermont Soap recognizes that human beings are now at a critical juncture in relation to our planet and that viable alternatives must be created to lead us into a sustainable future.

Vermont Soap was created to manufacture and market high quality, unique and natural personal care products of usefulness and value; and to be an example of how corporations can be a tool for positive social change.

Vermont Soap emphasizes the wholeness and integration of the company departments through communication, participation in the growth process, and acceptance of responsibility among co-workers.

Vermont Soap pledges to conduct their business in an environmentally aware manner emphasizing reuse and recycling, the use of natural-based ingredients, and the application of appropriate technology.