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Review: Eco-Dent’s Vegan Dental Floss

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I have been on theΒ hunt trying to find a vegan dental floss since finding out most floss, includingΒ Tom’s of Maine and Desert Essence, both have floss thatΒ areΒ coated with beeswax.

I found a brand called Eco-DentΒ and as I was researching about the brand and floss, I read that their floss may contain enzymes derived from dairy sources. I was confused because it said “100% vegan” on their packaging and their ingredients didn’t list any possible animal derived ingredients.

VEGAN?

After emailing the company, it has been confirmed (and double checked) that both of their dental floss (mint and cinnamon) are 100% vegan. Below you can find 3 email responses after inquiring whether it was true if their floss contained enzymes that areΒ grown on a dairy substrate:

No , that is actually not true. Β The formulation was changed a number ofΒ years ago after our company took over the brand from the former owners. Β ItΒ has not had “enzymes” for at least 4 or 5 years.

Actually I should clarify that it does have VEGETAL source enzymes in itΒ today (pineapple source). Β I should not have made a “blanket” statementsΒ about enzymes in general….

I was correct the first time–I just double checked–no enzymes in theΒ formulation any longer. It is a blend of essential oils with a vegan waxΒ base….it has been a while since I last looked at the ingredient list.

REVIEW

I purchased the Eco-Dent Gentlefloss in Mint ($5.49 for 100 yds).

Let’s start with the packaging because that’s the real game-changer here. It’s “packaged in a cardboard carton rather than a plastic case to cut down on ecological damage done by plastic and the disposal of plastic.”Β However the floss itself is in a small plastic bag, I’m assuming this is for hygienic/sanitary purposes.

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The packaging itself is quite sturdy but will not hold up in a traveller’s cosmeticΒ bag; mine gotΒ crushed almost immediatelyΒ but it still works fine and the blade is accessible, so I ain’t complaining!

Upon opening the package, I smelt a slight aroma of mint and fennel (very slightΒ otherwise I considered it odourless). It glided on well and was able to get in between my teeth with ease. Β It didn’t leave a minty (or fennel) taste behind and the floss itself never broke or shred.

Overall, I was impressed as much as I could be with a piece of string that goes in between my teeth.

Mixed Feelings

My boyfriend on the other hand, didn’t like the floss. He said it was too thickΒ and he had a hard time getting it through his teeth. In his exact words, “it felt like piano strings”.Β 

After reading other Β reviews, I’ve come to realize that people have different preferences for dental floss according to their unique teeth structure (well, duh!). With that being said, it would’ve been nice if Eco-Dent offered a variety of different widths of dental floss so everyone with varying ‘tooth gaps’ canΒ support their unique environmentally-friendly packaging.

Final Thoughts

I really liked Eco-Dent’s Gentlefloss and I’m looking forward to trying their cinnamon flavour. It worked perfectly for me but I understand how it wouldn’t for others considering that they only have two options of floss to choose from. I would definitely recommend trying it out because if you do end up liking it, you’re going to be saving a lot of plastic from ending up in landfills and as of right now, I only know of two brands that have vegan floss.

INGREDIENTS

Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax,Β Oryza sativa (rice) bran wax, Menthol, Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil,Β Anethole, Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil, Citrus medica limonum (lemon)Β peel oil, Foeniculum vulgare (fennel) oil, Illicium verum (anise) oil,Β Pelargonium graveolens flower oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruitΒ oil, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary)Β leaf oil, Ocimum basilicum (basil) oil, Rose flower oil.

Have you tried Eco-Dent’s vegan floss yet? Let me know in the comments what you would rate their dental floss!Β 

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6 Comments
  • Jessie
    July 27, 2018

    Where do you buy the Eco-dent floss? I’m in Seattle, you know anywhere I can get it?
    Tks, love!

    • Vicky Ly
      July 27, 2018

      Hi Jessie,
      You can try Whole Foods or a natural health food store.

      I get mine online:

      – Amazon.com https://amzn.to/2K0TmEF
      – iHerb.com https://iherb.co/4TYKLH8X (use coupon code: FVH641 to receive 5% off your order)

      Hope that helps!

  • Mary
    June 16, 2015

    Vegan dental floss??? I freaking love it. Thank you for doing all the hard stuff for me, finding a vegan brand, testing it on you and your boyfriend. I can’t wait to try it out myself. It’s the little things that make a world of difference.

    • Vicky Ly
      June 18, 2015

      haha I know, right!? I’ve never given much thought (or appreciation) to how floss is made and what animal ingredients are lurking on a piece of string! If you end up trying it, please let me know how you like it!! Love to hear from others’ experience =)

  • Markus Schoen
    June 13, 2015

    Why not just by unwaxed dental floss? That’s what I do to avoid the ‘wax source’ question.

    • Vicky Ly
      June 18, 2015

      I was thinking the same thing! But to be honest, I couldn’t find any information to support whether unwaxed floss is 100% free of any animal ingredients. It’s a struggle just to find a list of ingredients for dental floss! Like come on, it’s a piece of string!! haha

      If I come across any supportive information that unwaxed floss is indeed simply, vegan-friendly then I’ll be sure to update this post! =)

β€œMake ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.”― Marc Bekoff

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