Non-Toxic Contact Lens Solution and Toothpaste

by Lana

Do you know of a non-toxic contact lens solution? The two I have found don't have Thimerosal or Chlorhexidine but do have EDTA. The brand name is Clear Conscience Multi Purpose Solution For Soft Contact Lenses.


I'm looking for a safe toothpaste too.

I would love your input...

Thanks,

Lana


ANSWER


Hi Lana,

Whenever I' m looking for any kind of safe cosmetics, the first thing I do is check the cosmetic database Skin Deep which is run by Environmental Working Group. They are a not-for-profit organization that relies on consumer donations for funding. Their mission is "to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment."

But I cannot find your particular product. That's okay though, because you can enter any products they don't have yourself.

After you've searched for your product, you'll see this text in bold if they do not have it listed:

"Don't see what you were looking for?"

Under that heading you'll find a link to let you enter the product information yourself. When finished they'll tell you how safe the product is.

I personally don't need lenses or glasses, but my husband does. He uses CIBA Cision Clear Care No Rub. It's an all-in-one contact solution. The ingredients are hydrogen peroxide, sodium chloride, phosphonic acid and Pluronic 17R4.

I'm fine with all the ingredients except the last one, which I can't find much info on. But it is the last ingredient, so I can live with it. This brand is the safest we have found so far.

As for toothpaste, you can look those up in Skin Deep too. But just about all of them are quite expensive.

We use Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Magic Soaps. Few people know that one of those 18 uses includes toothpaste.

You only need a tiny drop on your toothpaste for brushing (wet the brush first and then add the soap). I use Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap for toothpaste - my husband prefers his citrus soap.

We also use Dr. Bronner's for body wash too, so using the same bottle for toothpaste makes the cost next to nothing.

It does take a little getting used to. You are, after all, washing your mouth out with soap! :) But it gets your teeth and gums very clean.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Wishing you the best of health,

Melissa
Approach Wellness


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