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Tom's of Maine Product Review

Many are familiar with the Tom's of Maine line of healthy natural products for the family. I've always had an interest in healthy products that use natural ingredients. And thought one day I'd like to give their products a try. Recently, we were contacted by a Tom's of Maine representative who requested a review of their new line of products. After agreeing to review the products the PR Contact mailed a few samples of the new FAA approved, travel sized products.

Tom's of Maine History

Tom and Kate Chapelle left the big city (Philadelphia) and settled in Maine to simplify their hectic life style. They were already advocates of natural organic foods and were dismayed at the difficulty they encountered when searching for natural care products for their family. So, in 1970 they started the Tom's of Maine company with the help of a personal loan from a friend. And even though they are now a part of the Colgate-Palmolive Company ( since 2006) their basic philosophy remains the same.

Tom's Of Maine New Travel Size Products Lineup

Here are the new travel sized product samples reviewed:

(Note: This is the editor's personal opinion. Of course, opinions vary considerably from person to person)

The Verdict

Toms of Maine Natural Cleansing Mouthwash. The First product sampled was the Tom's of Maine Natural Cleansing Mouthwash. Very handy in a small 3 ounce size one could easily fit in a small tote. The mouthwash has a slightly acrid taste and leaves a bitter taste after rinsing. Some may find the taste disagreeable. I did at first but found later that it made my mouth feel fresh, minty, and clean for quite awhile. Probably due to the main ingredients which include Spearmint, Menthol, Aloe Vera. The product is also alcohol free and contains no artificial sweeteners or preservatives.

The Natural Whole Care Anti-cavity & Tartar Control Plus Whitening toothpaste. The Natural Whole Care Anti-cavity & Tartar Control Plus Whitening toothpaste tasted chalky but did a good job of cleansing teeth. The chalky flavor is probably due to ingredients like Sodium Bicarbonate and Calcium Carbonate in the toothpaste. The toothpaste is also fluoride free with no artificial sweeteners. The Natural Anti-cavity Fluoride Toothpaste for Children in Silly Strawberry Flavor is a good buy and a great natural product for parents to purchase if they are concerned about fluorides and other chemicals.

The Natural Moisturizing Body Bar. The Natural Moisturizing Body Bar soaped up good under running water. And is very gentle on hands, face, and body. The soap is unscented and leaves the skin feeling silky, fresh, and clean. This is probably due to the main ingredients added which include Coconut and Palm, Vitamin E, Jojoba oil, Olive Oil, Chamomile Oil, Rosemary, Glycerin. I definitely liked the body bar. And would definitely purchase the bar. Highly recommended to those with sensitive skin who are searching for a natural nourishing skin cleansing body bar.

24 Hour Long Lasting Deodorant. The Deodorant is packaged in an attractive container. Sampled Beautiful Earth which has a faint almost flowery aroma. Glides on underarms easily. No stickiness. Does a great job of controlling odor. And this is probably due to a few of the natural ingredients like Hops to control odor and Aloe Vera that moisturizes skin. The Deodorant gets a thumbs up and I'm going to add it to my top natural deodorant list. Highly recommended.

Natural Waxed Anti-plaque Flat Floss is packaged in a small plastic container with a flip up top. The floss is easy to use and get in between teeth. Does a amazing job removing plaque. Made with natural ingredients from Jojoba, Palm Trees.

Note: Tom's of Maine products are very inexpensive and readily available at Amazon.com or drugstore.com

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