We’ve all likely been there: At airport security, with little plastic bag of toiletries ready to be checked, and forgetting we had a larger-than-allowed tube of toothpaste. Which security takes from you. Leaving you without when you get to the hotel after a long flight and need it the most.Tom’s of Maine this summer released a new, TSA-compliant 3-ounce tube of toothpaste, with or without fluoride. A lot of people who swear by the product from a company that always seems to be coming out with new personal-care products; earlier this year, Tom’s introduced its plant-based “naturally clean” toothbrush, with green, purple or blue hues made with mineral based pigments. And which can be recycled through Tom’s of Maine TerraCycle collection program which gathers up toothbrushes and other products to recycle into picnic tables and park benches.
I grabbed a tube to take on my travels and it proved to be a decent product, getting the job done, but most importantly making my life easier through security. It retails for $3, is made without artificial dyes, sweeteners or preservatives, and there is no animal testing on it or any Tom’s product (though there are a few dogs we can think of that could use it).
Tom’s also donates 10 percent of profits back to the community, as part of what the company calls “human and environmental goodness.” Check out the goodness at www.tomsofmaine.com/goodness-report/home