Just the Goods vegan toothpaste - discontinued
Thank you to everyone who has enjoyed Just the Goods' vegan toothpaste over the years. It was the second product I ever developed nearly 10 years ago, but sadly it has been a challenge to make this whole time. I know the packaging divided folks -- some loved it, while others reeeeally did not *lol*
For a while I tried to offer this product in a pump bottle, but that created its own series of difficulties since handmaking is considerably limited by the laws of physics, namely hydrodynamics ;-)
Apart from packaging issues, I lost my supplier of calcium carbonate not too long ago, and despite months spent searching for alternative, I simply haven't been able to find this material in a quality that:
- meets my specifications (vegan and safely within the EU's restrictions for trace elements)
- is available in a quantity I can afford to procure (20 kg instead of 100 kg would be great)
- is located near enough for shipping costs to be remotely manageable (shipping from Europe isn't an option)
And of course there has been an increasing issue regarding materials and labor. I want all Just the Goods products to be offered at rates competitive with conventional petrochemical based products so people have a more genuine choice when it comes to choosing a safer plant-based alternative. Sadly, I reached a point where it was no longer sustainable to offer this product at a low price point, especially where the rising cost of raw materials was concerned.
I'm reaching the very end of my calcium carbonate supply and have, as such, removed this product from justthegoods.net. To ease the transition, I've been offering The Green Beaver's toothpaste for at least a year, and truthfully, I love it! There's a lot to be said for toothpaste in a squeeze tube, but it's also a fantastic product, and I'm very happy to use personally and recommend it to others.
Apart from that which has already been ordered online, Generation Green is now the only place where this toothpaste can be found. Their latest order includes the most popular flavours -- clove and orange, peppermint, and spearmint -- so folks in Winnipeg still have some opportunity to scoop this up before it's all gone.
Thank you again for your patience with this change, everyone! And, please enjoy The Green Beaver's toothpaste -- it's fabulous!
(January 8, 2018).